Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Coastal Regional Crime Laboratory

This new state-of-the-art forensic center replaces the oldest lab facility in the GBI regional system and will serve 24 counties in southeast Georgia. The facility design proactively addresses the growing demand for forensic services in the southeastern region of the state and comprises forensic labs and lab support, medical examiner space and support, evidence control and storage, and office and shared space. Groundbreaking is set for June 2017.

Through a collaborative approach, CLD applied Lean Six Sigma principals to create efficient and organized workflows capable of meeting changes in forensic science capabilities and criminal justice expectations over the next three decades. Forensic services include DNA/forensic biology, firearms (including test and firing range), drug chemistry, toxicology, and pathology/autopsy along with associates support and evidence control.

The project is designed with energy efficient and sustainable construction features with a goal of earning the highest level in the Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System.


Savannah, Georgia


62,000 GSF


Programming, laboratory and equipment planning through CA, MEP design through DD and CD peer review


Tracking highest level in the Georgia Peach Green Building Rating System


JMA Architecture