South Florida National Veterans Cemetery


Client: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Cost: $75,000,000

Size: 313 Acres


The United States Department of Veterans Affairs had designated a 313-acre site, comprised primarily of agricultural lands, to serve as the South Florida National Cemetery.

The master planning determined how many phases were needed for the build out of the entire 313-acre property with each phase providing approximately ten years of burial space. Phase I design elements included a public information/administrative building of 4,583 square foot, roadways, irrigation, storm water management, landscaping, and various support structures.

The architectural movement known as South Florida’s “Classic Cracker” inspired the overall design of the Public Information and Administration building. This style is commonly characterized by its use of metallic roofing and large open porch areas. The proposed design would develop the airy and light classic cracker aesthetic while supplying an underlying hurricane ready support system.

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