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New Medical Examiner Building with Geothermal Wells, Orange County, NY


HHA is designing the new Orange County Medical Examiner (OCME) Building:  a single-story building, roughly 17,800 sf, housing autopsy spaces with high-end equipment, offices, staff support spaces, and waiting spaces for the public.

A key feature of the OCME building will be the use of 44 geothermal wells to serve the building's heating and cooling as a renewable source of energy!

The medical examiner staff has been working in temporary trailer facilities located at the Orange County Emergency Services Building. With a continuous increase in the number of cases, the county expressed a need for a new building that would have an exterior presence, improve day-to-day operations, and allow enough space for future growth.

  Project At-a-Glance:

  • 44 Geothermal Wells
  • 17,800 sf
  • Single-story, New Construction
  • State-of-the-art Autopsy Spaces

Key features

  • Waiting for space/entry
  • Autopsy
  • Exterior design


  • Offices
  • Autopsy spaces and support spaces
  • Sally port
  • Lockers
  • X-ray and future ct
  • Welcoming entry for family members