Massena Land Port of Entry

Massena U.S. Land Port of Entry
30 International Bridge Road
Massena, NY 13662

Photo of Massena Land Port of Entry
Photo of Massena Land Port of Entry
Artwork: Third Bank of the River 2009
Artwork: Third Bank of the River 2009


* Best Government Construction Project of 2010, by New York Construction Magazine 

* 2010 GSA Design Award Architecture and Art Citation

* Green GOOD DESIGN Award 2010, by the Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre for Architecture, Art and Urban Design Studies*

* 2011, New York Chapter of Construction Management Association of America Project of the Year in the $20 to $60 Million Category

* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver rating

About the project:

Massena’s new award-winning Land Port of Entry provides expanded and enhanced capability for transportation through this important border crossing.  

Designed by Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects, the recent project there has provided a new main building, a secondary inspection building, a non-intrusive inspection building and a vehicle maintenance garage on the 45-acre site.  It also increased the number of primary inspection lanes for passenger vehicles from four to six.  Commercial inspection shifted to the three new commercial lanes and the project provided for four secondary commercial inspection docks and an expanded secondary passenger inspection area with four enclosed bays, as well.

This new Port of Entry also incorporates state of the art communications, information management, security systems and inspection booths, all of which are critical to the operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In addition, GSA’s Art in Architecture Program commissioned Third Bank of the River, 2009 by Alan Michelson for Massena’s Land Port of Entry.  The work is an art glass window panorama documenting several miles of international shoreline at the local border between the United States and Canada.  This unique site encompasses multiple jurisdictions—the United States, Canada, New York State, Ontario and Quebec Provinces, and Akwesasne Mohawk Territory.   The work is 5 feet 9 inches tall by 40 feet 9 inches in length. 

* This award honors "visionary architects, industrial designers, landscape architects, urban planners, developers, building owners, manufacturers, institutions, organizations, corporations, and governments-together with their new building designs, urban planning projects, landscape architecture, products and graphics, new technologies, public programs and services, and people for outstanding new innovation, commitment, dedication, and perseverance in finding sound design solutions for a more healthier and more sustainable global environment."  The project information will be displayed on April 6, 2011 at The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and will also tour Europe.


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Last Reviewed 2016-10-02