U.S. Department of State
Mason & Hanger provided engineering design services for the design-build of this new $148.6M, 177,604 SF, multi-story embassy compound. Facilities include a new office building (NOB) with a SCIF area, compound access controls (main, consular, and service), Marine security guard residence, perimeter security, utility building, support annex, recreational facilities, and parking.
The embassy at Dakar is the second U.S. embassy in Africa to achieve LEED Gold certification, and is one of the most environmentally and technologically advanced buildings in all of West Africa. Energy efficiency is of the utmost importance as this post operates on power generated on-site by prime-rated diesel generators. Similarly, wastewater is treated on the site due to insufficient municipal sanitary systems; thus, water conservation and reuse were significant goals for this project.
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Contractor: BL Harbert International
Images courtesy of BL Harbert