U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates Second Phase of the New U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

U.S. Department of State News: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Dedicates Second Phase of the New U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

WASHINGTONU.S. Department of State today released the following statement:

U.S. Ambassador David Hale and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells dedicated the second phase of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad today.  The new embassy provides a modern, secure, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy, and represents an enduring American commitment to the people of Pakistan.

Yost Grube Hall Architecture of Portland, Oregon, is the design architect, and PAGE of Arlington, Virginia, is the architect of record. B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama, constructed the multi-building campus.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 144 new diplomatic facilities, with an additional 57 projects now in design or under construction.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to host nations and support staff in achieving 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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SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV