Yukon/Alaska Border Station

Skagway, Alaska

A signature gateway.

Built on a mountainside a little less than seven miles outside the town of Skagway, the border station complex consisted of three buildings: the main offices, secondary inspection garage, and a storage building.

The remote site required removal of more than 3,000 cubic yards of solid rock to create a pad for the facility. The exterior design reflects the surrounding natural beauty. The walls were clad in the granite that was blasted out of the mountainside to make room for the structure.

White metal siding, aqua trim and blue-green glass covered the buildings, evoking mountain snows, glacial ice and the lush Southeast forests.