The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted four design firms to rehabilitate the Walter Gropius-designed Athens Chancery, which houses the U.S. Embassy in Greece. They are:
Ann Beha Architects, Boston
DesignLab Architects, Inc., Boston
Machado and Silvetti Associates, Boston
Mark Cavagnero Associates, San Francisco
The firms were chosen from 56 submissions for “displaying a sophisticated understanding of the issues involved in renovating historically significant buildings and experience with rehabilitations of complex modern structures,” according to the OBO. “Each presented a diversity of projects which displayed a strong use of materials and context, and demonstrated experience with design and construction of facilities in a campus setting.”
The firms will submit detailed information on their organization and qualifications for the second stage of evaluation.