The 283,000 sq. ft. Indiana Forensic and Health Sciences Laboratories facility in Indianapolis features several sustainable elements, including a low-impact building site, east-west building alignment and daylight harvesting. The building was finished in November 2006 and is used to assess crime evidence and for other uses.
Located amid a cluster of life-sciences developments near downtown, the $45 million building includes three levels above grade plus a mechanical penthouse and a partial basement. The building features a concrete structure and is dressed in oversized brick masonry, curtain wall and CENTRIA’s metal Profile Series panels. Of note are the clean, sharp MicroSeam corners in regal white created with CENTRIA’s technique of bending the IW panels in a ninety degree angle instead of splicing them together.
The architect was Ratio Architects Inc., Indianapolis, IN. The general contractor was FA Wilhelm, Indianapolis, IN. The CENTRIA dealer/installer was Crown Corr, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. CENTRIA products used were: IW-60A in Regal White, IW-10A in Regal White, and Econolap ¾” in Regal White.