WXY Studio: How a Cross-Disciplinary Firm Prepares for Emerging Challenges (w/ Amy Hau, Colin Montoute)

In architecture, as with almost any business, the environment you create in your office can make or break your team’s productivity. But with pandemic protocols forcing many businesses to work remotely, meaningful interactions and a positive workplace culture are even harder to cultivate—but still just as important. Colin Montoute, director of architecture at WXY Studio, and managing director Amy Hau, brought their expertise to the table during our latest Best Practice webinar to talk about how they build a positive workplace environment so their employees can thrive.
In architecture, as with almost any business, the environment you create in your office can make or break your team’s productivity. But with pandemic protocols forcing many businesses to work remotely, meaningful interactions and a positive workplace culture are even harder to cultivate—but still just as important. Colin Montoute, director of architecture at WXY Studio, and managing director Amy Hau, brought their expertise to the table during our latest Best Practice webinar to talk about how they build a positive workplace environment so their employees can thrive.

Interview Takeaways
  • Over-communicate to keep expectations clear
  • Give people opportunities to contribute
  • Be willing to pivot to meet your client’s needs
  • Partner with other companies
  • Build trust with your clients
  • Create dialogue with your community
  • Help your clients plan their architecture
  • Equip your team to succeed
  • Add value to your firm
  • Frame your conversation around your client’s knowledge
  • Hire team members who will elevate their colleagues
  • Delegate tasks according to people’s strengths

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