The WBC Craftsmanship Award for Electrical/Power Generation, Distribution, & Switchgear at the DC Consolidated Forensics Laboratory
This critically acclaimed and technologically innovative facility houses the Metropolitan Police Department forensic lab, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Department of Health public health lab. The structure is two levels below-grade and six levels above-grade. Functions of the building include DNA/biological analysis, trace analysis, controlled substances, questioned documents, computer forensics, crime scene investigation, firearms examination, latent fingerprints, photography, histology (microscopic anatomy), autopsy (cause of death), toxicology (poison/drug), bio-safety labs (BSL-2 and BSL-3), newborn screening (genetic screening), communicable disease, and food testing. The 351,000 SF consolidation features sustainable features such as a green roof, chilled beams, high efficiency equipment, and energy and water recovery systems. This project achieved LEED® Platinum Certification.