Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Architect Selection for the New U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 4, 2018

The Department of State announces the selection of SHoP Architects of New York, New York to design the new U.S. Consulate General facility in Milan, Italy.

The multi-building complex will be situated on an approximately 10-acre site in Milan at Piazzale Accursio.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 148 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 54 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 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 further information please contact Christine Foushee at, or visit


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