Things continue to move fast for Seattle-based Zillow, and now the online real estate company can add two Webby Awards to its resume.
Competing in the real estate portion of the 17th annual Webby Awards, an Oscars-style bash for Internet innovation, creativity and other wacky stuff, Zillow won both the People’s Voice Award and Webby Winner Award for its website.
Zillow, which also had its Real Estate App for iPad nominated, just gobbled up more office space at its downtown Seattle headquarters in the Russell Investments Center. These are Zillow’s sixth and seventh Webby Awards.
The company announced last week that it plans to take over floors 33 and 34 at the Seattle skyscraper, adding about 45,000 square feet of space.
Zillow employs more than 430 people in Seattle, with over 650 worldwide. The new space, given an allotment of 150 square feet per person, could accommodate another 300 staffers.
The company also recently opened a new office in San Francisco, building on its acquisition of HotPads. That facility has about 18,000 square feet, and is home to more than 60 employees.
Zillow shares continue to rise and the company now has a market value of $1.91 billion.
Lucid, based in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, took home the “Best Documentary: Individual Episode,” Webby Award for its work on a short film called “The Roper.” Lucid is a documentary studio that’s worked with big-name clients like Nokia, BlackBerry, Apple, Nike, The Gates Foundation, Wieden + Kennedy, Grey, Dentsu and Unilever.
There were 11 nominations from the Seattle area in total. You can see all the Webby Awards winners with a slick new “Winners Gallery + Archive,” which Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team helped make possible. The Webby Awards ceremony will air on watch.webbyawards.com on May 22.
Previously on GeekWire: A first? Zillow to conduct earnings Q+A with help from Facebook and Twitter