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Lauren's House Tour

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My co-worker, Lauren, was recently featured on The EveryGirl. She's also an interior designer and has a stunning home full of eclectic treasures. You can check out the entire gallery and interview here.

Lauren travels all over the world and recently started a business called The Department of Agra where she will curating and selling the treasures she finds on her trips.

She was asked a couple questions about our job and I think she gave perfect answers!

"What are your job responsibilities for the United States Army Corps of Engineers? How has your position changed over the years?The question I usually get when people find out I’m an interior designer for the Army is, “Do you use a lot of camouflage and army green?” It always makes me laugh. In reality, I rarely get to aesthetically design anything. I am a technical expert on commercial furniture, and spend most of my time reviewing bid packages for furniture.

I’m just a small part of a team that manages projects when new furniture is required for an Army facility anywhere in the world. Based on a series of review criteria, our team decides who will manufacture, manage, and install required furniture. When I first started, I was focused on administrative facilities, but about three and half years ago I was moved to our medical team. So now I support Army healthcare projects to ensure that they get the equipment and furniture they need. Over the years, I have also been given project management roles where I have more responsibility with multi-million dollar acquisitions. It’s very rewarding to be a part of a team that supports the lives and healthcare functions of our military and their families. From construction through occupancy, I love seeing how people interact and are affected by the products they receive."

Read the rest of the interview here!

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