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The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed Stage I reviews and shortlisted 25 firms for the Worldwide Architectural / Engineering (A/E) Support Services Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) solicitation.  Following the second stage, the successful teams will support OBO on planning, engineering, design and construction reviews, and building maintenance projects for U.S. diplomatic posts worldwide.

The shortlisted firms are:

AECOM Services, Inc.

BuroHappold Engineering

Caples Jefferson Architecture

Davis Brody Bond

DLR Group of DC

EBL Engineers, LLC

EXP Federal Inc.

EYP Architecture & Engineering


HGA Mid-Atlantic, Inc.

Jacobs Government Services Company

Lake Flato Architects

Leo A Daly Company

M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Associates, Inc. (dba Gensler)

The Mason & Hanger Group, Inc.

Michael Graves & Associates, Inc.

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects LLP

ODA-Architecture, P.C.

Page Southerland Page, Inc.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

SmithGroup, Inc.

Thomas Phifer and Partners, LLP

WXY Architecture + Urban Design

Yost Grube Hall Architects

Since the start of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program in 1999, OBO has completed 164 new diplomatic facilities.  OBO currently has more than 70 active projects either in design or under construction worldwide.

OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and that support U.S. diplomats in advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at or visit

U.S. Department of State

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