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AdAmAn Alley Activation

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Connecting through experience of place.

Once dark, narrow spaces relegated to delivery trucks and trash bins, urban alleys across the country have been transformed into bright, welcoming pedestrian areas through public art and creative placemaking. The first activated alley in downtown Colorado Springs is between the Carlton and historic Hibbard buildings. AdAmAn Alley celebrates the AdAmAn Club’s history and their tradition of summiting Pikes Peak to set off fireworks each New Year’s Eve.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

RTA was honored to design this project with the Downtown Partnership, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, and the AdAmAn Club. 


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

AdAmAn Alley features murals celebrating the ecology and cultural significance of Pikes Peak, new pavement with an artistic treatment evoking Barr Trail, LED “fireworks,” and an “AdAmAn Alley” gateway arch directly facing Pikes Peak. 

AdAmanAlley animation and mural at night

AdAmAn Alley arch during the day