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New Ronald McDonald House Featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal

The new Ronald McDonald House continues to make news! Written by RTA Principal, Paul Reu, the article featured in the Colorado Real Estate Journal highlights the important services offered by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado and how their new RTA-designed home helps them to better fulfill their mission of providing support to families with critically ill children. Read the full article here.

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RTA Team Tours Pikes Peak

As construction on the Pikes Peak Summit Complex progresses, many of the RTA team members who have not been part of the project team had the opportunity to tour the site and grab some “World Famous Pikes Peak Donuts”. Check out these great photos as we observed the amazing construction on Pikes Peak America's Mountain. Read more about the project here.

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Pikes Peak Summit Complex and Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Featured at AGC Southern Happy Hour & Project Spotlight

RTA was proud to be a sponsor for recent AGC Happy Hour & Project Spotlight that highlighted the progress of the Pikes Peak Summit Complex and UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center projects and some of the cutting-edge technology being used in the construction processes. Thank you to JE Dunn, GE Johnson, Centura Health, and UCCS for their presentations and to everyone who attended!

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The MILL Voted one of the Best Trade Schools in Colorado Springs

The Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MILL) was named one of the best trade schools in Colorado Springs! This year it received Silver in the Colorado Springs Independent Best of Colorado Springs reader poll. The RTA-designed MILL is a partnership between the Peyton School District and Widefield School District that provides an opportunity for students to learn advanced woods manufacturing and construction. Congratulations!

Read the full article here.

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RTA's Jon Bock Presents at the 2019 LCI Congress

At the 2019 Lean Construction Institute Congress, Jon Bock, RTA’s BIM Manager and Project Architect, joined GE Johnson and Penrose St. Francis Health for a presentation on the IPD process at the St. Francis Medical Center expansion. The panel discussed what is needed to be successful with this unique type of project delivery, lessons learned, and the tools that the team developed to build mutual trust and foster clear communication in a packed conference session. Great job team!

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RTA Celebrates Garden of the Gods Restroom Ribbon Cutting

RTA joined City of Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, County Commissioner Wayne Williams, City employees and community leaders to celebrate the opening of the new “North Main” restroom at Garden of the Gods Park. The new facility was designed to blend in with the rock formations and is fully insulated, naturally ventilated, ADA accessible, and features water bottle filling stations and drinking fountains. The building includes a rooftop observation deck, providing visitors with a better view of the Central Garden and the iconic Kissing Camels formation. New or replacement restrooms in other areas of the park are currently in the works. Read more about this project here.

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Gingerbread and Jazz 25th Anniversary Ball

RTA was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the recent Early Connections Gingerbread and Jazz Ball. We especially appreciated the awesome “gingerbread architecture”. This great annual event helps Early Connections work towards their mission of ensuring that all children, regardless of income, have access to high quality early care and education. RTA Principals Stuart Coppedge and Doug Abernethy attended the event on behalf of RTA. Thank you to Stellar Propeller Studio for the pictures! Read more about this incredible organization here: https://www.earlyconnections.org/

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St. Francis Medical Center Expansion Project Wins ACEC Merit Award

We are excited to announce that the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion project has received yet another award! A Merit Award in Recognition of Building Technical Systems Engineering Consulting was presented to RMH Group from the American Council of Engineering Companies Colorado at their annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. Congratulations to the St. Francis project team, and thank you to TheUnfoundDoor for the great pictures! 

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New Pikes Peak Visitor Center Tops Out

In spite of wind, cold, and shorter days, our project partners at GE Johnson Construction Company “topped out” the steel on the new Pikes Peak Visitor Center last week. Interior construction on the mechanical and electrical systems will continue through the winter as access up the Pikes Peak Highway allows. Read more about this project and check out the GE Johnson jobsite camera here.

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Congratulations to RTA’s Newest Architect, Mitchell Starrs

We are happy to announce that Mitchell Starrs recently completed all six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination, earning the title of Architect! Mitchell first joined RTA as a student intern and returned full time in 2018 after completing his Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Congratulations Mitchell!

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John Hoelscher Appointed to the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain Health Care Services

RTA President, John Hoelscher, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. Improving lives through access to healthcare has been a passion of John’s for the past 30 years. At RTA, he has focused on provided planning and architectural services for healthcare clients and their projects, and he looks forward to contributing to Rocky Mountain Health Care Services as a Board Member. Congratulations John!

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Jones and Palmer Halls Receive Historic Preservation Alliance Award of Excellence

We are happy to announce that the Jones Hall and Palmer Hall projects have received an Award of Excellence for the Civic Restoration of a Historic Building from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs! Located on the Colorado Springs School for the Deaf and Blind campus, both buildings had deteriorated from their initial construction in the early 1900s. The recent renovations brought new life to the historic buildings while maintaining their historic character. Congrats to the hardworking teams!

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William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Featured in UCCS Faculty Speaker Series

Our thanks to UCCS Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving for featuring the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center as part of their Faculty Speaker Series. This week Matt Vineyard, Sr. Project Manager at JE Dunn and Dr. Steve Johnson, Professor, Clinical Practice Track, Human Physiology & Nutrition gave a presentation on the progress of this great project.  We love it when our clients and their builder take ownership of our design! Read more about the Hybl project here.

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