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Image © Alan Silverman, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
The street entry of the U.S. consolate in Guangzhou, China, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is scheduled to open in May.

In December
 we reported that the U.S. Department of State had named the shortlists of architects selected to compete for commissions in its new Design Excellence program. The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations chose 11 firms from among 88 applicants to design new embassies, consulates, and diplomatic buildings. Nine others were chosen for renovation and rehabilitation projects. 

Today the department announced it has made its final selections. For new construction:
  • Ennead Architects
  • Miller Hull Partnership
  • Richard + Bauer Architecture
  • SHoP Architects
  • Skidmore Owings & Merrill 

For renovations/rehabilitation:

  • Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
  • BNIM Architects
  • Krueck & Sexton Architects
  • Weiss/Manfredi Architects
  • Zimmer Gunsul Frasca