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gravitytank

Creating a space for a company that helps clients solve open-ended questions is not an easy feat. It should be a platform for innovation, a constantly churning think tank, an environment where ideas don’t just fly, but actually land and become real. Luckily, gravitytank approached the
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DigitasLBi

DigitasLBi office designed by NELSON. A shipping container in the kitchen. Graffiti on the walls. Wood pallets in the lobby. A hopscotch court on the floor. This is the Chicago office of DigitasLBi and while it “may seem crazy when you walk into it,” says Chicago and San Francisco Pre
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Tris3ct

Tris3ct’s office furnished by Desks Inc Conventional wisdom says that an agency’s office should be crazy, colorful, visually rich – a feast for the senses. Too bad Tris3ct isn’t conventional. The “3” stands for Fearless, Inventive, and Humanistic – values that the Tris3ct family
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Groupon

Groupon’s office furnished by Office Revolution “Can we chat?” “Sure, let’s go sit in the tree trunk in the enchanted forest.” Yes, this conversation can actually happen inside an office. And it does happen – at Groupon’s quirky, colorful, and enormous headquarters. “We wanted t
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Google

How does a culture develop in a company of over 50,000 people? And how does each office stand out from the rest? That’s all part of the Google “special sauce.” The culture at Google develops organically, in response to thousands of daily inputs – so in a way, it is just as alive as th
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Centro

Space designed by Horn Design Sunlight streaming in through the large windows. Glass walls. The EL rolling by. Exposed brick. Timber beams. That explains the physical space. More important, however, is what fills that space: laughter, energy, a genuine kindness and lack of ego, and co
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Threadless

Threadless is about making things. The culture is DIY to the core. And the office is littered with contraptions and innovations, creations and experiments – on the floor, the walls, even the ceiling. It’s complete visual overload… until you realize that this is the Threadless way. Hav
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Sandbox

Visitors get to know Sandbox Industries the second they walk through the door. And when you are greeted by a metal rhino, the message is clear. This is not the typical office. At Sandbox, part of the business is to build startups, which involves bringing people together to generate id
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Conversant

Conversant’s space designed by IA Interior Architects and furnished by Henricksen. Collaboration is a big buzzword these days, and Conversant (formerly ValueClick) has embraced it in a big way. With over 50 informal “scrum” areas scattered around its three-floor Chic
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Emmi Solutions

Stepping into the Emmi Solutions Chicago HQ is a bit like walking into the loft of an eclectic artist. Splashes of color dot the office, exposed concrete beams support 15 foot ceilings, and light floods in from the windows and enormous skylights. Orange network cables snake high above
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Ifbyphone

Space designed by Earles Architects and Associates “As soon as a new candidate walks into Ifbyphone, they immediately get a visual taste of the culture,” says Irv Shapiro, the Founder, CEO, and “Head Coach” at Ifbyphone. And there is a lot to nosh on – the colored carpet tiles which m
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Performics

“We never say no to an idea around culture,” says Eric Papczun, President of Performics US. And it shows. From the brag board to the beer cart, the Wii bowling competitions to the Scrabble game permanently laid out on a kitchen table, the employees at Performics feel at home in the co
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Tribeca Flashpoint

Howard Tullman’s vision for Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy was clear from day one: create a leading learning institution that prepares students for careers in digital media arts. But he has gone beyond that vision. TFA, having recently expanded into an adjacent building for a t
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Braintree

Braintree’s new 26,000 square foot space is a far cry from the company’s more Spartan accommodations in years past. Featuring a large open area and punctuated by the company’s trademark orange color, the office provides countless types of work environments, from benc
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Vibes

The answer varies from person to person: the kegerator. The hot tub time machine. The bridge. The outdoor space with the hammocks. The coolest part of Vibes’ space, however, is one that you can’t see until you “take the roof off,” according to co-founder Jack Philbin. Doing so would r
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Red Frog Events

Space designed by NELSON From the zip line to the slide, the trees to the (code compliant!) tree houses, Red Frog Events has some of the most creative office space in Chicago. Remarkably, the culture that has driven the design of the space has been ingrained at Red Frog since day one,
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Chicago Creative Space Introduction

The introduction video played at our launch party. This explains our concept and has highlights of videos shot at Dotomi/ValueClick, Performics, Red Frog Events, Vibes, MSDSOnline, Manifest Digital, Emmi Solutions, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, ifbyphone, and Braintree. Let u
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