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

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 6, 2017

The Department of State awarded B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama the construction contract for the new U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

The nine-acre new Embassy site is located in an emerging commercial sector of Ankara and is approximately three miles from the existing Embassy. The new complex will include a Chancery, a Marine Security Guard Residence, facilities for the community and associated support facilities. The project is expected to be completed in June of 2020.

The architect is Ennead Architects of New York, New York.

As part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 133 new diplomatic facilities since 1999 with an additional 52 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 represent U.S. values and the best in U.S. architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

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