AdAmAn Alley Update

The arch is in place and the AdAmAn Alley project is nearing completion! Set to be unveiled at a grand opening on November 29th, the activated alley pays tribute to Pikes Peak and the AdAmAn Club’s first climb up the Peak in 1922. With several artistic and interactive features, the alley will transport visitors to Barr Trail and allow them to peek into the past. Final touches on the alley are being finished, including this steel arch depicting the Frozen 5, the original AdAmAn climbers to brave the summit in 1922, which was recently installed in the alley entryway facing Pikes Peak.

For more details on the project, check out this great article by Colorado Springs Magazine: Keeping It 100 Colorado Springs 

 AdAmAn Alley project archway

RTA Projects Recognized at AGC Colorado's 2022 ACE Awards

We were excited to celebrate the success of several of RTA's amazing projects at the Associated General Contractors of Colorado 2022 ACE Awards with our contractor partners, and the bedazzled western theme made it a night to remember!

ACE Award, Contribution to the Community - GE Johnson, Canon City Middle School and Washington Elementary School, Canon City Schools

Bronze Award, Contribution to the Community - Bryan Construction, Pueblo Community Health Center East Side Clinic

Congratulations to these great project teams!

GE Johnson ACE Award recipients

Bryan Construction Bronze Award recipients

Valerie Jackson Honored in Colorado Construction and Design Magazine's "Women In Construction"

RTA’s incredible Sr. Marketing Manager, Valerie Jackson was featured in Colorado Construction and Design Magazine's fall issue celebrating women in construction. Valerie is an invaluable member of the team at RTA, and we couldn’t be prouder. Congratulations Valerie on the well-deserved recognition!

 Colorado Construction and Design Magazine page featuring Valerie Jackson

High-Altitude Research Laboratory (HARL) Wins Two Awards from the Design-Build Institute of America

The accolades continue for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District’s new High Altitude Research Laboratory (HARL) atop PikesPeak! It recently garnered top honors from the Design-Build Institute of America as Best Small Project and a Merit Award in the Federal Project category. (

High altitude and mountainous terrains present a challenging environment and a unique opportunity for research and development. At 14,115 feet, this facility is the highest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project in the world and one of the most remote. The new HARL replaces the old deficient structure and will enhance the United States Army’s ability to conduct medical research and prepare warfighters for battle.

Congratulations GE Johnson and to the entire design-build team!

GE Johnson representatives receiving the 2022 Best Small Project and a Merit Award from the Design-Build Institute of America

2022 EDspaces National Conference

Thank you EDspaces and to everyone who attended our EDsession on safe and secure schools. From inspiring school tours, to seeing the innovative products on the exhibition floor, to hearing from others influencing the future of K-12 design, we returned from Portland full of inspiration!

 Brian Calhoun and colleagues at the EDspaces conference

Peak Vista Breakfast of Champions

RTA was proud to be a sponsor at the Peak Vista annual Breakfast of Champions fundraiser. The team had a great time hearing keynote speaker Greg Louganis, Olympic gold medal diver, share insight from his time at the Olympics and why holistic healthcare, kindness, and support are essential. Peak Vista’s dedication to helping those in need in our community by providing holistic healthcare and support services was clear when President and CEO Dr. Emily Ptaszek and several Peak Vista staff detailed the First Visitor program and Well Child Waiting areas. It was incredibly moving to hear several mothers describe the impact that receiving support and resources from the First Visitor program had on them and their children.

Signed poster print of Greg Louganis

RTA Presents "Strategies Toward Safe and Secure 21st Century Schools" at 2022 EDspaces National Conference

2022 EDspaces is almost here! If you're headed to Portland, Oregon next week, be sure to add RTA's EDsession "Strategies Toward Safe and Secure 21st Century Schools" to your agenda. Hear from Principals Brian Calhoun and Ken Gregg and Associate Ericka Everett about the approach to effective school safety and security design while maintaining open, transparent 21st Century educational environments that resulted from their work with Littleton Public Schools for the new Newton Middle School.

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: EDspaces Classroom E145

Learn more about this great session here...

EdSpaces Safe and Secure Schools program cover

Another Successful Presentation in the Books, The Road to Zero Energy

Congratulations team! Another great presentation on The Road to Zero Energy is in the books, while having a little fun along the way, at the 2022 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in San Antonio. Thank you to Pueblo Community Health Center CEO Donald More and Farnsworth Group Mechanical Engineer Corey Chinn for the great collaboration to present the results and impact of the new East Side Clinic!

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Celebrating Colorado Springs Design Week!

Happening tonight! We're thrilled to be a part of Colorado Springs Design Week! Visit our studio from 5:30 - 7:30 pm to meet our designers, experience 3D interactive tours of our latest projects, enjoy snacks and drinks, and more!

19 S Tejon St, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Click here to learn more.

2022 CoS Design Week Studios to Visit


RTA Welcomes Four New Team Members

RTA is pleased to announce that it has welcomed four new staff members to our Architectural and Interior Design teams. Interior Design team member Emily Athey is a Colorado Springs native and a graduate of Lewis-Palmer School District 38’s Lewis-Palmer High School and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Bridges to Life program. She obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design from Pikes Peak State College.

Architectural team members include Emerging Professionals Ariel Beckstrom, Michael Storrer, and Ben Hearn. Beckstrom first joined RTA as a student intern, then transitioned to a full-time staff member upon the completion of her Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver. Storrer joined RTA upon completion of his Master of Architecture from Kansas State University, and Hearn upon completion of his Bachelor of Architecture, with a minor in Interior Design, from the University of Oklahoma.

Join us in welcoming them to the RTA team!

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