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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.

Weiss/Manfredi has been commissioned by the Department of State to re-envision the iconic embassy compound in New Delhi, India. The new design restores the early modernist Chancery Building and recasts the 28-acre embassy compound into a multi-functional campus. It builds on research into traditional Indian architecture and landscape as well as a consideration of the Embassy’s current needs for space, security, and sustainability.  

The project includes a new office building, a support annex, and a transformed landscape that will provides a secure campus for America's growing mission to India. A new tree-lined central green offers shade, connects functional zones across the campus, and introduces reciprocal relationships between the buildings and gardens. Inspired by India's enduring tradition of weaving together architecture and landscape, a series of cast stone screens, canopies, and garden walls introduce a resilient, integrated design language that brings the campus into the twenty-first century. 
 
Nearly sixty years after the opening of the Edward Durell Stone-designed embassy, the rejuvenated embassy compound expresses the symbolic values of American diplomacy through environmental stewardship and gives measure to America's democratic presence in India. 

Historic Edward Durell Stone Chancery building

President Obama plays basketball at the Embassy

Jacqueline Kennedy at the New Delhi U.S. Embassy, 1962

A central landscape defines the re-envisioned campus

Awards
Selected for Renovation and Rehabilitation Design Services Contract U.S. Department of State