Design Monographs Published

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations commissioned Weiss Manfredi Architecture to publish a design monograph highlighting the features of the New U.S. Embassy project in New Delhi. An electronic version is available for download on the Media page, and is included below for online viewing:

Project Status

T’was the Night before Christmas

“On the night before Christmas, kids run up to bed
While visions of presents still dance in their heads
Their stockings are hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nick will soon visit there

They quietly listen for sounds on the roof
Of a ruby red sleigh or a small reindeer’s hoof.
The roof that was tattered is now shiny and grand
A perfectly good place for Santa to land

Each stone is perfectly straight and nailed down
Giving Santa a smile instead of a frown
He carefully nods at the work that’s been done
As he hoists out the presents to give everyone

The workers that placed them with care
Are proud of their work even though they’re not there
They know that this Christmas will be filled with fun
Because of the hard work that they all have done

So if you need a Embassy or some other work done
Just call us today, we’ll make the job fun
We’ll come in a jiffy, we’ll come in a hurry
We’re not far away, we’re in New Delhi

We do Consular remodels, new roofs and new floors
Chancery renovations and even new security doors
To and your family, we wish you good cheer
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

Jeff Grace,
Construction Manager
OBO Regional Project Office
New Delhi, India
Community Engagement Project Status

Scout Troop 60 Helps On-Site Tree Conservation Effort

Eight scouts from Troop 60 joined on-site crews to learn about tree conservation, relocation, and to earn service hours towards their rank advancement. Scouts learned about techniques to ensure maximum survivability of relocated trees including how to judge root size and protection of the tree in transit. Check out the photos of their hard work digging the new location for the tree as well as the final tree in place.

Established in 1965, Troop 60 is located in New Delhi, India. Troop 60 is a part of the Boy Scouts of America, under Far East Council, and is chartered by the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India.

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Smog Guns Arrive On-site!

Three “smog guns” have arrived on-site to help reduce airborne particles during demolition and excavation. Each smog gun can shoot 83 liters per minute into the air to help capture dust and smog particles and bring them to the ground for treatment!

Project Status

Tree Relocation Commences

Relocation of dozens of large trees began in earnest in late November as the project team mobilizes following a COVID-19 delay. Arborists assist in trimming the trees and making sure they have the greatest chance of survival in their new homes. Arborists also help to identify trees trees that are too old or have disease damage, limiting their likely transplant success. The majority of the transplanted trees will remain on-site, with a few trees finding new homes on other embassy-owned properties in the neighborhood. Trees are essential in mitigating poor air quality, and the project team is committed to preserving trees with the best chances of long term survival.

Reports Semi-Annual Environmental Reports

Environmental Report – June 2020

Environmental Compliance Status Report #2

Period of compliance report: April 2019 – April 2020

Reports Semi-Annual Environmental Reports

Environmental Report – April 2019

Environmental Compliance status report #1

Period of compliance report: November 19, 2018 – April 19, 2019

public notices as published

Public notices published January 2019 pursuant to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Environmental Clearance dated 21 December 2018, Part B General Conditions item (ix) are copied herein.

Reports Semi-Annual Environmental Reports

Environmental Clearance Documentation

environmental Reporting

Pursuant to Part B General Conditions Item (x) outlined in the approval letter dated 21 December 2018, a copy of the clearance letter is hereby posted to the company website of the proponent below. Additionally, the meeting minutes for the Expert Appraisal Committee (Infra-2) meeting held on 26-28 November 2019 is included below, with a follow-up letter from project proponents dated 14 December 2018 notifying the jurisdiction of details of the meeting minutes requiring correction of minor discrepancies therein.

Press Release

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India

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Office of the Spokesperson



For Immediate Release


The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Announces the Construction Award for the
New U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India

The Department of State has awarded the construction contract for the new U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India to B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama.

This complex will provide a safe, secure, and modern facility platform for the Embassy community and those it serves.  Weiss/Manfredi Architects of New York, New York is the architect for the project.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 149 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 53 projects in design or under construction.

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 achieving U.S. foreign policy objectives.  These facilities represent U.S. values and the best in U.S. architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, construction execution, and resiliency.  

For further information, please contact Christine Foushee at, or visit

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Community Engagement Media

NDMC SMART Cities Tree Planting

Former Deputy Chief of Mission MaryKay Carlson hosts former NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar in planting new tress in front of the US Embassy in support the SMART Cities Initiative.