Twenty-five workplaces in Tampa Bay have been named finalists for the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2018 Coolest Office Spaces.
Each year the TBBJ puts out a call for submissions for the coolest office designs in town and TBBJ staff members review and vote. With more than 80 submissions this year, narrowing down the finalists list took some work.
The Coolest Office Spaces awards produce new inspiration for companies looking to update or create new workspaces for their employees. Over the years there have been slides, arcade games and other surprises.
In March, TBBJ will name an overall winner, a video submission winner and a winner in four subcategories — best break room, most creative use of space, coolest office pet and coolest feature.
See the finalist businesses and workspaces in the gallery and below in alphabetical order.
Diamond View Studios
Florida Executive Realty
Front Burner Brands
Helios Education Foundation
Highwoods Properties - Spark/Velocity
Highwoods Properties - The Verve
Ryan Companies US Inc.
Symphonic Distribution, downtown Tampa office
Tampa Bay Wave
The John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa, Sykes College of Business
The Penny Hoarder
Yellowtail Realty Advisors
Category winners will be named on an invite-only event on March 22. Finalists will receive more information soon. CDS is the sponsor.