As an addition to the North Dakota Department of Health Building, the Crime Lab wanted to create its own identity yet relate to the existing building. The Crime Lab achieved this by using precast concrete panels similar to the existing building but with a more contemporary spirit. An angled pylon marking the new Crime Lab entrance and select windows relate to the angled colonnade of the existing building. The plan is clearly organized by the main lab corridor which separates the administrative and public functions from the secure labs which can only be reached by passing through the biovestibules located at each end. The labs are provided with generous natural light to enhance the working environment of the technicians and forensic scientists who spend long hours at their lab benches helping to solve crimes for the citizens of North Dakota. This project was completed in conjunction with JPL Architects.
Grand Forks CTE
Grand Forks, ND