The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy Annex in Nairobi, Kenya

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 17, 2018


In a demonstration of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador Robert F. Godec broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy Annex in Nairobi.

The new U.S. Embassy Annex will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

Krueck + Sexton of Chicago, Illinois is the design architect for the project and Integrus Architecture of Spokane, Washington is the architect of record. Caddell Construction of Montgomery, Alabama is the construction contractor.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, 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 Nicole Greenfield at GreenfieldNM@state.gov, or visit www.state.gov/obo.