In a press release today by the Department of State:
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Shortlist for the Worldwide Design Services IDIQ
The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted twenty-six design firms for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Worldwide Design Services solicitation. The IDIQ provides comprehensive Architecture/Engineering (A/E) services for both new construction and modernization projects at U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide. The shortlisted firms are:
Allied Works Architecture
Ann Beha Architects
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Gensler/Black & Veatch (there is no website – Joint Venture Corp was founded in 2009)
Krueck & Sexton Architects
Lake Flato Architects
Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc.
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Mark Cavagnero Associates
Marlon Blackwell Architects
Miller Hull Partnership
Moore Ruble Yudell
Richard + Bauer Architecture
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Studio MA, Inc.
OBO received 136 submissions for this IDIQ solicitation. The selected firms presented portfolios demonstrating exemplary past performance, experience and capabilities of their Lead Designer(s), and a well-defined approach to the challenge of public architecture including a commitment to sustainability and integrated design.
In Stage 2, the shortlisted firms will assemble their technical team; submit detailed information regarding their past performance, team management, and quality control plans; and interview with OBO.
— OBO (@State_OBO) August 29, 2017
OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to host nations and support our 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.
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