RATCLIFF added architect Joseph A. Nicola
as director of the firmâ€™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.
â€œJoseph is an exciting addition to our
leadership team and his expertise enhances our academic practice,â€ said Christopher P.
Ratcliff, AIA, NCARB, LEEDÂ®, president.
â€œHeidi has been a dedicated member of the
RATCLIFF team for many years and is uniquely qualified to lead our marketing
Joseph Nicola is the director of RATCLIFFâ€™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 bachelorâ€™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 Bilodeauâ€™s role as director of
marketing encompasses brand management and coordination of business development
strategies with principals for RATCLIFFâ€™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 RATCLIFFâ€™s Alliance
Coordinator for the Global Design Alliance (www.globalda.com). She earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in anthropology from the University of California,
Los Angeles in