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San Diego Medical Examiner, San Diego County
San Diego, CA
San Diego Medical Examiner, San Diego County
Unleashing the power of
discovery.
Finding new answers to critical health questions.
Technically sophisticated.
Among the most technically sophisticated facilities of its kind, the San Diego County Medical Examiner and Forensic Center is home to San Diego County’s Medical Examiner, Veterinary Medicine and Environmental Health laboratories.

The Medical Examiner spaces include seventeen autopsy stations, a homicide and teaching autopsy suite with a viewing balcony, X-ray, and labs for instrumentation, DNA, histology, toxicology and anthropology.

The Veterinary Medicine and Environmental Health areas feature agricultural analysis and domestic and wildlife necropsy rooms, multiple specialized labs—including a DNA lab for identification of zoonotic and emerging diseases vital to public health—and accompanying lab support. All spaces meet the highest containment and sterile environment standards, and are designed to accommodate both clean and dirty protocols.

With the completion of the new LEED Silver facility, San Diego County now has the tools to harness tremendous breakthroughs in the forensic sciences; track trends in diseases, trauma and addiction; solve crime; and uncover new answers to some of the most critical health questions of our time.
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This is a facility that will address the needs of our community for the next
half-century.”
Dr. Glenn Wagner
Chief Medical Examiner
San Diego County
Project Data
San Diego Medical Examiner 2005-00067-000
San Diego County
San Diego, CA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
83,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$63.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
YEAR COMPLETED
2009
Project Team
  • Benjamin Caffey
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Ricardo Stekel
    LEED Green Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Bradley Pepperell
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Jennette La Quire
    AIA, LEED AP ID+C
    Principal
    Sector Leader

  • Louis Hartman
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader

Finding new answers to critical health questions.
San Diego Medical Examiner, San Diego County
San Diego, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Unleashing the power of
discovery.
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