A few years ago I took a sabbatical from the company to accept a contract with the U.S. Department of State as a Senior Interior Designer. My portfolio of 78 U.S. Ambassadors and Deputy Chiefs of Mission homes around the globe gave me the opportunity to serve our country, as well as install a modicum of at-home normalcy for these foreign service members who were frequently in very unsavory, unsafe circumstances. In accordance with Diplomatic Security regulations I am unable to show images of the residences' exteriors or interiors; however, below is a brief list of projects that were either fully realized or substantially completed.
Ambassador's Residence Helsinki, Finland
Deputy Chief of Missions Residence Johannesburg South Africa
Ambassador's Residence Asuncion Paraguay
As I indicated above there were many additional countries in my portfolio, and some were quite "glamorous" if not requiring my services during my stint with State; these included Beijing China, Rome Italy and Berlin Germany. What a shame they were off -schedule!