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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Celebrating the Holidays

What a wonderful time of year! The office dressed to the nines to celebrate the holiday together and gathered at the Pinery for a night of good company, greatfood, and lots of laughs.

RTA wishes you and your family a safe and very happy holiday!



The ACE Mentor Program Needs You!

RTA is excited to announce our partnership with ACE Mentor Program of Colorado – Colorado Springs. ACE Mentor Program is an after-school mentoring program that is focused on introducing high school students to the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering through project based learning and active engagement with industry professionals.

In addition to our own High School Architecture Class, which will take place in fall of 2022, we will be participating as mentors in the ACE Program. We hope to see you or members of your company joining us as we embark on this wonderful adventure in mentoring! Register as a mentor for Colorado Springs here:

ACE Mentor Program of America Mission Statement:

To engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. 

ACE Mentor’s two primary goals are to:

  • Create a large, diverse, better-prepared workforce for our industry.
  • Assist and guide students as they proceed along their pathways to opportunities in our industry through internships and support.

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ACE Mentor Program – Colorado Springs Info:

Meeting Location: Palmer High School – 301 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Meeting Time: 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday
Start Date: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
Commitment: 15-week program, end date/final presentation at CU Denver TBD

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PCI Ascent Magazine Features the Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center

Did you know that the Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center is a total-precast structure? Read about the planning, design, fabrication, and construction of this incredible project in the fall issue of PCI Ascent Magazine

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Congratulations to RTA's Newest Architect, Tyler Wurr

Congratulations to RTA’s newest Architect, Tyler Wurr after his recent completion of all six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination! Tyler joined us as an Emerging Professional in 2020, with previous experience in civic and historic renovation projects and a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. Congratulations Tyler!

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Newton Middle School Awarded Outstanding Middle School Design by American School & University

Thank you to American School & University for awarding Newton Middle School with Outstanding Middle School Design! Thank you also to Jacobs and Littleton Public Schools for the partnership that resulted in this incredible facility. Check out the article here!

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RTA Architects Receives Top Honors from the Construction Specifications Institute for Environmental Stewardship

We are pleased to announce that RTA has been recognized with an Environmental Stewardship Award from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). RTA was nominated for its work on the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex and the project’s pursuit of Living Building Challenge certification and for its work on the new East Side Clinic for Pueblo Community Health Center and the project’s pursuit of Zero Energy certification. 

Read the full press release here.

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Miracle on Orman Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony

RTA is excited to again sponsor Pueblo Community College’s Miracle on Orman Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join the festivities at 5 pm or watch on Comcast Channel 19 or PCC’s Facebook page,

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