St. John's Cemetery Chapel

St Johns Chapel

About The Project

Every design decision for this chapel/mausoleum was decided with minimal maintenance and longevity in mind. The design team chose to use precast concrete to meet aesthetic, durability, and low-maintenance requirements.

The exterior walls of the structure were constructed with precast concrete wall panels with form liners used to make the walls appear to have wood-lap siding.  The vaulted-roof structure has wood joists atop heavy-timber wood roof trusses.  The roof was designed to support a 35 psf dead load to accommodate the weight of the sheets of lead used as the roofing.  

PCI Award Winner—Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Building Design Award Winner in 2019.


Project Details
  • Location:  Columbia, SD
  • Dollar Value:  $2.2 Million
  • Square Footage:  2600 SF
  • Owner:  Private Client
  • Architect: Mekus Tanager
  • General Contractor:  KyBurz-Carlson Construction
  • Completion Date: June 2017