Mariposa Land Port of Entry

Architect: Jones Studio, Inc.

Location: Nogales, Arizona

Awarded a citation

The Mariposa Land Port of Entry is one of the busiest land ports in the United States. It serves as the main port of entry for fresh produce entering the United States from Mexico and the primary produce distribution point on the southern border. As one of GSA’s largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects, expansion and modernization of the port aids CBP in more effectively performing their mission by improving efficiency, security, and safety for officers and the traveling public. The project is also expected to have significant impact on the local economy and job creation in the area.

"This is an important project which demonstrates the result of thoughtful and principled engagement in an incredibly complex and often misunderstood asset class."-Jury Comment

Additional information

Civil Engineering: Stantec Consulting

Structural Engineer: Bakkum Noelke Consulting Structural Engineers

Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: Associated Mechanical Engineers

Electrical Engineer: Woodward Engineering

Fire Protection: EJ

Engineering LEED & Sustainability: Green Ideas

Cost Estimating: Construction Cost Management Consultancy

Geotechnical Engineering: Western Technologies

Landscape Architecture: Chris Winters Associated & Arc Studios

General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Company

Construction Manager Phase 1: Vanir

Construction Manager Phases 2-4: Heery International


Frank J. Greene, FAIA (Chair), RicciGreene Associates, New York, NY

Tedd Howard, Tedd Howard Strategic Project Leaders, British Columbia, Canada

Mehrdad Yazdani, Assoc. AIA, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Marcille, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR

Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, San Francisco, CA

Melanie Bevan, Ed.D., Bradenton Police Department, Bradenton, FL

Elizabeth McDonald, AIA, Bjarke Ingels Group, Brooklyn, NY

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