Ratcliff Architecture News

RATCLIFF awarded Best in Show Award at LEAP Sandcastle Contest. October, 2015.

Leap’s 32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest returned to Ocean Beach on 10/10/15, and 25 teams comprised of architects, builders, designers and students took to the beach, cheered on by hundreds of spectators.
This year’s theme was “Sand Cinema,” and there was no shortage of creative and show-stopping interpretations, including the Ratcliff, SmithGroup, Herrero team "Alice in Wondersand".

Partnered with the wonderful Hillcrest Elementary School, the fourth and fifth grade students developed a fantastic sculpture that even incorporated a customized irrigation system, eliminating the bucket brigade to access water from the shore to the building site.

Check out photos of the sand sculptures.