SmithGroup’s forensics team—comprising architects, engineers, lab planners and interior designers—has the planning and design prowess to meet those challenges. To each new project we bring a thorough and contemporary understanding of the issues that influence forensic practices. We augment that applied knowledge with in-house research, analyzing the trends and disruptors of forensic science and the implications they have for planning and design. Our goal is to become true partners with our clients, seeking to advance the field of forensics by creating safe, pleasing and highly productive environments that enable efficient and quality investigation and analysis.
We have partnered with numerous public agencies and institutions on more than 100 forensics facilities. Projects include centralized crime labs that serve multiple public safety agencies and alleviate critical backlogs in evidence processing; the Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory in Denver, Colorado, which integrates forensic science service, teaching and research; and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory, the world’s largest forensic anthropology lab with a mission to aid in the investigation, recovery and accounting of Americans lost in service to their country.