Architect Clive Wilkinson had to convince Google that cubicles were bad for business. Cubicles are the worst — like chicken farming, says Wilkinson. They are humiliating, disenfranchising and isolating. Cubicles are the worst — like chicken farming. The renowned architect spent a few minutes recently with Dezeen, where he revealed details about how he helped convert Google from cubicle land to the modern Googleplex we know today, a world-famous headquarters filled with glass rooms, slides, and hardwood staircases.