We’ve worked hard to recruit some of the most experienced global talent from the world of design, build, construction and project management.

And, each month, we put one of our colleagues in the spotlight so you can learn a little more about their role…

Next up, it’s Aurore Lossier…

1.  Describe your job in one paragraph

In my role as construction manager, I oversee and coordinate everything happening on an Agilité site. While ensuring seamless collaboration across teams, I also arrange and lead meetings directly with the client to discuss ongoing works. This position requires meticulous planning to ensure the project constantly aligns with the original brief.

2. Which one word or phrase would colleagues use to describe you?

Patient, creative, or eager-to-succeed.

3. Why do you think Agilité stands out from competitors?

The nurturing and creative atmosphere, which allows colleagues to advance and thrive in their roles. Each team member is a multi-tasker, which means we can offer clients a full-service approach and maintain a comprehensive view of the project at hand.

4. You have worked in some amazing places around the world. Which has been your favourite?

In the heart of Paris, within the renowned "Marais" district, I worked on a retail project for a company specializing in skincare, haircare, and body care. This company operated within the 3rd district.

5. What’s your biggest career highlight to date?

Simultaneously overseeing multiple complex fitout projects.

6. The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who is it?

​​The luxury fragrance brand, Diptyque's aesthetic has always inspired and interested me. The opportunity to work on a retail construction project for them would be a huge achievement.

7. What key piece of advice would you give to a client planning a commercial interiors project?

Collaborate with Agilité, as we have the expertise and passion to create innovative solutions and new materials that may not have been considered before.

8. When you’re not at work, where are we most likely to find you?

Travelling or visiting an art exhibition.

9. What’s next for Agilité?

I would love to see the company expand its geographical footprint even more extensively, meeting new clients, and completing more successful projects for world-leading brands across the globe.

10. As an organisation with sustainability at its heart, Agilité is dedicated to minimising environmental impact within the construction industry. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the sector, and how do you think we can rectify it?

Sadly, construction waste has a huge impact on the environment. I would like to see more initiatives to reuse waste materials to create something new again. This is something I’m seeing more of in the art world. In my own spare time, I gave some old electrical cable reels a new lease of life. Perhaps we can see more of this upcycling happen on a much larger scale in the future…


old electrical cable reels


after old electrical cable reels

(These are my creations 😉 : old electrical cable reel) .

We’ve worked hard to recruit some of the most experienced global talent from the world of design, build, construction, and project management.

Each month, we put one of our colleagues in the spotlight so you can learn a little more about their role…

Next up, it’s Stephen Murray, construction manager in Germany.

1. Describe your job in one paragraph

As a construction manager, I oversee and manage new retail and commercial projects mainly throughout Germany, and other parts of Europe if required.

2. Which one word would colleagues use to describe you?


3. Why do you think Agilité stands out from competitors?

Agilité puts a lot of time and effort into supporting and growing its team, which in turn fosters loyalty among colleagues who are dedicated and committed to the company — and very importantly — its client base. Agilité is also a well structured and managed organisation that is committed to successful project results that are delivered on time and within the client’s budget.

4. You have worked in some amazing places around the world. Which has been your favourite?

Working at the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki fitting out the AIDAprima. The cruise ship was 300 metres long and 40 metres high. I especially enjoyed working among so many different cultures — it felt like a city on water!

5. What’s your biggest career highlight to date?

To have been granted the opportunity at a very young age to be the site construction manager on an 18 storey office and car park project, starting from the ground up in my home town of Perth, Australia. I worked closely with my two mentors — the construction owner and the senior construction manager — who really boosted my confidence and allowed me to strive forward.

6. The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who is it?

A well-known global client who is honest, trustworthy, and seeks the professionalism that I know my team can deliver from start to finish.

7. What key piece of advice would you give to a client planning a commercial interiors project?

Do your full and comprehensive exercise of care and feasibility on the project to safeguard against any surprises, such as unplanned construction impediments and cost blow-outs.

8. When you’re not at work, where are we most likely to find you?

Most likely on a beach enjoying the salt water.

9. What’s next for Agilité?

Agilité will continue to strengthen its home bases around Europe, as well as maintaining and improving its reputation among new and prospective customers. We will also potentially expand into other parts of the world where opportunity beckons.

10. As an organisation with sustainability at its heart, Agilité is dedicated to minimising environmental impact within the construction industry. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the sector, and how do you think we can rectify it?

The industry needs to be made more aware of the bigger picture with more thorough planning, costs, and time allocated for, plus discussions through education.

One example out of many is that we need to provide waste containers for certain materials to be recycled. For me, water pollution is a key area, as many sites don’t consider ‘wash out’ points. This lack of care can kill plant life and make it difficult to sustain landscaping, along with contaminating waterways. One simple practice can be introduced on every site with a huge impact.

We’ve worked hard to recruit some of the most experienced global talent from the world of design, build, construction and project management.

Each month, we put one of our colleagues in the spotlight so you can learn a little more about their role…

Next up, it’s accounting assistant, Fabio Duarte.

1. Describe your job in one paragraph

As part of the finance team, my day-to-day role sees me performing accounting duties ranging from bookkeeping to client invoicing. My specialties lie in accounting, financial analysis and management, commercial correspondence and HR, and I work closely with our financial controller, Charles Delhaye.

2. Which one word would colleagues use to describe you?

Available. I try to be as helpful to my teammates as possible.

3. Why do you think Agilité stands out from competitors?

I think it’s our commitment to delivering excellent customer service. Throughout the entire project’s lifecycle, we maintain strong lines of communication, provide bespoke support, and ensure that the client’s wishes are being fulfilled from start to finish.

4. What’s your biggest career highlight to date?

I would say joining Agilité in the first place. It was a fantastic opportunity for me, and one that I couldn’t pass up. Starting at a company that has experienced significant growth in such a short period of time was a challenge I was very happy and excited to accept.

5. The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who is it?

It’s hard to think of one client, however, I’ve enjoyed seeing the work we’ve been doing with BIG MAMMA in Monaco, so it would be great to continue redefining spaces in the hospitality sector.

6. What key piece of advice would you give to a client planning a commercial interiors project?

Engage the help and expertise of the Agilité team — you won’t regret it.

7. When you’re not at work, where are we most likely to find you?

You can typically find me spending time with my family and friends, and more recently, I’ve been doing a lot of running as I prepare for my second marathon.

8. As an organisation with sustainability at its heart, Agilité Solutions is dedicated to minimising environmental impact within the construction industry. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the sector, and how do you think we can rectify it?

This is a topic that I am particularly passionate about.
One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry is the high amount of waste generated from construction projects. One quick Google research reveals that the industry is responsible for a significant amount of waste globally, at up to 40%. This waste can have a severe impact on the environment — contributing to pollution and the depletion of natural resources.

To rectify this, the industry needs to adopt sustainable building practices that reduce the amount of waste generated. This can include incorporating recyclable materials such as wood, glass, and steel into building designs, using energy-efficient appliances and equipment, and adopting methods such as prefabrication, modular construction and green roofs.

Another focus should be reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, making them energy-efficient and sustainable. This requires the adoption of renewable energy sources and the implementation of technologies that minimise consumption, such as smart building management systems and passive solar design.

In summary, the construction sector's sustainability challenges require a collaborative effort and a commitment to green practices that will minimise environmental impact. It requires collaboration between industry suppliers, contractors, and regulators to create standards and implement solutions throughout a project's lifecycle.

In a bid to manage projects more efficiently and provide an exemplary standard of work to our client base, Agilité began using cloud-based construction project management software, Procore in 2020. 

Here, we delve into the reasons why…  

Used in over 150 countries worldwide — and dispelling the notion that construction is one of the least digitised industries — Procore provides users with the building tools to manage risk, grow profits, and ensure data is secure, all the while boosting productivity and performance. Centred around one true, connected platform, all information is housed in a single app, granting users access and insight into everything happening throughout a project’s life cycle.  

Before Procore, we relied on traditional methods of project management, which were time-consuming and sometimes prone to errors. We also communicated with clients and subcontractors exclusively via email and telephone, which often led to misinterpretations and delays in project completion. As a result, we recognised the need for a more efficient and collaborative approach.  

Since this partnership began, Procore has not only helped Agilité to streamline our project management processes, it has also allowed us to improve communication and collaborate more effectively with clients and subcontractors alike. Team members are able to manage projects anywhere, at any time — a real bonus for our pan-European organisation. Benefitting from full visibility of a project, colleagues are permitted to swiftly identify potential issues and take corrective action before they escalate even further.  

Commenting on the transition, our project manager Zeid Shehadeh noted: “Today, everything happens on the platform — from the call for tenders, through to the final delivery of a project. We are now much more efficient, as all of the information we work with — both internally and externally — is stored and accessible in one place.”  

Supply chain manager, Vincent Joullie, added: "We try to use Procore for all aspects of the site project, and every day we go from strength to strength, thanks to the regular integration of new tools to the platform. For us, one of the major advantages of Procore has been to unite our teams around projects so that they run as smoothly as possible. We’re looking forward to our continued exploration of this powerful tool and its many integrations.” 

Design coordinator Cécile joined Agilité in January 2022, fresh from having completed a master’s degree in architecture and interior design at the Ecole de Condé Nancy, France.

Here, we find out a little more about our colleague - including what first attracted her to the role, her go-to productivity trick, and her dream client.

Hello Cécile! Firstly, what attracted you to a job at Agilité?

Agilité has a growing reputation across Europe, and the multiple locations in Paris, Milan, Berlin, London, and Luxembourg means we can offer services quickly and efficiently. As a lover of travel and all-things-design, it felt like a perfect fit for me.

Can you share a little bit about your background?

During my studies, I’ve completed a number of internships throughout Luxembourg — with both small and large companies. My very first position was with a construction company that builds houses and offices, and more recently, an interior finishes specialist — completing spaces with soft decor and furniture.

Through these placements, I was able to experience the entire building process, from start to finish, which was really valuable in my development. I’ve been putting all this learning to good use at Agilité.

Describe a defining moment in your career

Although I’m still in the early years of my career, I love travelling to client sites and other Agilité offices — meeting people face-to-face and discussing projects and ideas together.

What does your role involve?

I work from the Luxembourg office, focusing on project design and implementation, paying particular attention to the finishing touches.

The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who is it?

Good question! It’s my dream to work with a fashion brand. I follow all the major events from around the world, so to combine interior design with the clothing industry — within a flagship or pop-up store — would be an amazing achievement.

When you’re not at work, where are we most likely to find you?

I like travelling and shopping — something I’ve missed during the pandemic — and walking my dog Alpha, he’s a three-year-old Wolfdog, and very gentle.

Which country is at the top of your ‘must-visit’ list?

It’s hard to name just one! I’d love to explore South America, New Zealand, or perhaps Fiji — I’m fascinated by the culture.

What’s your favourite productivity trick?

I like to listen to music to help me concentrate. I love all kinds of music and have a playlist in the background most days. I’d have to say, my favourite genre is jazz.

How would you describe Agilité to a relative?

A growing, versatile organisation that offers a turnkey service to its customers. We think about every detail of a construction project — from start to finish.

Connect with Cécile on LinkedIn.


 At Agilité, we’re hyper-aware of the knock-on impact construction can have on the oceans and our planet’s water, which isn’t something that can be left unchecked. That’s why we’re proactively working towards reducing those negative impacts in our own operations and services. What’s more, we’ve also committed to donating 3% of our profits each year to help projects which we believe can help the building industry be more sustainable.

So, to celebrate all-things-socially-conscious, share tips for smarter environmental thinking, and remind each other just how much our impact matters, we’re inviting colleagues and friends of the business to take part in our quickfire Q&A. 

First up, it’s Dominic Wodehouse PhD, executive director of Agilité beneficiary, Mangrove Action Project (MAP).

Where do you fit into the environmental sector?

MAP is a small non-profit organisation, focused on mangrove education and restoration training. We run workshops around the world in a bid to improve the outcomes of restorationists — in terms of mangrove survivorship and biodiversity — as well as working with schools to ensure the next generations conserve these precious ecosystems.

Surprisingly, despite the increased interest in ecosystems that sequester and store carbon, the volume of published mangrove science, and the collective experience from conservation projects around the world, survivorship of such planting projects is very low.

To combat this, we demonstrate the necessary biology, ecology, and restoration process and take attendees into the field so they can really understand the intricacies of the ecosystem. It’s complicated — as Facebook would say — and more complex than terrestrial forests.

We are delighted that Agilité has kindly opted to support our work, as well as granted me the opportunity to present to the team in Paris in February, to explain what we do in greater detail.

MAP presentation Paris

From left: Ahmed Senhaji, Neil Coales, Dominic Wodehouse, Carl Elia, Zeid Shehadeh, Vincent Joullié, and Morvan Dishaw

Tell us a little bit about your role at Mangrove Action Project…

I have the honour of running the best mangrove restoration training team in the world! My role includes developing the NGO’s strategy, leading the pitching to — and interaction with — funders, leading the restoration workshop training, carrying the bags, taking far too many photos at each workshop, and occasionally pulling people’s shoes out of mangrove mud.

What made you decide to join Mangrove Action Project?

Prior to life at MAP, I spent 10 years in advertising. I was a decade too late, and it felt like a humourless, political sweatshop. Leaving that industry was an easy decision. Working out what to do next, not so much.

A previous love of trees took me into arboriculture in the UK, as a way into tree-based conservation. Plenty of reading and an MSc revealed the ecosystem that was most interesting was mangroves. I began volunteering for MAP in Trang, in southern Thailand in 2005, and became hooked by a technical conference on the same trip. In a speech, Robin Lewis, the legendarily mangrove restorationist, said the mission required ‘informed supervision in the middle’ between the academics and ground teams, and from then I could see where the rest of my life was heading. A PhD and lots of restoration teaching later, I’m MAP’s executive director — how bonkers is that?!

What song perfectly sums up your working day?

Hard day’s night by The Beatles. Most of my days start around 9am and finish the following day.

Tell us a fact about mangroves that you think people need to know:

Facing a big incoming storm, they can literally make the difference between life and death for coastal communities. Chiefly because inhabitants had previously cleared their mangroves for rice farming, 110,000 people died and another 30,000 went ‘missing’ when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in 2008. Those protected by mangroves largely survived.

Which sector do you think could achieve significant social progress this year?

I’m hoping the funding sector could change their approach to working with NGOs this year and move away from burying said organisations in reporting requirements and budget line restrictions, and instead letting trustworthy bodies get on with what they do best.

Secondly, I’m hoping that governments will realise the need for co-ordinated policy and activity. There’s no point an environment department trying to protect an ecosystem when another —often more powerful — part of the same government decides on a change of land use for that same area.

Thirdly, that groups and companies that engage in environmental work realise that often the solution is social and holistic, not technical. For example, rural projects often fail because the community leadership functions poorly. People have limited livelihood options because literacy is much more of a problem than the statistics would have us believe. Many long-term problems in poor areas can be solved by much better schooling for girls, and properly training the teachers themselves. Building a school is a simple task, but can sometimes miss the point. Developing a mechanism that ensures well-qualified educators turn up at the school every day and teach, rather than offer private lessons for more money, is difficult.

What role do you think technology can play in creating a more sustainable future?

Technology can help us to deal with the long time-lag of CO2 reduction. Even if we reduce output dramatically now, it will still take decades for the levels in the atmosphere to decrease.

What do you wish you’d known about the environment, as a child?

I wish I had known about the impact of all the stupid stuff we did — lead in petrol, DDT, pesticides, the rush into shrimp farming in the mangroves, encouraging people into cars — and been able to do something about it.

What’s the single biggest threat to mankind, in your opinion?

Positive feedback loops building each other, such as the thawing of the permafrost in northern Russia or the release of clathrate methane from the seabed. How these feedback loops interact is poorly understood.

Or Trump in 2024.

If you were country leader for the day, what’s the one thing you’d implement?

Sign an executive order that automatically bans anyone from politics who wants to be a politician – they are clearly in it for the wrong reasons!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to get involved in environmental activism or advocacy?

Develop — and follow — your passion. Don’t try to cover everything but engage in an area you can be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about. Keep reading. Link up with groups in that topic – you’ll be amazed by the different ways you can help. Intern where you can. Develop the skillsets that make you valuable to organisations within your area. Master’s yes, but don’t assume you need a PhD. Lots of NGOs are run poorly and what senior managers need is an MBA in NGO management, not a research degree. Be prepared to live poor and skip retirement. Learn to network like Henry Kissinger and present like a TEDTalk hero.

Complete the sentence – in 100 years’ time, I hope…

I hope that we are not sitting in front row seats for the sixth extinction.

As the global population continues to work towards building a more sustainable future for our planet, there has never been a more important time for those in construction to understand the impact their work is having on the both the environment and the societies in which we operate – so understanding your carbon footprint is essential.

In its simplest form, a carbon footprint refers to the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by operations – including the construction process, transportation, and materials used. And, there are several common issues on construction sites in relation to sustainability — including energy consumption, waste generation, and material sourcing — but solving them doesn’t have to cost the earth.

At Agilité, we’re in the process of calculating how much carbon we’re emitting on our sites — through the use of materials, energy, and the waste we produce — to benchmark where we are, and how we could offset that amount through other projects, to achieve carbon neutrality.

Only by understanding, and therefore trying to proactively reduce our usage and reliance on some of the main producers of greenhouse gases — such as sand, water, other raw materials, as well as the high levels of power needed to operate a site — can we start to evaluate renewable and more sustainable alternatives.

For example, energy consumption can be reduced by swapping to energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems during construction, as well as using renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, to power the site.

As construction sites also generate a lot of waste — including generic debris, product packaging, and other materials — proper waste management practices, such as separation of waste, composting, reuse and recycling, can help reduce surpluses.

We know that sourcing sustainable materials can be challenging, particularly if it’s not a part of the client’s budget (read more in our ‘sustainable supply chain guide’) but it’s essential to reduce the negative impact of construction on the planet. Where possible, though, it’s important to use recycled or locally-sourced products — and choose materials that have a lower environmental impact.

That’s why understanding your carbon footprint and implementing sustainable practices on construction sites is essential for reducing the harmful impact of construction on the planet.

British fashion brand, End. — a leader in streetwear fashion — has landed in Milan, with a new store in the historic Palazzo Venezia.

The store fit-out project — imagined by interior designer, Brinkworth London, in collaboration with ML Architettura and Tekne Spa — and brought to life by European commercial interiors specialist, Agilité called for the complete transformation of the 1,800 sqm space.

Set across three levels, the new store boasts impressive windows and a trio of entrances from Via Mercanti, Via Orefici, and Piazza Mercanti — making the space not only a shopping destination, but also a passageway between Milan’s busy streets.

Agilité began work on the store in March 2022 before handing over to the client in February 2023. Now open to the general public, the shop is dominated by a 15-metre-high central atrium — complete with a crystal ceiling — which connects all three levels via a quartet of elevators.

The site had already been upgraded by the owner from an architectural, structural, and plant engineering point of view, therefore Agilité's objective was to inject a degree of luxury by selecting best-in-class subcontractors, natural — and at the same time — valuable materials, as well as high-end finishes, fixtures, and furnishings.

Carrara marble inserted in resin concrete was chosen for the multiple levels, and on the ground floor, a 'scarpa' terazzo effect was achieved using 10,000 6.5 cm pieces of quarry marble, which were inserted by hand as the concrete was poured.

To set the stage for merchandising, all END. product displays and walls are clad in a mixture of marble, Grecian stone, terrazzo, brushed stainless steel, and wood.

The building meets the highest standards and requirements for LEED and BREEAM certification thanks to the strong emphasis on the materials chosen and the sustainable components. In the pre-construction phase, Agilité partnered with the Greenwich Company — which provided technical assistance to demonstrate the compliance of materials with LEED and BREEAM credit requirements, as well as providing support for the environmentally sustainable disposal of construction site waste and its computation.

A sophisticated BMS system has been installed, which monitors the building's climate control status in real time, to ensure safety and energy efficiency — an indispensable requirement and strategic objective for all the properties in the Generali Real Estate portfolio.

Technical Data Sheet

Client: END.
Designated Use: retail - clothing store
Where: Via Mercanti 21 - Palazzo Venezia - Milan
Ownership: Generali Real Estate (Tiepolo fund)
Architectural project: Aldo Cibic
Project fit-out: Brinkworth-London,UK
Works direction local coordination: ML Architettura
Systems design: Tekne spa
csp/cse: Romeo Safety Italia srl
General Contractor: Agilité Italia
Start of work September 2022 - End of work February 2023

Agilité Profile

Agilité is a pan-European company specialising in fit-out project development in the office, retail and hospitality sectors. With headquarters in Paris and offices in Milan, London and Luxembourg, it supports the growth and expansion of its clients across the continent by providing turnkey fit-out solutions.

The company offers a wide range of services: from initial consultancy for space planning to interior fit-out and feasibility assessment. Agilité manages the project at every stage, providing technical expertise on any specific aspect, thanks to a network of high-level professionals experienced in space planning, design and construction services, with a focus on the office, retail and hospitality sectors.

Major clients include Mozilla, Singapore Airlines, The Instant Group, Five Guys, Hydrafacial, Fred Perry and JD Sports. NBA, Lids, Lululemon, END, Ok-ta, Zedra, QBE, Aurel BGC, Big Mamma. www.agilitesolutions.com

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