Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center Featured The Architect’s Newspaper March/April Issue Cover

The Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center has been featured on the cover of The Architect’s Newspaper March/April issue! RTA was proud to team with GWWO on this one-of-a-kind project atop the summit of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain. Learn more about the sustainable design that creates a mountaintop experience for visitors here: 


architect newspaper featured article on pikes peak summit visitor center

Celebrating the Women of RTA

In honor of Women’s History month and Women in Construction week, we are celebrating women in the AEC industry by featuring the incredible and creative women of RTA. They work closely with our clients and the team to craft innovative spaces for healthcare facilities and school districts across Colorado. We are so grateful they are part of RTA!

a collage of all of the women of rta 2023

Fowler Jr./Sr. High School Tops Out

The Fowler School District Fowler Jr./Sr. High School topped out! This week members of the RTA team joined Nunn Construction, students, parents, and staff to celebrate this construction milestone. We loved seeing the crowd’s excitement as the last structural beam was placed. This new 66,000 sf addition includes a new gymnasium, a cafeteria with space for community use, improved playgrounds, and improved parent drop-off and pick-up.

Read more about this exciting project here.

a crowd of school children and adults watch a last structural beam being lowered into place with a crane

RTA Presenting at the Colorado League of Charter Schools Conference

RTA Principal Brian Calhoun and Associate Ericka Everett will present at the upcoming Colorado League of Charter Schools Conference tomorrow. Brian, Ericka, and Christine Harms, Director of the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, will present “School Safety: Regulations and Best Practices”. The session will explore strategies to enhance safety and security while maintaining 21st Century educational environments, using Newton Middle School as a case study. Stop by if you’ll be attending the conference.

Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Location: Meadowbrook 1

Learn more about their session here.

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RTA Welcomes Three New Team Members

RTA is pleased to announce that we have welcomed three new staff members to our Administrative, Interior Design, and Marketing teams! Administrative Assistant Vivian Ceballos, Interior Designer Elissa Koehler, and Marketing Coordinator Heather Belveal joined RTA over the last several months. Welcome!

headshots of vivian, elissa and heather with the rta logo

Paul Reu and Mitchell Starrs Attend KU Career Fair

RTA Principal Paul Reu and KU alumnus Architect Mitchell Starrs enjoyed the opportunity to meet with students in person at  the KU Career Fair! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. We look forward to continuing our conversations with each of you.

paul reu and mitchell starrs standing in front of the rta booth at a career fair

Strasburg Community Celebrates Elementary School Completion with Open House

RTA was thrilled to gather with members of the Strasburg community for an Open House in celebration of the completion of the Strasburg School District Elementary School renovation and addition. The addition includes eight classrooms and a gymnasium. Interior renovations consist of preschool and kindergarten rooms, special education spaces, a STEM space, and breakout spaces for collaboration and group learning. These spaces are filled with shapes and patterns found in nature as part of the magnifying nature design concept.

Read more about this great project here.

a collage of two photos of an elementary school community open house with a crowd of people and a man giving a speech at a podium; the outside entrance of an elementary school; and a colorful lilly pad themed room inside the school

Ann Marie Promoted to Associate

RTA is pleased to announce the promotion of Interior Designer Ann Marie Jackson, NCIDQ, LEED AP to the level of Associate! Ann Marie joined RTA in 2017 and is a leader in our interior design studio. She has received numerous design awards for her work on such projects as Littleton Public Schools’ new Newton Middle School, Hinsdale County School District’s Lake City Community School, and Academy District 20’s Chinook Trail Middle School. Congratulations Ann Marie!

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PCC Teaching and Learning Center at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Ribbon Cutting

Pueblo Community College recently hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Nursing and Allied Health Teaching and Learning Center at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Unused spaces were converted to create simulation labs, student lounge areas, classrooms, patient rooms, and support spaces utilizing many of the hospital’s previous patient care areas in the older east tower. This cooperative partnership between PCC and St. Mary-Corwin expands PCC’s healthcare training program and will increase the number of career-ready healthcare professionals in the healthcare industry.

Photos courtesy of Pueblo Community College

a crowd of people, some in scrubs, attend a ribbon cutting ceremony

Modern Classroom Design at Woodland Elementary Supports Diverse Learning Styles

Modern classroom designs in schools like the new Cherry Creek Schools Woodland Elementary School create comforting, student-centered spaces. By utilizing noise-absorbing elements for focused learning, using color to support classroom productivity and creativity, and configuring classroom layouts to allow for collaboration, the design supports diverse learning styles. Read more about these design elements in this recent eSchool News article co-authored by RTA’s Ann Marie Jackson.

a bright and colorful hallway in woodland elementary school. one student is hanging up a backpack, two students sit at a table in the hall, several students are walking down the hall, and a classroom full of students can be seen through two large doorways