gwawardsHere’s a fun new category in this year’s GeekWire Awards: Geekiest Office Space, where geeky = cool. Cryptograms on the walls, swanky furniture in the lobby, or a hidden room behind the bookshelf? That’s the type of stuff we’re looking for here.

This category is presented by Knoll, which is not only serving as a sponsor but also visited office spaces around the region to help us narrow a large field of nominees to the five finalists below. Thanks to the Knoll team for all of their work on this.

knollWe kicked off voting for the GeekWire Awards last week (see previous categories here) and we’ll continue tabulating the votes in the 14 categories as we announce new finalists every day. The winners will be revealed at the big GeekWire Awards bash on May 9 in Seattle.

Vote here, and see below for videos and pictures from each finalist.

 

47 Degrees: How’s this for a location? Here’s a glimpse of 47 Degrees‘ prime spot along Shilshole Avenue in Ballard. See this Facebook gallery for more.

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Appature’s headquarters, along Westlake Avenue in Seattle, boast stunning views of Lake Union, ample Nerf guns, bean bag chairs and a well-stocked Kegerator. The health-care marketing company moved into the space earlier this year, prior to its acquisition by IMS. See this Appature post for more pictures from the space.

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Lake View from Appature

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Globys: Features of this company’s Union Station space include a secret library and a fully-stocked pub complete with a Ms. Pac Man arcade game and a shuffleboard. See more from our tour of the space in February, including the video below.


Killer Infographics: This video from the Killer Infographics HQ speaks for itself, yo. (But you can also check out this post for more details on the space.)


Simply Measured: Tucked above a hair salon in a former photo studio in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is the 5,000 square-foot “global headquarters” of Simply Measured. Here’s video from our visit to the space last year.

The GeekWire Awards — originally started by Seattle entrepreneur Marcelo Calbucci — are in their 5th year now. Past winners have included Tableau Software, PopCap Games, angel investor Andy Sack, Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh, Zillow Chairman Rich Barton and many others. Tickets are available here or below.

Thanks again to Knoll, our Geekiest Office Space category sponsor. And looking forward to seeing everyone on May 9!

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  • Jeff

    This is depressing.. I need to get new offices :)

  • John

    For some reason I can’t imagine the geekiest office as anything other than a garage or a basement. Having swanky furniture and expensive office space just feels like the opposite of geeky to me. Geeks do what they do without the need to impress other people.

    • Big J

      Psssst. All of Killer Infographics’ furniture was hand built by the employees. Even the sound booth and climbing wall! (And it’s a cheap office space.)

  • Mike Mathieu

    How can we vote on geekiest office space without knowing the Walk Score, the Transit Score, and Bike Score of each?

  • truth hurts

    Bahahaha! Tip of the hat to Killer Infographics video. Keep it geeky!

  • http://www.facebook.com/beaujross Beau Ross

    This is easy… 47Degrees is the clear winner!

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