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United States Dedicates New Consulate General Compound in Tijuana, Mexico


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 30, 2011

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In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Mexico, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne dedicated the new United States Consulate General facility in Tijuana today. Mayor of Tijuana Carlos Bustamante, Governor of Baja California Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, U.S. Consul General Steven Kashkett, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Rooney, and Leo Hession Managing Director for Operations at the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Situated on a 10-acre site in the Mesa de Otay neighborhood, the multi-building complex provides approximately 165 consulate employees with a state-of-the-art workspace.

The facility is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building rating system.

Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama constructed the $95 million project designed by Integrus Architecture of Spokane, Washington.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 84 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 33 projects in design and construction. The program has successfully moved more than 25,000 people into safe, secure, and functional facilities.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities for the conduct of U.S. diplomacy and the promotion of U.S. interests worldwide. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution. For further information, please contact Christine T. Foushee at FousheeCT@State.gov or (703) 875-4131, or visit http://www.state.gov/obo.



PRN: 2011/1642

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