US Embassy, Oslo
US Department of State
Design diplomacy sensitively balances security and sustainability.
Through innovation, integrity, and sustainability, public architecture embodies the values of our democracy to promote justice, peace, and prosperity.
Public architecture must serve our fellow citizens, support our warfighters and family, communicate the values of our nation, and advance research and sustainability for the greater good.
Karl Stumpf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
It’s critical to design buildings with the flexibility and adaptability to manage change – from evolving program, technology, and organizational goals to the challenges of dwindling resources and climate change.