JDA is an American provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution software systems. It is currently rolling out a new style of office across its global portfolio, refreshing its existing workplace template whilst updating its workstyle standards.
Area’s brief was to create a smart Milan office in keeping with JDA’s US-based design palette, introducing a European ﬂavor with local elements.
Area has acquired a good understanding of JDA’s values and design approach from our previous projects for the company in London and Bracknell. This was particularly useful for the Milan scheme, where timescales were tight.
The main challenge was to make the best use of a relatively compact space. The open-plan layout creates a sense of openness while comfortably accommodating the planned staﬀ numbers. There are plenty of breakout and meeting ‘pockets’ for those seeking a place to meet, chat, relax or work in peace. The existing washroom and shower facilities were also enhanced. Stylish contemporary furniture, cheerful colour accents and features such as louvre-style ceilings and pendant luminaires add energy and interest to the space.
‘It was a pleasure to work once again with the JDA team, who helped to maintain the style and ﬂow already established on previous JDA projects. The client’s response to the final result has been excellent.’
Calvin Williams, Managing Director, Area