Silicon Valley is not too cool for school. The best example rests in its glitzy corporate campuses which fully comply with the valley’s famous “think different mantra.” Here, employees work (and play) in headquarters that rock in design and culture—boasting glass-walls, lush courtyards, gourmet cafeterias, herculean gyms, family-friendly policies, and fun, fun, fun. Apple’s solar-paneled mothership comes on line this April. But these youthful companies don’t flinch on productivity—they’re changing the world, proving a happy, well-designed environment is a more efficient one. Here’s a tour of inspired “think different” corporate world headquarters (in and beyond the valley). This is the future—cubicles be damned.