U.S. Embassy — Paris
Constructed in 1932, the first building for the United States' Embassy in Paris had not been upgraded to meet current Diplomatic Security standards for overseas facilities. The two buildings on the Embassy site are located adjacent to the Champs-Elysées, a highly visible and historically-significant property to maintain.
With our team's unique knowledge of historic sites and structures, we conducted a feasibility study of the existing buildings and other underutilized real estate holdings, the current operations & programming adjacencies that are critical to the daily life of the Embassy — and the impact updating the infrastructure for the future would have on operations within the embassy during construction.
This understanding of the delicate balance between the historic structures and security requirements enlightened everyone of the project's complexities.