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Chicago’s Skidmore Owings on Design Team Shortlist for new Embassy in Mexico City
Photo: Mexico City Embassy
The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted nine design teams for the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City, Mexico.
The shortlisted teams, in no particular order, are:
Allied Works Architecture
Antoine Predock Architect / Moody-Nolan
Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Buro Happhold
Miller Hull Partnership
Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Tod Williams/Billie Tsien Architects
The Mexico City design/bid/build project, scheduled for construction award in fiscal year 2015, is the first solicited under OBO’s new Design Excellence program.
Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 88 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 41 projects in design and construction. The program has successfully moved more than 27,000 people, furthering OBO’s mission to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities for the conduct of U.S. diplomacy and the promotion of U.S. interests worldwide.
These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.