Sites Southwest worked closely with the designers of the Las Cruces Federal Courthouse in southern New Mexico. The resulting design respects the locale by utilizing native plant and landscape materials. Respect for the architecture was also maintained by repeating landscape forms and materials similar to the building facade.
Extra effort was made to design security elements that did not detract from the beauty of the landscape or the building. Exterior walkways with meeting and gathering areas provide shade for summer and sun for winter, creating usable outdoor spaces for every season.