BGT Brainstorm

The Miami-based interactive marketing firm BGT Partners has twice been named in Ad Age’s ‘Best Places to Work in the U.S.’ list, and they were #2 in 2011. The company has worked with such clients as Sony, Ryder, Office Depot, Walmart, Carnival, ADT and GE.

“Designed by architecture and design firm ADD Inc Miami and constructed by KM-Plaza, interactive agency BGT’s brand-new, custom-built, 30,000 square-foot global headquarters was crafted to make both Facebook and Google envious.”

David Clarke, CEO and Co-Founder of BGT, provided us with a list of items, features, and statistics that are present in the office space:

  • Zero cubicles, no right angles and countless collaborative spaces that emphasize and enhance innovation and flexibility – every work space is unique
  • Polished concrete floors; 14-foot exposed warehouse ceilings; industrial materials like raw plywood, rusted metal angle irons and barn-like wood paneling
  • An eight-sided conference room, the “Octagon,” with a 35’ ceiling, a 15’ projection screen and a 10’ spiral light fixture hand-made in Italy
  • An expansive, iPad-friendly conference table flanked by modern Herman Miller chairs and a working “garage door”
  • A spacious employee lounge complete with an open kitchen, built-in benches, a popcorn machine, an industrial-strength espresso machine and a performance area for in-house bands
  • Two “living walls” made from hanging plants in one of the collaborative breakout rooms
  • The world’s largest “floor-to-ceiling” dry-erase marker board used for brainstorming (30’ x 15’)
  • A figure-eight corridor that represents a mile if walked six times
  • 22 miles of voice, data and Internet cables
  • A transparent server room
  • Two large lecture rooms
  • A training space that fits up to 20 people
  • A creative corner with a piano and Legos
  • A library with industry-relevant books and articles
  • Custom-painted artwork throughout the office
  • A giant gong used to celebrate new projects
  • An interactive lab where clients’ websites are tested before pushed live