Another Successful Presentation in the Books, The Road to Zero Energy
Congratulations team! Another great presentation on The Road to Zero Energy is in the books, while having a little fun along the way, at the 2022 Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in San Antonio. Thank you to Pueblo Community Health Center CEO Donald More and Farnsworth Group Mechanical Engineer Corey Chinn for the great collaboration to present the results and impact of the new East Side Clinic!
RTA Presenting The Road to Zero Energy at 2022 Healthcare Design Conference
If you're attending next month's Healthcare Design Expo + Conference in San Antonio, be sure to add our session to your agenda! The Road to Zero Energy will identify strategies that led to Pueblo Community Health Center's new East Side Clinic becoming the first emerging Zero Energy outpatient facility in Colorado.
Monday, October 10th, 3:45 pm
Session Number E54, Room 304BC
Pueblo Community Health Center’s Fiesta Fundraiser
The dueling pianos and signature cocktail, the margaRiTA (get it? 😉😅), made for a fun evening at the PCHC Foundation’s annual Fiesta fundraiser. RTA is proud to support PCHC’s mission of serving the health care needs of Pueblo and Huerfano County residents.
Pueblo Community Health Center Cuts the Ribbon for the New East Side Clinic
Hundreds of excited community members gathered for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pueblo Community Health Center’s new East Side Clinic. This center is one of 20 safety-net community health centers in Colorado, providing medical, dental, and behavioral care to Coloradans regardless of their ability to pay. The expansion fills an important need for residents in Pueblo’s east side neighborhoods. Congratulations PCHC!
Pueblo Community Health Center's East Side Clinic Featured in Healthcare Snapshots
The Pueblo Community Health Center East Side Clinic was a recent feature in Healthcare Snapshots, and we'd love to give you a peek into the interior of this state-of-the-art medical building.
Calming. Natural. Timeless. These adjectives describe the mood that the East Side clinic wanted to achieve with its interior environment. To support these ideas, we looked to nature. Biophilia is the idea that people innately connect to nature; therefore, an environment design based on nature will reflect a mood of calm, nature, and even be timeless.
Through color, each floor represents a different element of nature - plants/green/first, animals/yellow/second and sky/blue/third. The colors also help with wayfinding to tell patients where they are just by the accent colors they see. Accent-colored carpet also denotes the exit path for the clients within the clinic areas. Textural carpet, with different levels of the accent color, adorns the open areas. The pattern in the flooring utilizes fractals, a pattern found in nature that repeats itself randomly at different scales. This introduces nature into the space with the same innate feeling that nature evokes in us.
The result is a space that makes the people feel comfortable and relaxed when they enter, and then helps to set them on the path toward recovery as they leave.
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.
Pueblo Community Health Center's East Side Clinic Construction Update
Construction for Pueblo Community Health Center’s East Side Clinic continues! As the triple pane fiberglass windows and solar panels on the building and parking canopies are installed, crews continue to work toward fall completion. Read more here about this great addition to Pueblo’s east side, also the first emerging Zero Energy outpatient health care clinic in Colorado according to the New Buildings Institute.
Pueblo Community Health Center East Side Clinic Tops Out
It’s that topping-out time of year! We were so happy to celebrate with Pueblo Community Health Center during the topping-out of the East Side Clinic. This new clinic will serve patients on Pueblo’s east side with a full range of healthcare services and is the first Emerging Zero Energy outpatient healthcare clinic in Colorado according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI). Video courtesy of Pueblo Community Health Center and JSB Cinema.
RTA Projects Featured in Colorado Construction & Design Magazine SoCo Roundup
We were thrilled to see so many of our projects featured in the latest issue of Colorado Construction and Design Magazine including the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion, the new Pikes Peak Visitor Center, the new East Side Clinic for Pueblo Community Health Center, and the UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. See page 52 of the SoCo report here… https://ccdmag.com/WS2021/index.html
Pueblo Community Health Center’s East Side Clinic Construction Progress
Check out this time-lapse of the ongoing progress on the new Pueblo Community Health Center's East Side Clinic. The structural steel and stair/elevator towers are now in place for the three-story 63,000 sf clinic, which is also the first Emerging Zero Energy outpatient healthcare clinic in the state of Colorado according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI), with extensive natural light, a tight building envelope, fiberglass windows, PV arrays, exterior sun shades, and energy-efficient equipment. The East Side Clinic is expected to open in October 2021.
Pueblo Community Health Center East Side Clinic Pursuit of Zero Energy Featured in Colorado Real Estate Journal Health Care Quarterly
A recent piece in the Colorado Real Estate Journal’s Health Care Quarterly highlighted the Pueblo Community Health Center's East Side Clinic project’s pursuit of Zero Energy. The building design will ensure the new clinic has a reduced carbon footprint and high energy performance. Check out the article here.
Pueblo Community Health Center Breaks Ground for New East Side Clinic
Congratulations to our partners at Pueblo Community Health Center for the recent groundbreaking of their new East Side Clinic! Expected to open in 2021, this new clinic will provide much-needed health care services, conveniently located in one building, to serve the large amount of PCHC patients on Pueblo’s East side.
Celebrating Earth Week with Energy Efficient Design
Happy Earth Week! At RTA, we are proud of our environmental leadership especially as we seek to achieve Living Building Challenge certification for the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex (and Net Zero Energy for the Pueblo Community Health Center’s new East Side Clinic, one of the first Net Zero Energy medical office buildings in North America.
First Look at the Pueblo Community Health Center’s New East Side Clinic
Get a first look at the new East Side Clinic for Pueblo Community Health Center! Set to open in 2021, this innovative clinic will feature a full range of medical services in a bright open clinic for Pueblo's East side. Its pursuit of Zero Energy design makes it the first healthcare clinic of its kind in Pueblo and in the state of Colorado.