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When old was newThought it would be fun to show you guys what 636 looked like when we were remodeling it into the studio that you grew to know. I first found 636 when I was looking at a building next door. I wandered around, unimpressed by the space but then saw this fenced in non-descript building next door and almost immediately felt a connection to it, even though it was a hideous mustard color.

Finding the right location for a move has always been a six month process at least. You have to have a lot of vision to see what a space could be versus what it is when you tour it. 636 was an empty facility owned by a cement company. We bought it and started the six month process of renovating it. Here's some images of what it looked like before we started construction:

This is the upstairs looking all the way to the back wall. This is before we built the massive wall that divided the studio from everything else. Also, there was no central staircase. The building was basically the lobby and a huge open warehouse.

Here's the upper deck looking into what would become Matt's office and my office (and later Joel's). The exit sign is over what would become the Left4Dead door.

And here's the warehouse looking forwards. Notice the stylish siding and the utility staircase leading up to the loft. Absolutely none of this was air conditioned.

Here's the lobby looking into Achievement Hunter and the conference room. On the left you can see a reception desk that used to sit in front of double doors leading to the warehouse.

Here's that reception desk. This became the hallway leading to the stairs from the lobby. The alcove on the left became part of that bathroom.

Here's a view from the second floor of the big wall going up. It had to be fire proofed to city code which required three sheets of drywall on each side. It was the most expensive part of the construction process.

Here's the staircase being built. At one point we were going to have to put in an elevator, but we expanded the sound booth by ten square feet and fell just under the requirement necessary to do that. Otherwise we would have had another enormous expense and significant loss of square footage.

The rest of our photos are slow steady progress to the place we called home for three years. It's difficult to imagine where we will be in three more.

On that note, I leave you with this last video of Geoff walking around touring the nearly completed building. Some of his 'this will be here, that will be there' comments are a little off, so don't get confused as our plans changed (like make up and green screen). Achievement Hunter fans will particularly enjoy his comments about his future office.

On to bigger and better things!
1 year ago  |  Comments (201)
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_laufangseo_ level 50
That is pretty interesting
#1  Posted 1 year ago
I do agree it is amazing that a place like that would become the place we know and love. They should have a moist breed painted on Gavin's new desk/ area
#1  Posted 1 year ago
Brent Promotions
Everything looks so small with nothing in it.
#2  Posted 1 year ago
I'm thinking it's a matter of scale, maybe? A big empty building is kinda hard to gauge, even with a person inside, but put a desk in there and you start to see what you have to work with.
#3  Posted 1 year ago
Brent Promotions
Good point.
#4  Posted 1 year ago
elBigCheese Sponsor
Can't wait to see a tour of the new office, and to see how you guys grow while you're there.
#3  Posted 1 year ago
I always liked 636, sad to see you move on but also exciting.

All the best!
#4  Posted 1 year ago
The feels have been touched :(
#5  Posted 1 year ago
In my special parts.
#2  Posted 1 year ago
naturalpwner Sponsor
No kidding. That moment in the video when Geoff says the achievement hunter office is big thinking it's only him and Jack. I wasn't prepared for those feels.
#3  Posted 1 year ago
zero_requiem Sponsor
More feels activated on my end as well :( . Looking forward to seeing the new office, and to new things from my favorite company
#6  Posted 1 year ago
good luck in the new offices...love you guys
#7  Posted 1 year ago
SomersetTime illustrator
Love it when Geoff says the Achievement Hunter office is 'Big'. Oh if he can only see into the future. lol
#8  Posted 1 year ago
scifgeek14 Hunter
I thought the same thing. especially since he said "where jack and I will sit". he probably couldn't even fathom what AH could and would become.
#1  Posted 1 year ago
drew Merry
thank you for this....while I've heard plenty about the other offices, this is the one that I've KNOWN RT for being at while I've become a fan and apart of this amazing community, its nice to see it from your perspective.
#9  Posted 1 year ago
It's amazing all the work you guys put into the renovations, i had no idea how empty 636 was. Even though i never stepped foot into the building i can't help but feel sad that it is now a part of your history. Still as you said, onto bigger and better things!
#10  Posted 1 year ago
I had no idea how empty it originally was. I thought it was just an office building. God damn guys. That's some impressive shit.
#11  Posted 1 year ago
I'm excited to see the possibilities that are going to come out of Stage 5. Congrats by the way on the move. You guys have made huge leaps and bounds over the years.
#3  Posted 1 year ago
drew Merry
^.....true story.
#4  Posted 1 year ago
smokernarb Sponsor
And now it's time to move on up :) How things evolve and change over time; things can only get better from here!!
#12  Posted 1 year ago
Mleavine Sponsor
So cool to see the process, especially with a construction background. Thanks for sharing!
#13  Posted 1 year ago
I love this journal entry so much. It's amazing to see how much 636 has evolved over the years and even though I am sad to see everyone's time there over, I am excited to see where the new building will go from here.
#14  Posted 1 year ago
The_Hybrid AHCommunity
I can't imagine what sort of space you will need next time around, you've essentially got a freaking aircraft hanger! But I'm sure in 3-5 years I'll be saying the same thing about your new skyscraper HQ building...
#15  Posted 1 year ago
jat666 Halo CE Nut
Roosterteeth is the new Skynet!
#2  Posted 1 year ago
in that picture ryans going to push everyone off.
#3  Posted 1 year ago
J4CK4D Sponsor
It is amazing to see how so much has changed. After everything is done in the new office it would be cool to see a tour.
#16  Posted 1 year ago
Ryyn_Strange Sponsor
it is amazing how much everything has changed, and will change as RT continues to grow and prosper. Here's to having to upgrade many times as you get bigger and even better!
#17  Posted 1 year ago
MereandRain Sponsor
Wow! Now I'm even MORE excited to see what Stage 5 becomes!
#18  Posted 1 year ago
We've only been here four days and it's really taking shape. This place is amazing.
#1  Posted 1 year ago
MikeAndersen Sponsor
Thanks for sharing the photos Burnie! Pretty cool seeing what 636 looked like before you guys remodeled it. Hope Stage 5 is everything you guys hope it will be. I'm excited for what Rooster Teeth will bring us next!
#19  Posted 1 year ago
hungryadamjo Sponsor
I didn't realize the amount of work that went into moving offices. Pretty impressive.
#20  Posted 1 year ago
dandypants Sponsor
So interesting to see the difference!! I'm so excited to see how the new office develops. :)
#21  Posted 1 year ago
Raise a drink to the good memories of 636, and to the future memories of Stage 5!
#22  Posted 1 year ago
Jordanny DigiDestined
You're still making me cry :')
#23  Posted 1 year ago
zack Forum Mod
#24  Posted 1 year ago
yelnocp Dirigo
I got that reference, but you might have missed mine
#3  Posted 1 year ago
as far as i know vizzini was the only person to say inconceivable. thats why i said my part. so i might have.
#4  Posted 1 year ago
It's really cool to see what it looked like before you guys got a hold of it. I like these type of journal updates from you.
#25  Posted 1 year ago
NeonRoberto Sponsor
Its amazing just looking at 636 during its renovation. It somehow looks both big and small at the same time. It feels big since its still very open and empty while it feels small as all the people and equipment we know and love aren't there yet.
#26  Posted 1 year ago
Joee human person
"As you can see, it's going to be a very big office." - Geoff

#27  Posted 1 year ago
Neptunium The Wolf
I love that video, especially the way you had organised it initially in such juxtaposition to how it eventually ended up, can't wait to see a similar experience develop over the next three years! Good luck with the new office!
#28  Posted 1 year ago
PeacefulView Sponsor
Good time in that building but it's off to bigger and better things where you can do so much more. It's sad to see you move but I know that you will use the improved space better.
#29  Posted 1 year ago
kris3113 Sponsor
This was really interesting! I really love seeing how you guys have grown and changed. I'll miss the old office, but I can't wait to see what you manage to do with the new space :)
#30  Posted 1 year ago
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