Unified Consular Design Excellence Program for Foreign Service Buildings

Building Research Service (UP BRS) thru the National Engineering Center (UP NEC), in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), conducted a study focusing on the unification of the design of different consular offices in the ASEAN region. The project, which ran from 2015 to 2016, was pursued through the DFA Unified Consular Design Excellence Project.

The project took off from an inventory and survey of the current existing chanceries and consular offices abroad, including Ambassadors’ residences among others, and capped off with a facilities management training program for the foreign affairs offices. Through field observation, the survey focused on how the current Foreign Service offices were conducting operations on their workspaces. As output of the project, site selection guidelines, design standards and guidelines, and general design templates were formulated and developed.

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