Engineering work begins on US Embassy in Beirut

Arup has commenced work on the US Embassy in Aoukar, 11km north of Beirut City, Lebanon it was confirmed this week. Working closely with prime architect Morphosis, Arup will be providing integrated engineering services for the project, which is targeting LEED Silver.

“After several successful projects working with Morphosis, Arup is thrilled to collaborate on this embassy compound in Beirut,” said Erin McConahey, principal and project director for Arup. “We look forward to contributing to an excellent diplomatic facility for the Department of State.”


Client: US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Prime Architect: Morphosis
Local Architecture/Engineering: Erga
Embassy Architectural Programming: KCCT
SMEP, Site Electrical Infrastructure, Facades, Fire/Life Safety, Acoustics, Audiovisual, Lighting, and Sustainability: Arup
Landscape Architecture: Sasaki
Geotechnical Engineering: Schnabel
Blast Engineering: Weidlinger
Civil, Site Utilities, Security, ITC, Classified MEP: H&A
Cost Management: Morris Wade Associates and Dharam Consulting

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