San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Phase 1B

About the Project

The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Phase 1B project, at the world’s busiest land port, is now a model “Port of the Future” that has achieved new standards in efficiency, security, aesthetics and sustainability. The 39-acre facility, which processes 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians daily, now features heightened levels of efficiency, visibility and security. This was achieved by the replacement of 70 support columns with four high-performance pylons, the construction of a 30,000 SF primary inspection canopy, a 62,000 SF secondary inspection canopy and 26 vehicle processing lanes with two tandem officer booths per lane. Wait times for border crossings have dropped from over four hours to less than 20 minutes. It is the first government-owned 24-hour/365-day facility to achieve LEED Platinum, NetZero Energy and NetZero Water certifications.

Quick Facts

  • Location San Ysidro, CA
  • Client General Services Administration
  • Architect Miller Hull Partnership
  • Industry Infrastructure + Transportation
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method CM at Risk
  • Completion Date September 2014
  • Duration 51 Months
  • Contract Value $ 182,370,357
  • Sustainability LEED Platinum
  • Square Footage 191,000 SF



  • 2015 ENR Award of Merit
  • 2015 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award
  • 2015 California Transportation Foundation CTF Awards – Ports/Marine Project Award Winner
  • 2010 Large Business of The Year – In Recognition of Outstanding and Invaluable Support and Partnership

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