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Go Media HQ Construction Update

Hidilly-ho Go Media Army! I’m here to give you all a quick update on the progress of our new Headquarters. I’ll absatively posilutely not bore you with too many words – just lots of pics, Okily-dokily? It’s been a while since our last post. Construction has been moving painfully slow. We have a new schedule from our contractor. He has promised a September 1st occupancy permit! Lets keep our fingers crossed. Currently all the framing and most of the electrical is done. Drywalling is scheduled to commence this week, so the next set of pics should look dramatically different.

Without further ado – here are the latest pics. ENJOY!









One last photo… this is not for the faint of heart. THIS is what happens when you take a Friday off at Go Media.

Katie has still not recovered from this devastating hate-crime.

About the Author, William Beachy

I grew up in Cleveland Hts. Ohio and was drawing constantly. As a child I took art classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art and eventually became known as the "class artist." I graduated from The Ohio State University's department of Industrial Design. I have always tried to blend my passion for illustration with Graphic Design. Go Media was the culmination of my interests for both business and art. I'm trying to build a company that is equally considerate of our designers AND our clients.
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  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    You guys are mean for doing that to her. haha

  • http://www.colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    It’s looking great! Save a cubicle for me please!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    You guys are mean for doing that to her. haha

  • http://www.colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    It’s looking great! Save a cubicle for me please!

  • Dingo

    Thats awesome~

  • Dingo

    Thats awesome~

  • AndrU

    Man!, that’s amazing!, the designer’s dreams come true.

  • AndrU

    Man!, that’s amazing!, the designer’s dreams come true.

  • http://www.rippleview.com dark_knight

    nice! I’m gonna livetrace those electrical box snaps for some luscious vectors… or not :)

    peace

  • http://www.rippleview.com dark_knight

    nice! I’m gonna livetrace those electrical box snaps for some luscious vectors… or not :)

    peace

  • http://www.purebuttons.com Jeff Nemecek

    Loving the new office! Can’t wait ’till it’s complete! Always good to see the local companies taking it to the next level!

  • http://www.purebuttons.com Jeff Nemecek

    Loving the new office! Can’t wait ’till it’s complete! Always good to see the local companies taking it to the next level!

  • http://www.robotmojo.com JoMo

    That looks pretty mega. Stoked to see what the drywall will add. Been meaning to ask, does everyone over there prefer using PC’s to macs? Any particular reason if you do? I mention it only because i notice the box under Kate’s desk (or perhaps it’s a custom machine with multiple OS’s?)

  • http://www.robotmojo.com JoMo

    That looks pretty mega. Stoked to see what the drywall will add. Been meaning to ask, does everyone over there prefer using PC’s to macs? Any particular reason if you do? I mention it only because i notice the box under Kate’s desk (or perhaps it’s a custom machine with multiple OS’s?)

  • http://www.tshirt-factory.ro Tshirtfactory

    Wow….I dream for this day also….but i know is a long road.Anyway good for you guys the place look ok.

  • http://www.tshirt-factory.ro Tshirtfactory

    Wow….I dream for this day also….but i know is a long road.Anyway good for you guys the place look ok.

  • http://www.chrisobriendesign.com Chris

    The aluminum(?) framework looks really interesting. Is that a typical construction technique for a commercial building or what that something custom (more green maybe?) your contractor is doing? Will the drywall be going right over that, including the curved walls? It looks like the place will have a very open quality to it, even with the walls up. Will you be leaving those glorious i-beams and ductwork visible for that industrial look?

    Freakin’ excited to see the next round of pics.

  • http://www.chrisobriendesign.com Chris

    The aluminum(?) framework looks really interesting. Is that a typical construction technique for a commercial building or what that something custom (more green maybe?) your contractor is doing? Will the drywall be going right over that, including the curved walls? It looks like the place will have a very open quality to it, even with the walls up. Will you be leaving those glorious i-beams and ductwork visible for that industrial look?

    Freakin’ excited to see the next round of pics.

  • exigent

    At this point, jealousy has set in. My envy of your work and now workplace has only grown. Rock on guys!

  • exigent

    At this point, jealousy has set in. My envy of your work and now workplace has only grown. Rock on guys!

  • Ty (tzmedia)

    Great stuff, if I’m ever in the city, I’ld love to look you guys up!
    Is it required to be a Mac-head to enter the building, or aren’t you all that way? lol.
    Are you anywhere near the Winking Lizard by Jacobs Field (Progressive what-ev-er-r)?
    http://www.winkinglizard.com
    ty

  • Ty (tzmedia)

    Great stuff, if I’m ever in the city, I’ld love to look you guys up!
    Is it required to be a Mac-head to enter the building, or aren’t you all that way? lol.
    Are you anywhere near the Winking Lizard by Jacobs Field (Progressive what-ev-er-r)?
    http://www.winkinglizard.com
    ty

  • Jimmy

    I think it’s cool that you are so stoked, you even took picks of the electrical.

    WerdUP…and congratulations again!

  • Jimmy

    I think it’s cool that you are so stoked, you even took picks of the electrical.

    WerdUP…and congratulations again!

  • Alex

    Looks great guys! Like everyone else has said, I can’t wait to see the final results.

  • Alex

    Looks great guys! Like everyone else has said, I can’t wait to see the final results.

  • dana

    from blue prints to electrical units… you guys have come a long way!

  • dana

    from blue prints to electrical units… you guys have come a long way!

  • Chris Omlor

    Love the photo of Katie’s desk, that’s awesome you do that do each other. Keeps things fun. My last job we always did office pranks like that. All the birthdays the boss would take the employee out for lunch and all the staff would have a theme with their desk/office. We would totally go all out. Shipping and receiving was one of the funnest we got so much stuff piled in the office that you couldn’t even get in the office it was covered from floor to ceiling with everything you could imagine, an packing popcorn everywhere. Not to mention what we did to the staff cars. Anyhow, thought I’d join in on the fun. Keep it up :)

  • Chris Omlor

    Love the photo of Katie’s desk, that’s awesome you do that do each other. Keeps things fun. My last job we always did office pranks like that. All the birthdays the boss would take the employee out for lunch and all the staff would have a theme with their desk/office. We would totally go all out. Shipping and receiving was one of the funnest we got so much stuff piled in the office that you couldn’t even get in the office it was covered from floor to ceiling with everything you could imagine, an packing popcorn everywhere. Not to mention what we did to the staff cars. Anyhow, thought I’d join in on the fun. Keep it up :)

  • http://www.gomedia.us Liz

    We have yet to take Jim’s lead from The Office. Putting monitors in a jell-o mold might be tedious, but oh-so-worth the effort!

  • http://www.gomedia.us William A. Beachy

    @JoMo

    Well, I’m sure most designers would prefer to be on Macs… but in truth – we are 95% PCs. Why, you ask? Well, when I was getting the company started – back in 1997, I was BROKE. And Macs cost about twice as much as PCs back then. Also, all the business software I needed was also more readily available and cheaper for the PC. And that’s how it got started. We are planning on adding a few Mac stations sometime in the near future, but for now it’s PC ville over here.

    As far as PCs go – I have to sing mad praises to DELL. I’ve bought from a lot of manufacturers, and they’ve got the best customers service (so long as you’re still under warranty. Also – their OptiPlex line of boxes are the MOST STABLE. It’s not the highest line, but if you just trick-out an Optiplex you’ll never regret it. When we buy their super-high-end $4,000 boxes, they break.

    @ Chris,

    The metal framing is actually very common in construction these days. Though, I think it’s only used for non-load bearing walls. It’s a little more expensive, but better (straighter) and easier to work with than wood. Also, it doesn’t burn.

    Yes, the drywall goes right over the metal framing, even the curved walls. And yes, we’re keeping it wide-open. The I-beams and duct work will remain visible. I wanted a very open and airy feel to the place. I wanted to be able to look across the room and see everyone.

    @ Ty

    We’re not far from Jacobs Field, but not right downtown. From The Jake (now Progressive Field) you go over the Lorain Carnegie Bridge and drive West on Lorain to W. 45th. We’re right there. It’s about a 4 minute drive from the park. Not Bad!

  • http://www.gomedia.us William A. Beachy

    @JoMo

    Well, I’m sure most designers would prefer to be on Macs… but in truth – we are 95% PCs. Why, you ask? Well, when I was getting the company started – back in 1997, I was BROKE. And Macs cost about twice as much as PCs back then. Also, all the business software I needed was also more readily available and cheaper for the PC. And that’s how it got started. We are planning on adding a few Mac stations sometime in the near future, but for now it’s PC ville over here.

    As far as PCs go – I have to sing mad praises to DELL. I’ve bought from a lot of manufacturers, and they’ve got the best customers service (so long as you’re still under warranty. Also – their OptiPlex line of boxes are the MOST STABLE. It’s not the highest line, but if you just trick-out an Optiplex you’ll never regret it. When we buy their super-high-end $4,000 boxes, they break.

    @ Chris,

    The metal framing is actually very common in construction these days. Though, I think it’s only used for non-load bearing walls. It’s a little more expensive, but better (straighter) and easier to work with than wood. Also, it doesn’t burn.

    Yes, the drywall goes right over the metal framing, even the curved walls. And yes, we’re keeping it wide-open. The I-beams and duct work will remain visible. I wanted a very open and airy feel to the place. I wanted to be able to look across the room and see everyone.

    @ Ty

    We’re not far from Jacobs Field, but not right downtown. From The Jake (now Progressive Field) you go over the Lorain Carnegie Bridge and drive West on Lorain to W. 45th. We’re right there. It’s about a 4 minute drive from the park. Not Bad!

  • http://sugeeandersyn.blogspot.com Sugee

    I see an orb on the last picture on the right towards the bottom. Cool.

  • http://sugeeandersyn.blogspot.com Sugee

    I see an orb on the last picture on the right towards the bottom. Cool.

  • LizHunt

    We have yet to take Jim’s lead from The Office. Putting monitors in a jell-o mold might be tedious, but oh-so-worth the effort!

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  • Chris G.

    Just make sure the ductwork doesn’t vent from a printing area or shipping warehouse into your office space. :)

    I worked at a place where the ventilation system used the same ductwork for the offices and the warehouse where they boxed products for shipment, did minor welding and soldering, and some painting. The cardboard dust from the boxes was the worst. I spent the entire year I worked there sick because of it.

  • Chris G.

    Just make sure the ductwork doesn’t vent from a printing area or shipping warehouse into your office space. :)

    I worked at a place where the ventilation system used the same ductwork for the offices and the warehouse where they boxed products for shipment, did minor welding and soldering, and some painting. The cardboard dust from the boxes was the worst. I spent the entire year I worked there sick because of it.

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    hehe.. This page about office cubicles is good too.

  • http://www.cubicledepot.com muirfinnleers

    hehe.. This page about office cubicles is good too.

  • Tony

    Can we get some more updates, im real curious on how it looks cause im sure its way more complete now than this post.

    thanks!

  • Tony

    Can we get some more updates, im real curious on how it looks cause im sure its way more complete now than this post.

    thanks!

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  • Vinduer og Døre

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  • Dan

    Excellent job..
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