Employment at RTA

  • Habitat For Humanity 2019

    Building with Habitat for Humanity

  • Ppsc Team Meeting June 27 2016

    RTA Staff celebrating together at the summit of Pikes Peak

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    Waldo Waldo 5k for Waldo Canyon restoration

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    Grand opening celebration at Newton Middle School

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  • BestinBusiness Website

    Best in Business Award 2017

  • BowlingGroupPhoto 2021

    RTA staff outing at the bowling alley

  • Craig Golf Tournament

    Craig Hospital Golf Tournament

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    Friday Pie Day

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    Helipad project team

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    Pikes Peak Summit visit with doughnuts

  • PeacePath
  • Habitat For Humanity 2019
  • Ppsc Team Meeting June 27 2016
  • Photo7
  • 2021 09 Newton RibbonCutting3
  • 20211108 LakeCityA4LEAwardPhoto 2
  • BestinBusiness Website
  • BowlingGroupPhoto 2021
  • Craig Golf Tournament
  • FridayPieDayEmpPage
  • HelipadGroupPic Cropped
  • PrincipalVisitToTheSummitEmpPage
  • PeacePath

Welcome to RTA Architects, a team comprised of seasoned leaders, visionary architects, and dedicated support staff. For over 45 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 collaborative. 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 while enjoying all that life in Colorado has to offer.

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

We are looking for excellent candidates in the following positions:

  • Healthcare Project Architect

    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 include 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 the 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 communication 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 or Master 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 that 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, samples of your professional work, and a completed application to employment@rtaarchitects.com. Please include your name and the position ‘Healthcare Project Architect’ in the subject line.

  • Construction Administrator

    Construction Administrator

    In your new position as part of RTA’s Construction Administration team, you will collaborate with architects and Owners who are profoundly impacting many of the area’s greatest projects such as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, St. Francis Medical Center, and innovative K-12 educational facilities across the state. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging.

    Your primary duties are to oversee documented projects during the construction phase and act as liaison among RTA, the client/Owner, and general contractors. You will monitor projects using standard RTA Construction Administration process guidelines and be capable of participating in client and team meetings. You will be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior problem-solving and communication skills.

    Qualified applicants must have:

    • Minimum of BA/BS in Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering field. A licensed Architect is preferred.
    • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the field or producing construction drawings including CA Phase.
    • Extensive knowledge of construction methods and materials, scheduling, code compliance, inspection/testing standards, etc.
    • Communication skills to facilitate meetings with the client, contractor and project staff.
    • Strong skills regarding: job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision-making, local building code, judgment and problem solving associated with the construction phase of an architectural project.
    • Thorough knowledge of Architect/Owner and Contractor/Owner AIA contracts and their requirements.
    • Ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage projects. Required computer skills: MS Office and Bluebeam. Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit preferred.
    • Valid Class R Colorado Driver’s License and ability to travel to project sites (required).
    • Thorough knowledge of code requirements and the ability to implement them.
    • Salary Range: $65,000 - $100,000 (DOE).

    Work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus benefits. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus comprehensive benefits

    Click here for the full job description.

    To apply, send a PDF or Dropbox link containing your cover letter, resume, and a completed application to employment@rtaarchitects.com. Please include your name and the position "Construction Administrator" in the subject line. 

  • Recent College Graduate, Non-Licensed Architectural Staff

    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, samples of your professional and/or student work, and a completed application to employment@rtaarchitects.com. Please include your name and the position 'Recent College Graduate, Non-Licensed Architectural Staff' in the subject line. 

  • Architect

    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 communication 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 or Master Degree of Architecture.

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

    • Minimum three to seven (3-7) years of 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 that 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, professional work samples, and a completed application to employment@rtaarchitects.com. Please include your name and the position Architect in the subject line.