Canadian Chancery

Services Offered

  • Prime Consultant
  • Architectural
  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Location:
  • Value: $20M
  • Size: 85,000 ft²
  • Client: Foreign affairs, Trade and Development Canada (formerly DFAIT)
  • JLR Contact: Randall Romanin
  • Related Projects: Embassy of the United States of America – as local collaborating engineers Embassy of the United States of America - Front Entrance Addition Justice Headquarters Consolidation Project Canadian Embassy in Beirut Embassy of Canada in Haiti Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - Façade Hardening to Resist Blast Effects

Project Details

The Canadian Chancery in Nairobi, Kenya is one of a number of JLR Canadian High Commission and Embassy project throughout the world. We designed this facility in association with the architectural staff of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. 

The concrete frame construction is enclosed in glazed curtain wall and rendered masonry. Building systems include heating, air conditioning, tele-data, security and 100% emergency power backup.

An early reconnaissance trip to Nairobi by JLR and Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada personnel established the benefits of a “Made in Kenya” design approach.  Kenya is one of the more developed nations in Africa, with locally available materials, equipment and skilled construction trades.  Adaptation of the design to local materials and techniques enabled significant benefits in terms of construction cost, schedule and life-cycle maintainability.