Borders between nations – even allied nations – are complex entities that require state-of-the-art facilities to monitor and control the flow of traffic from one side to the other. The McAllen Border Patrol facility consists of two buildings:
- The first building, a 60,000 SF Border Patrol Agent Station, contains Station Administration, Patrol Agent Muster and Control, Detainee Processing, Intelligence, Communication, Dispatch, and ADP.
- The second building, a 15,000 SF Vehicle Maintenance Facility, contains Bay Doors, lifts, and equipment necessary to maintain vehicles used in their sector.
These two buildings also include spaces for enclosed offices, open work areas, conference rooms, lunch / break rooms, copy room, data processing equipment and other typical employee areas. An emergency operations center is also located in the complex along with a Command Center with processing and holding areas.
EEA completed MEP design and Commissioning services for this facility and the building attained LEED Silver certification, a first in the McAllen area. Highlights of the green building can be seen in The Monitor (McAllen’s local newspaper) clipping below.