Institute for Forensic Science
Government — Dallas, TX

Institute for Forensic Science

The new, 112,000-square-foot Institute for Forensic Science replaces an existing forensic facility includes a three-story forensics laboratory containing a ballistics testing facility, trace labs, forensic biology labs, DNA extraction labs, drug analysis labs, breath alcohol and toxicology labs. The project also includes a two-story administration area with conference facilities, a one-story autopsy lab and morgue facility, and a high-security evidence room. 

The forensic facility will combine a family environment for visitors with enhanced security for emergency operations and top-of-the-line teaching and conference capabilities.


  • HKS Architects, Inc.

This is a very complex and challenging building and McCarthy brings the necessary skills and experience to this project to ensure its success.

Dan Savage, Assistant Administrator for Operations
Dallas County


Ed Prendergast

Ed Prendergast

12001 N Central Expressway
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75243