Join fellow CREW Members for an interactive session led by Amy Watson
and Jane Catalano
of Noll &Tam Architects to explore how to navigate difficult conversations and practice them in a professional setting.
In the best of times, conversations around sensitive subjects can be difficult to manage. We will explore techniques for delivering messages to reduce defensiveness and achieve the desired outcomes as well as strategies to prevent the need for these conversations in the first place. We will round out the session with some practice scenarios.
Amy B. Watson
is a licensed architect, project manager, and Associate at Noll & Tam Architects in Berkeley, CA. Amy is a LEED Accredited Professional with 20 years of experience in libraries, higher education, workplace, wellness, mixed-use and multi-family projects. She has a strong background in space planning, programming and interior design, including furniture selection. Her career has ranged from working on corporate tech headquarters as large as 420,000 SF to crafting a boutique yoga retail shop at 235 SF. She enjoys working with clients to integrate their identity and vision into new spaces. Amy is currently a member of the CREWSF Governance Committee and former Programs Committee Chair.
is an interior designer and Associate Principal at Noll & Tam Architects in Berkeley, CA. In her 19 years of experience, she has been part of education, library, civic, retail, and commercial office project teams, both as the project manager of interiors projects and as a team member leading the interior design of larger projects. A LEED Accredited Professional and member of IIDA, Jane strives to allow people to find unexpected beauty in building design, as they would in the natural environment. She loves to read and get outdoors and has been leading the future “return to the office” space planning effort for Noll & Tam.