El Paso County Coroner

Office Relocation

As part of the County’s phased “Strategic Moves Initiative”, this capital project repurposes the existing sheriff’s training facility as the coroner’s office. The complete interior demolition and renovated 12,200-sf facility with a 10,200-sf addition creates one cohesive, strategically programmed structure to house all of the coroner’s needs to serve 22 counties for the next 20 years.

  • Expanded morgue and pathology functions
  • Larger toxicology and histology laboratories
  • Family and visitor’s reception
  • Expanded administration space
  • Expanded storage for tissue samples, evidence, and archive records

Previous studies also considered additions to the existing coroner’s office or a new facility. Because of its proximity to the coroner, renovating the adjacent vacant sheriff’s training facility was the most cost-effective option and allowed for less interruption of operations during construction.

As morgue/lab specialty consultant to the architect, Crime Lab Design validated programming and developed morgue/lab architectural and MEP engineering schematic design. CLD’s design criteria included cost-saving energy upgrades.


Colorado Springs, Colorado


22,400 GSF


Program validation, morgue/laboratory, MEP engineering consulting through SD