Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory

With more than 30 years of experience in forensic science laboratory design and a portfolio that features more than 7 million square feet of forensics projects, SmithGroup brings clients a broad spectrum of ideas and expertise to guide forensic lab design.

Client

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Location

Oahu, HI

Markets/Services

Science & Technology, Forensic, Government Research, Lab Planning, Architecture, Interiors

Size

137, 000 sq ft

Featured Awards

American Institute of Architects -- Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Justice Facilities Review Award, 2017

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory

Forensic scientists at this specialized military unit are serving a higher calling as they search for decades-old evidence. Their mission is to identify the remains of a missing soldier and, at last, bring a family closure.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory

DPAA’s new home provides a supporting environment for forensics work, with a lab design that reflects SmithGroup’s deep understanding of how the investigative process unfolds and moves through such a facility. Investigative laboratories and respectful private spaces for grieving families unite under one roof at this new facility, the largest forensic anthropology laboratory in the world.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory

The facility houses the Forensic Identification Laboratory, uniting operations that previously were housed in three separate facilities. It includes 70 laboratory tables for proper examination of skeletal remains, a Central Identification support investigation lab, a DNA lab and a complete forensic medical facility.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s Forensic Identification Laboratory