San Diego County Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory
One building with a defined footprint. Three Sheriff’s office divisions with distinctly different needs for ground-level space. Multiple user groups moving through the facility, each separate and secure. To solve a puzzle like that, SmithGroup pulled together an integrated team of specialists in interiors, engineering, planning and architecture from its offices across the country, who understand the unique requirements of law enforcement and forensics facilities.
The resulting County of San Diego facility created a state-of-the-art building for three key divisions—Crime Laboratory, Major Crimes, and Property & Evidence—with a carefully choreographed design that responds to their very specific needs.