Innovative Safety and Security Strategies at Newton Middle School

Learn more about the innovative approach to safety and security at Newton Middle School in the Ed Market Essentials Winter issue. For this new school, the design team worked closely with Littleton Public Schools to create a security approach that balances best practices in safety and security with open and flexible 21st Century educational environments. The carefully designed layers of security start at the building entry and continue layer by layer into the interior spaces, creating a warm and inviting space that supports collaboration and creativity while keeping students and staff safe.

Check out the article here.

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Take a Photo Tour of Woodland Elementary School

Cherry Creek School District's Woodland Elementary School was featured in Education Snapshots! This new elementary school offers flexible learning environments that support a variety of learning styles and enable students to learn beyond the classroom. The new Woodland Elementary School also furthers the District’s mission, “To inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care,” and reinforces the school’s tagline, “Be Bold. Be Brilliant. Be a Bear!” Take a photo tour of this exciting RTA project:

a colorful hallway at woodland elementary school with a staircase leading to a second story; several young students are sitting on benches and walking in the hallway.

Jessica Massie Earns Certified Healthcare Interior Designer Designation

Jessica Massie, RTA’s Interior Architect, has earned her Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) credential! Healthcare interior architects with this certification demonstrate integrity and commitment to the healthcare environment and have mastered core competencies essential to the healthcare setting, including current codes and protocols that improve the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff. Earning her CHID will increase Jessica’s ability to serve our healthcare clients. Congratulations Jessica!

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Newton Middle School Featured in International CPTED Association Newsletter

Newton Middle School has gone international! Featured in the latest International CPTED Association newsletter, the design solution for Littleton Public Schools Newton Middle School utilizes flexible 21st Century educational environments and best practices in school safety and security. With carefully designed layers of security that start when a visitor, staff, or student enters the school property and continues layer by layer into the interior spaces, the design creates safe, positive spaces that promote a feeling of belonging and support collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Check out the article to learn more.

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Joey Bahnsen, AIA, NCARB Named to 2023 AIA Colorado Board of Directors

Congratulations to Joey Bahnsen, AIA, on being named to the 2023 AIA Colorado Board of Directors as South Director. The Board of Directors provides stewardship of the nonprofit and is responsible for collaboratively setting the direction of the organization through consensus-driven governance, policy-making, and strategic planning. As South Director, Joey will represent Southern Colorado. 

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AdAmAn Fireworks Viewed from the AdAmAn Alley

Did you spot the fireworks above Pike’s Peak on New Year’s Eve? December 31, 2022 marked the AdAmAn Club’s 100th anniversary, and in honor of this momentous milestone, the club set off a larger display of fireworks at midnight. The Gazette captured this amazing photo of the fireworks framed by the new RTA-designed AdAmAn alley arch. 

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Darren Rouse Earns Certified Healthcare Constructor

Congratulations to RTA Senior Associate Darren Rouse on becoming a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC)! Certified Healthcare Constructors require knowledge of and expertise in healthcare planning, design, and construction processes related to patient safety, systems and equipment unique to healthcare, scheduling impacts, sustainability, regulations, quality assurance, and project close-out and occupancy. With this certification, Darren expands his ability to serve RTA's healthcare clients.


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Creating inclusive education environments for diverse learning styles at the new Woodland Elementary School

Check out this great post from Bentley Mills where RTA Interior Designer Ann Marie Jackson shares insight into the innovative design for the new Woodland Elementary School for the Cherry Creek School District. 

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AdAmAn Alley Grand Opening

The AdAmAn alley is officially open! In a packed grand opening ceremony, the AdAmAn club and members of the community celebrated the completion of the alley and recognized all the hard work that went into making this collaborative project a success. Congratulations to the AdAmAn Club and everyone on the project team!

Read more about this great project here…

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Cheers to a new year!

RTA recently gathered at the Pinery to celebrate the holidays and the passage of another fantastic year. We are so grateful for our team members who have made this a year to remember! We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season! Cheers to a new year!

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