Raising the Border is a design for a border crossing station to facilitate the passage for civilians between the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the Dominican city of Jimani. Due to the site’s vulnerability to flooding, the auxiliary buildings are to be raised. In the design, the concept is to take the existing market that is currently at the border line next to Lake Etang Saumatre and roadway Avenida 19 de Marzo, and raise it as a central axis by using tree-like trusses. These trusses will penetrate the new market place to support and shade civilians during their travels. Under this central market an attempt will be made to solve the flooding problem by letting water from the adjacent lake flow under the site into a man-made mangrove swamp. This stream will run the path of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Because the current site is filled with shipping containers, the design will reuse some of these to create the structure of the building. Raising the Border will facilitate the traffic of people between countries through a raised structure, while providing views of the adjacent mountains and lake, as well as shading for a new public market.