The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 19, 2015

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the design-build construction award for a new U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico, to BL Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama.

The multi-building campus will be situated on a 7.7-acre site in the Jardin neighborhood. The new campus will include a new office building, a Marine Security Guard residence, and associated support facilities.

Richard+Bauer Architecture of Phoenix, Arizona, is the design architect and Page Southerland Page, Inc. of Washington, D.C., is the architect of record.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 122 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 46 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 U.S. values and the best in U.S. architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

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