11 Renowned Firms Shortlisted by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

  • 07 Dec 2012
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US Embassy in Beijing, by SOM. SOM is one of the 11 firms shortlisted by the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings (BOB). Photo © SOM.

The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), whose mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. Government in U.S. foreign policy objectives, has shortlisted eleven design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide New Construction A/E (Architecture/Engineering) Design Services solicitation. The shortlist of firms, selected out of 88 prospective offers, presented projects that were “well conceived and executed, displayed innovation, and showed strength in identity and public image.” A complete list of the shortlisted teams are listed after the break.

The shortlisted firms are:

BNIM Architects
Ennead Architects
Mack Scogin / Merrill Elam Architects
Miller Hull Partnership
Moore Ruble Yudell
Richard + Bauer Architecture
Shop Architects
Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Steven Holl Architects
Studio-Gang Architects
Weiss/Manfredi Architects

The portfolios also established the design capabilities of the A/E firm and the lead designer, while demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and integrated design, and showcasing innovation in design technology. The shortlisted firms now must assemble their technical teams to submit detailed information on their organization and qualifications for the second stage of evaluation.

This is one of two IDIQ’s solicited under OBO’s Design Excellence program, which seeks to utilize the best methods and technologies to produce facilities that are outstanding in all respects.

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "11 Renowned Firms Shortlisted by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations" 07 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=303555>