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RATCLIFF Promotes Joseph Nicola to Associate Principal - March 13, 2008


RATCLIFF promoted architect Joseph A. Nicola to associate principal. RATCLIFF (http://www.ratcliffarch.com) provides a broad array of architectural, interior design and planning services to healthcare, academic and civic clients throughout the Western United States.

An award-winning architect, Joseph Nicola is the director of RATCLIFF’s academic practice. His current projects include: expansion and renovation of Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; new academic building at De Anza College in Cupertino; and seismic corrections and programmatic improvements to the Bancroft Library (Doe Annex) at University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining RATCLIFF, Nicola designed academic, mixed-use, recreational, office, and retail projects, including an historic addition and renovation to the Olympic Club in San Francisco, as studio director at Hornberger + Worstell and director of architecture and design for PAE International Japan.

Nicola’s design work as vice president at The Architects Collaborative for the Bing Wing of the Cecil H. Green Library at Stanford University won the 2002 AIA California Council Honor Award and the 1999 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for Historical Landmarks. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in environmental design and architecture from the University of Michigan in 1980. Nicola is a registered architect in California and Massachusetts and is a member of the Society for College and University Planners.