Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

For our freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom to assemble, freedom to petition, freedom of the press, and more. On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives, so we could live free.

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RTA Kicks Off Summer with Furry-Friend-Friday!

On this lovely Friday, we were all smiles when we had a furry friend trotting around. Fin, a long-tongued, floppy-eared bernedoodle joined us for the morning, and we think he liked our view of beautiful downtown Colorado Springs!

RTA wishes you and your families a safe, happy holiday weekend!

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Joey Bahnsen, AIA, NCARB Named a 2022 ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor

RTA congratulates Architect Joey Bahnsen, AIA, NCARB for being named a 2022 ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor by ACE Mentor Program of America and Engineering News-Record. Joey was one of five Outstanding Mentors from a field of 85 nominees from chapters across the country. The award recognizes contributions by ACE Mentors to students, fellow mentors, and affiliates that epitomize the dedication and effectiveness of ACE’s over 4,100 mentors. Each of the 2022 Outstanding Mentors has received a student scholarship to be named after them, supported by Engineering News-Record and its parent company BNP Media. Joey received the award at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. at the ACE Mentor Program Board of Directors meeting. Outstanding Mentors also attended the C.I.R.T. National Design Competition.

Joey has been involved in the ACE Program since his participation as a high school student. His passion for the program, which introduces high school students to the fields of architecture, interior design, structural engineering, civil engineering, HVAC construction, and general contracting, led him to work with Colorado Springs District 11 to bring it to Palmer High School for the 2021-2022 school year, the first time the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado has had a program in Colorado Springs.

Visit to read more about his contribution to this unique program and all 2022 ENR-ACE Outstanding Mentor recipients.

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RTA Projects Win Two 2022 DBIA Rocky Mountain Region Awards

Two RTA-GE Johnson design-build projects were recognized as the best in their categories at the 2022 DBIA Rocky Mountain Region award ceremony. The High Altitude Research Laboratory atop Pikes Peak won Best Government / Municipal Project, and the projects for Canon City Schools - the Canon City Middle School Addition and Renovation and the new Washington Elementary School - won Best Education Project, marking the third in a row that an RTA-designed project has won the Education category!

Thank you to these incredible design and construction teams and our clients who make these great design-build projects possible! 

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📷 courtesy of GE Johnson

Peak Vista Community Health Center Downtown Featured in Colorado Construction & Design Magazine

Check out this month's issue of Colorado Construction & Design magazine for a great feature on Peak Vista Community Health Centers' new location in downtown Colorado Springs. This full-service health center provides expanded services for those at risk of or currently experiencing, homelessness, as well as care for a quickly growing number of residents and their families near downtown.

Read more here!

Harrison High School Named AVID National Demonstration School

Harrison High School, previously renovated by RTA in Harrison District 2, is the fourth school in Colorado to be awarded the status of AVID National Demonstration School after an extensive validation process. The AVID Program (Achievement Via Individual Determination) provides students with opportunities to be college and career ready, and Harrison High School joins an elite group of only 200 National Demonstration Schools in the U.S.

Congratulations Panthers! Learn more here. 👇

RTA Celebrates Cinco De Mayo!

Taco 'bout a party! Happy (late) Cinco de Mayo from the RTA office!

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2022 Colorado Springs Business Journal's Best in Business Voting

It’s that time of year! The Colorado Springs Business Journal is holding its annual Best in Business awards. RTA Architects is proud to serve our community and would appreciate your vote here.

Voting ends May 13th.

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Earth Day 2022: Architecture to Drive Change

Did you know that buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global CO2 emissions? As architects, we have a unique opportunity to make a big difference in combating climate change. Building materials and processes emit carbon dioxide throughout the life cycle of a building and related infrastructure. RTA is committed to implementing sustainable design practices and sourcing environmentally-friendly materials across our projects to help minimize embodied carbon emissions for a healthier environment. Click here to learn more about embodied carbon and how design and construction can drive significant change.

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers Cuts the Ribbon for New Downtown Clinic

The sun was shining on Peak Vista Community Health Center Downtown as staff, community members, and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers gathered to celebrate the opening of Peak Vista's newest facility. This new health center will offer medical, dental, and behavioral health services to those at risk of, or who are currently experiencing, homelessness and provide care to a quickly growing number of residents and their families in downtown Colorado Springs. The health center will see its first patients Friday, April 22.

 Rob Nartker Mayor Suthers

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