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Historic Structures Report

U.s. embassy in rome

The United State Embassy is located in the heart of Rome. The campus occupies nearly 6.5 acres within the Aurelian and Republican Walls. Comprised of the “Old Compound” and “New Compound” with portions dating back to 1 CE when it was part of the summer estate of emperors. In the 17th century, some of the current structures  were constructed for Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi. Only the “Old Compound”—known today as the Palazzo Margherita and the Twin Villas—are included on the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Properties.

KZLA documented the 2015 existing conditions of the entire compound’s landscape, as well as identification of the character-defining features, identifying the missing historic landscape features, and establishing the treatment recommendations. We also worked closely with the architectural historians to document the evolution of the landscape development.  


U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO)

Rome, Italy

6.5 acres

2015 to 2016

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