/ CULTURE

Architecture remains very much an act of optimism and reverence when spaces are designed to serve and delight the communities they serve for generations to come. Our firm’s architecture integrates physical, functional and cultural elements in artful and holistic ways to meet our client’s needs and aspirations. We are committed to making a difference and partner with our clients to maximize the potential of what can be. This is our legacy as a firm and as architects.

DISCOVER what is important. IMAGINE the potential. DESIGN for extraordinary outcomes.

/ EQUITY, DIVERSITY + INCLUSION

 

Equity provides fair opportunity.

Diversity leads to greater representation, innovation and creativity.

Inclusion lends a voice to our entire team, enabling us to achieve our highest potential.

 

Ratcliff is a living company with an evolving work culture; together, we are committed to

  • Cultivating a diverse and talented team that will work together towards extraordinary outcomes
  • Honoring creativity in all aspects of our practice
  • Valuing each individual’s unique perspective and skillset equally
  • Fostering a supportive workplace where we can connect and learn from one another
  • Empowering individuals to tap their imagination to harness innovation
  • Expanding the pipeline by creating opportunities for youth interested in the design profession

REDI: Ratcliff’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion group is made up of individuals representing all aspects of our practice and is dedicated to spearheading initiatives in support of these tenets. Current REDI efforts include expanding Ratcliff’s commitment to our local community by establishing a summer internship for students at Oakland Technical High School; rolling out an in-house engagement and inclusion survey; reviewing hiring, staffing and promotion practices through an equity lens; and convening in-house conversations on diverse topics such as racial justice, implicit bias, our role as agents for change, etc. all with the goal of creating a more equitable, just and inclusive practice.