Athens, Greece

U.S. Department of State
Embassy of The United States, Athens

Designed by Walter Gropius in 1961, the chancery of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece is listed on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property. Our design for the rehabilitation and expansion of the embassy renews the chancery and increases connectivity within the complex of buildings and landscapes.

Our design integrates historic preservation, campus planning, sustainability, and contemporary architecture. It includes the creation of a new vehicular and pedestrian entrance to the campus, a new central entrance to the embassy complex, and an addition. A new curtainwall for the historic chancery is designed to meet envelope performance and security criteria while maintaining the appearance of the original facade. Additionally, a full restoration program was developed for existing historic marble, terrazzo, glazing, and ceramic finishes.

U.S. Department of State
In Construction
Project Size
Renovation | 178,000 GSF
New Construction | 65,000 GSF
Embassy, Workspace
Ann Beha Architects, now Annum Architects
Project Team
Ann Beha FAIA, Philip Chen FAIA, Katie Gerner AIA, Josh Lacasse AIA, Amber Freedman AIA, Ric Panciera AIA, Maria Tiliakos (ABA/Annum); Gensler (Associate Architect/Space Planner/Interior Designer); Thornton Tomasetti (Structural/Blast); WSP Group (MEP+FP); GGN (Landscape); Sorba Engineering (Civil); Jensen Hughes (Security/Code); Horton Lees Brogden (Lighting); GreenShape (LEED/Sustainability); Doxiadis (Local Architect/Engineer); BCA (Conservation); Cloward H2O (Fountain); Colburn and Guyette (Food Service); Langan (Geotechnical); Lerch Bates (Vertical Transportation); Roll Barressi (Signage/Graphics); SMW (Audiovisual); Sako and Associates (Technical Security)