In lieu of asking “Are Traditional Offices Dead?“, we decided to round up some inspiring office spaces. The featured companies have decided to leave the cubicle farms behind in favor of creative and offices designs. Companies such as Google and Zappos have been highlighted in the past few years but it is evident that the non-traditional office is being adopted by companies of all sizes and industry.
3ROUNDBURST is a design firm located in Santa Monica, California. They cover an array of production fields from editorial development to motion design and branding strategies. Be sure to check out the custom art in their studio.
AKQA has been a force in the media development field since 1995 and has grown to over 750 total employees worldwide. One of their most successful projects was designing the first “Blade Interface” on the Microsoft XBOX 360.
Big In Japan
Big In Japan is a mobile application developing team located in Dallas, Texas. Their flagship application, Shop Savvy, has been widely celebrated as one of the best bar code scanning applications available on the iPhone and Android platforms. The office space is open and features a life-size Hulk figure.
Clearleft is a web development company located in Brighton, England. Founded in 2005 they offer big agency skills with small agency flexibility and attention to detail. Their offices feature plenty of custom artwork and some pretty unique desks.
Dusted Design is a graphic design and development organization located in London, England. They work with names such as EMI and the Discovery Channel. The offices offer plenty of natural light — and even has an open terrace.
The Ohio-based web development company has worked with the likes of the BBC and McGraw-Hill. One of the highlights of their office is their converted steel door table.
Fog Creek is a New York City based software company located on 55 Broadway. They focus on creating an inspiring and functional atmosphere for their employees with great furnishings and an in-office library.
Google’s Dublin campus is more of what the public has come to expect from Google’s office environments. That being said, the office remains unlike any other — with its outdoor meeting area and unique furniture.
The Taiwanese based company’s products have been celebrated for their hardware solutions for VOiP programs (such as Skype) for personal and professional use. Designed by XTRANGE, the office has moss-like covered walls and plenty of in-office greenery.
IZEA is a Florida-based social marketing company focused on word of mouth marketing campaigns. Check out their colorful offices!
Madison Ave Collective
Covering mediums from print to web based, Madison Ave Collective identify themselves as “freelance creatives” and “geeks”. The Oregon-based office was actually remodeled by the employees and embodies much of their culture; be sure to check out the custom painted mural.
One Mighty Roar
One Mighty Roar is a Massachusetts-based web development and design company. Home to blogs such as Build Internet and the Nonsense Society,the recently renovated workspace now showcases their signature purple accents.
Red Door Interactive
Red Door Interactive is a web development company located in Denver, Colorado. The offices are highlighted by sliding doors and tons of open space.
The company behind the web-based LEGO Indiana Jones games is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Much like One Mighty Roar, the Three Melons office has a strong presence of their signature color (in this case, a lime green accent) across the office.
Traction Marketing Group
The Traction Marketing Group has such a unique and interesting office. Self-described as a “creative incubator”, the Traction workspace is highlighted by its converted warehouse appeal and plenty of color.
The premier online broadcast company located in Petaluma, California. The converted cottage is home to the studio where the network’s shows are recorded and produced.
This micro-blogging platform has quickly become a household name, and this rapid growth has led to an office move for the organization. The new offices span over several floors and offer plenty of Twitter-themed artwork.
The Croatia based web development company has an office highlighted by modern furnishing, a back-lit bookcase and a huge outdoor terrace.
Yahoo’s Barcelona campus has a Jackson Pollack feel to it as many walls are splattered with paint (in a stylish way) and is well-lit with tons of windows.
Zurb is a design company focused on culture. Located in Campbell, California, the so-called “Zurbians” have worked with Facebook, Photobucket and the NYSE. They have a workspace that reflects their culture with themed rooms and plenty of color.
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