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The Summit House Gets CDPHE Approval

Yet another important milestone at the Pikes Peak Summit Complex has been reached! The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the localized reclaimed water treatment system for the Visitor’s Center. This is a key step in being able to use reclaimed water to flush toilets in the building, an important aspect of the sustainable design that has been the primary focus of the project that will save over 350,000 gallons of water per year over the former system! The only other entity to achieve this is Denver Water. Congrats to the hardworking design team!

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RTA and GE Johnson Celebrate Topping Out of Cañon City Middle School

RTA, GE Johnson, staff, students, and community members gathered to watch as the last structural beam of the first phase of the Canon City Middle School project was put in place. The four phase project, which includes renovation of the 1924 portion of the building, is expected to be completed the summer of 2021. This LEED gold BEST project will blend new construction with the historic high school on Main Street in Cañon City. The building will feature 21st Century Learning environments, energy efficient systems, and a dynamic outdoor learning courtyard. 

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RTA Welcomes 8 New Team Members

We have welcomed eight new staff members to our Architectural, Interior Design, and Administrative teams over the last few months! Our new Architectural team members are Architects Bill Hrinko, Jr. and Wilson Day and Emerging Professionals Austin Beninga, Landon Cook, and Dikshit Mahaveer Chand. Our Interior Design team welcomed Interior Designers Susan Brock and Taylor Barker, and newest Administrative team member is Administrative Assistant Amanda “Mandi” Hillenbrand. Read the full press release here.

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RTA at the 22nd Annual Downtown Partnership Breakfast

RTA was honored to host several government leaders at our table at the 22nd Annual Downtown Partnership Breakfast last week. Stuart Coppedge, RTA Principal and Downtown Partnership Board Chair, shared his thoughts with the 750+ attendees, and members of the RTA team that attended the breakfast to support Colorado Springs’ thriving downtown. The Partnership works with property owners, nonprofits, and business and civic leaders to ensure that Downtown Colorado Springs expands its role as a primary economic engine and cultural driver for the Pikes Peak Region.

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RTA Serves Dinner for Ronald McDonald House Families

One of the important services provided for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are the daily evening meals, called Meals that Mend, that are entirely funded and provided by volunteers. RTA had a great evening, serving a Meal and helping with cleaning tasks at the House. Find out how your organization can get involved with this incredible organization! Go to https://rmhcsoutherncolorado.org/volunteer/ for a full list of volunteer opportunities. 

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Cañon City Middle School Demo

Watch as crews from GE Johnson Construction carefully demo a portion of Cañon City Middle School to make way for a new addition and much-needed renovations. Read more about this great project here. Thank you to Remington Porter, an incoming Cañon City High School 10th grader, for shooting this great video!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado Ribbon Cutting

Hope has a new address! We were thrilled to celebrate with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado at the ribbon cutting of their new facility in northern Colorado Springs. For over 32 years, the Ronald McDonald House has served families across southern Colorado and beyond with temporary housing where families could be near their critically ill child. At 25,000 square feet, the new House doubles the capacity of the former house and will be able to serve 650 families annually. RTA has been honored to work with this incredible organization as they begin the next chapter in their service to families in times of medical crisis. It truly is the “house that love built”.

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RTA Celebrates the Ribbon Cutting of the New Chinook Trail Middle School

After a year of planning and design and 18 months of construction, the new Chinook Trail Middle School in Academy District 20 is open! With colorful biophilic design, flexible furnishings, a Learning Stair, state-of-the-art labs, a Curiosity Center, and daylighting throughout, this project-based learning school will eventually serve over a 1,000 students in northern Colorado Springs. THANK YOU to the hundreds of students, parents, staff, District personnel, and community members who participated in the design process to help create this incredible environment to #BeCurious! 

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Adaptive Sports Center Cuts the Ribbon on New Kelsey Wright Building

RTA celebrated with staff and supporters of the Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) and residents of Crested Butte for the ribbon-cutting of the ASC’s new Kelsey Wright Building. ASC is a world-class program that has been helping individuals with varying abilities explore, enjoy, and conquer outdoor activities for more than 30 years. It operates year-round, with activities ranging from biking and skiing to ice climbing and kayaking. The new Kelsey Wright building will effectively double the square footage of ASC’s original facility and significantly increase the amount of guests the ASC will be able to host on site. Congratulations ASC!

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Conejos County Hospital Ribbon Cutting

RTA was thrilled to celebrate with the Conejos County Hospital for the grand opening of their renovated and expanded Emergency Department. Improvements included additional exam rooms and a trauma room, new interior finishes, life safety upgrades, and a welcoming secure entry. Congratulations CCH, and thank you for all you do for your community!

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