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Douglas Strout, healthcare designer, planner and practice leader, joins RATCLIFF. January 2016


Doug Strout, AIA, a broadly experienced healthcare designer and planner possessing an extensive portfolio of inpatient hospital and ambulatory care facilities with specialization in cancer care design and hospital master planning, has joined RATCLIFF, architects serving healthcare, academic and civic clients through the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Strout joins as Principal of the firm.

“We are delighted that Doug has joined the Ratcliff Healthcare team and are eager to share his national and California experience with our clients,” said Chris Naughton the co-director of our healthcare practice. “Doug has a deep understanding of market forces and trends in healthcare and the challenges that providers face, informing the forward-looking planning and design strategies we offer our clients.”

Doug has joined RATCLIFF from KMD Architects, San Francisco, where he was Principal and Healthcare Director overseeing the planning and design for projects ranging from ambulatory care facilities, hospital seismic upgrades, women’s and children’s health, surgical suites, emergency services, inpatient units and oncology to hospital modernization master plans and replacement hospital implementation.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, and began his career in the early 1980s with firms in Maryland and Massachusetts. He was a healthcare principal with The Ritchie Organization in Newton, MA until relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 to join KMD.

As an extension of his passion for the design of cancer research and treatment facilities and the future evolution of hospital campuses, Doug is a frequent public speaker, addressing professional conferences on topics including the future of cancer care design and comprehensive master planning.