The new U.S. Embassy compound is situated on 43 acres in Islamabad’s “Diplomatic Enclave.” The first phase of the project included a chancery building, office annex and Ambassador’s residence and was completed in 2015. The second phase included a consular annex, staff apartments and other amenities for the 2500 residents and was completed in 2018. The 1.5 million SF complex is essentially a self-sustaining city and includes a commissary, post office and indoor pool. The phased construction allowed the embassy to maintain operations throughout construction.
The design incorporated many sustainable design principles such as an on-site wastewater treatment plant that re-uses water for irrigation, LED lighting campus-wide, local construction materials, and automated building controls that reduce energy consumption.
Design Architect: Yost Grube Hall
Architect of Record: Page
Contractor: BL Harbert International
Images courtesy of BL Harbert