Each day, over 1.1 million people enter into the United States. Many arrive by air, some by sea, but most cross our nation’s borders on land, through large and small ports of entry in a myriad of communities along our northern and southern perimeter.
As the builder for the Federal civilian government, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) wants you to help shape our country’s legacy and the way visitors regard our government, as expressed through our land ports of entry. GSA is proud to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and their agents, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with award-winning properties that help them effectively execute their mission and properly welcome travelers to the nation.
Public buildings are part of a nation’s legacy. They are symbolic of what Government is about, not just places where government is conducted. Structures as diverse in scale and location as the Capitol in Washington or a remote border crossing, are monuments to the vision, leadership and commitment of the nation’s that build them. Though a seemingly straightforward challenge, this sun shelter is imbued with greater meaning. For many, it may serve as their initial introduction to our country. For returning visitors, it may become a familiar landmark. Whichever the case may be, We trust your submission will reflect your hopes and aspirations for the nation.
Thank you for participating in this competition and we look forward to your proposal for The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry.