014: Architect to Real-Estate Developer with Michelle Tam


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Our guest, Michelle Tam, guides us through her experience working for a pioneering real-estate development company in Hong Kong, Swire Properties.After spending over 10 years in the industry as an architectural designer working as varying sized firms including Henning Larsen Architects, Michelle is now an assistant project manager at Swire Properties.In this episode we cover:The experience of a project from the other side of the table,i.e. the client's perspectiveThe advantages of working for a real-estate company after working for an architecture firmA holistic view of the project vs. a profession specific viewWhen is the right time to transition from an architecture firm to a development firmthe role of happiness in your workunderstanding your strengths and interests