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Criminalistics Laboratory, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Kansas City, KS
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory
Forensic science that’s
(truly) cutting-edge.
Microscopic attention to detail sets a new standard.
Combining nine.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory (JCSOCL) isn’t just solving complex research problems—it’s raising new questions about the future of laboratory design.

Supporting its mission to aid criminal investigations with high-quality forensic science, the new facility integrates nine specialized research laboratories, each custom-crafted to meet the unique specifications of the discipline it serves.

Maximizing efficiency, streamlining workflow and maintaining the highest levels of safety and security, the new laboratory also upholds JCSOCL’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. Upon completion, the building’s green design and energy-efficient approach achieved LEED Platinum certification—demonstrating that state-of-the-art research and sustainability are a (scientific) formula for success.
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Results
The completed laboratory sets a new standard for collaborative investigative forensics and sustainable laboratory design.
The 62,500-square-foot facility integrates nine specialized forensic research laboratories and collaborative work space for investigators.
Each of the nine laboratory spaces is fully customized to meet the unique needs of its discipline.
Energy-efficient, sustainable design strategies earned the new facility LEED Platinum certification.
Carefully planned to maximize efficiency and workflow, the laboratory also maintains the highest levels of safety and security throughout.
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Project Data
Criminalistics Laboratory 2009-10034-000
Johnson County Police Department
Kansas City, KS
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
MEP Engineering
RSF/GSF
62,500
CONSTRUCTION COST
$21.8 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
LEED Platinum
YEAR COMPLETED
2012
Project Team
  • Louis Hartman
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
    PRINCIPAL
  • Gerald (Jerry) Philo
    PE, LEED AP
    Associate
    Project Management
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • Lawrence Yetter
    CIPE, LEED AP
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Eric Mitchell
    PE
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Brian Fiander
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Electrical Engineering

  • Kenneth Hornfeld
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Carl Williams
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Maxine Foley-Hartman
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Allen Kruse
    Architecture + Design

  • Michael Rossi
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Stephen Milz
    PE
    Associate Principal
    Electrical Engineering

  • Michael Wysocki
    Associate
    Electrical Engineering

  • Christopher Korte
    Electrical Engineering

  • Michael Cooper
    PE, LEED AP, MBA
    Managing Principal
    President

Microscopic attention to detail sets a new standard.
Criminalistics Laboratory, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Kansas City, KS
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Forensic science that’s
(truly) cutting-edge.
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