Projects Architecture

A/E Services, FBI Criminal Justice Information Service Division

Clarksburg, West Virginia

DLZ has been tasked by the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division to conduct a site development engineering study for its 986-acre campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  The campus consists of nearly 20 structures, about 3 miles of roads and two secure entrances to maintain. The CJIS Division reviews 60,000 fingerprint cards per day and about 20,000 of those are first time offenders.  They also run gun checks, license plate checks, and take all field tips coming into the FBI.

The CJIS complex was completed in July 1995, at a cost of $200 million and is the national repository for the FBI’s law enforcement records. The Division provides information on individuals, stolen property, criminal organizations, and activities to the FBI and other law enforcement, academic, employment, and licensing agencies. The CJIS Division administers five programs: Fingerprint Identification, National Crime Information Center, National Instant Criminal Background Check System, Uniform Crime Reporting, and Law Enforcement Online.  It also has a Biometrics Technology Center that conducts research and development related to biometrics, which is the identification of people by their characteristics or traits.  The CJIS Division employs over 3,000 people.

The purpose of DLZ’s study is to develop at least 3 conceptual plans for the addition of a new office building at the campus.  Considerations of the conceptual designs will be building size, orientation, layout and connection to the existing buildings.  As part of the study, DLZ will locate existing utilities, evaluate traffic patterns on the campus, consider building accessibility and service access, include additional parking, and layout grading and erosion control measures.