Office Of Chief Medical Examiner

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was built in 1959 and is steel and reinforced concrete framed structure. The walls primarily consist of 8” CMU backup followed by two wythes of brick.

An aluminum metal cladding occurs at select locations. The six story building serves as the OCME’s headquarters and houses executive offices, the mortuary, autopsy rooms, X-Ray/photography facilities, as well as toxicology and histology laboratories. We  recommended installing rainscreens. This system of assembly required preparation of backup with flashing, liquid applied waterproof membrane, installation of framing (brackets), installation of insulation and finally, application of the rainscreen.

Architectural Staff
Kelly Greenfield
Jake LaChapelle
Bruce G. Nelligan
Emily Wetherbee
Project Team

Client
New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC)

Structural Engineer
Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Civil Engineer
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer
Beitin Associates, Clifford Dias, PE, PC.

Hazmat Testing
ATC Associates Inc.