The architectural design for the $213 reconstruction of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales has been named one of 11 winners in the General Services Administration's 2010 design awards.
The GSA Design Awards are based on architectural design and focus on sustainability. The Mariposa design from Jones Studio in Phoenix was one 11 winners out of 115 entrants.
Here is our most recent story about the project, which started in late 2009 and is expected to be finished by spring 2014:
• Expansion projected to give economic boost (Dec. 27, 2010)
• 4-yr. effort to make entry port an object of national envy (Jan. 31, 2010)
Here is a photo gallery that contains many of the designs as well as photos from the early construction in January 2010.
When finished, the port should be one of the crown jewels of the Southwest border. Whether they'll be enough Customs and Border Protection officers to fully staff it is another question.