Department of Veterans Affairs / National Cemetery Administration

The Project

Anderson designed the new national cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. Architectural structures and elements were designed in a prairie style blending into and complementing the local vernacular.

  • Program elements for this project included:
  • Main entrance with gates and feature walls
  • Combination public information center and administration building
  • Maintenance building and complex with associated equipment yard
  • Flag assembly area including a 90 foot flag pole
  • Two committal service shelters
  • Honor guard building
  • Irrigation pump house building
  • Columbarium court with 1,800 niches
  • 2,500 pre-placed crypts
  • 400 private vaults
  • 400 oversized pre-placed crypts
  • 1,200 pre-placed urn crypts
  • Memorial walls with 300 markers
  • Memorial walkway
  • Ossuary
  • Landscape
  • Perimeter ornamental fencing
  • Roads and service drives
  • Site utilities with infrastructure required to service these features.

What We Delivered

This project had a design/build contract and an extensive scope of services, giving Anderson the opportunity to tap into the experience of their architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, environmental, survey and GIS departments. Anderson also provided construction period services, including submittal review and ongoing construction activity monitoring.