Snow Kreilich Architects is a nationally recognized and award winning architecture studio based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
U.S. LAND PORT OF ENTRY
A Land Port of Entry project must span the distance between GSA’s Design Excellence aspirations for architecture that represents “the finest in contemporary American architectural thought” and Customs and Border Protection’s pragmatic aspirations to secure national borders. The Warroad design is attentive to the safety and comfort of CBP officers providing a canopy that continuously covers their work area, while providing a warm welcoming portal to the United States. The design concept began with creating a black shell, anchoring the building in the vast landscape, with portals through the port lined in warm heartwood. Building volumes are inflected, increasing officer’s visual site surveillance. This is the first US land port to employ a ground source heat pump systems, reducing the government’s purchase of energy by 50%.
AWARDS 2012 The Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award 2011 AIA Honor Award 2010 North Central Wood Design Award 2010 US GSA Design Excellence Award, Citation in Construction 2010 US GSA Design Excellence Award, Citation in Landscape Architecture 2010 US GSA Design Excellence Award, Citation in Interior Design 2010 US GSA Design Excellence Award, Honor Award in Engineering 2010 US GSA Design Excellence Award, Honor Award in Architecture 2008 US GSA Design Excellence Award, On the Boards Award in Architecture