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US Embassy Wellington

US Embassy Wellington

In November 2013, the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announced the construction award, through “best value” determination of the major rehabilitation project of the chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. This project, according to the announcement would include seismic strengthening, security improvements, and general building upgrades.

retrofitting the exterior of the Chancery building façade to meet DOS standards for seismic and blast protection, systems upgrades throughout the building (electrical, telecommunication, mechanical, plumbing, fire and life-safety, and technical security), seismically bracing all building equipment and infrastructure, handicapped accessibility upgrade, constructing a 110 gsm addition to enlarge the work area, and space utilization improvements. Site work includes: a physical security upgrade at the two vehicular entrances; new parking configuration; and new landscaped areas.

US Embassy Wellington

US Embassy Wellington

In November 2013, the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) announced the construction award, through “best value” determination of the major rehabilitation project of the chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. This project, according to the announcement would include seismic strengthening, security improvements, and general building upgrades.

retrofitting the exterior of the Chancery building façade to meet DOS standards for seismic and blast protection, systems upgrades throughout the building (electrical, telecommunication, mechanical, plumbing, fire and life-safety, and technical security), seismically bracing all building equipment and infrastructure, handicapped accessibility upgrade, constructing a 110 gsm addition to enlarge the work area, and space utilization improvements. Site work includes: a physical security upgrade at the two vehicular entrances; new parking configuration; and new landscaped areas.

Architectural Firm
Handel Architects LLP

 Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Building Type:
Residential

Stone Used:
Irok

System Details:
GridPlanx ULTRA 2.0

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