The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 26, 2018


As a display of our enduring friendship and important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador Peter Hoekstra, Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Ambassador William Moser, along with Dutch Government officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands today.

The new U.S. Embassy provides a safe and secure platform for diplomacy and includes a new chancery, a Marine security guard residence, and support facilities.

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners of Santa Monica, California was the architect for the project. Caddell Construction Company of Montgomery, Alabama was the construction contractor.

As part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, since 1999, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 142 new diplomatic facilities and has 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.