The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 6, 2017

The Department of State has awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala to B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama.

The new campus will include a Chancery, Marine Security Guard residence, support facilities and facilities for the embassy community. The design architect for the project is The Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 138 new diplomatic facilities, with an additional 61 projects now in design or under construction.

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

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