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Final Shortlist Announced for New Embassy Project in Mexico City

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 17, 2012


The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is pleased to announce the final shortlist of design teams for the New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Mexico City, Mexico.

The six shortlisted teams are:


Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Morphosis Architects

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects/ Davis Brody Bond LLP


Nine teams were shortlisted to submit additional information about their teams and a management plan for the project in the Stage 2 evaluations. These six teams will advance to the Stage 3 presentations. A winning offeror will be announced at the completion of Stage 3, which will conclude the A/E design services pre-solicitation process.

The Mexico City design-bid-build project is scheduled for construction award in fiscal year 2015 and is the first solicited under OBO’s Design Excellence program. This holistic approach to project development and delivery seeks to utilize the best methods, technologies, and staff abilities to produce facilities that are outstanding in all respects. The overall strategy focuses on the integration of purpose, function, flexibility, art, safety, security, sustainability, and maintainability.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at or (703) 875-4131, or visit

PRN: 2012/784


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