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WARROAD 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%.

Warroad, Minnesota

2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Award

2012 The Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award

2011 AIA Honor Award

2010 AIA MN Honor Award

2010 North Central Wood Design Award

2010 Annual Design Review Award, Architecture Magazine

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

Chinese Overseas Architecture – Dec 2012

Of Arch – Apr 2012

AIA 2010-2012 Designs for the New Decade – 2012

Architecture MN – Mar/Apr 2011

GeoOutlook – Vol. 8 No. 2, 2011

Eco-Structure – Mar/Apr 2011

Metropolis – Jan 2011

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