United States Dedicates New U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 24, 2014

In an important symbol of our commitment and enduring relationship with the Dominican Republic, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James Brewster, and Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Heather Townsend alongside local officials dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo today.

The new multi-building complex provides employees with a safe, secure, and modern workplace. Situated on a 16-acre site in the Altos de Arroyo Hondo section of Santo Domingo, the new campus includes a Chancery, a U.S. Marine Corps residence, three access pavilions, a support annex, and community facilities.

The $193 million project incorporates numerous sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs, including a 345 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array, light-emitting diode (LED) site lighting, and water reuse from an on-site wastewater treatment plant to irrigate site plantings.

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners of Santa Monica, California is the design architect and Integrus Architecture of Spokane, Washington is the architect of record. Caddell Construction Company LLC of Montgomery, Alabama constructed the multi-building campus.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 113 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 30 projects in design or under construction.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For more information on the project, please visit http://overseasbuildings.state.gov/releases/kits/, or contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov or (703) 875-4131.