The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 6, 2016


The Department of State selected SHoP Architects of New York, New York, to design the new U.S. Embassy project in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The multi-building complex will be situated on an approximately 9-acre site, and will include a Chancery building, Marine Security Guard Residence, support buildings, and facilities for the Embassy community. The new complex will provide Embassy employees with a safe, secure, sustainable, and modern workplace.

As part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, OBO has completed 133 new diplomatic facilities since 1999 and has an additional 52 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 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 visit 2009-2017.state.gov/obo.