Tanzania Embassy Bombing Memorial

On August 7, 1998 the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were bombed in an act of terror. It claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent workers and bystanders. At the occasion of the 20th anniversary in 2018, a new memorial was consecrated in memory of the lives lost and forever changed.

Studio Tectonic worked closely with U.S. Embassy and the National Museum of Tanzania to design and develop a new memorial to commemorate the bombing as well as educate future generations of Tanzanians and visitors about the bombing’s importance today. Design and content development were provided for the overall architectural structure and exhibition components.


U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

National Museum of Tanzania


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Cultural History

Exhibit/Site of Conscience





Ben Fort Consultancy:
Architect of Record

A savage, desperate attempt to drive a wedge between Tanzanians and Americans, between the Tanzanian government and the American government, between peoples of different faiths, instead revealed and reinforced a bond. People of all faiths joined in condemning the violence and in praying as one for its victims. We consecrate this memorial in sorrow to the memory of those who were taken from us. We offer it in empathy for those whose lives have been forever changed. And through it, we recall the valor, the selflessness, and the generosity, which were so in evidence that day and which have brought our two peoples, our two nations, even closer together.

Dr. Inmi K. Patterson, United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (on the tragic events and the memorial)

Images: US Embassy