United States Border Station

ARCHITECT: Ross Barney + Jankowski

LOCATION: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

A three-story building for the General Services Administration (GSA) at the U.S. and Canadian border. The total area of the building is 38,900 sq. ft., and it houses offices, conference rooms, a firing range, detention spaces, inspection garages, and a warehouse. There is also a pedestrian bridge and a large canopy structure over the inspection booths and driving lanes.

As part of security considerations, a structural analysis was made to prevent progressive collapse due to explosions.

The architectural design was based on sustainable or green architecture and followed the guidelines for LEED certification. The building features a green roof over the entire sloping roof structure.