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  • Published: November 2, 2018

    If you've been wondering what excavation for our new Summit Complex at 14,115 feet atop Pikes Peak looks like, check out this awesome video!

     

  • Published: July 13, 2018

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    The groundbreaking for the new Rondald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado 25,000 square-foot Ronald McDonald House is officially complete! The new House will double the guest room capacity to support more Southern Colorado families in times of medical need. Click the link here to find out how you can help.

     

    Photos courtesy of Boutte's Lifestyle Portraits and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado.

  • Published: June 4, 2018

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    Today's the day for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex at Pikes Peak! Pikes Peak is one of the most visited mountains in the world and a top tourist attraction for the State of Colorado with over 600,000 visitors annually. The new facility designed by RTA with GWWO, Inc./Architects of Baltimore (as Design Architect), will be constructed by GE Johnson next to the current Summit House which will remain open to visitors through the end of construction in 2020. Read the full press release here.

  • Published: May 16, 2018

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    We are pleased to announce that RTA has been selected to lead the design of the new Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House which will be located on the corner of North Union Blvd. and Royal Pine Dr. in northern Colorado Springs on the same medical campus as the new Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs and University of Colorado Health (UCH) Memorial Hospital North. The new Ronald McDonald House will initially be able to accommodate 20 families with the ability to expand to 30 families.

    The need for a larger Ronald McDonald House reflects the growing pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit services in Colorado Springs. The new Southern Colorado Ronald McDonald House is anticipated to be approximately 25,000 square feet with 20 family suites, a manager suite, two full kitchens and dining room, a children’s play area, a teen room, a family room, and numerous support spaces. Outdoor amenities include respite areas, walking paths, a children’s play area, a half-basketball court, and a patio with outdoor seating and a barbeque grill.

    Construction is anticipated to begin in July 2018, with completion early in the second quarter of 2019. Read the full press release here.

  • Published: November 21, 2017

    Congratulations to one of our Springs Rescue Mission construction partners Nunn Construction for receiving an ACE Award for Community Impact in 2017 from the Association of General Contractors (AGC) Colorado for their hard work on this transformative project.  Read more about RTA's continuing work for the Springs Rescue Mission here.

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  • Published: October 27, 2017

    The first public open house for the restroom improvements at Garden of the Gods Park is in the books! If you missed out, you can read more about the plan and find upcoming community meetings here.

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  • Published: September 19, 2017

    The Resource Center at the Springs Rescue Mission is officially open! Guests now have access to showers, laundry facilities, life skills classes, health clinics, and the many partner agencies on the campus. Read more about this ongoing project here.

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  • Published: July 3, 2017

    The Adaptive Sports Center project is already exceeding its fundraising goals! We are honored to be a part of this project and we cannot wait to break ground next spring! Read more about this exciting news here.

  • Published: June 30, 2017

    We had so much fun at the Colorado Springs Business Journal Best in Business reception! Thank you to everyone who voted us the best architectural firm in Colorado Springs!

     

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  • Published: November 22, 2016

     

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    RTA Architects and Nunn Construction announce the opening of the new 168-bed year-round shelter at the Springs Rescue Mission (SRM). This is one of several phases to assist SRM with the expansion of services to the homeless and other at-risk residents of Colorado Springs. RTA Architects completed a comprehensive master plan for the Springs Rescue Mission to provide for immediate and future needs through a vision of “design with dignity.” The reception desk was made from recycled bowling alley lanes and will greet guests as they enter the bright, LED-lit space. The wood feature overhead was crafted from trees that endured the Colorado Springs Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires of 2012 and 2013.

    Future phases include: the Resource Center projected to open in the Spring of 2017 providing laundry, and showers and dedicated space for services from multiple agencies including physical and mental health; a new Welcome Center; and a large kitchen/dining facility with dining for 200, dedicated space for job training in the culinary arts, and dedicated space for Mission Catering.

    Read the full press release here.

    Read media coverage here.

  • Published: November 18, 2016

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    The goals set by Pikes Peak Summit Complex design team - including RTA Architects and GWWO, Inc. / Architects - already surpass LEED silver standards. But sights have been set even higher. The team now is pursuing the Living Building Challenge, the world's most vigorous performance standard for structures. Read more about the enviromental goals of the Pikes Peak Summit Complex here.

  • Published: April 13, 2016

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    Colorado Springs City Council has voted to support the Springs Rescue Mission with $2.5 million in federal grant money. To learn more about this project, please visit the Springs Rescue Campus Expansion website.

    For more updates about this community-changing project and others like it, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Linkedin.

  • Published: December 15, 2015

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    Our own Stuart Coppedge, AIA describes the four design concepts for the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex in a Public Service Announcement.

    Click here to watch and go to www.PikesPeakColorado.com to find out more!

  • Published: May 22, 2015

    In a highly competitive process, the team of RTA Architects of Colorado Springs, as Architect of Record, and GWWO, Inc./Architects of Baltimore, as Design Architect, was selected to create an iconic experience for the summit of Pikes Peak. Celebrating 40 years of innovative design and exemplary client service, RTA's well-known local projects include the Gottlieb Building addition and renovation at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Francis Medical Center, and University Village Colorado Shopping Center. GWWO has designed numerous distinctive visitor centers at such national treasures as George Washington's Mount Vernon, Fort McHenry National Monument, and Everglades National Park.
     
    Stuart Coppedge, AIA, RTA Principal-in-Charge: "This is the kind of project every architect dreams of and spends a career preparing for. To be able to serve our city on the mountain we all love is an honor and means the world to all of us at RTA. All of our team members are beside themselves with excitement, and we are committed to engaging all the stakeholders in crafting a summit experience the entire community will be proud of."
     
    Alan Reed, FAIA, GWWO Design Principal: "We are very honored and excited to be a part of the transformation of the Pikes Peak visitor experience. We have been fortunate to be involved in the stewardship of many of our national treasures, and the opportunity to continue this work at a place so significant to our nation's heritage and pioneering spirit is a true privilege."
     
    Project Consultants:
    Public Relations and Communication: Bachman PR, Colorado Springs
    Civil Engineer: Kiowa Engineering, Colorado Springs
    Landscape Architect: DHM Design, Denver
    Structural Engineer: HCDA Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs
    Mechanical/Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer: ME Group, Denver
    Exhibit Design: Gallagher & Associates, Washington, DC
    Extreme Climate: AECOM, Denver and Anchorage
    Food Service: Webb Foodservice Design, Colorado Springs
    Specifications: NASH Architectural Solutions, Honolulu, HI
    Code and Accessibility: Jensen Hughes, Colorado Springs
    Historic Preservation: The Preservation Studio, Colorado Springs
  • Published: July 25, 2013

    ACE logoRTA will participate in the ACE program for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The ACE program (Architecture-Construction-Engineering) “stands for mentoring high school students and inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction.”

    RTA will hold an after school program for 2 hours every 2 weeks from October through March to teach students about architecture. The student projects will progress through the stages of design and end in a final presentation of their projects. RTA will also reach out to local consultants for correlating lessons on engineering and construction.

    The mission of ACE is to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students who are interested in careers in architecture, engineering and construction, through mentoring and support of their continued advancement in the industry.