A4LE Rocky Mountain Chapter Facility Tour: Newton Middle School

The Association for Learning Environments Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting a tour through the RTA-designed Newton Middle School for Littleton Public Schools. Join architects and educational facility planners from across the region Friday, March 4th from 2-4pm for an inside look at this beautiful facility. Click here to register for this event.

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Joel Cox Promoted to BIM Manager

Help us congratulate Joel Cox on his promotion to BIM Manager! Joel has been an architect for over 20 years and has been with RTA since 2012. He has been a key member of the education team and has a passion for building modeling and detailing using Revit to produce drawings that are clean, organized, and accurate. This passion drew him to a new opportunity as RTA’s BIM Manager where he is responsible for developing and implementing digital design tools and strategies firm-wide. As an integral part of the staff, we are excited to watch Joel thrive in this new position. Congratulations Joel!


We're Hiring at the KU Architecture Fair!

Join us today at the KU Architecture Fair! Visit with Principal Paul Reu and KU alumnus Architect Mitchell Starrs in the Kansas Union 5th Floor Ballroom from 1:00 – 4”00 pm. We have openings for internships and full-time licensed and non-licensed architectural staff, so bring your resume. We look forward to seeing you!

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The Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center is a Place to Love

The RTA-designed Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center is a Place To Love! Watch host Samantha Brown visit Pikes Peak to talk with Colorado Springs Parks Operations Administrator Sandy Elliott about the new Visitor Center, its improved accessibility, the incredible views, and of course the donuts during the Colorado Springs episode of the PBS series Places to Love.

Watch online anytime here or live on Rocky Mountain PBS on Saturday, February 19 at 3:30 pm. Check out the trailer below! 👇 

RTA Welcomes Architectural Interns Kylie Engel and Jordan Pollart

Kylie Engel and Jordan Pollart from Kansas State University joined RTA Architects as Architectural Interns during National Mentor Month (January). They both come to us seeking real-world experience as well as educational credits for finish their master’s programs. Both Kylie and Jordan realized architecture was something they were passionate about at a young age. Kylie enjoys working on public spaces that stimulate and encourage occupants to congregate with one another and their surroundings. Jordan enjoys the detail-oriented process of renderings and has a desire to learn more about the world of architecture. We are excited to be a part of their journey as their eagerness to learn and passion for architecture makes them some great mentees. Welcome Kylie and Jordan!

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Newton Middle School Featured in Education Snapshots

Thanks to Education Snapshots for featuring the new Newton Middle School. Explore this incredible facility for Littleton Public Schools to see its amazing athletic facilities, outdoor amphitheater, STEAM space, and 21st Century learning environments. Read the article here!

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Cañon City Middle School Featured in Education Snapshots

Thank you to Education Snapshots for the great feature on the Cañon City Middle School Addition and Renovation! Read more about the reimaging and revitalization of this historic school here

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Touring the St. Francis Hospital Expansion

RTA and St. Francis Hospital (formerly St. Francis Medical Center) began planning the original facility in 2005, and we had the opportunity to take the office on a site tour to visit our most recent project, the Critical Care and Intermediate Care unit Expansion. We started by taking in the amazing views as we stood atop the new Flight for Life helipad! We then visited the 5th and 6th floors that have added 60 patient rooms a new rooftop helipad served by two trauma elevators extended to the roof level.

Read more about the expansion here.

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RTA Architects Joins the AIA 2030 Commitment

RTA has long been committed to sustainable design practices for the betterment of the communities we serve. By joining the AIA 2030 Commitment, we will now be a part of a growing group of firms who together are working to combat climate change through education, energy modeling, and advocacy. The aim is to transform the practice of architecture in a way that is holistic, firm-wide, project based, and data-driven with the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030. Read more about the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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Ken Gregg Promoted to Principal

RTA proudly announces that Ken Gregg, AIA has been promoted to Principal. Ken earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University and brought more than a decade of experience to RTA when he joined the firm in 2005.

He is one of the leaders of RTA’s K-12 education practice and has received numerous design awards for his work, most recently for the Lake City Community School addition and renovation in the Hinsdale County School District, the new Chinook Trail Middle School in Academy District 20, and Jones Hall and Palmer Hall at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Read the full release here. 

Congratulations Ken!

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