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RATCLIFF Adds Architect John Sealander to Healthcare Practice Group - August 6, 2009

RATCLIFF, the award-winning architecture, planning and interiors firm, added John E. Sealander, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED® AP, as a project manager to the firm’s healthcare practice group. RATCLIFF (http://www.ratcliffarch.com) provides a broad array of design and planning services to healthcare, academic, and civic clients throughout the Western United States.

A licensed architect in California, Sealander was Project Manager while at Stantec Architecture for the Ryan Ranch Outpatient Campus for the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula which received an American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIA-SF) Citation for Excellence in Architecture. He also received an AIA-SF Presidential Commendation for his leadership of the Health + Science Committee, which he chaired from 2004-2006 and now chairs again.

“I am impressed with the depth of planning, programming and design experience the RATCLIFF team possesses. Our firm is just the right size to undertake any healthcare project, from major new hospital construction to modest renovations,” said Sealander, who supports RATCLIFF’s healthcare practice group.

Sealander has more than 20 years of experience in architecture and his many healthcare assignments include the 350,000-square foot, seven-story North Tower Addition at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, Calif. He guided the project through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) process by integrating all major subcontractor installation drawings for the project as OSHPD system submittals. He also led the project team for the 68,000-square-foot Melchor Pavilion at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. Additional healthcare projects include Natividad Medical Center Hospital Replacement in Salinas, Calif., and Brown Pavilion at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Prior to joining RATCLIFF, Sealander was a senior associate/associate partner at Stantec Architecture of San Francisco (formerly Chong Partners Architecture) and a principal/senior project manager of Bobrow/Thomas and Associates in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American College of Healthcare Architects, holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a LEED® Accredited Professional under the program of the U.S. Green Building Council. He has served on the editorial review board of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health online journal from 1999 to the present.

Sealander earned both his master’s degree (1979) and his bachelor’s degree in architecture (1969) from the University of California, Berkeley.