The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Mexico City, Mexico

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 13, 2018


As a display of our enduring friendship and important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador, Roberta S. Jacobson broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy facility in Mexico City, Mexico.

The new U.S. Embassy will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects/Davis Brody Bond Joint Venture of New York, New York is the architect for the project. Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama is the construction contractor.

As part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 142 new diplomatic facilities since 1999 with an additional 59 projects 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 achieving U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities represent U.S. values and the best in U.S. architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov, or visit www.state.gov/obo.