- Visual Communications
The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry between the United States and Mexico is the busiest land port in the world, processing an average of 50,000 northbound vehicles and 25,000 northbound pedestrians each day. Outdated facilities are being expanded or replaced over three phases including 225,000 sf of new buildings, 30 northbound vehicle lanes and re-routing I-5 southbound to allow for expanded inspection facilities.
Tenants include the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Border Patrol and the US Department of Agriculture. The architectural design team, led by Miller/Hull is charged with improving the traveler and employee experience while providing a more efficient and secure port that will become the benchmark for future ports of entry.
Our work in the planning and design of pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding and Land Port identity supports an improved traveler experience with durable bilingual signage. Mayer/Reed designed building and security signage and perforated metal officer sunshades to improve the employee’s work environment. These structures provide shade for inspection officers during the day and become an identity beacon at night.