King County

Regional Automated Fingerprint Identification System Laboratory Replacement

Only minor modifications to mechanical and electrical systems have been made since the current latent processing laboratory was constructed in 2000. Providing service to 37 of the 39 cities and unincorporated King County, the current facility is outdated and undersized for the program’s workload and impedes efficiency, employee safety, and evidence concerns. The AFIS Laboratory will be relocated to renovated space on the first floor of the King County Black River Building.

This project provides appropriate space to secure and safely manage, examine, and process evidence for developing latent prints using physical, chemical and alternate light source discovery methods. In addition to lab space, tenant improvements provide conference rooms, training facilities for examiners and law enforcement personnel, secure long-term evidence storage and space for anticipated future growth. A single-story addition will provide secure space for vehicles and oversized evidence that cannot be processed in the main lab.

The Sheriff’s Department Photography Lab will also be collocated with the AFIS Lab to enable sharing of staff and equipment. This lab includes studio, processing, administrative, and evidence storage space.


Renton, Washington


19,000 GSF


Existing conditions, programming, laboratory planning and MEP engineering consulting


LEED for Commercial Interiors


Buffalo Design