Jacobs Engineering awarded contract for new Australian Embassy
Jacobs will deliver project management and contract administration services to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, or DFAT, for the construction of a new Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on the site of the existing chancery. The project entails the demolition of the existing embassy and the design and construction of the new chancery and is located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 16th Street, one kilometer from the White House. The new building is the most architecturally innovative Australian embassy project in a generation. Designed by Australia-based Bates Smart, the environmentally sensitive design includes a thermally efficient facade, a green roof with an extensive photovoltaic array and expansive use of natural light.