Harvested Water and the Mariposa Land Port of Entry

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015

Over the past seven years, I’ve had the good fortune to work on the design and construction of the Mariposa Land Port of Entry in southern Arizona.  This G.S.A. project was a 4 phase, raze and rebuild of the existing 1970’s port of entry.  Many interesting and complex issues influenced the design solution.  One idea: using harvested rainwater to support a vibrant landscape, with the goal of reducing visitor and user stress is the focus of the following video.  Produced in association with the American Institute of Architect’s Academy of Architecture for Justice group, this 6 minute piece discusses how harvested rainwater was the impetus for many design decisions and along with vehicular traffic flow, the essential determinant in the overall planning diagram.  Have a look…

Water Harvesting Video