Virginia Department of Forensic Science Western Laboratory


Virginia Department of Forensic Science


62,262 gsf (expansion) | 27,372 gsf (renovation)


Roanoke, Virginia

  • Programming
  • Laboratory and MEP Planning
  • Design through CA
  • Lab Equipment Planning

The three-story addition includes space for both the forensic services laboratories and the medical examiner on the upper floors while the ground floor is dedicated to education and training for both agencies. Forensic science laboratory space includes: controlled substances, firearms/toolmarks examination (including testing/firing range), trace evidence, biology/DNA, latent prints and impressions, toxicology, questioned documents, vehicle exam, evidence receiving and storage, autopsy, histology, BSL3 autopsy, and related support. Other spaces include shared and public spaces, security systems, quality assurance, and administration.