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The 2016 Architect 50. ARCHITECT. September 7, 2016.
RATCLIFF was named in the Top 50 Firms in Business, Sustainability and Design by ARCHITECT in their September 7, 2016 issue.
The Center of Everything: Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. Healthcare Design. June/July 2016.
Stanford Health Care Cancer Center South Bay in San Jose, Calif., puts the patient in control with a centralized care model and multiple options for managing the treatment experience.
Critical care pavilion starts to take form next to Washington Hospital. East Bay Business Times. May 2016.
A critical care facility being built next to Washington Hospital in Fremont has been designed to continue operating during and after a big earthquake, a project official said this week. More than a year into construction, the largest public works project in the Washington Township Health Care District's history is about 25 percent complete, Will Bartley, project manager for Rudolph and Sletten construction company, said Monday
Sneak peek: Oakland's new Highland Hospital tower. San Francisco Business Times. March 25, 2016.
Alameda Health System and Alameda County are about to burst with pride about the health system's new inpatient tower at Oakland's Highland Hospital.
Crane Watch - Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion. San Francisco Business Times. January 29, 2016.
The Bay Area is dotted with cranes working on development projects that include multifamily housing, office towers, re-built hospitals, state-of-the-art factories and more. These projects have a major economic impact on our region: the largest construction projects in the Bay Area cost a combined $22 billion.
Douglas Strout: Principal, Healthcare Practice Leader at RATCLIFF ARCHITECTS. The San Francisco Business Times. January 21, 2016.
Emeryville, Calif. – 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.
Douglas Strout Joins Ratcliff Architects. The Registry. January 17, 2016.
Emeryville, Calif. – 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.
PHOTO TOUR: Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. Healthcare Design. November 5, 2015.
Stanford Health Care’s newest National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center South Bay, designed by Ratcliff (Emeryville, Calif.), opened July 2015 in San Jose, Calif. The four-story, 70,000-square-foot medical office building offers patients coordinated outpatient cancer services in one location, including diagnostic, treatment, and support services.
San Jose State University Student Wellness Center Plans Fall Opening. facilitiesnet. October 13, 2015.
San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif., plans to open its new Student Wellness Center (SWC) this fall. The three-story, 53,000-square-foot facility will deliver basic outpatient and primary care services.
San Jose State University Completes Student Wellness Center. Healthcare Design Magazine. October 7, 2015
San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif., will open its new Student Wellness Center (SWC) this fall. The three-story, 53,000-square-foot facility will deliver basic outpatient and primary care services to hundreds of students daily.
San Jose State University's New Health Center Now Open. The Registry. October 1, 2015.
RATCLIFF Architects and Blach Construction Company are the design-build partners for the project, which was completed ahead of schedule and within budget and opens to students this fall.
RATCLIFF Designs New Stanford Cancer Center South Bay with Compassionate Care. The Registry. September 29, 2015
New Stanford Cancer Center South Bay welcomed patients July 13, extending regional access to Stanford Health Care’s leading edge, coordinated care RATCLIFF designs Stanford Health’s new comprehensive cancer center in San Jose with compassionate care.
Foothill College Campus Project Receives Execellence in Architecture Award. San Francisco Business Times. August 5, 2015.
The Foothill College Physical Sciences and Engineering Center project was recognized as an Honor Award Recipient for 2015 for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building.
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay Celebrates Opening. Healthcare Design. July 14, 2015.
Stanford Health Care has officially opened its new 70,000-square-foot Stanford Cancer Center South Bay in San Jose, Calif. Planning for the patient-oriented center included workflow design in partnership with Stanford's Patient and Family Advisory Councils, members of the local community, and a multidisciplinary team of physicians and staff
Stanford Cancer Center South Bay opens to first patients. Stanford Medicine News Center. July 13, 2015.
A patient and family advisory council recommended ways to maximize patient comfort at the new cancer center.
Stanford opens South Bay cancer center designed with patients' feedback. Mercury News. July 8, 2015.
When its doors open next week, Stanford Cancer Center South Bay will be more than just a medical facility that is closer to local residents than Palo Alto: It will also feature some of the comforts of home.
Peek Inside the new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. Silicon Valley Business Journal. June 26, 2015.
Stanford Health Care on Friday celebrated the much-anticipated completion and upcoming opening of its Stanford Cancer Center South Bay in San Jose, which will open for patient care in mid July.
Largest Bay Area Architecture Firms. San Francisco Business Times. June 26, 2015
RATCLIFF ranked #14 in this year's Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms by the San Francisco Business Times.
Stanford Health Care Celebrates Completion of its New Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. Stanford Medicine News Center. June 6, 2015.
Stanford Health Care today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion and upcoming opening of its new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay in San Jose. Attendees included Stanford Health Care employees and medical staff, area physicians, community members, and public officials
Stanford Health Care opens patient-oriented South Bay Cancer Center. The Stanford Daily. June 2015.
On Friday, June 26, Stanford Health Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new South Bay Cancer Center in San Jose. Over 250 physicians, Stanford employees and community members attended the event, which included speeches and a tour of the building.
San Jose State Completes New Student Health Center. SchoolConstructionNEWS. April 29, 2015.
Construction on the new San Jose State University Student Health & Counseling Center (SHC) was completed in April. The three-story, 53,000-square-foot building will now house the university’s student health center, counseling services and wellness center.
Washington Hospital begins construction of $339 million project. San Francisco Business Times. February 24, 2015.
Washington Hospital in Fremont is breaking ground today on its $339 million Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion.
Top 333 Design and Architecture Firms. Almanac of Architecture + Design. July 2014.
Ratcliff was fortunate to be named again as one of the Top 333 Design and Architecture Firms.
Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms. San Francisco Business Times. January 31, 2014.
RATCLIFF ranked #16 in this year's Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms.
Top 50 Bay Area Architects. San Francisco Business Times. June 2014.
Ratcliff ranked again this year coming in as number fourteen on the Top 50 Bay Area Architects by San Francisco Business Times.
The Largest East Bay Architecture Firms. San Francisco Business Times. December 13, 2013.
Ratcliff ranked #3 in this year's Largest East Bay Architecture Firms by the San Francisco Business Times.
2013 Healthcare Giants. Interior Design Magazine. November 26, 2013.
Ratcliff was ranked as the 34th largest healthcare architecture firm in Interior Design Magazine's annual Healthcare Giants survey.
2013 Rising Giants. Interior Design Magazine. July 22, 2013.
Ratcliff was named as a Rising Giant in the 2013 Interior Design magazine annual Top Giants Survey.
Largest Bay Area Architecture Firms. San Francisco Business Times. June 28, 2013.
Ratcliff ranked as the #21st largest firm in the Bay Area by SFBT
Largest Bay Area Interior Design Firms. San Francisco Business Times. May 17, 2013.
Ratcliff was ranked #16 on this years list of Largest Interior Design Firms in the Bay Area.
Below the Law. Eco-Structure. November-December 2012.
A subtle addition to UC Berkeley's School of Law digs into an existing courtyard to make room for a mix of communal spaces.
Top 100 Healthcare Giants Listing. Interior Design Magazine. November 1, 2012.
RATCLIFF ranked #30 in this year's Interior Design Top 100 Healthcare Giants listing which celebrates the achievements of the top-earning interior design firms in the healthcare market.
Architect Top 50. ARCHITECT. September 2012.
RATCLIFF was named in The ARCHITECT 50, an annual ranking of U.S. architecture firms to reward accomplishment according to the broadest possible criteria.
Structures: Learning Center pushes out the hot air in classroom space at De Anza. Silicon Valley Business Journal. September 28, 2012
DeAnza Media & Learning Center was recognized as as a Finalist in the Best Green Public Project in 2012 Structures Award by the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.
ENR California Announces Best Projects 2012 Winners: ENR California. September 22, 2012.
ENR California has announced the winners of this year’s Best Projects competition, which recognizes the region’s best achievements in construction and design.
Top 200 Giants Listing. Interior Design Magazine. July 1, 2012.
RATCLIFF ranked #107 in this year's Interior Design Top 200 Giants listing which celebrates the achievements of the top-earning interior design firms.
Top 250 Architecture Firms. Architectural Record. June 2012.
RATCLIFF ranked #161 in Top 250 Architectural Firms
Winner / Best Health: John Muir's Tom & Billie Long Patient Care Tower. San Francisco Business Times. March 23, 2012
Best public / cultural / health real estate deal of the year by the San Francisco Business Times: John Muir's Tom & Billie Long Patient Care Tower John Muir fit a huge new strucuture into its existing multi-building complex with 25 connections to adjacent structures.
2012 IIDA NC Honor Awards. IIDA Northern California. March 8, 2012.
UC Berkeley School of Law South Addition receives a notable award from the IIDA NC.
Library Design Showcase 2012: The Outdoor Library. American Libraries. February 28, 2012.
University of California at Berkeley School of Law Library is showcased as a one library that has found ways to integrate the outdoors into their regular services.
Library Design Showcase 2012: Green Facilities. American Libraries. February 28, 2012.
University of California at Berkeley School of Law Library is showcased as a library that has successfully integrated sustainable features into their project.
Boalt's Future After 100 Years on Cutting Edge. San Fransico Chronicle, February 26, 2012.
UC Berkeley School of Law celebrates its centennial this year and its long tradition of leadership in legal education.
Two New Buildings at Cal Show Design Challenge. San Francisco Gate. January 23, 2012.
Literally and figuratively, UC Berkeley's two most recent building projects couldn't be farther apart.
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Architectural Record. February 1, 2012.
Design concept and solution for University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Berkeley School of Law Library. Arch Daily. November 9, 2011.
The UC Berkeley School of Law and Library was originally constructed in 1951 and, with its subsequent additions in 1969 and 1996, forms an integral part of the Southeast Gateway to the upper campus and serves as a major link between the Campus and Downtown Berkeley.
Double Deal. Healthcare Building Ideas. September 1, 2011.
Just about doubling its size and capacity, the new 380,000-square-foot Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, is very much reinforcing the hospital’s role as an important community anchor in Contra Costa County.
RATCLIFF to Design San Jose Med Center. San Francisco Business Times. July 8, 2011.
RATCLIFF has been selected by Santa Clara County to design its $56 million San Jose Downtown Health Center
Exporting Architectural Services to Haiti: A Case Study. Healthcare Development Magazine. July 8, 2011.
RATCLIFF, the architecture, interiors and planning firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is engaged in a pro-bono effort to bring medical planning and construction to hard hit Haiti.
Kaiser's New San Mateo Building. Peninsula TV. June 16, 2011.
RATCLIFF’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s new San Mateo Medical Office Building, among the first of Kaiser’s new generation of Kaiser’s “Total Health Environment” projects, opens soon. Listen to Dr. Srinivas Ganesh, Physician in Charge of the MOB, describe the facility and services.
Health Facility Taking Shape. The Daily Journal. June 8, 2011.
As workers scurried around the property, a woman drove up to the front door of the nearly finished Kaiser Permanente building in San Mateo Thursday.
De Anza College Mediated Learning Center. Overall Sustainable Design, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Best Practice Awards. June, 2010.
With forward-looking learning environments and highly sustainable features, this project will house digital media tools that will modernize the academic experience. The project aims to transform a little-used area of campus into a major learning center, and create one of the college's touchstone buildings.
California Top Design Firms - By Market Sector. ENR California. June, 2011.
RATCLIFF ranks #16 as Top Design Firm in Education, #20 in Healthcare, #22 in Architecture, #25 in Top Green Design and #31 in General Building.
California Top Design Firms. ENR California. June, 2011.
RATCLIFF ranks #42 in California Top Design Firms.
Keeping Tradition. Medical Construction and Design. May/June 2011.
Longstanding values inspire innovative design of patient tower at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.
Boalt Never Looked Better. Transcript Magazine. Spring, 2011.
With extensive upgrades to existing facilities—and the recent opening of the stylish South Addition—Boalt itself has never looked better.
Happy Days: Making it on Time and on Budget. San Francisco Business Times. April 18, 2011
John Muir Health is the proud owner of a new $612 million inpatient tower at its Walnut Creek medical center.
Open Arms: John Muir Expansion. Walnut Creek Magazine. March/April 2011.
After eight years and $612 million, the highly anticipated John Muir Medical Center opens to patients April 10, 2011.
John Muir Medical Center to Open New Six-Story, $612 Million Patient Tower. Contra Costa Times. March 31, 2011.
At 5 a.m. April 10, John Muir Medical Center will begin moving patients into its new $612 million Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower.
In Oakland, Highland Hospital's Face-Lift Begins. February 25, 2011.
Highland Hospital in Oakland, a county hospital that is the regional trauma center, served more than 85,000 patients last year, including more than 2,500 trauma patients.
Seeking sustainability, architecture firm moves beyond the building. SmartPlanet. February 11, 2011
Architecture can’t be green just by building an efficient building.
Clark Completes New Tower at John Muir Medical Center. ENR California. February 2011.
Clark Construction Group – California last week reached substantial completion on the new $310-million, 400,000-sq-ft Tom and Billie Long Patient Care Tower at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Top Green Project Picks. MyGreenPalette.com and InteriorDesign.net. January 18, 2011
Windrush School by Bay Area architects RATCLIFF exemplifies the latest and most advanced modern green design while helping to shape the scope of the future.
"U.S. Schools Push for Platinum." School Construction News. November 8, 2010.
Windrush School is featured by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council for its Platinum LEED certification.
"Aquatic Facility Targets LEED Silver." School Construction News. September 10, 2010.
Dan Wetherell discusses sustainable design scope of new arts facility and swimming pool project and renderings are featured.
"Patient Safety Top of Mind." Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. July/August 2010.
Article authored by Linda Mahle and Julie Stromberg focuses on the John Muir Medical Center-Walnut Creek emergency department expansion.
"$21M project underway at San Mateo's Junipero Serra High." San Francisco Business Times. July 16, 2010.
Patricia Alarcón comments on the new structures in construction.
"Making Your Breakroom More Comfortable." Medicalofficetoday.com. July 14, 2010.
Terrie Kurrasch comments on design trends to provide supportive and functional spaces for medical professionals.
"Propelling an eco-system approach with sustainable rigor." PlanetShifter.com. April 28, 2010.
This feature length interview with Kit Ratcliff includes RATCLIFF project photos.
"Featured Projects: Foothill De Anza Community College." Eco-Structure. February 15, 2010.
Article features renderings of Mediated Learning Center at De Anza and Physical Science Village at Foothill.
"RATCLIFF Completes Relocation and Expansion of John Muir Facility." M.D. News. January 1, 2010.
RATCLIFF's innovative design of John Muir Medical Center is outlined.
"LEED dominates as arbiter of green-ness." San Francisco Business Times. December 24, 2009.
Kit Ratcliff discusses sustainable design and construction trends.
"Psychological Impact of Office Design on Patients." The American Psychoanalyst. Fall 2009.
Article authored by Grace Dalman, Lynn Drover and Terrie Kurrasch.
"Finalist: Doe Annex/Bancroft Library." San Francisco Business Times, March 2009.
Renovation ensures preservation of priceless collection.
"Hospital Construction Costs Go Off Critical List." San Francisco Business Times. February 6, 2009.
Terrie Kurrasch is quoted regarding trends in hospital construction spending.
"UC Berkeley School of Law's Library Addition Sits Lightly and Gives Back What It Takes Away." AIArchitect. January 23, 2009.
Project architect Joseph Nicola outlines the unique, skylit underground design of the new law library.
"Sustainable School Offers Lessons, Best Practices: RATCLIFF Takes Windrush School to LEED Gold." AIArchitect. October 31, 2008.
Project architect Brian Feagans outlines the LEED design aspects of the new school addition.
"Place: In San Francisco, Jessie St. is looking good." San Francisco Chronicle. September 23, 2008.
Urban design critic John King praises RATCLIFF's contribution to SOMA with the Golden Gate University Student Center.
"Library undergoes seismic shift in safety, utility." East Bay Business Times. May 2, 2008.
RATCLIFF leads the Bancroft Library’s earthquake retrofit.
"Contracts/Groundbreakings/Completions." California Construction, May 2008.
RATCLIFF-designed St. Mary’s College project is completed.
"Facility Focus: Berkeley City College." College Planning & Management. April 2008.
RATCLIFF’s design of the five-story, single-structure urban infill campus is celebrated for its sustainable design aspects.
"RATCLIFF Designs Hospital of the Future for John Muir Medical Center." Healthcare Design. April 4, 2008.
RATCLIFF’s master plan for the hospital expansion is accompanied by project renderings.
"Water Saving Strategies Make Every Drop Count." Greenerbuildings.com. March 25, 2008.
Brian Feagans presents with Windrush School Trustees on environmentally responsible practices
"Berkeley City College's Skylighted Quad Earns LEED Silver." AIA Architect, November 30, 2007.
Design architect Crodd Chin explains how the single campus structure brings natural light into all five floors and builds community.
"Classroom addition helps school get into the black." East Bay Business Times. September 21, 2007.
Project architect Brian Feagans discusses the energy-saving elements of Windrush School's sustainable design.
"A Place of Gathering." Schooldesigner.com. July 2007.
De La Salle Principal Brother Chris Brady discusses how school programming is aided by master plan design and new student center.
"New Berkeley Campus Green with Sustainability." San Francisco Chronicle, September 5, 2006.
Urban design critic John King describes the green design lessons to be learned from RATCLIFF’s design of Berkeley City College.
"The 100 Year Club." California Construction, May 2006.
Value of design cited in RATCLIFF's longevity
"Century of Building Culminates with Hometown Project." East Bay Business Times. March 24, 2006.
The RATCLIFF Centennial is featured as well as the firm's cutting-edged design of Berkeley City College, a LEED Silver structure.