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 Customs and Border Protection in more effectively performing their mission by improving efficiency, security, and safety for officers and the traveling public. PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Timmerman
The new port of entry is targeted to achieve LEED® Gold rating through a combination of solar domestic hot water system, advanced lighting, rainwater harvesting and building automation systems. PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Timmerman
Today the port is able to inspect 1,600+ trucks per day through eight primary commercial booths and 56 secondary commercial inspection bays; non-commercial travel is expedited through 12 primary booths and 24 secondary personal vehicle inspection spaces. PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Timmerman
Kimsooja, An Album: Sewing into Borderlines, 2013, Site Specific Video Installation at Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Arizona, USA, 11:01 loop, Silent, Commissioned by the Art in Architecture Program, Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, Photo by Jaeho Chong, Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio
On October 15, U.S. and Mexican officials commemorated the completion of the eight-year design and construction modernization project. Left to right: U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne; Congressman Raul Grijalva; Senator Jeff Flake; Regional Administrator Ruth Cox; CBP Director of Tucson Field Operations William Brooks; Nogales, Sonora Mayor Ramon Guzman Munoz; and Nogales, Arizona Mayor Arturo Garino.