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RATCLIFF adds Joseph Nicola, Director, and Promotes Heidi Bilodeau to Director of Marketing - March 7, 2007


RATCLIFF added architect Joseph A. Nicola as director of the firm’s academic practice and promoted Heidi Bilodeau to director of marketing.


RATCLIFF (www.ratcliffarch.com) provides a broad array of architectural, interior design and planning services to healthcare, academic and civic clients throughout the Western United States.


“Joseph is an exciting addition to our leadership team and his expertise enhances our  academic practice,” said Christopher P. Ratcliff, AIA, NCARB, LEED®, president.


“Heidi has been a dedicated member of the RATCLIFF team for many years and is uniquely qualified to lead our marketing efforts.”


Joseph Nicola is the director of RATCLIFF’s academic practice. His current projects include: expansion and renovation of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley and master plan and new education building at Monterey Peninsula College. Prior to joining RATCLIFF, Nicola designed academic, mixed-use, recreational, office, and retail projects, including an historic addition and renovation to the Olympic Club in San Francisco, as studio director at Hornberger + Worstell and director of architecture and design for PAE International Japan. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in environmental design and architecture from the University of Michigan in 1980. Nicola is a registered architect in California and Massachusetts and is a member of the Society for College and University Planners.


Heidi Bilodeau’s role as director of marketing encompasses brand management and coordination of business development strategies with principals for RATCLIFF’s healthcare, academic and civic practice area groups. She was promoted from her role as marketing operations manager following five years of service with the firm. Prior to working at RATCLIFF, Bilodeau was marketing director for Smith & Smith Landscape. She also worked for the Exploratorium in various capacities. Bilodeau is RATCLIFF’s Alliance Coordinator for the Global Design Alliance (www.globalda.com). She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993.