The Office of American Spaces

The Office of American Spaces develops and supports modern, advanced physical platforms for public diplomacy engagement with foreign audiences.

Established in 2011, the Office of American Spaces is the administrative support base that provides strategic direction, funding and training to the hundreds of American Spaces around the world. Based in Washington, the office consists of 26 staff members (23 in Washington and three in a satellite office in Vienna, Austria) who provide services and support to American Spaces and advocate for them across the State Department, with Congress and to other U.S. government agencies.

The Office of American Spaces resides in the Bureau of International Information Programs at the U.S. Department of State. IIP provides communications support for the public diplomacy initiatives and activities of all U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.