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Fall Arch Tour Fest: Gower Mausoleum Phase I at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

$20 – $55


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Fall Arch Tour Fest: Gower Mausoleum Phase I at Hollywood Forever Cemetery @ 12pm

Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Tour Organizer: Roberto Sheinberg, AIA

An entitled design serving the needs and goals for future internment will extend the life of the Cemetery another 50 years by adding and integrating 30,000 new crypts into the existing park-lawn cemetery in a timeless manner that enhances and celebrates the cemetery’s iconic cultural presence in the Hollywood community to benefit the public. A three-phase development on the last remaining undeveloped site will occupy the cemetery’s full Gower frontage. A series of concrete and stone towers provide the required crypts while stepping back and alternating with raised gardens that extend to the top of the building – a planted topography that brings the spirit of the park-lawn cemetery to the neighborhood. Open circulation and gathering spaces provide the interstitial tissue that weaves together the program and creates a rhythmic facade that breaks down its scale tot the neighborhood while maintaining its monumentality. The project is still under construction but about 85% complete and at a great place for an architecture tour. Project entitlements and schematic design was done by Lehrer Architects with Roberto Sheinberg as Director of Design – subsequently AyD has been hired to provide additional design and construction administration for phase I as well as full services for forthcoming phases II and III.

Tour Led By:

Michael Lehrer, FAIA and Roberto Sheinberg, AIA


Building Credits:

Architects: Lehrer Architects and Arquitectura y Diseño
General Contractor: Hollywood Forever Cemeteries
Structural Engineers:
Building Structure: Brandow & Johnston
Screens & Misc. Architectural Elements: Nous Engineering
MEP Engineers: Jordan & Skala Engineers
Landscape Architect: Studio MLA
Lighting Design: KGM Architectural Lighting
Civil Engineering: Truxaw and Associates


1 Learning Unit Submitted for Approval:

1. Identify the challenges of developing a building for a unique use that is not easily categorized for Planning, Zoning or Building Code compliance.

2. Creative solutions for densifying and extending the life of an almost built-out property for a use that traditionally requires ground space.

3. Implementation of planting, waterproofing and irrigation technologies on a concrete mass structure to create a vertically stepped public garden and a park-like roofscape.

4. Integration of a commonly perceived problematic use within a dense urban environment through an innovative approach to neighborhood enhancement.


Parking Info:

Adequate street parking within a short walking distance.


October 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
$20 – $55
Event Category:


AIA Los Angeles


Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
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