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U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India Breaks Ground on Expansion

Today, a highly anticipated groundbreaking ceremony took place for the re-envisioned iconic U.S. Embassy campus in New Delhi, India. Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism was selected as design architect by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) in 2015. Highlighting the deepening ties of friendship that support the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India Kenneth I. Juster, the Government of India's Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal broke ground today for a new chancery building for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Anticipated completion of the entire campus project is Fall 2027.

The first phase of this long-term master plan includes a new office building, a support annex, and a unifying landscape that will provide a secure campus for America's mission in India. The design enables the restoration of Edward Durell Stone's early modernist Chancery Building and recasts the 28-acre embassy compound into a multi-functional, resilient campus.

To watch a short film about the embassy and its design, click here.

December 22, 2020

U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India
The new design for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi recognizes the legacy of this important site while establishing a foundation for the future of Indian and U.S. diplomacy.