Architect Christopher Naughton, planner for the next generation of healthcare providers and patients, joins RATCLIFF. April 2013
Emeryville, Calif. â€“ Christopher Naughton, AIA, a
specialist in the intelligent design of healthcare facilities and an advocate
for patients and families in healthcare settings, has joined RATCLIFF
, architects serving healthcare, academic, and civic
clients throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
â€œChris Naughton joins our team at a critical juncture in
the healthcare industry as healthcare reform and technology-savvy consumers demand
effective healing environments,â€ said Steven Steinberg, healthcare principal
with RATCLIFF. â€œOur hospital clients value in-depth experience, which Chrisâ€™ 25
years in healthcare design amply demonstrates, but also look to us for the road
map to make their facility functional and efficient in tomorrowâ€™s market, Chrisâ€™
Naughton comes to RATCLIFF from SmithGroupJJR, where he
was principal and senior planner for facilities including St. Lukeâ€™s Hospital
and Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco.
Also with SmithGroup, he provided the master plan for campuses including
the Veteranâ€™s Administration of Palo Alto, and Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center of San Jose. He holds a Bachelor
of Architecture from University of Buffalo, New York, and began his career in
the 1980s as an intern with the firm I.M. Pei of New York, then with New Yorkâ€™s
Dennis Jurrow Architects until accepting a position with Hansen Lind Meyer of
Chicago. He was a healthcare designer
for NBBJ in Columbus, Ohio, until relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in
1997 to join KMD as a senior healthcare planner.
Naughton is a public speaker and writer, addressing
professional conferences on topics including integrated project delivery
methods for healthcare, the next generation of NICUâ€™s with families, staff and
architects, and the necessity of integrating art into healthcare projects, particularly
in pediatric settings. He is a
contributing blogger for Healthcare
Design Magazine, with recent articles discussing five â€œgame changersâ€ for
healthcare planning and roadblocks towards a â€œnet zero energyâ€ hospital. Naughtonâ€™s column can be found at: http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/blogs/chris-naughton.