The project team and officials from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Washburn University perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the debut of the new $55 million forensics lab. Construction on the Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s new $55 million forensic laboratory is now complete, and the new facility is ready to make its debut. Housed on the Washburn University campus in Topeka, the 100,000-square- foot lab includes spaces dedicated to biology, DNA, toxicology, chemistry, firearm/tool mark, latent prints, trace evidence, digital forensics, vehicle processing and evidence storage. Washburn’s forensic department will also use the space, allowing them to learn alongside industry experts.
“Completing complex, innovative projects is where we thrive. We are excited to be a part of such a significant project to the State of Kansas,” McCownGordon COO Ramin Cherafat said.
The project marks another success for McCownGordon, who opened their first regional office in Manhattan in 2013. Since then, the office has doubled its staff. It recently completed the Big Well Museum in Greensburg, Kan., and is building the Regional Aquatic Facility in Dodge City.