Ratcliff’s design philosophy is based on the concept that space matters; architecture impacts us every day, it enhances and amplifies our experience as human beings. We approach our work by gaining a deep understanding of the context within which we are working; this context is multivalent and includes physical, functional and cultural considerations. Armed with this deep project knowledge, our goal is to develop the most appropriate design response that will be enduring and will provide long-term value.
As a result, over 80% of our current commissions come from repeat clients. These long-term relationships are perhaps the best indicator of the quality and consistency of our work. Together, we have designed medical and academic campuses, private K-12 schools, and community buildings.