St. Francis Hospital Celebrates New Flight for Life Helipad

As St. Francis Hospital’s expansion nears completion, another milestone was achieved as the blessing ceremony for the new Flight for Life helipad took place. In life-saving scenarios, where every minute matters, the rooftop helipad will allow Flight for Life responders to deliver critical patients to the ED  utilizing the extended trauma elevators. Learn more about the new Flight for Life helipad here.

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RTA Competes in the 2022 NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge

Architectural Interns Kylie Engel and Jordan Pollart and Principals Doug Abernethy and Kevin Gould teamed up with Denver University MBA students to compete in the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge. The challenge was to transform a 25-acre parcel within the Peak Innovation Park near the Colorado Springs Airport. In just four months, the DU-RTA team created a business plan and supporting conceptual designs that­­ consisted of retail space, a miniature 18-hole course, an event center, car condos, a clubhouse, and a gas station. The jury was impressed, and the DU-RTA team went to the finals, placing second out of 4 teams! Congrats everyone!

We would also like to wish Kylie and Jordan luck as they enter their last year of school. It has been such a pleasure to work with you both and to watch you grow. Best wishes!

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Pueblo Community Health Center’s Fiesta Fundraiser

The dueling pianos and signature cocktail, the margaRiTA (get it? 😉😅), made for a fun evening at the PCHC Foundation’s annual Fiesta fundraiser. RTA is proud to support PCHC’s mission of serving the health care needs of Pueblo and Huerfano County residents.

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Celebrating Colorado Day!

On this day in 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant admitted Colorado to the state of the Union. It is on this day that we celebrate the prosperity and growth of the place we call home. From Springfield to Durango, Pueblo to Colorado Springs, Lake City to Gunnison, Denver to Boulder, RTA is proud to serve the state of Colorado and will continue to support the communities across our beautiful state.

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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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