Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Architect for New Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 27, 2014


The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations has awarded a contract to Skidmore Owings & Merrill of San Francisco, California for the design of the new U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

The multi-building complex will be situated on a 10-acre site in the Al Khobar neighborhood, and will include a new office building, Consul General’s residence, U.S. Marine Corps residence, support annex, utility building, parking structure, and community facilities. A construction award for the design-bid-build project is anticipated in fiscal year 2016.

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 further information, please contact Christine Foushee at FousheeCT@state.gov or (703) 875-4131, or visit 2009-2017.state.gov/obo.