September 10, 2022

Spotlight: JSLA Architects and Design Coordinates, Inc

YCO Cloud has engaged top firms JSLA Architects and Design Coordinates, Inc. (DCI) to provide its expertise in building its first cloud campus located in Light Industry and Science Park IV in Malvar, Batangas.

JSLA Architects is a renowned Architectural Design Firm tasked to localize Gensler’s design for YCO Cloud Campus One, a crucial component in ensuring that the YCO Cloud data center meets both international and local standards. Consistently voted as one of BCI Asia’s Top 10 Architectural Firms for over 15 years, they deliver not only on architectural design but the planning of highly productive spaces that is safe, efficient, adherent, straightforward, resilient and sustainable.

With more than 35 years in the industry, JSLA has worked with the country’s top corporations. It successfully delivered 40 of the 80 malls of SM, 30 buildings in Bonifacio Global City, as well as BPO buildings of Robinson’s, STI Academic Centers, National University, and countless other hotels, resorts, and residential homes.

From lead JSLA architects, “Working with YCO Cloud Center over the past year has been a pleasure. Our firm, JSLA Architects, is always proud to work with industry leaders, especially in the hyper-scale data center space for this endeavor. The collaboration between YCO, JSLA, Gensler, Syska Hennessy, Thornton Tomasetti, DMCI, DCI and all local consultants has effectively delivered the best data center of its kind in the country.

JSLA Architects share the same vision with YCO of not only building world-class, state-of-the-art structures but also gives prime importance to Sustainability and Green Architecture design solutions for all of our projects. We look forward to continue working with YCO in the coming years."

Coming on board to shepherd the Construction Project Management side for YCO Cloud, is leading domestic company Design Coordinates Inc., better known as DCI. Steered by fully qualified and competent professional construction project managers, architects, engineers, and technical personnel with proven integrity and dedication, DCI’s roster of clients include big names like Ayala Land, Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, SM Prime Holdings, SM Investments Corporation, Robinsons Land, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, and Metro Pacific Investments, among others. 

With its tried and tested system and approach to managing projects starting from initiation, planning, and execution – all the way to closing a build – DCI’s portfolio is a testament to its excellence in the field of construction project management since its inception in the 1970s. 

Some of its notable projects over the years include City of Dreams Manila, Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, Zuellig building in Makati, Philippine Stock Exchange Plaza in Makati, and Glorietta and Oakwood Tower. 

Together with YCO Cloud’s foreign design partners Gensler and Cloud Centers, JSLA and DCI add to the powerhouse of talented professionals working to deliver the 12MW facility to service the growing demand in the APAC region.