14 November 2012

Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum Wins AIA MN Award

AIA Minnesota Announces Eight Honor Awards Recipients

Minneapolis, Minnesota -  Eight honor awards were announced at the 78th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, on Thursday November 8. The jury, consisting of principals from three nationally recognized architects firms, reviewed 71 honor awards submissions, all from Minnesota architectural firms. The Honor Awards were reviewed within five categories: Architecture, Interiors, Restoration & Renovation, Urban Design and Master Planning, and Small Project.

The Honor Awards Jurors Include:

Bob Berkebile, FAIA, Principal, BNIM Architects, Kansas City, MO; Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Principal, Ross Barney Architects, Chicago, IL; and Sharon Johnston, AIA, Principal, Johnston Marklee Architects, Santa Monica, CA. Jurors said that these eight submissions gave a real snapshot of the meaning of architecture today.

The Honor Awards, a tribute to architectural excellence, encourage a high level of architecture, recognizes the clients and architects who have distinguished themselves, and informs the public of these important architectural contributions.

2012 Honor Award Winners:

Project Name: Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum
Photo credit: Paul Crosby Photography
Project Location: Minneapolis, MN
Client’s Name: Lakewood Cemetery Association
Firm of Record: HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA)
Juror comments: “Such a beautiful structure that surpasses expectations. It’s massive exterior is so solid, but the interior gives an airy quality. It reflects a huge sense of serenity for all visitors. ”