Government and Military
Peace Arch U.S. Port of Entry
Client: General Services Administration
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Size: 76,000 SF
Peace Arch border station involved construction of a new port building and vehicular inspections including 10 inbound primary inspection lanes and 40 secondary inspection spaces. The site is approximately 10 acres and is bounded by Semiahoo Bay to the West, Peace Arch State Park and the Canadian border to the North.
A metallic panel and glass curtain wall-clad conventional 2-story rectangular building houses the public and administrative offices of Customs and Border Protection.
Primary Vehicle Inspection consists of 10 individual processing booths with a single steel roof structure.
Secondary Inspections include 40 parking spaces covered by a steel roof structure.
A new I-5 northbound bridge and design-build highway carries traffic over the west end of the new port building and allows vehicular traffic for secondary inspections to flow beneath.
General Services Administration - Design Excellence Award - 2010