Haven for the Dead
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This thesis will study the funerary traditions of the Iron Range people of Minnesota, and the funerary architecture of their western ancestors. The project design is a cemetery with supporting structures. It will also study the connection of place with a cemetery within the landscape. This landscape is the mined land of Eveleth, MN. This ravaged land is where the connection of tradition and to identify the architecture. The cemetery is for any person that would choose to be buried at the location and the scale of the main service chapel is about 3,000 square feet, with the supporting structures of the mess hall and temples add another 2,500 square feet.