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Douglas J. Abernethy, Principal

Douglas J. Abernethy, Principal


Douglas received his Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University. After working in Nebraska, Montana, and New Mexico, Douglas relocated to Colorado Springs to join RTA in 2002. His expertise as a principal is facilitating the design process with RTA’s clients to ensure their goals and values are not only met, but exceeded.

Douglas believes strongly in a collaborative design process that includes owners, community, building stakeholders, contractors, and the design team. His ability to facilitate a project from the beginning to the completion of construction has led to highly successful projects in both the retail and educational markets.

Douglas' passion for education and collaborative efforts has led to numerous design awards over the last several years, including Golden Hard Hat Awards for River Point at Sheridan and University Village Colorado. Also, his work at Bear Creek Elementary and Arapahoe Ridge High School was honored with both the AIA South Chapter Design Award and CEFPI Merit Award.