U.S. Embassy Niamey

Niamey, Niger
Contextual Research of Culture and Ecology

Adaptation and scarcity are themes that define the local ecosystem in Niamey, Niger. An understanding of spatial organization revealed in native tiger bush vegetation patterns inspired the site’s design and plant selection.

Fractal Geometry- Macro and Micro

Tessellating Cut Stone Pattern at Main Entrance

Sand-hued Masonry Color Inspiration

Looking to capture the essence of Niamey by studying the Nigerien capital’s people, landscapes, and ecology, Knot Studio focused on a landscape design solution that drew ecological inspiration from the region’s sometimes harsh environment—located as it is in a zone between the tropical West African coast and the Sahara Desert.

For a deeper look, see our case study.

Campus size
24.2 acres
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Design Architect
Miller Hull
USGBC LEED Certification
LEED Platinum
“An important symbol of enduring friendship with the people of Niger.”

U.S. Ambassador Eunice Reddick
Photography Credits: Kevin Scott