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St. John’s Cemetery Chapel

    St. John's Cemetery Chapel

    Little white chapel with gray roofing and windows in the top tower

    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