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A Secure but Welcoming Presence in Kenya

United States Embassy
Nairobi, Kenya

“A permanent and living memorial, a triumph of hope and steadfast determination in the face of evil and intolerance.”

Grant Green
Undersecretary of State for Management, US Department of State

Political, aesthetic and security considerations guided the design of this new embassy compound, which was designed after a bombing destroyed the former embassy.

While ensuring the highest level security, the largest US embassy in sub-Saharan Africa also conveys a welcoming sense of openness to the people of Kenya. 

The design accomplishes this through the use of three elements: a porch area, outdoor gathering spaces and a separate consular section entrance. This consular entrance provides a less formal entryway for visitors, facilitating everyday business activities while enhancing security.


402,100 sq. ft. / 37,350 sq. m.


Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Structural Engineering