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Employment Opportunites at RTA

Welcome to RTA Architects, a team comprised of seasoned leaders, visionary architects, and dedicated support staff.

For over 40 years RTA Architects has created award-winning architectural and interior designs for the Colorado built environment. We specialize in healthcare, education, retail, and commercial properties, delivering beautiful functional environments that serve the unique needs of their owners and occupants.

From our loft offices in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, our culture is open and collegial. You'll interact with many teammates and will find yourself engaged by multiple people at the same time. You will be a part of a firm where you will be working with seasoned leadership who truly value mentorship and helping team members to expand their skills.

We are proud of our collaborative work ethic and the fact that the majority of work we do is repeat business from satisfied clients. What could be more fulfilling than that?

To apply for the positions below, please e-mail with your resume, cover letter, and portfolio if applying for an architectural position. Please indicate the title of the position you're applying for in the subject line.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and provide a full benefits package. For more information about life at RTA, please visit us on Facebook and Linkedin.

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  • Project Architect
  • Architect
  • Marketing Assistant

Project Architect

In your new position as part of the firm's architectural team, you will expand your craft and collaborate with architects who are profoundly impacting many of the area’s greatest projects such as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, the Saint Francis Medical Center, and innovative educational facilities across the state. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted and highly engaging. Depending upon the type of project, you may be assigned the responsibilities of Project Manager, Project Architect, or Architect.

Your primary duties are to plan, design, and assist in the creation of successful architectural and/or planning projects. You must have a thorough understanding of the practice of architecture and ability to develop a high quality projects. You will also be capable of leading and participating in client and team meetings and will be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior communications skills.

From our offices in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, our culture is open and collegial. You'll interact with many teammates and will find yourself engaged by multiple people at the same time. You will be a part of a firm where you will be working under seasoned professionals who truly value mentorship and helping architects expand their skills.

And while you are learning from us, we want to learn from you. You’ll provide input to help RTA continually improve our documents and systems and seek to obtain progressively higher-level assignments on a variety of projects. Come ready and excited to share your experiences, ideas, and career growth desires with us.

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of Architecture.

  • State of Colorado Architectural License or near completion of ARE.

  • Minimum twelve (12) years architectural experience.

  • Display a high level of architectural knowledge.

  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate meetings with the client and project staff.

  • Creative thinking ability and aesthetic sensitivity.

  • Experience with governmental agencies along with knowledge of building codes and zoning ordinances.

  • Thorough knowledge of local code requirements with the ability to implement.

  • Strong skills regarding: job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision-making, judgment and problem solving associated with all phases of a project.

  • The ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage projects. Required computer skills: AutoCAD, Revit, and MS Office.

  • Experience and leadership skills as required by Ownership.

For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here. Work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus benefits. 

To apply, send a PDF or Dropbox link containing your cover letter, resume, and samples of your professional and/or student work to . Please include your name and the position ‘Project Architect’ in the subject line. 

Architect

In your new position as part of the firm's architectural team, you will expand your craft and collaborate with architects who are profoundly impacting many of the area’s greatest projects such as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, the Saint Francis Medical Center, and 21st Century educational facilities across the state. Your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging.

Your primary duties are: project work from inception through CD and construction phases; reviewing architectural documents for potential conflict with all disciplines; implementing RFIs and change orders; and participating in client and team meetings. You will also be relied upon for your attention to detail, a proactive positive attitude, and superior communications skills.

From our loft offices in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, our culture is open and collegial. You'll interact with many teammates and will find yourself engaged by multiple people at the same time. You will be a part of a firm where you will be working under seasoned professionals who truly value mentorship and helping architects expand their skills.

And while you are learning from us, we want to learn from you. You’ll provide input to help RTA continually improve our documents and systems and seek to obtain progressively higher-level assignments on a variety of projects. Come ready and excited to share your experiences, ideas, and career growth desires with us!

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree of Architecture.

  • State of Colorado Architectural License.

  • Minimum three to five (3-5) years architecture experience.

  • Superior communication skills to facilitate meetings with the client and project staff.

  • Creative thinking ability and excellent design skills.

  • Experience with governmental agencies and knowledge of building codes and zoning ordinances.

  • Required skills: job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision-making, judgment, and problem solving associated with all phases of a project.

  • The ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to manage projects. Required computer skills: Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office.

  • Ability to perform work which requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance.

Work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Salary dependent upon experience and skills, plus benefits. 

For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here. To apply, send a PDF or Dropbox link containing your cover letter, resume, and samples of your professional and/or student work to . Please include your name and the position Architect in the subject line. 

Marketing Assistant

In your new position as part of the firm's Marketing team in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, your role will be fast-paced, multi-faceted, and highly engaging. Your week will include creating proposals and qualifications packages where you'll be the “air traffic controller”, gathering the necessary background from colleagues, editing and proofreading content, and designing and producing the final submittals. You will also find yourself creating PowerPoint presentations and producing leave-behinds for interviews and client meetings. And during all this, you will obsess about the details to assure that your work is error-free and that deadlines are met.

Other ongoing activities that will fill your days include keeping the website engaging and current, managing our social media channels, and tracking analytics. Finally, you’ll provide key support to our administrative team, particularly helping to back up front desk reception.

Our culture is open, collaborative, and collegial. You'll interact with many teammates, so you must be a dynamic multi-tasker who can determine and manage priorities to meet deadlines.

We have a passion for serving our community and provide numerous volunteer opportunities. We also support each team member’s ongoing professional development and offer an annual continuing education allowance.

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, or equivalent experience.

  • 2+ years of experience in a Marketing role. Experience in construction, engineering, architecture, or other professional services preferred.

  • 1+ year of digital marketing experience, including updating web pages with a content management system and social media management.

  • Proficiency with InDesign and Microsoft Office, and experience with Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Graphic design experience.

  • Exceptional communication and rapport-building skills.

  • Ability to produce high-quality work in a very fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.

  • The ability to work independently.

  • A heart for service, a proactive dynamic attitude, and a collaborative mindset.

If this level of challenge excites you, please send your resume, a tailored cover letter, samples of graphic design work, and writing examples to with “Marketing Assistant Position” in the subject line.

Work hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday (alternate hours are not available for this position). Hourly rate dependent on experience, and we offer a competitive benefits package and professional development opportunities. Some daytime local travel is required. For more detailed information about the position, download the full job description here.

RTA is Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.