Strasburg Elementary School Construction Update

The addition and renovations at Strasburg Elementary are well underway, and Fransen Pittman captured some excellent drone footage of the construction progress! The cafeteria is being transformed into a gymnasium, a new playground is added, and the 10,000-SF addition includes eight classrooms and breakout spaces for collaboration and group learning. Construction is planned to be finished this summer. Read more about this great project here.

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Peak Vista Community Health Center’s COO Rob Nartker Announced as a 2022 Colorado Titan 100

RTA congratulates Rob Nartker, Chief Operations Officer for Peak Vista Community Health Center, on being named one of the 2022 Colorado Titan 100 by Wipfli LLP and Titan CEO. The Titan 100  "recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that include demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion." Rob has served as COO for Peak Vista since 2019 and is a champion of increased access to healthcare for Colorado residents.

Read more about the recognition of Rob’s impact on Colorado’s healthcare community here.


Fowler School District Featured for Their “College-Going Culture”

The Fowler School District serves students in northwestern Otero County and a small section of Pueblo County. Fewer than half of rural Colorado’s high school graduates go to college, but Fowler has been sending record numbers to college each year. The agriculturally-rich area encourages its youth to expand their knowledge and does this by matching their expectations with plenty of preparation.

The RTA-designed campus consolidation supports this focus on continuing education through the relocation of the Jr./Sr. High School as an addition to the south end of the existing elementary school to create a safe unified campus and to optimize the use of shared resources. The vocational agriculture space in the new addition includes two shop spaces, two classrooms, and an exterior project area. One shop will be dedicated to woodworking and construction trades, while the second shop will be utilized primarily for metal working.

Read more about Fowler’s generations-long “college-going culture” here.

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Adams Bank & Trust Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its Newest Colorado Springs Branch

Adams Bank & Trust celebrated its newest RTA-designed branch location on Interquest Parkway with a fun grand opening reception. This family-owned bank, now with 10 locations across the state, is looking forward to serving even more Colorado Springs clients. Congratulations AB&T!

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RTA Interns and New Staff Members Visit St. Francis Medical Center Expansion

Interns Jordan Pollart and Kylie Engel and newest staff member Emerging Professional Ben Hearn recently had the opportunity to visit the IMCU-CCU expansion at St. Francis Medical Center. One of the highlights of their trip was the view from the helipad. It’s easy to see why!

Read more about this important expansion here.

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Follow RTA’s Mitchell Starrs as he Bikes His Way Across the U.S.

Architect Mitchell Starrs embarked on a cross-country bike tour this summer in memory of his grandfather, who made this trip himself several times. Mitchell and his wife customized a van to be their home-away-from-home and headed out to Oregon’s Pacific coast to start this cross-country trip. The Starrs are currently on their way to Iowa and will finish in Washington D.C.

Follow us for more updates on Mitchell’s epic biking adventure!

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RTA Named Best in Business

We want to thank the readers of the Colorado Springs Business Journal for their support and votes that again named us Colorado Springs’ #1 architecture firm. Our dedicated professionals serve terrific clients in a wonderful community. It’s such an honor; thank you, Colorado Springs!


Celebrating the Groundbreaking of the Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary School

Another milestone was celebrated for the Pueblo D60 Nettie S. Freed K-8 Expeditionary School at its recent groundbreaking ceremony. Principal Nicolas Roberts, a Pueblo ISD graduate and former Assistant Principal of Pueblo Centennial High School, accepted a plaque to display in the new K-8 to commemorate the event. This is the third project of the RTA/MOA joint venture as a result of the 2019 bond measure. The newly named school is located at the site of the former Heroes K-8 Academy School and brings back a neighborhood school to the community.

The new school is named in honor of the District’s first female superintendent and Colorado’s first Commissioner of Public Education Nettie S. Freed. The school will provide experiential learning opportunities in a technology-rich environment for Career and Technical Education (CTE) career pathways through engaging hands-on learning. Click here to learn more about this great project.

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A Far-Out Friday Night

Work hard, play hard. RTA enjoyed an out-of-this-world evening at a recent Switchbacks FC game. It was Galactic night, and we wielded lightsabers to cheer on the Switchbacks as they battled the Las Vegas Lights at Weidner Field. The night came to an end with the Switchbacks dominating with a shutout! What a far-out evening!

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Pueblo Community Health Center Cuts the Ribbon for the New East Side Clinic

Hundreds of excited community members gathered for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pueblo Community Health Center’s new East Side Clinic. This center is one of 20 safety-net community health centers in Colorado, providing medical, dental, and behavioral care to Coloradans regardless of their ability to pay. The expansion fills an important need for residents in Pueblo’s east side neighborhoods. Congratulations PCHC!

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