New U.S. Embassy in Niamey Receives Best Global Project Award by Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading construction industry news magazine, named the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger as the world’s best project in the government building category. The United States Embassy in Niamey was recognized alongside other global projects that exemplify exceptional design and construction. ENR will officially present the award during the ENR Global Best Project Awards ceremony in December 2022.

The Niamey Embassy represents the best in American architecture, engineering, and technology and sets a new standard for the design of diplomatic campuses abroad. The project, completed in 2022, is an example of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) commitment to safe, resilient and sustainable practices. Completed in phases, the project provides modern and functional facilities that serve as a diplomatic platform for Mission Niger. Miller Hull of Portland (Seattle) was the design architect and BL Harbert was the design-build contractor with Page as the official architect. The campus incorporates several energy-saving strategies, including photovoltaic panels that produce up to 750 kWh, shade screens and canopies that reduce solar heat gain by approximately 60%, and low-energy plumbing fixtures. low flow. A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), the Department’s first ever, complements the Embassy’s photovoltaic system by maximizing the site’s solar energy use and storage.

Since the start of the Department’s capital security construction program in 1999, OBO has completed 171 new diplomatic facilities and has more than 50 active projects in design or construction worldwide.

OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and help U.S. diplomats advance U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad. For more information, please contact OBO External Affairs at [email protected] or visit the Overseas Building Operations website.

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