Colorado Springs, CO—Congratulations to Allison Johnson of RTA Architects on earning her architectural license from the state of Colorado!
Allison joined RTA Architects in 2007 after receiving her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas in 2006. With a focus on educational design, her project experience includes renovations, additions, and new construction for RTA's educational clients throughout Colorado. Her experience includes Holly School District's new PK-12 school and Ignacio School District's new middle school, both 2013 award recipients from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). Allison is a LEED accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Before joining RTA, Allison worked as an intern for Engineering Ministries International (eMi) as part of a team that provides free engineering and design services in the developing world. That experience included two design projects: developing a year-round greenhouse to feed the hungry in North Korea and designing a university in rural Cambodia. In 2009, Allison traveled with eMi again to design a hospital renovation in Sierra Leone. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Hobart D. Wagener Traveling Scholarship, presented by the Architectural Education Foundation of AIA Colorado, and traveled to New York, London, and Copenhagen to study homelessness as it relates to Colorado. These experiences had an immeasurable impact on how she views her role as an architect—all design has the potential to better lives.