And that’s a wrap — July is over and what a month it's been.
With projects won, others approaching completion, and everything in between, there’s a lot to catch up on from the past few weeks…
Our colleagues in Milan gathered under the summer sun to celebrate a series of successful project completions and enjoy a stand up comedy performance at WeWork.
The team recently wrapped up on this technical project for a well-known American athletic brand. The event presented a few challenges, but our colleagues worked hard for a fantastic end result. Well done all round.
Every month, we celebrate our international team by inviting a colleague into the hotseat to get to know them a little better.
July’s focus was Germany-based construction manager, Stephen Murray, as he shared a favourite place he’s worked, how he spends his free time, and a career highlight to date.
Get to know more about Stephen, here.
Congratulations to everyone involved with the completion of the interior outfitting for a well-known car brand in France.
A beautiful project for a pioneering brand.
The latest announcement in a series of project wins is a 650 sqm showroom in Milan, Italy. The Agilité team is very excited to get stuck in and begin work in the vibrant capital city.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Some of our Italian colleagues joined the team for a social gathering in France, and not even the rain could dampen their spirits.
Maria Luisa Daglia, country head (Italy), had the privilege of attending the esteemed birthday event at the duo of extraordinary venues Villa Mirabello in Milan and the rooftop of the Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas in Rome.
See all the highlights.
A new home for Hogan Lovells
Congratulations to the Agilité team for work on the recently-completed Hogan Lovells project in Brussels.
The modern 2,000 m2 office in the Belgian capital is all set to house around 44 employees. We’re delighted with the final result.
That’s a wrap, and with July coming to an end, we look forward to what August has to offer.
May was a busy month for the whole Agilité team, with site visits, industry events and the recent launch of our guide, Conscious Construction: building a sustainable supply chain.
Take a look behind the scenes and see what we’ve been up to in May…
In case you missed it, we introduced our latest guide, Conscious construction: building a sustainable supply chain.
The whitepaper, which is free to download, highlights the impact that every business decision has upon our environment, both directly and indirectly.
With industry experts offering their insights, the report looks at steps we can take in fostering a greener future — paying particular attention to the supply chain.
To find out more — and download your copy — click here.
Agilité’s country manager for Italy, Maria Luisa Daglia, attended MAPIC Italy in Milan on 16-17 May, representing the company and participating in panel discussions around the real estate industry.
Bringing together fellow industry experts and professionals, MAPIC focused on the impact of global events — such as energy consumption, climate change and the aftermath of the pandemic — while encouraging further conversations in our commitment to a better future.
We can’t wait to attend next year to see what advancements the retail and real estate sectors make over the next twelve months!
Our design and consultancy project manager, Lucia Cuyun Prado, and junior project manager, Frederica Pisacane, toured the Skypark Business Centre’s development site at Luxembourg Airport, thanks to organisers, LuxReal.
With elements like green roofs and terraces — that are able to provide energy savings via heat storage — rainwater collection, and a photovoltaic system, it’s unsurprising that the building will boast an extremely low carbon footprint.
Set to be one of Europe’s largest wooden structures, with a scheduled completion of 2024, we’re excited to see the final result.
Following on from her master’s degree in architecture and interior design at Ecole de Condé Nancy, in France, Cécile joined the Agilité team at the start of 2022.
In this interview, we discovered what attracted her to Agilité, what she does in her spare time, and her favourite music genre.
Get to know more about Cécile, here.
1. Tell us what attracted you to Agilité Solutions?
As a native Italian and having lived and worked in Dubai for over four years, I felt myself being drawn back to Italy, where the construction industry continues to grow and thrive. The role at Agilité presented an opportunity to hone my skills and tackle a new challenge. Plus, I really enjoyed speaking to human resources manager, Naomi Felix, during my initial interview, which further cemented my desire to become a part of the team.
2. Can you share a little bit about your background?
I have over 10 years of experience in the construction industry and a master’s degree in architecture. Having held positions in countries all over the world — including U.A.E, Switzerland, Iran, India, and the UK — I’ve worked with a number of high-profile brands which has allowed me to strengthen both my management skills as well as design, construction, and architectural knowledge.
3. Describe a defining moment in your career.
There are lots of moments! One of the most significant was when I went to work in Dubai — it was a completely different way of working, living, and interacting with others, so I was required to adapt very quickly.
4. What does your new role involve?
In a nutshell, I will be overseeing Agilité’s ongoing commercial interiors projects from start to finish.
5. What are you most looking forward to doing?
Developing my knowledge of the organisation, travelling to, and working in numerous countries across Europe, and maintaining total oversight throughout whole developments.
6. The phone rings and it’s your dream client… who is it?
Zegna — I worked on two extremely successful projects for the brand in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, where I developed a strong working relationship with the team.
7. When you’re not at work, where are we most likely to find you?
Now that I am back in Italy, I am enjoying roaming around, taking in the scenery and landscapes — something I really missed while living in Dubai.
8. Which country or city is at the top of your ‘must-visit’ list?
Japan — I have always been fascinated by the culture and architecture.
9. What’s your favourite productivity trick?
I find a good starting point is to put some motivating music on — anything from deep house to classical!
10. How would you describe Agilité Solutions to a relative?
A commercial interiors company with a growing reputation.
11. 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?
Europe, people are becoming increasingly aware of the need to be sustainably conscious — with lots of rules and regulations being brought into effect. My advice would be to adhere to the guidelines and make an effort in all areas of our lives.
Congratulations to our client, OKTA, on its recent LEED silver certification – awarded in recognition of its new office in La Defence, Paris – a single-storey, 950sqm space located the city’s Europlaza Tower.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.
Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings are helping to make the world more sustainable.
OKTA Paris achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Speaking about Agilité’s role in the construction project, Galia Minkara, Agilité operations director, explained: “We reused the existing ceiling and carpets, but when it came to construction waste, we collated and audited all output and sent 87% of everything we removed from the site for recycling.”
“LEED is a transformative tool that ensures a building is designed and operated to achieve high performance, improve human health, and protect the environment,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO, USGBC. “By prioritising sustainability, OKTA Paris is leading the way in their industry and helping USGBC continue towards our goal of green buildings for everyone within this generation.”
Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work. Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability.
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