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Employment Opportunites at RTA

Welcome to RTA Architects, a team comprised of seasoned leaders, visionary architects, and dedicated support staff. For over 40 years RTA Architects has created award-winning architectural and interior designs for the Colorado built environment. We specialize in healthcare, education, community, and commercial properties, delivering beautiful functional environments that serve the unique needs of their owners and occupants.

From our loft offices in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, our culture is open and collegial. You'll interact with many teammates and will find yourself engaged by multiple people at the same time. You will be a part of a firm where you will be working with seasoned leadership who truly value mentorship and helping team members to expand their skills.

We are proud of our collaborative work ethic and the fact that the majority of work we do is repeat business from satisfied clients. What could be more fulfilling than that?

We are an equal-opportunity employer and provide a full benefits package. For more information about life at RTA, please visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.

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  • Healthcare Project Architect
  • Digital Design / BIM Specialist
  • Architect
  • Recent College Graduate, Non-Licensed Architectural Staff

Healthcare Project Architect

In your new position as part of the firm's healthcare team, you will expand your craft and collaborate with architects who are profoundly impacting many of the area’s greatest projects such as the St. Francis Medical Center, Pueblo Community Health Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and healthcare facilities across the state. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging. Your primary duties including interacting with healthcare clients to plan, design, and assist in the creation of successful architectural and/or planning projects. You must have a thorough understanding of the practice of architecture and ability to develop high-quality healthcare projects. You will also be capable of leading and participating in client and team meetings and will be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior communications skills.

And while you are learning from us, we want to learn from you. You’ll provide input to help RTA continually improve our documents and systems and seek to obtain progressively higher-level assignments on a variety of projects. Come ready and excited to share your experiences, ideas, and career growth desires with us!

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of Architecture.

  • State of Colorado Architectural License or ability to pursue Colorado License.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of healthcare architecture experience as a licensed architect.

  • Superior communication skills to facilitate meetings with the client and project staff.

  • Creative thinking ability and excellent design skills.

  • Experience with governmental agencies regarding building codes and zoning ordinances.

  • Required skills: job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision-making, judgment, and problem solving associated with all phases of a project.

  • The ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to manage projects. Required computer skills: Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to perform work which requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance.

  • Salary Range: $73,000 - $89,000 (DOE)

Typical work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Flexible options may be available based on job responsibility and leadership expectations. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus comprehensive benefits. For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here. 

To apply, send a PDF or Dropbox link containing your cover letter, resume, and samples of your professional work to . Please include your name and the position ‘Healthcare Project Architect’ in the subject line.

Digital Design / BIM Specialist

In your new position as part of the firm's design team, you will expand your craft to support RTA project teams and our consultant teams. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging. Your primary duties are supporting staff implementing digital design tools and BIM technology across projects and staff. You will also be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior communications skills.

And while you are learning from us, we want to learn from you. You’ll provide input to help RTA continually improve our documents and systems and seek to obtain progressively higher-level assignments. Come ready and excited to share your experiences, ideas, and career growth desires with us!

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of Architecture.

  • State of Colorado Architectural License or ability to pursue Colorado License.

  • Minimum five (5) years architecture and design visualization experience.

  • Superior communication skills to facilitate understanding of RTA digital design tools and BIM implementation.
    Creative thinking ability and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with governmental agencies regarding building codes and zoning ordinances.

  • Required skills: deep knowledge of the BIM process and supporting Autodesk Revit, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision-making, judgment, and problem-solving associated with all phases of a project.

  • Experience with architectural visualization techniques. Required computer skills include Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. Experience with Dynamo scripting, Bluebeam, and other Autodesk software is a plus.

  • Ability to perform work which requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance.

  • The ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to manage projects. 

  • Salary Range: $70,000 - $95,000 (DOE)

Typical work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus comprehensive benefits. For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here. 

To apply, send a PDF or Dropbox link containing your cover letter, resume, and samples of your professional work to . Please include your name and the position ‘Digital Design / BIM Specialist’ in the subject line.

Architect

In your new position as part of the firm's architectural team, you will expand your craft and collaborate with architects who are profoundly impacting many of the area’s greatest projects such as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, the St. Francis Medical Center, and 21st Century educational facilities across the state. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging.

Your primary duties are: project work from inception through CD and construction phases; reviewing architectural documents for potential conflict with all disciplines; implementing RFIs and change orders; and participating in client and team meetings. You will also be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior communications skills.

And while you are learning from us, we want to learn from you. You’ll provide input to help RTA continually improve our documents and systems and seek to obtain progressively higher-level assignments on a variety of projects. Come ready and excited to share your experiences, ideas, and career growth desires with us!

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of Architecture.

  • State of Colorado Architectural License or ability to pursue Colorado License.

  • Minimum three to seven (3-7) years architecture experience as a licensed architect.

  • Superior communication skills to facilitate meetings with the client and project staff.

  • Creative thinking ability and excellent design skills.

  • Experience with governmental agencies and knowledge of building codes and zoning ordinances.

  • Required skills: job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision-making, judgment, and problem solving associated with all phases of a project.

  • The ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to manage projects. Required computer skills: Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to perform work which requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance.

  • Salary Range: $65,000 - $74,000 (DOE)

Typical work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus comprehensive benefits.  For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here. 

To apply, send a PDF or Dropbox link containing your cover letter, resume, and samples of your professional  work to . Please include your name and the position Architect in the subject line. 

Recent College Graduate (Non-Licensed Architectural Staff)

In your new entry-level position as part of the firm's architectural team, you will expand your craft and collaborate with architects who are profoundly impacting many of the area’s greatest projects such as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, the Saint Francis Medical Center, and educational facilities across the state. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging. Your primary duties are: project work through SD and CD phases; reviewing architectural documents for potential conflict with all disciplines; implementing RFIs and change orders; and participating in client and team meetings. You will also be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior communications skills.

And while you are learning from us, we want to learn from you! You’ll provide input on helping RTA to continually improve our documents and systems and seek to obtain progressively higher-level assignments on a variety of projects. Come ready and excited to share your experiences, ideas, and career growth desires with us.

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture or a four (4) year degree in a related field.

  • Zero to four (0-4) years of architecture experience.

  • Ability to understand and interpret construction drawings.

  • Basic knowledge of project design and construction documentation production.

  • A collaborative and professional work ethic.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proactive problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a deep motivation to learn.

  • Creative thinking ability and aesthetic sensitivity.

  • Ability to perform work which requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance.

  • Enrollment in Architecture Experience Program (AXP) and ability to actively work toward completion of requirements within five (5) years of graduation.

  • The following computer skills: REVIT, Autocad, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat).

  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 (DOE)

Typical work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus comprehensive benefits.  For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here. 

To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and samples of your professional and/or student work to . Please include your name and the position 'Recent College Graduate, Non-Licensed Architectural Staff' in the subject line.