OBO’s Annual Industry Advisory Group Meeting will be held virtually on September 22. Registration is required for all attendees. Click here to sign up!


About the IAG

The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) is an advisory committee to the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), governed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The IAG serves the U.S. government solely in an advisory capacity concerning industry and academia’s latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations and ideas related to OBO’s mission to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation.

Comprised of up to 35 noted professionals drawn from architecture, real estate, urban design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, interior design, graphic design, construction, engineering, and facilities management, members serve a two-year term.

The group comes together in Washington, D.C. annually, to discuss specific issues relative to the program. These annual meetings are open to the public and include international guests. The list of potential candidates runs the gamut from internationally-known architects, engineers, designers, and construction contractors to those with emerging practices or working in related fields.

In addition to attending the annual meeting, IAG members meet throughout the year with OBO on design, construction, and other related project and program reviews and evaluations.


IAG Membership

IAG members lend their expertise to the U.S. government while working alongside the best in industry. To submit a candidate to be considered for this unique opportunity, please email OBO’s Office of External Affairs. While membership is only open at select times, OBO accepts nominations throughout the year.

View the list of our 2019 – 2021 Group Members here.


2019 IAG Annual Meeting 

2019 IAG Booklet
2019 IAG Meeting Summary
2019 IAG Transcript
2019 IAG Presentation

Archive of Industry Advisory Group Meetings


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