Wednesday, December 14

United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique

Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 13, 2016

In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Mozambique, U.S. Ambassador H. Dean Pittman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Todd Haskell, and local officials broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy Compound in Maputo.

The multi-building complex will be situated on a 10-acre site. The project will include a Chancery, Marine Security Guard residence, a support annex, and facilities for the Embassy community. It will provide Embassy employees with a safe, secure, sustainable, and modern workplace.

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Yost Grube Hall Architecture of Portland, Oregon is the architect of record, Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Oregon is the design architect, and Pernix Group, Ltd. of Lombard, Illinois
is the construction contractor.

As part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations completed 133 new diplomatic facilities since 1999 and has an additional 52 projects 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 our 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.

For more information on the project, please visit, or contact Christine Foushee at

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