What is Forensic Architecture?

The science of forensics is that of discovering the deepest origins and designs of whatever it is one is researching. Forensic pathologists determine exactly how someone died; forensic accountants locate and follow the origins of money trails and where criminal financial activities might have occurred. A forensic architect might help investigators determine if corners had been cut when structures were built. In an historic home, such as the Ximenez-Fatio House, a forensic architect can determine was materials were used and where they came from, what year an addition was made, if the structure is sound enough for visitors, etc. The following is the report of forensic architect Hershel Shepard, who peeked under the façade of this magnificent home to learn more about it its history.

Forensic Architecture Gallery