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 our senior project manager, Martina Mariani.
I was inspired to join the Agilité team because of its international culture, and its track record of delivering exceptional projects that leave a lasting positive impact on communities.
I'm a project manager for retail and office projects. Day to day, this involves overseeing the design process, coordinating with clients and stakeholders, managing budgets and schedules, ensuring compliance with regulations, and leading a multidisciplinary team to deliver successful outcomes for our office, retail and hospitality projects.
Agilité is responsible for overseeing and managing the construction process of a project. Our role is crucial in bringing the architect's design vision to life through efficient and high-quality construction practices. We coordinate and manage contractors, procure materials and equipment, manage schedules and budgets, ensure compliance with building codes and regulations, and ultimately deliver the completed project to the client!
I enjoyed working on project for a financial services client (who we can’t name) on a 1,300 sqm office in an iconic building in the centre of magnificent Milan. Witnessing the project transformation from plans on paper, to a functional workspace that enhances productivity and inspires collaboration was incredibly rewarding.
I believe Agilité’s strength is in the prioritisation of clear communication, attention to detail, and a collaborative approach that fosters strong relationships with our collaborators. As a project manager, I strive to ensure that our projects meet these expectations by anticipating potential challenges, and proactively finding solutions to ensure smooth progress and outstanding results.
The first projects I ever managed taught me the importance of effective communication and collaboration, which are central principles in not only my approach to project management but one of the core tenets of the whole company.
If a dream client were to call, it would be Apple, known for its iconic design ethos, innovative approach to technology, and commitment to sustainability. Working with Apple would offer an opportunity to collaborate on cutting-edge projects that integrate architecture and technology to create transformative spaces.
One piece of advice I would give is to prioritise understanding the local culture, regulations and market dynamics. Building strong relationships with local partners and advisors is invaluable when navigating potential challenges and seizing opportunities.
I can see Agilité leading the way in creating transformative spaces that meet the evolving needs of our clients in a way which positively impacts communities and the environment. I see my role as someone championing collaborative approaches, advocating for sustainable practices in all our projects and fostering creativity and efficiency in project delivery.
I envision Agilité continuing to lead the way in this area by integrating sustainability into every aspect of our projects, from design to construction. This includes utilising renewable materials, optimising energy efficiency, and minimising environmental impacts throughout the project lifecycle. Personally, I align with Agilité's sustainability values by prioritising resource efficiency and social responsibility in my work.
I think the biggest impact will be on sustainability: with increasing awareness of climate change and environmental degradation, there will be a continued emphasis on sustainable design and construction practices, such as renewable energy systems, green building certifications, and the use of eco-friendly materials.
In keeping with the theme of sustainability, I love exploring the outdoors and enjoying nature! I also enjoy spending time with family and friends. Finding a balance between work and leisure activities is really important to me, so I make sure to prioritise activities that recharge my mind.
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