The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Architect Selection for the New U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Department of State announces the selection of Richard + Bauer Architecture, llc. of Phoenix, Arizona to design the new U.S. Consulate General facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The multi-building complex will be situated on a site of approximately 3.8 acres in the Cidade Nova neighborhood.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 147 new diplomatic facilities, with an additional 62 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 the host nation and support 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.

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Source: U.S. State Department