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Office Space

For ad agency creatives, dogs and scooters are welcome

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Alina Dizik is a freelance journalist who covers consumer trends, careers, lifestyle and small business for national publications. Her work appears in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Men's Journal and BBC.

Imagine designing an office for 1,000 young creatives.

To help boost creativity and ease long days (100-hour work weeks are not uncommon), the Los Angeles office of advertising firm TBWA Worldwide offers a basketball court and a “hiding space” to relax. Dogs are welcome.

Wide-open offices boost collaboration and healthy competitiveness, while long, straight “Main Street” corridors allow employees to scooter back and forth.

Office Space is a video series that peeks inside some of the world's coolest offices to find out how design and form meet function, creativity and productivity.