Forrester Construction has completed a number of successful renovation and new construction projects on notable embassies, chanceries and ambassador’s residences. Having worked with the United Arab Emirates, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Malawi, the Kingdom of Morocco, Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Australia on construction of their Washington, DC offices, we are familiar with the unique requirements of diplomatic missions.
Forrester understands that these structures represent the dignity of the ambassador’s office and play an important role reflecting a nation’s cultural identity and heritage. This often involves importing indigenous materials and native artisans and coordinating work accordingly. We also work closely with diplomatic clients to ensure careful adherence to budgets set by the home country, assist with third party escrow account payments and accommodate the ambassador’s schedule as needed.
We pride ourselves in offering diplomatic clients the best possible value and performance through excellent subcontractor relationships, detailed estimates, budgets, submittals and thorough documentation, thorough project planning and ongoing communication. Forrester’s team develops master plans for embassy complexes that include renovated historic structures and new annexes, underground parking, formal gardens and controlled access perimeter security with secure check-in points.
For historic projects, or those in historic environments, in-house preservation experts seamlessly protect important structural elements and integrate them with modern telecommunications systems, security features and sustainability solutions. We also have extensive experience working in high-security, sensitive environments and building protected environments that allows construction to proceed without disrupting normal operations. Many chanceries are located on Massachusetts’s Avenue’s well-known “Embassy Row” or on International Drive in Northwest Washington, DC — an area with particularly challenging soil and topographic conditions. During preconstruction, project teams conduct in-depth soil investigations and create detailed site development plans for these projects.
As a local contractor specializing in this unique market, Forrester has the experience and skills to achieve outstanding results on any diplomatic mission project.