Construction of New U.S. Embassy Campus in Windhoek

New U.S. Embassy Compound Design

The United States is making a new commitment to the relationship between Namibia and America. We are building a modern, state-of-the-art U.S. Embassy that will be a platform for our partnership with Namibians on everything from health to economic growth to our shared belief in democratic principles.

The projected move-in date is 2023.

To apply for a job helping build the new U.S. Embassy, send an SMS to 081 335 0683 with Last Name, First Name and Position or write to

Campus Overview

  • Construction began in May 2020. The move-in date is planned for 2023.
  • The substantial new embassy campus will host several buildings and for the first time,
    our new U.S. Embassy will host the general public at our main embassy site.
  • The American Center will be incorporated into the main chancery building, welcoming to the U.S. Embassy the Namibian public who wish to learn more about America.
  • Consular services – support for U.S. citizens and visa applications for Namibians – will be offered for the public at the main chancery building.
  • The U.S. Embassy is American-designed, inspired by Namibia’s landscape and colors, and will be built by Americans and Namibians together.
  • BL Harbert is an American construction company that is under contract to construct the entire new campus. During the last decade they have built over 30 new embassies worldwide.

Design and Sustainability

  • The new U.S. Embassy will use materials that evoke the Namibian landscape including the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the landscapes of the Kalahari Desert, and the sandstone formations of Damaraland. The buildings will be covered with red sandstone and light-colored limestone.
  • The campus will use renewable solar energy, minimize water usage, and incorporate indigenous trees and other plants exclusively. Solar panels will power 50% of the energy needed for the main chancery building.
  • The final topography of the site will be terraced in a manner to maximize the benefits of the limited seasonal rains.
  • The campus will be landscaped using only drought-tolerant indigenous plant species. All invasive, non-native plant species on the campus will be removed and disposed of properly to prevent their spread.
  • Indigenous trees not located where a building will stand will be protected throughout the construction.
  • Construction firm BL Harbert will donate to Namibia new trees to off-set the impact of those that had to be removed for the new buildings.

Economic Benefit for the Namibian Economy

  • Over the course of the three years of build phases, BL Harbert plans to hire over 2,000 Namibian tradesmen.
  • In the coming months, BL Harbert will be ramping up their work force with over 50 workers constructing their temporary support structures.
  • Through the construction phase, dozens of Namibian companies will supply many materials and services needed to build a state-of-the art facility of this complexity.
  • Total economic benefit for the local Namibian economy is estimated to be over N$300 million (over US$17 million) during the next three years.

How to Apply: 

To apply for a job helping build the new U.S. Embassy, write to