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The Department of State has awarded design-build contracts for new U.S. embassies and consulates that will provide secure, sustainable, and resilient platforms for U.S. diplomacy around the world.

B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama has been awarded design-build contracts for the following projects:

U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia (design architect: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill)

U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco (design architect: Miller Hull Partnership)

U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, Thailand (design architect: Ennead Architects)

U.S. Consulate General in Merida, Mexico (design architect: Miller Hull Partnership)

Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 162 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 51 projects in design or under construction.

OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support the Department’s achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at, or visit

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