The project

The Border-Crossing Station in Laredo Texas project seeks to establish a new framework of reference in bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States through a border facilities with high level of design and attention to its users, both station officials and employees as well as the thousands of visitors who every day cross this important border crossing. The goal is to facilitate the procedures, to make traffic more efficient, to protect the interests of health and safety, to attend the needs of users and, unlike all the existing customs in this long border, to offer a friendly image of welcome to all visitors coming into the United States.

Deliveries clearly represent the selected program and the competition Criteria for Judging and include (but are not limited to) the following required drawings:

  • Three-dimensional representation, either in the form of an axonometric, perspective(s) (provide a perspective inserted into context), or physical model photographs – to illustrate the character of the project

  • Building/Site sections sufficient to show site context and major program elements

  • Building Vertical Cross-Section and Floor Plans to show spatial adjacencies and navigation strategies

  • Aerial view site plan showing the surrounding buildings, topography, and circulation patterns

  • Large scale drawing(s), either orthographic or three dimensional, illustrating the use of structural steel and the relationship to building program, skin, navigation through spaces

  • Site plan showing the buildings context, surrounding buildings, topography and access/circulation

They also include:

  • 4 digital boards at 20” x 20”. Illustrate graphically or otherwise the use of steel construction

  • A design essay or abstract (500 words maximum)

  • Program edits (if any): a description of any significant adaptations of the program (1000 words maximum)


Border-Crossing Station Project Gallery

 Adlai J. Woodworth

Adlai J. Woodworth

 Alex Soldner

Alex Soldner

 Anthony Michael

Anthony Michael

 Adam Pruim

Adam Pruim

 Chelsea Peniston

Chelsea Peniston

 Don Olsen

Don Olsen

 Eric Becherer

Eric Becherer

 Jerrard Hall

Jerrard Hall

 Ryan Finn

Ryan Finn