Cristen Colantoni

Associate Principal, Project Manager LEED AP

“We’re really good listeners and collaborators—both externally and internally. For clients, this means hearing how their space needs to function for them and creating something that is very unique to their particular ideas and desires. Within HLW’s family, an emphasis on mentorship keeps people, me included, growing and reinventing ourselves. HLW has the guns of a big firm, but it still feels more boutique like. On the ground, entrepreneurial. It’s important to me that my colleagues feel empowered and part of a team with a thorough understand of the big picture. I think caring about the people I work with is part of who I am, but it is also part of what my experience has been with my mentors at HLW. I’m not alone here in thinking that it is important to be a mentor.”