Built into a hillside to preserve the pastoral quality of Lakewood Cemetery, the Garden Mausoleum quietly embraces the landscape while offering a contemplative interior experience.
The 24,000-square-foot, two-level Mausoleum includes six crypt rooms, six columbaria rooms, three family crypt rooms, committal room, and support spaces for 10,000 interments. The textural exterior features split-faced gray granite, white mosaic-marble trim, and bronze doors. Inside, light filters through skylights and lantern-windows as a diverse material palette–mahogany, marble, onyx, bronze and glass–interacts with the natural light within a serene setting.
“[The] impeccably detailed glass-and-granite structure fuses with the landscape in a respectful, yet unconventional, take on the most permanent of all building types.”- Architect magazine
“This elegant project respects and honors the deceased by creating a sacred landscape at the same time. The design carefully considers the way to bring light into the spaces. It is a very quiet environment, fitting of the reflective moment. Light and space are so beautifully balanced and restrained.” – National AIA Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards Jury
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