Denver Crime Laboratory Tour Recap


The Denver Architectural Foundation tour recap!

Denver Crime Lab – Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Location: 1371 Cherokee Street, Denver, CO Owner: City and County of Denver Architect: Durrant Smith Group Contractor: JE Dunn Construction Company

Denver Crime Lab Exterior

The new Denver Crime Laboratory will provide new state of the art criminal investigation facilities to enhance Denver Police operations in bringing resolution to crimes.

Denver Crime Lab Exterior Shading Devices

The Lab, located at 1371 Cherokee Street, will be a 60,000 square foot, stand-alone, multi-story building; which is significantly larger than the existing 14,000 square foot facility currently housed in the Denver Police Administration Building.

Denver Crime Lab Entry Lobby

The larger space will enable the Denver Crime Laboratory Bureau to offer improved forensic and evidence-handling resources to scientists and investigators and to consolidate its units under one roof and provide capacity for on-site vehicle examinations, which are currently being conducted at external district police offices.

Denver Crime Lab Interior Lab Space

Additionally, under the City’s commitment to Greenprint Denver initiatives, the lab is being designed and constructed with the goal of achieving Certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) through sustainable construction approaches recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. The new lab’s design has addressed energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emission reduction, and improved indoor air quality.

Denver Crime Lab Basement Firing Range

Construction of the $36 million bond-funded facility began March 2011, with completion anticipated by summer 2012.

Denver Crime Lab Large Meeting Room