New Massena Port of Entry receives 2010 'Green Good Design Award'
Monday, October 11, 2010 - 2:47 pm

MASSENA – The U.S. General Services project for a new land port of entry in Massena has received a 2010 Green Good Design Award.

The award has been presented by the Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre for Architecture, Art and Urban Design Studies.

In addition, the project was selected by NY Construction magazine and Engineering News Record for their Best of 2010 awards.

The Green Good Design awards recognize emphasis on sustainable design and environment in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and more. The Massena project was selected for one of 55 architecture awards in a competition that received thousands of submissions from over 46 nations. More information can be found on the European Centre’s website at

New York Construction magazine and Engineering News Record’s annual competition recognizes construction excellence from across the region. An independent jury of industry experts selected the Massena project as the project of the year in the Government/Public Building Category. An award presentation is planned for December in New York City and this project, along with all the other winners in the Best of 2010 awards, will be featured in the December issue of New York Construction magazine.

Massena’s new station, designed by Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects of New York City, sits on a 45-acre site and has provided expanded and enhanced capability for transportation through this border crossing. It incorporates state of the art communications, information management, security systems and inspection booths.