American Architects Shortlisted For New Embassy

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 115 months ago
American Architects Shortlisted For New Embassy

American flag Having announced plans last year to vacate the Grosvenor Square embassy, the US State Department has drawn up a shortlist of American architects to help design a new building. They're evidently trying to eschew the fortress-style bunkers characteristic of US embassies in some countries: the shortlist includes a couple of Pritzker-prize winning architects, and Richard Rogers is on the jury. Positive news all round, although we're still no closer to knowing what will come of the embassy's existing Eero Saarinen-designed home. (Image / Dru Bloomfield)

Last Updated 03 January 2009