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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Support Boulder County After the Marshall Fire

As we celebrate the ringing in of the New Year, our hearts are with our neighbors in Boulder County who were affected by last week’s devastating Marshall Fire. We in Colorado Springs understand the long road to recovery after a disaster of this magnitude all too well. To donate, or for a list of resources, visit the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.  

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Pikes Peak Summit Complex Featured on "If We Built It Today"

If We Built It Today is a fascinating series that features architects, historians and engineers who explore modern-day innovations that could be applied to recreate iconic building projects if they were built today. In a recent episode that featured Machu Picchu, the series looks at methods and materials used in the design and construction of the Pikes Peak Summit Complex because of its similarities to Machu Pichu regarding extreme weather and high-altitude mountainous conditions.

Watch the trailer here , and check out the full episode on Discovery+ or the Science Channel.

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RTA Promotes Six Team Members

RTA is proud to announce the promotion of six of our team members: three to the level of Senior Associate and three to the level of Associate. New Senior Associates are Darren Rouse, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C; Jessica Massie, RA, NCIDQ, NCARB; and Christine Costa, RA. New Associates are Greg Johnson, NCIDQ; Jon Houck, RA; and Ericka Everett, RA.

Read the full release here.


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