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New Pikes Peak Visitor Center Tops Out

In spite of wind, cold, and shorter days, our project partners at GE Johnson Construction Company “topped out” the steel on the new Pikes Peak Visitor Center last week. Interior construction on the mechanical and electrical systems will continue through the winter as access up the Pikes Peak Highway allows. Read more about this project and check out the GE Johnson jobsite camera here.

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Congratulations to RTA’s Newest Architect, Mitchell Starrs

We are happy to announce that Mitchell Starrs recently completed all six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination, earning the title of Architect! Mitchell first joined RTA as a student intern and returned full time in 2018 after completing his Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Congratulations Mitchell!

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John Hoelscher Appointed to the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain Health Care Services

RTA President, John Hoelscher, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. Improving lives through access to healthcare has been a passion of John’s for the past 30 years. At RTA, he has focused on provided planning and architectural services for healthcare clients and their projects, and he looks forward to contributing to Rocky Mountain Health Care Services as a Board Member. Congratulations John!

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Jones and Palmer Halls Receive Historic Preservation Alliance Award of Excellence

We are happy to announce that the Jones Hall and Palmer Hall projects have received an Award of Excellence for the Civic Restoration of a Historic Building from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs! Located on the Colorado Springs School for the Deaf and Blind campus, both buildings had deteriorated from their initial construction in the early 1900s. The recent renovations brought new life to the historic buildings while maintaining their historic character. Congrats to the hardworking teams!

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William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center Featured in UCCS Faculty Speaker Series

Our thanks to UCCS Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving for featuring the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center as part of their Faculty Speaker Series. This week Matt Vineyard, Sr. Project Manager at JE Dunn and Dr. Steve Johnson, Professor, Clinical Practice Track, Human Physiology & Nutrition gave a presentation on the progress of this great project.  We love it when our clients and their builder take ownership of our design! Read more about the Hybl project here.

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The New Pikes Peak Summit Complex Gets CDPHE Approval for Localized Reclaimed Water Treatment System

Yet another important milestone at the Pikes Peak Summit Complex has been reached! The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the localized reclaimed water treatment system for the Visitor’s Center.This is a key step in being able to use reclaimed water to flush toilets in the building, an important aspect of the sustainable design that has been the primary focus of the project that will save over 350,000 gallons of water per year over the former system. The only other entity to achieve this approval is Denver Water. Congrats to the hardworking design team!

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RTA and GE Johnson Celebrate Topping Out of Cañon City Middle School

RTA, GE Johnson, staff, students, and community members gathered to watch as the last structural beam of the first phase of the Canon City Middle School project was put in place. The four phase project, which includes renovation of the 1924 portion of the building, is expected to be completed the summer of 2021. This LEED gold BEST project will blend new construction with the historic high school on Main Street in Cañon City. The building will feature 21st Century Learning environments, energy efficient systems, and a dynamic outdoor learning courtyard. 

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RTA Welcomes 8 New Team Members

We have welcomed eight new staff members to our Architectural, Interior Design, and Administrative teams over the last few months! Our new Architectural team members are Architects Bill Hrinko, Jr. and Wilson Day and Emerging Professionals Austin Beninga, Landon Cook, and Dikshit Mahaveer Chand. Our Interior Design team welcomed Interior Designers Susan Brock and Taylor Barker, and newest Administrative team member is Administrative Assistant Amanda “Mandi” Hillenbrand. Read the full press release here.

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