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Designing the Ideal iGaming Office

Angie Sciberras is a professional design architect and spatial planner, known as Angie the architect. Apart from creating unique residential interiors, she has honed in on the design niche of iGaming offices.

Angie The Architect“I became aware of the way i-gaming has taken off successfully in Malta and how the sector requires well-designed offices that allow for a better-working environment, whilst keeping within budgets and taking in consideration of possible exponential growth over a very short time span.”

“Exceptional creative spaces attract the best employees in the industry. Optimal design allows space efficiency, maximising potential for excellent customer support and overall successful operations throughout the company. From experience I am strongly aware that having a good design allows the iGaming company to achieve a perfect balance between work and leisure. Ample unique spaces need to be created to satisfy the multi-characters and the multi-nationalities involved – spaces for collaborating and communicating, for chilling out, and for concentrating. It must all reflect the dynamic pulse of this industry.”

It has been a courageous move for Angie the Architect to categorically concentrate on iGaming clients. Upon going solo, after having worked with a few leading firms, she had only one month’s salary to back her up and not one single client to call her own. But in a matter of a few days, she was well into her first contract. Her personal know-how of the way iGaming companies operate has allowed her the confidence to work her way to a successful choice.

Angie The ArchitectIn order to get a feel of the company she plans to work with, Angie the Architect researches heavily about its history and growth curve. “I spend days observing operations, meeting managers and staff, asking questions. It is a time-consuming process but helps formulate a strong brief and a good concept. I don’t have a one-design-plan that fits all. Each project is unique to itself and linked to a clear understanding of the brand it represents. Linking brand and concept to the architecture is imperative in order to achieve space identity.”

Foreign investors in iGaming often require Angie’s assistance even before clinching a property deal. “At the property viewing stage, I’m asked to advise my clients regarding property potential and possible expansion. I know my way around the local scene, know all building regulations and work ethics, so I can project-manage from start through to finish. Once we have the right property in hand, my next hurdle is to work out a plan that makes for happy employees. Dynamic work ethics rely on this and my role is to create the right environment to make them and their company flourish.”

An interview with Angie the Architect by Marika Azzopardi

This article was published first on SiGMA Magazine. The magazine was launched at SiGMA show last November. For SiGMA17 sponsorship opportunities click here.

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