SLED Forensics Lab

Columbia, SC

The new South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s (SLED) Forensics Lab houses 11 different forensic sciences departments, each with unique functions in processing evidence associated with potential criminal activities. Integrated technology supports state-of-the-art science for staff while providing robust emergency and security systems.

The three-story, 120,000 SF facility incorporates sustainable design strategies for daylighting and energy efficiency. The design brings a modern aesthetic to a state agency building, and the footprint accommodates both visitors touring the labs and secure functions. The program includes collaboration spaces, a training facility, and second-floor outdoor space staff functions.

RECOGNITIONS: 2023 IIDA Carolinas DesignWorks Winner, Flooring Design category; 2023 IIDA Carolinas DesignWorks Honorable Mention, Government/Institutional category