The Warroad Land Port of Entry project is an iconic LEED certified border station that aesthetically responds to the unique northern Minnesota landscape while providing a state of the art US Border Patrol facility.  The collaborative design team, led by Snow Kreilich Architects, prioritized sustainability and context sensitivity in the project priorities. 

Coen+Partners worked with SKA to determine a structure placement and a site response that established a clear traffic flow for pass-through automobiles and border station employees.  The site solution integrates the existing bog context through the use of native Tamarack trees and a select plant palette that transitions from formal perennial plantings adjacent to the buildings to a custom native seed mix at the site edges. The design prioritizes security and legibility of the landscape through a low, rippling paving pattern that reinforces sight lines and movement while creating a visually stunning surface.


CLIENT: US Government Services Administration (GSA)


COLLABORATORS: Snow Kreilich Architects

SIZE: 13.3 acres

RECOGNITION: GSA Design Award, Landscape Architecture Citation, GSA Award, Architecture Citation, ‘On the Boards’, 2016 ASLA Award, Minnesota Chapter