The U.S. Embassies in Maputo, Mozambique and Colombo, Sri Lanka are featured in Architectural Record’s Civic Design issue. Check out the article titled ‘New Standards Shape a Series of New Embassies and Consulates Representing the U.S. Abroad,’ which features several recently completed U.S. diplomatic sites around the world.

This is just a recent sample of our work – pre-merger both Integrus and YGH were involved with developing aesthetic concepts to bridging documents, engineering, interiors and construction administration for 20+ embassies and consulates worldwide over the past three decades. YGH worked with Allied Works on the Maputo Embassy. Integrus worked with ZGF on the Colombo Embassy. Of note, years ago Integrus and YGH worked together on an embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Administered by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), contemporary embassies present highly complex design challenges. They are often multi-acre campuses of buildings with offices, consular services, NGO outlets, event and meeting space, even housing for embassy personnel. Creating a welcoming presence offers amazing opportunities to reference local culture, craft and materials. Imaginatively fulfilling functional needs for security, resilience and sustainability helps to convey the ideals, technical innovation, and design leadership of the United States.