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 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 complete to submit the nomination with a cover letter and resume. Nominations for the 2023 – 2026 term are accepted on a rolling basis.
2021 – 2023 IAG Members
2021 IAG Annual Meeting
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is hosting a meeting of the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) on Friday, September 17, 2021.
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, resilient, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support the Department’s achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.
2020 IAG Annual Meeting