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RATCLIFF Welcomes Architect Larry Bongort to Healthcare Practice. June 7, 2011


Emeryville, Calif. – June 7, 2011 – RATCLIFF, the award-winning architecture, planning and interiors firm, welcomes Larry Bongort, AIA, ASHE, ACHA, as a senior healthcare architect and medical planner to the firm’s healthcare practice group. RATCLIFF provides a broad array of design and planning services to healthcare, academic, and civic clients throughout the Western United States.


Bongort has more than 30 years of professional experience as a healthcare architect, with a specialization in the planning and design of complex health care facilities and ambulatory centers. 


Most recently, Bongort was senior healthcare architect and medical planner with Stantec SF, leading teams in the completion of the Laguna Honda Hospital replacement project in San Francisco, the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient mental health and research facility in Seattle, Washington, UC Davis Medical Center’s surgery and emergency services pavilion and Kaiser Permanente’s medical office building and ambulatory surgery center in Vacaville, California.


“We’re delighted that Larry selected RATCLIFF as his new home and look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship as we craft innovative solutions to current healthcare needs,” said Steven Steinberg, AIA, principal with RATCLIFF.


A licensed architect in California and Michigan, Bongort is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, and is as founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. He received a Master of Architecture (with high distinction), a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and a Bachelor of Arts in German (with high distinction), all in 1975 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He attended the University of Stuttgart, Germany, as a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellow for postgraduate studies in planning and design methodology in 1975-76. He was awarded the American Institute of Architects School Medal in 1975, and Phi Beta Kappa in 1971.