Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) provided site and civil engineering, and surveying services to support the design of a new 351,000 gross SF building. The building consolidates the functions of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) forensic lab, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), and the Department of Health (DOH) public health lab into a single state‐of‐the‐art, modern facility. DHA prepared existing conditions plans, site improvement and utility demolition plans, geometric control plans, and provided permitting assistance.
In addition to the glazed solar shading system and a high-efficiency curtain wall, sustainable features include an efficient HVAC system with chilled beams and energy recovery air handling units. Runoff from the green roof and remaining hardscape goes into a cistern sized for a 100-year storm. The water is used for cooling tower make-up, reducing annual potable water consumption by more than 2 million gallons.