World's Coolest Offices | 2012

© Lawrence Anderson
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Grupo Gallegos

Location: Huntington Beach, California
Square feet: 40,000
Designer: Lorcan O'Herlihy

The office of Grupo Gallegos, an advertising firm known for Spanish-language campaigns, is housed in a former movie theater with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Custom white umbrellas--360 in all--are suspended from the firm's ceiling, referencing studio photo shoots and the glamour of Hollywood Boulevard. They also hide the office's otherwise exposed sprinkler system. Founder John Gallegos's favorite perk is the maple-floor basketball court.