New Land Port Of Entry
PURSUING LEED GOLD
IMEG supported an award-winning design team led by Richter Architects, providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and security engineering design services for a new remote Land Port of Entry (LPOE) in the Chihuahuan Desert near Puerto Palomas, Mexico. This 1-million-sf+ expanded urban site replaced an outdated, deteriorating facility and built-out additional support buildings to accommodate the increasing traffic seen by the LPOE.
The project scope included the design and construction of a 35,468-sf single-story main building, commercial and noncommercial primary and secondary inspection facilities, pedestrian processing and outbound canopy, export facilities, non-intrusive inspection systems, HAZMAT containment area, new earthen berm and drainage basin, enlargement of an existing culvert, outside vehicle parking, inspection kennel facility and paving upgrades. The LPOE houses spaces for various tenant agencies, including: DHS, CBP, ICE, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, FDA, DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the General Services Administration.
Due to the project’s remote location and LEED Gold goals, and variety of systems were evaluated during the initial design phase.