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The Department of State has awarded design contracts for new U.S. embassies and consulates that will provide secure, sustainable, and resilient platforms for U.S. diplomacy around the world.  The following leading American architecture firms and their teams have been selected to execute this critical work:

U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar and

U.S. Consulate in Medan, Indonesia

Richärd + Bauer Architecture of Phoenix, Arizona


U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria

Ennead Architects of New York, New York


U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi

Miller Hull Partnership, LLP of Seattle, Washington


Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, 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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