U.S. LAND PORT OF ENTRY - YSLETA
Location: El Paso, Texas
Owner: US General Services Administration
New primary inspection commercial canopies, exit control booths and canopies, new commercial secondary inspection stations, and various expansions and renovations to passenger vehicle, pedestrian and commercial Port of Entry activities. The project includes security technologies, communications, CCTV, and related systems. The project is designed to provide good security observation sight-lines and visibilities, efficient vehicular circulation, and efficient Port of Entry law enforcement. Red brick responds to finishes on existing structures at the site and in the region, and the building massing implies the mountain range whose horizon line is an icon to El Paso.
AIA Corpus Christi Citation Award 2013