Massena U.S. Land Port of Entry Receives International and Local Recognition

News Release
Northeast and Caribbean Region

October 10, 2010

Massena U.S. Land Port of Entry Receives International and Local Recognition 

NEW YORK CITY - The U.S. General Services Administration’s Northeast and Caribbean Region is proud to announce that its project for a new Land Port of Entry in Massena, N.Y. has received a 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre for Architecture, Art and Urban Design Studies. In addition, the project was selected by NY Construction magazine and Engineering News Record for one of its Best of 2010 awards. 

The Green GOOD DESIGN awards recognize emphasis on sustainable design and environment in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and more. The Massena project was selected for one of 55 architecture awards in a competition that received thousands of submissions from over 46 nations. More information can be found on the European Centre’s website at 

New York Construction magazine and Engineering News Record’s annual competition recognizes construction excellence from across the region. An independent jury of industry experts selected the Massena project as the project of the year in the Government/Public Building Category. An award presentation is planned for December in New York City and this project, along with all the other winners in the Best of 2010 awards, will be featured in the December issue of New York Construction magazine. 

Massena’s new Land Port of Entry, designed by Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects of New York City, sits on a 45-acre site and has provided expanded and enhanced capability for transportation through this important border crossing. In addition, this new Port of Entry 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. 

GSA’s General Contractor on the project was Northland Associates, Inc. of Liverpool, N.Y. and its construction manager was Gilbane Building Company of New York, NY. 

To read more about the Massena U.S. Land Port of Entry project, visit GSA’s project page at 


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