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Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Final Selection for Worldwide New Construction A/E Design Services

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 18, 2013


The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has selected five design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Design Services solicitation.

The selected firms are:

Ennead Architects

Miller Hull Partnership

Richard + Bauer Architecture

Shop Architects

Skidmore Owings & Merrill

These firms were selected from a very talented shortlist of eleven architecture/engineering teams that were advanced to a final round of presentations and interviews. The selected firms offer a strong architectural team and innovative design philosophy that demonstrates a commitment to thoughtful, integrated design and effective management.

This IDIQ was solicited under OBO’s Design Excellence initiative, which seeks to utilize the best methods and technologies to produce facilities that are outstanding in all respects.

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, maintainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

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

PRN: 2013/0305


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