Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Facility

Project overview

Vanir served as the construction manager for the new Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) project, a critical component of San Francisco’s 2014 Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response Bond. OCME plays an integral role in the City’s ability to provide comprehensive public safety services on a daily basis and during times of crisis.

The project included a major renovation to an existing structure, adding a second floor and expanding the size to 46,000 square feet. The new facility houses approximately 50 employees organized into four units (Field Investigations, Medical/Autopsy, Laboratory, and Administration).

Providing continuous and reliable service

The Vanir team delivered a facility that accommodates evolving practices and technologies, enhancing the City’s capacity to efficiently process caseloads and produce timely results for medical authorities and victims of crimes.

This project also ensures that the OCME can continue its national accreditation for its forensic laboratory—a direct correlation in its ability to provide reliable results for investigative work.


San Francisco, California


City and County of San Francisco

Design Team

KMD Architects


Clark Construction

Construction Cost

$43 million




46,000 SF