Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office

This $1.6-million project entailed the entire interior renovation and redesign of a 13,875-square-foot county medical examiner’s office and lab while it was fully functioning. The project was prompted after the completion of an expansion to house the forensic lab and indoor firing range left space available for re-use.

In Phase 1, the second floor was cleared of the old laboratory, offices, indoor firing range and restrooms, and the space was remodeled for new offices, a library, accessible restrooms, break room, copy room, and office store room. An existing unused elevator shaft was converted to useable space by infilling the floor and modifying the shaft walls. An existing IT closet was expanded and all equipment was protected and kept operational without interruption.

After the first floor occupants were moved into the new second floor space, Phase 2 commenced with complete demolition and remodeling of the first floor. This space now houses a training room with operable partition, large conference room, high-density records storage, a maintenance office with a new door to exterior, and improved accessible restrooms. As with the upstairs renovation, the unused elevator shaft was converted into useable space on the ground floor.