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City of Tucson Police Department Crime Laboratory

Tucson, Arizona

Forensic Crime Laboratory

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  • Bold progressive forms announce the state- of-the-art inner working of the new Crime Lab
  • The central atrium space promotes community, interaction and innovation while maintaining security for the individual departments
  • High tech detailing, natural materials and curving geometries combine to create a dynamic central space.
  • The building’s strong sustainability agenda is most visible in the way it captures and diffuses natural daylight.
  • Display cases convey the mission of the various departments while minimizing the need for touring visitors to enter the space and potentially compromise security
  • Interior glass walls promote a transparent and open work environment
  • Careful equipment planning permits large windows in the lab environment
  • Long vista into the Arizona landscape provide relief to the highly focused, intensive lab activity
  • Mobile furniture and indirect lighting provide a high degree of flexibility in the lab environment
  • A highly coordinated approach to interior design integrates all elements ranging from infrastructure to artwork

people involved in this project:

Louis Hartman

PE, NCEES, LEED AP
Science & Technology Design Studio

Michael F. Cooper

PE, LEED AP, MBA
Detroit

Michael F. Cooper

PE, LEED AP, MBA
President