Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations OBO directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and U.S. Government community serving abroad under the chiefs of missions.
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#StateOBO is hiring an Interior Designer to join our Office of Design and Engineering's Interior Design Division! Check ...
09/09/2020

#StateOBO is hiring an Interior Designer to join our Office of Design and Engineering's Interior Design Division! Check out the job description below and apply before the 9/22 deadline: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577685400

#jobopening #interiordesigner #designjobs #nowhiring #jobseeker U.S. Department of State - Careers

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This U.S. Embassy, dedicated in April 2014, was a composition of old and new, classical and modern, a...
09/08/2020

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This U.S. Embassy, dedicated in April 2014, was a composition of old and new, classical and modern, and light and dark. The notable curved #architecture creates a dignified presence. The project is grounded with the use of black granite while stacked with white brick with granite accents and multiple uses of glass that evoke the textures of birch groves and the reflectivity of its lakes and skies. Its Innovation Center is America’s first LEED Certified Platinum embassy facility in the world. Comment your guesses below!

A. U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania
B. U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
C. U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
D. U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
#trivia #TriviaTuesday #TriviaTime

U.S. Department of State
09/07/2020

U.S. Department of State

This #LaborDay, we recognize the hardworking men and women of America, including frontline health workers and first responders and all colleagues serving our country around the world during this pandemic. Thank you!

Using mobile #technology and open citizen science data, Earth Day Network and the U.S. Department of State partnered to ...
09/04/2020

Using mobile #technology and open citizen science data, Earth Day Network and the U.S. Department of State partnered to develop the Earth Challenge Initiative. This initiative empowers people around the world to monitor and educate themselves on environmental and human health threats in their communities. Recently the Bee Campaign, a part of the insects widget for the Earth Challenge app, launched widely for users to contribute data on bees observed in their communities. #Biodiversity is important to the Department and the U.S. Department of State's Greening Diplomacy Initiative - GDI. Bees and other pollinators play important roles in biodiversity – approximately 80% of all flowering plant species need pollinators and they contribute to 35% of the world’s crop production. Become a citizen scientist and help document bee populations in your community with the Earth Challenge 2020 app! Download and learn more at https://earthchallenge2020.earthday.org/pages/insects #bees #ecodiplomacy #EC2020 #citizenscience

#StateOBO welcomes Ronda Capeles to the team as our new Deputy Executive Director!  In her role, she will be supporting ...
09/03/2020

#StateOBO welcomes Ronda Capeles to the team as our new Deputy Executive Director! In her role, she will be supporting the Executive Director and leading the Talent Management Strategic Priority. Ronda comes to OBO with a wealth of experience in the Department in the Executive Secretariat as a Support Services Specialist and most recently as the Senior Administrative Officer for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs' domestic operations. We are looking forward to Ronda's contributions! #careerdevelopment #careergrowth #talentmanagement #congratulations

The Department announced the 2nd annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative OBO #Resilience Grant Award winners! For the secon...
09/02/2020

The Department announced the 2nd annual Greening Diplomacy Initiative OBO #Resilience Grant Award winners! For the second year in a row, #StateOBO dedicated $1M to support this GDI grant to ensure that the U.S. Department of State’s operations are #resilient, #sustainable and effective for decades to come. The 12 winning submissions include projects that will demonstrate #cleanenergy solutions, execute #conservation campaigns, improve waste management systems, protect water resources, provide #solar power, and heating and cooling for diplomatic housing. Join us in congratulating the winners below! https://statemag.state.gov/2020/09/0920feat01/

U.S. Embassy - Jordan
U.S. Embassy Harare
U.S. Embassy Lilongwe
U.S. Embassy - Dili, Timor-Leste
U.S. Embassy, Nepal
U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta
U.S. Embassy Rangoon
U.S. Embassy North Macedonia
Embaixada EUA Brasil / US Embassy Brazil
U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan / Посольство США в Казахстане
Embajada de Estados Unidos en Panamá
Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Mali

U.S. Department of State's Greening Diplomacy Initiative - GDI
Statemag
#collaboration #collaborativework #leadership #innovation #diplomacyabroad

#OBOTriviaTuesday: Earlier this year, #StateOBO held the topping out ceremony on the 12-acre site of this new U.S. facil...
09/01/2020

#OBOTriviaTuesday: Earlier this year, #StateOBO held the topping out ceremony on the 12-acre site of this new U.S. facility. Throughout the duration of the project, an estimated $33 million is being invested in the local economy and an estimated workforce of over 1,000 American, local, and third-country workers are involved in the construction. The overall #design is influenced by the topography of the site, characterized with its marked rocky formations on a steep slope. It first broke ground in 2017, as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary year of bilateral relations between the United States and this country. Think you know which facility this is? Comment your guesses below!

A. U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia
B. U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico
C. U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger
D. U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India
#TriviaTuesday #TriviaTime #trivia #funfacts

New #jobopenings at #StateOBO. Check them out below and apply now!Physical Security Engineer - Security ManagementDeadli...
08/27/2020

New #jobopenings at #StateOBO. Check them out below and apply now!

Physical Security Engineer - Security Management
Deadline 09/06: https://bit.ly/2Ea91F3

Interior Designer - Design and Engineering
Deadline 09/07: https://bit.ly/2YCcPpy

General Engineer (Project Coordinator) - Special Projects Coordination
Deadline 09/07: https://bit.ly/2Ev7klq

Architect (Project Coordinator) - Special Projects Coordination
Deadline 09/07: https://bit.ly/3gDDgkG
U.S. Department of State - Careers
#nowhiring #careerdevelopment #diplomacyabroad #jobsearch #jobseekers

#StateOBO welcomed interested #ForeignService bidders to join us to learn more about open opportunities for next year at...
08/26/2020

#StateOBO welcomed interested #ForeignService bidders to join us to learn more about open opportunities for next year at a virtual session! Looking forward to working with the new and old officers who will be joining us to support U.S. foreign policy and represent the American people! #foreignservicecareer #careerdevelopment #internationalopportunities #diplomacyabroad #crossculturalcollaboration #diversityandinclusion

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This diplomatic facility is situated on a 37-acre site and consists of several facilities.  It was de...
08/25/2020

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This diplomatic facility is situated on a 37-acre site and consists of several facilities. It was designed by YGH Architecture and is known for its numerous features that protect the environment, including an array of #solar panels, #energyefficient lighting, and architectural sunshades that reduce heat in the building. The project was one of the first U.S. embassies in the world designed to be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Comment your guesses below!

A. U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar
B. U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea
C. U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan
D. U.S. Embassy in Quito, Equador

#triviatuesday #trivia #funfacts #ADA

Our Diplomatic Residential Initiative strategic priority is enhancing the quality of life for the overseas diplomatic co...
08/20/2020

Our Diplomatic Residential Initiative strategic priority is enhancing the quality of life for the overseas diplomatic corps and their families through housing investments. In August, #StateOBO purchased a housing campus in #SantoDomingo that we had been leasing for many years. The compound was built to OBO's seismic, life #safety, and #security standards and is conveniently located less than one mile from the Embassy. Notable effort by the team to improve security, safety, and the overall well-being of residents and staff in Santo Domingo. #diplomacyabroad #internationalaffairs #internationalrealestate #globalrealestate #realestatedevelopment

The #COVID19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way that we all conduct business. While things may look and feel dif...
08/19/2020

The #COVID19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way that we all conduct business. While things may look and feel different, #StateOBO's commitment to engaging industry and communicating opportunities to do business with us is unchanged. Our team was glad to meet Robins & Morton this week to learn more about their firm and discuss the OBO program and our portfolio of work. We host these opportunities with firms interested in learning more about us. For more information, email [email protected]!
#industryengagement #collaboration #collaborativework #partnership

#OBOTriviaTuesday: The Fund to Conserve United States Diplomatic Treasures Abroad was created as a public-private partne...
08/18/2020

#OBOTriviaTuesday: The Fund to Conserve United States Diplomatic Treasures Abroad was created as a public-private partnership to promote – through fundraising – the conservation and preservation of the U.S. Department of State's #heritage collections as well as its buildings of cultural and architectural significance. The Secretary's Culturally Significant Property below is known for the monumental bronze entrance doors on the U.S. Ambassador's Residence. The doors were a part of the original design of the facility which began in 1926 and was completed in 1931. The Fund to Conserve was an integral part of the conservation project to clean, restore, and create maintenance protocols for the entrance to this Ambassador's Residence. OBO's Office of Cultural Heritage also worked on preserving components of this residence, such the bronze fountain located in the sunken garden. Can you name this Ambassador's Residence?

A. U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Hanoi, Vietnam
B. U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo, Japan
C. U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Lima, Peru
D. U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Helsinki, Finland

#historicpreservation #AmbassadorsResidence #triviatuesday #trivia #funfacts

#StateOBO's annual Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, September 22 and will be held virtuall...
08/17/2020

#StateOBO's annual Industry Advisory Group (IAG) meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, September 22 and will be held virtually via Webex. Registration is available on our website linked here: https://lnkd.in/ewvXyAi. To receive notices about these and other events with OBO, please join our distribution list: https://bit.ly/3aicFIA
#industrynews #industryinsights #industryevent #IAG #leadership #collaboration #innovation #virtualevent
U.S. Department of State

#StateOBO purchased an 11.8-acre property in Mauritius to build a new Embassy in #PortLouis.  The new U.S. Embassy will ...
08/13/2020

#StateOBO purchased an 11.8-acre property in Mauritius to build a new Embassy in #PortLouis. The new U.S. Embassy will be a multi-building campus that demonstrates the enduring bilateral relations between the United States and Mauritius. #Construction will not begin for another few years, but when complete it will provide a secure, #sustainable, and modern platform that supports U.S. Embassy staff advancing American #diplomacy. The campus will conserve energy, utilize the latest technologies and approaches, and respect the local environment and resources. Great milestone for the planning, real estate, and project teams!

The United States is in the planning phase of building a new Embassy in Mauritius. Today, we are one step closer and are pleased to announce the purchase of 11.8-acres (47,600 square meters) of land in Moka Smart City.

The new Embassy will allow us to better serve both American and Mauritian citizens.The U.S. government will invest more than $250 million to plan, design, and build the new U.S. Embassy. This investment will support jobs and local businesses and contribute to stimulating and growing the Mauritian economy. In addition, the new Embassy will allow us to better serve both American and Mauritian citizens.

While construction on the site will not commence for a few years, the site acquisition symbolizes the U.S. commitment to Mauritius and establishes a U.S. presence for decades to come.

“The purchase of this land is a strong message to the Mauritian people that we are with you for the long term,” U.S. Ambassador David Reimer said. “The U.S. and Mauritius have a strong economic and security partnership and this new embassy provides a platform to continue our cooperation.”

The design and construction of the new U.S. Embassy is under the care of the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. The architect for the project is Richärd Kennedy Architects of Phoenix, Arizona.

We had a great Facebook Live event last week with DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm and tw...
08/12/2020

We had a great Facebook Live event last week with DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm and two of #StateOBO's Facility Managers, Doug Gerlemann and Kristy Rukavina. Doug and Kristy discussed their careers, the advantages of being in the U.S. #ForeignService, and the application process with interested candidates.

View the full Foreign Service Facility Manager application here and apply today! https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/specialist/career-tracks/facility-manager/fm-2020-0003/
U.S. Department of State - Careers

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This glass and ceramic #mosaic titled "Blueberry Garden" was installed in a U.S. Embassy in 2016 by #...
08/11/2020

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This glass and ceramic #mosaic titled "Blueberry Garden" was installed in a U.S. Embassy in 2016 by #ArtInEmbassies artist Andrea Dezsö. The new Embassy was designed by ZGF Architects and constructed by American International Contractors, Inc. of Arlington, VA. The building was dedicated in 2012 and this year marked the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and this country. Comment your guess below!

A. U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania
B. U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova
C. U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece
D. U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta

#trivia #internationalartists #triviatuesday #culturaldiplomacy
Art in Embassies, US Department of State
KCCT Architects

New job openings at #StateOBO! Check them out below and apply before the August deadlines!Architect - Office of Design a...
08/10/2020

New job openings at #StateOBO! Check them out below and apply before the August deadlines!

Architect - Office of Design and Engineering
https://bit.ly/30Oc8L7

Program Analyst - Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management
https://bit.ly/3kGqIMP

Telecommunications Specialist - Office of Design and Engineering
https://bit.ly/31CuNca

Management & Program Analyst - Office of Policy and Analysis
https://bit.ly/33GRL4u

Management & Program Analyst - Office of Facility Management
https://bit.ly/2DwJoOp

Architectural Historian - Office of Cultural Heritage
https://bit.ly/3gLhRqt

Engineer Technician - Office of Security Management
https://bit.ly/3ivUmlP

#nowhiring #jobopportunity #jobseekers #jobopening
U.S. Department of State - Careers

#StateOBO finalized the purchase of the site for the new U.S. Embassy Bangui in Central African Republic. The new Embass...
08/07/2020

#StateOBO finalized the purchase of the site for the new U.S. Embassy Bangui in Central African Republic. The new Embassy will provide a modern, safe, and #resilient platform to further our important relationship with the people of the Central African Republic.
U.S. Department of State

🎉 NOUVELLE: L'Ambassadeur des États-Unis en République centrafricaine (RCA), Lucy Tamlyn, a rencontré le ministry des Finances et du Budget de la RCA, M. Henry Marie Dondra, et le ministre de la Défense nationale, Mme Marie Noel Koyara, pour finaliser l'achat d'un terrain à Bangui pour une nouvelle ambassade américaine. ✍ 🏛️️ 🗽

L'ambassade actuelle, sur l'avenue David Dacko, est le siège des États-Unis à Bangui depuis 1978, soit 42 ans! Le nouveau site, qui est situé sur l’avenue de l’Indépendance, nous permettra de construire une ambassade moderne qui durera encore 42 ans et au-delà.

L'ambassadeur Tamlyn a déclaré lors de l'événement: « La signature de cet accord démontre l'engagement des États-Unis à l'égard de leur partenariat à long terme avec le peuple centrafricain. » 🇺🇲 🇨🇫

We're #hiring a General Engineer to join #StateOBO's Maintenance Support Division.  Applications are due by August 18: h...
08/05/2020

We're #hiring a General Engineer to join #StateOBO's Maintenance Support Division. Applications are due by August 18: https://bit.ly/2XwgzIl

Tag an #engineer who might be interested!

#engineering #jobopening #nowhiring #jobseekers
U.S. Department of State - Careers

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This diplomatic facility, completed in 2009, was one of the inaugural 2019 GDI #Resilience Award winn...
08/04/2020

#OBOTriviaTuesday: This diplomatic facility, completed in 2009, was one of the inaugural 2019 GDI #Resilience Award winners. The grant they received last year helped pay for a new rainwater system that was installed in drought-tolerant landscaping and was intended to reduce their reliance on water consumption. The system uses rainwater for irrigation rather than municipal water sources. Comment your guess below!

A. U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa
B. U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
C. U.S. Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan
D. U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

#triviatuesday #trivia #funfacts #resiliency #sustainability

Join #StateOBO and DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest for a Facebook Live event this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. EST!  We w...
08/04/2020

Join #StateOBO and DOS Diplomat in Residence - Northwest for a Facebook Live event this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. EST! We will be talking with two #FacilityManagers about their career paths, overseas experiences, and a day in the life in the U.S. #ForeignService at the U.S. Department of State. To watch, please visit www.facebook.com/DIRnwest/, and if you’d like to stay connected afterwards, register here: http://tinyurl.com/yahvd82v.
U.S. Department of State - Careers

OBO’s Planning and Real Estate #leadership tapped some of the industry’s brightest minds for a #virtual roundtable on th...
08/03/2020

OBO’s Planning and Real Estate #leadership tapped some of the industry’s brightest minds for a #virtual roundtable on the commercial #realestate industry's response to the impact of COVID-19. Noting that most firms are seeing high #productivity and staff engagement, the discussion explored how companies are supporting their people whether from home offices or in their transition back to the office. The group stressed the importance of #communication as organizations leverage telework as a new workforce planning tool and focus on culture, routine, and ritual. Thank you to our industry experts: Greg Cannito of Corvias, Maureen Ehrenberg, Michael Norton of JPMorgan Chase & Co., Suzanne Heidelberger of Fidelity Investments, and Barry Scribner of JLL. #CRE #virtualcollaboration #industryengagement #innovation

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The Mission of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support the Department’s achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad. These facilities represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.


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