St. Francis Hospital Construction Update

We are back with another update on the construction at St. Francis Hospital! The helipad has been completed, and work on the interior framing, systems and drywall continues. The scaffolding is coming down, and the exterior is nearing completion.

A4LE Facility Tour: Newton Middle School

It was a pleasure partnering with Littleton Public Schools and Jacobs to tour other architects and educational facility planners from across the country through the newly constructed Newton Middle School! Newton was selected as a tour destination during this year’s Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) LearningSCAPES Conference, and we were so happy to see teachers, staff, and students using the new facility to its full potential!

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Women in Healthcare Facility Tour: UCCS William J. Hybl Center

RTA was proud to sponsor the Denver Chapter of Women in Healthcare tour of the state-of-the-art UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. Bill Lueck of Centura Health, and Paul Reu, of RTA, with surprise guest Dr. Andy Subudhi, Ph.D, FACSM, CSCS of UCCS, led the group around this fascinating facility that integrates medical care, research, performance, instruction, and patient education and helps athletes from all walks of life. Learn more about this project here.

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Friday Pie Day!

Happy Friday Pie Day! Thank you to Gold Star Pies for making us a VERY happy group. From tart cherry, to apple-blackberry-pear, and to the gluten free pumpkin, there was no clear favorite because they were all gone within minutes. If you’re ever in the mood for homemade pie and locally-roasted coffee, be sure to check this amazing food truck!

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RTA Welcomes Seven New Team Members

We are happy to announce that we have welcomed seven new staff members over the last few months to our Architectural, Interior Design, Construction Administration, Technical Support, and Marketing teams. Our new Architectural team members include Architect Joey Bahnsen, AIA, NCARB and Emerging Professionals Mark Bila and Victor Gonzalez. Other new team members include Construction Administrator Sean Martin, RA, NCARB; Interior Designer Danielle Snell; Marketing Coordinator Ashley Polito; and Technical Support team member Arnell Jimenez. Welcome!!

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"Perceptual Closure" by Greg Johnson to be featured at G44 on Friday, November 5th

“Painting is a bridge; it allows me to participate physically with my imagination.” - Greg Johnson

RTA’s Interior designer Greg Johnson has a gallery show featuring his acrylic paintings on Friday November 5 from 5-9 pm at G44 located at 121 E. Boulder Street in Colorado Springs. Here’s what G44 has to say about Greg and his unique painting style, “Allowing his paint to flow freely gives the paint its freedom to contribute to the overall expressions on the canvas…Viewed up close and from a distance, Greg’s paintings involve the viewer on multiple levels. Up close one is enveloped in detail, texture, and a microcosm of abstract woven color. From a distance these gestural dribbles coalesce as a united expression.” Come meet Greg and his incredible talent this Friday at G44 Gallery and see the mastery for yourself!

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Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center Living Building Challenge Video Series: Materials

Design and construction of the new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center went to unprecedented lengths to incorporate materials that avoided Red List chemicals, included locally-sourced and salvaged materials, and reduced and recycled materials that came as a byproduct of construction; no small feat considering that over 4,000 man-hours went into the entire effort of vetting materials and advocating for green product practices on this already incredibly complex project.

Learn how the new Visitor Center will advocate for how our society evaluates everything that we put into our buildings for generations to come and about the sixth petal of the Living Building Challenge... Materials.

RTA Shows Some Holiday Cheer!

Mike Riggs brought a festive spirit to this week’s Friday meeting. RTA wants to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! 

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Women in Architecture: The Women of RTA

In honor of Women in Architecture month, we are showcasing the many amazing and creative women who work at RTA. They push the boundaries of design, provide incredible service to our clients, and support the entire RTA team every single day.. We feel very fortunate that they have all chosen RTA to call home!

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Celebrating Women in Architecture Month

In honor of Women In Architecture month, we recognize Jane Silverstein Ries, also known as Julia Jane Silverstein, who was the first woman licensed in Colorado as a professional landscape architect.  She spent much of her career doing slightly formal yet intimate gardens alongside her efforts to preserve and restore historical sites. She was the recipient of the Community Service Award from the American Institute of Architects’ – Denver Chapter for her exceptional work and became the first president of the ASLA Rocky Mountain Chapter. In 1990, Jane Silverstein Ries was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame for her efforts in historical preservation. By the end of her career, she had completed roughly 1500 gardens and left a lasting impression on Colorado’s landscape.

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Photo courtesy of the JSR Foundation