Designed by Walter Gropius in 1961, the US Embassy’s Athens Chancery is listed on the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property. The marble clad Chancery is Gropius’ largest civic work, a visible symbol of United States diplomacy abroad.
ABA’s design for the rehabilitation and expansion of the embassy compound will renew and revitalize both the landmark Chancery and the recent Annex structure to meet contemporary security, functional, and program needs. ABA is also designing a 65,000 gsf glass and steel addition, new compound entry, and new landscape and site conditions to support the workplace and embassy services. As part of the US State Department’s Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities initiative, the design integrates historic preservation, contemporary design, campus planning, and sustainable initiatives, supporting the highest levels of security, building performance, and design quality.