Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 18, 2013

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announces the selection of Ann Beha Architects for a major rehabilitation of the chancery facility and campus at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.

Ann Beha Architects was selected from a very talented shortlist of four architecture/engineering teams that advanced to the final round of presentations and interviews. Ann Beha Architects conveyed a sophisticated understanding of the issues involved in renovating historically significant buildings and experience with rehabilitation of complex mid-century modern structures. Their portfolio includes work on over a dozen historic landmarks, as well as on more than forty sites either listed on the National Register of Historic Places or located in National Register Districts.

This project was solicited under OBO’s Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities initiative, a holistic approach to project development and delivery which seeks to utilize the best methods, technologies, and staff abilities to produce facilities that are outstanding in all respects.

OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at or (703) 875-4131, or visit

PRN: 2013/1436