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With roots extending back to a two-person partnership formed in 1898, Page is one of the most prolific and enduring architecture and engineering design practices. Page architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, strategic analysts and technical specialists provide services throughout the United States and abroad. Our diverse, international portfolio includes projects in the healthcare, academic, government and science and technology sectors, as well as civic, corporate and urban housing projects. The Page portfolio consists largely of complex projects that benefit from our integrated disciplines and that make a significant impact on the communities they serve. We are guided by the three core values of creativity, collaboration, and commitment, and through the force of these ideals, we live up to our promise of design that makes lives better.

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Safety Security Buildable / Maintainable Low Complexity / Redundancy Environment Appropriate Cultural Integration


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United States Embassy / Kigali, Rwanda Page has a long successful history working internationally and in particular on projects in remote or frontier locations. An overseas project can have added challenges. In remote locations these challenges are amplified. Delivering projects in remote locations leaves no margin for assumption; the complexity of the process demands preparation for every scenario. Thorough pre-design analysis, contingency planning, and even threat analysis must be completed while also maintaining a maximum degree of flexibility during the process to accommodate unforeseen difficulties during any phase. While the design process integrates the goals listed below each has its distinct requirements as a Guiding Principal for facility design in these types of locations. ▪ Safety ▪ Security ▪ Buildable/Maintainable ▪ Low Complexity/Redundancy ▪ Environment Appropriate ▪ Cultural Integration

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Experience Working with a Safety Culture Safety is the primary goal for those who build, operate, work and reside in frontier location facilities. Safety is a constant un-ceasing process in any location. Remote locations amplify the challenge. Page is experienced in working with Safety and Health stakeholders and their processes. With years of experience Page has honed the design process to think safety. From how pedestrians and vehicles move across a site, to enhancing code protections where a local fire brigade is not viable, to clearances for maintenance activities on a genset or chiller Page understands how to assess the risk and respond accordingly. Examples: ▪ Designing valve, filter or other maintenance access points for easy access avoiding awkward, un-safe body positions for maintenance workers. Minimizing or eliminating the need for ladder access or having to reach excessive heights. Providing proper clearances and walk paths around equipment. ▪ “Hazard Identification Reviews” are part of our internal design review processes we seek to eliminate possible hazardous conditions in areas such as mechanical rooms, electrical rooms, genset yards, roof areas, etc. ▪ Enhanced fire resistive protection for a multi story building frame after a fire risk assessment reveals the local fire brigade is under staffed, inadequately trained and lacks reliable equipment.


Experience Integrating Security into the Facility Like safety, Security is a fundamental element for facility design. Whether in a high threat or low threat location security requirements have to be integrated and balanced with the project goals such as low complexity, durability and cultural integration. We have deep experience working with company security advisors and security risk assessments. Page has extensive experience in high threat locations as exemplified with our US State Department OBO (Overseas Building Operations) Embassies and Consulate facilities and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) projects.


Experience Designing Build-able/Maintainable Facilities Similar to the goal of low complexity designing build-able and maintainable facilities is another fundamental element in good facility design. This may involve the selection of simple, durable, low complexity - materials, equipment and systems. Examples: ▪ Selecting low slope metal roofing panels that are durable for long Service and Differential Service Life as opposed to a built-up roofing system. ▪ Using local building systems such as concrete block with a rendered finish if it can pass a strict due diligence review. ▪ Minimizing welded connections due to possible limited testing capabilities.


International Facilities / Remote/Frontier Locations

Low Complexity/ Redundancy

Experience Designing for Low Complexity/Redundancy The strategic goal of keeping the complexity of facilities, materials, equipment and systems appropriate to its location is a fundamental element in good facility design that Page knows well. Operation, maintenance and repair capabilities are often limited or not available in a timely manner. Low complexity enhances the ability of a limited expat staff or low skilled nationals to operate, maintain and repair facilities. It can also reduce the need to import high cost skilled workers for maintenance and repairs. Page is familiar with assessing the situation and selecting materials, equipment and systems with the appropriate level of complexity from exterior envelope systems, to high voltage vs. low voltage electrical gear to building management systems. Examples: ▪ Standardizing and modularized components so attic stock can be kept to fewer types, such as electrical breaker sizes, lamp types, pumps, valves, ceiling tiles, etc. ▪ Keeping buildings to two levels in lieu of four to diminish the need for elevator lifts. ▪ Using materials that can be constructed successfully using local labor. Investigating the appropriate strategy for redundancy of key facility components is critical for trouble free operations. ▪ Providing an extra elevator (lift) due to possible lengthy down times for repairs or parts. ▪ N+1, 2, 3 assessments for critical systems.

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Environment Appropriate

Experience with Environment Appropriate Design The Design team has to have on the ground understanding of the climate, terrain, vectors, hazards, etc. Examples: ▪ Hot humid climates present moisture management issues. ▪ Equatorial environments may present vector issues, such as a need to discourage snake attraction, rodent penetration/ habitation, mosquito breeding. ▪ The correct and effective HVAC system filtering from sand/dust storms, such as the Harmattan in Africa. ▪ Brush fire protection in the choice of exterior materials. ▪ Appropriate landscaping with clear zones for visible awareness of snakes. ▪ Discourage attraction of rodents to food service operations through good design sequences for food handling and trash.

Cultural Integration

Experience with Cultural Integration Page will work to understand the appropriate sensitivity and balancing of project goals and needs with respect for the local culture. All of which should help foster a mutual respect. Examples: ▪ The appropriate balance in the design of a perimeter security wall/fence between security and a desire to be part of the local community. ▪ The appropriate balance in the design between facilities for expatriate residents and nationals.

United States Embassy / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


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Energy Clients Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Air Liquide ARAMCO Bois d’Arc Energy Brooks AFB Direct Energy Lab CenterPoint Energy Saudi Aramco Schlumberger Valero Energy ZADCO Two Fortune Global 10 Energy Companies not listed due to confidentiality.

ADNOC Petroleum Institute / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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U.S. Embassy and Consulate Campuses Places that inspire. In 2001, Page began to pursue a new generation of design-build embassy projects offered by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Overseas Building Operations (OBO). Since its first commission as the design partner for H.B. Zachary Co. on the New Embassy Campus (NEC) at Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2002, Page has been a design partner on more than two dozen U.S. embassy and consular projects around the world. Although the size, complexity and contract values vary greatly, all of these projects share certain characteristics. All are active U.S. diplomacy and consular affairs facilities, so setting the appropriate image and integrating local cultural references into the design are crucial considerations. Each campus contains a number of facility types ranging from the dignity of a chancery office building to more utilitarian maintenance, storage and building services facilities; some aspects of modern embassy design involve sophisticated building technologies and intricate functional relationships. In addition to being designed according to extensive physical and technical security standards, each new State Department project is now designed according to LEED certification criteria. Despite the inherent complexity of these projects, each is tied to a fixed cost and delivery schedule with multiple construction document packages being issued for government approval in order to mobilize the design-builder as quickly as possible. This calls for a very high level of project management discipline by the design team reinforced by a strong sense of personal dedication by each design team member. Page is fully committed to OBO’s Design Excellence program, integrating our unparalleled understanding of the myriad functional, technological, performance and security demands required of modern American overseas diplomatic facilities and grounds with the State Department’s well-articulated Guiding Principles of Design Excellence.


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In 2005, B.L. Harbert International invited Page to become its embassy design partner, with an initial focus on African continent projects. To date this relationship has resulted in 13 OBO awards in African countries spanning the continent from the Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of South Africa. The U.S. Embassy Campus in Brazzaville, Congo, was the world’s first LEED Gold certified diplomatic facility, and the U.S. Embassy Campus in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso was the first LEED certified building in West Africa— since then, Page has helped get over 10 embassy campuses in Africa LEED certified or higher. Other major U.S. Embassy/Consulate projects delivered by the Page/Harbert team elsewhere in the world include those in Karachi, Dubai, and Kyiv; currently under construction are projects in Islamabad, Vientiane, Helsinki, Rabat, and Jakarta. Page also served as designer for design-builder CCE, Inc., on OBO consular projects at Guayaquil, Ecuador and Canberra, Australia.

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United States Embassy / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

United States Embassy / Phnom Pehn, Cambodia

United States Embassy / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


United States Embassy / Dakar, Senegal

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United States Consulate / Dubai, United Arab Emirates

United States Embassy / Brazzaville, Congo

United States Embassy / Monrovia, Liberia

United States Embassy / Kigali, Rwanda

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