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The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for a New U.S. Embassy in N'djamena, Chad

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 26, 2014


The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the design/build award, through best value determination, for a new U.S. Embassy in N’djamena, Chad to BL Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama.

This project includes construction of a chancery, a U.S. Marine Corps residence, two access pavilions, a warehouse and shops, a utility building, and recreational facilities.

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners of Santa Monica, California is the design architect, and Page of Arlington, Virginia will be the architect of record.

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


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