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Ronald McDonald House Groundbreaking

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The groundbreaking for the new Rondald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado 25,000 square-foot Ronald McDonald House is officially complete! The new House will double the guest room capacity to support more Southern Colorado families in times of medical need. Click the link here to find out how you can help.

 

Photos courtesy of Boutte's Lifestyle Portraits and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado.

Pikes Peak Summit Complex Groundbreaking

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Today's the day for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex at Pikes Peak! Pikes Peak is one of the most visited mountains in the world and a top tourist attraction for the State of Colorado with over 600,000 visitors annually. The new facility designed by RTA with GWWO, Inc./Architects of Baltimore (as Design Architect), will be constructed by GE Johnson next to the current Summit House which will remain open to visitors through the end of construction in 2020. Read the full press release here.

RTA Architects Selected to Lead the Design of the New Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House

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We are pleased to announce that RTA has been selected to lead the design of the new Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House which will be located on the corner of North Union Blvd. and Royal Pine Dr. in northern Colorado Springs on the same medical campus as the new Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs and University of Colorado Health (UCH) Memorial Hospital North. The new Ronald McDonald House will initially be able to accommodate 20 families with the ability to expand to 30 families.

The need for a larger Ronald McDonald House reflects the growing pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit services in Colorado Springs. The new Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House is anticipated to be approximately 25,000 square feet with 20 family suites, a manager suite, two full kitchens and dining room, a children’s play area, a teen room, a family room, and numerous support spaces. Outdoor amenities include respite areas, walking paths, a children’s play area, a half-basketball court, and a patio with outdoor seating and a barbeque grill.

Construction is anticipated to begin in July 2018, with completion early in the second quarter of 2019. Read the full press release here.

Paul Reu Promoted to Principal

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We are ecstatic to announce that Paul Reu has officially been promoted to the status of Principal! Paul is an integral part of our healthcare team and brings a depth of experience and technical knowledge to every project he works on. Congratulations Paul!

St. Thomas More Medical Office Building Grand Opening

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After much anticipation St. Thomas More Hospital's new medical office building is officially open! An affiliate with Centura Health, the 32,000 square-foot, two story medical office building has created a "campus of care" for the Canon City community. Read about the opportunities this medical office building is creating here.

Patti Sharp Wins Volunteer Leadership Award

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Our very own Patti Sharp has been honored with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)'s Volunteer Leadership Award! Patti has been a volunteer with USGBC since 2014 and will receive her award at the Rocky Mountain Green conference on May 3rd. Congratulations Patti!

Principal Stuart Coppedge Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

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RTA Architects proudly announces that Principal Stuart Coppedge has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Institute's highest membership honor. Coppedge and the rest of the 2018 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony during the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in June in New York City, NY.

The Fellowship program was developed to recognize those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society, have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession, and who have had a national impact on the profession or the Institute. Only three percent of AIA members earn this distinction. Coppedge was specifically recognized in a category for "architects who have actively, efficiently, and cooperatively led the Institute over a sustained period of time and have gained widespread recognition for the results of their work." After serving as President of first AIA Colorado South and then AIA Colorado, Coppedge was elected to the AIA National Board of Directors, representing the six-state Western Mountain Region from 2012-2014. Most recently, Coppedge was elected to serve as AIA National Treasurer from 2016-2017.

In addition to his AIA leadership roles, Coppedge is extremely active in the Colorado Springs community. He chairs the Downtown Review Board and serves as Board Vice Chair for both the Downtown Partnership and the Atlas Preparatory School. He leads RTA's ongoing work at the Springs Rescue Mission, the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, and the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

RTA Welcomes Interior Designer Jenna Crow

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RTA welcomes our newest team member Interior Designer Jenna Crow, NCIDQ, LEED GA. Jenna graduated with her Bachelor of Science for Interior Design from Auburn University and has also earned NCIDQ certifications as well as being a LEED Green Associate. She has commercial design experience in corporate office, multi-family, and interior build-out projects.

Welcome aboard Jenna!

RTA Congratulates Newest Architect Chase Miller

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Chase Miller recently completed all 6 divisions of the Architect Registration Examination and logged enough professional hours to earn the title of Architect! Chase joined RTA in 2016 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma and has since been an integral part of the Education team. Congratulations Chase!

Birds-Eye View of St. Francis Medical Center Expansion

It was a beautiful morning for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Flight for Life crew to capture the progress on the St. Francis Medical Center NICU/ED/OR addition. Thanks for the great birds-eye view!

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MILL featured in Woodshop News

The MILL (Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab) was featured in the December issue of Woodshop News! Read the full article here.

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