The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 26, 2015

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the design/build construction award for the new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger, to BL Harbert International.

The multi-building campus will be situated on the existing 10-acre Embassy compound in the Yantala neighborhood. The new campus will include an office building, a Marine Security Guard Residence, community facilities, and associated support facilities.

Miller Hull Partnership, LLP of Seattle, Washington, is the design architect and Page Southerland Page, Inc. of Washington, DC, is the architect of record.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 129 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 55 projects in design or under construction.

The mission of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations 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.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at or (703) 875-4131, or visit