U.S. Embassy Compound – The Hague, Netherlands

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB), was retained by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners to provide building envelope consulting services for the New U.S. Embassy Compound in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Department of States New Embassy Compound consists of five buildings. The buildings are in a series of “pavilions” to house different parts of the program. The pavilions are connected together by circulation spaces and these wrap around a central service core. The public spaces of the building – the lobby, café and a grand stair between the ground and first floors – are all located to be visible from the approach and entrance to the building.

Red brick is the main cladding material and various patterns have been developed to help discern the hierarchy of the various buildings on the site with the office building becoming the most prominent. The list of buildings are as follows:


  • Chancery Office Building
  • GSO Support Annex
  • Utility Building
  • Main CAC
  • Service CAC

ABB provided waterproofing consultation for roofing, exterior walls, windows and doors, foundation, and below grade systems.