Healthcare Architecture

Design for Wellness

The design of healthcare facilities involves driving a dynamic relationship of change in operations, technology, regulations, image making and behavior to create spaces for wellness and healing. Ratcliff offers an attitude of discovery and constant improvement in our relentless search for opportunity and creative solutions to the challenges facing the healthcare network. We imagine a future that improves the lives we serve and is regenerative by nature. We design to achieve the most beneficial outcome for our healthcare clients, patients, visitors, frontline healthcare providers and the larger community. Ratcliff has an unrivaled depth of experience in design and construction of complex healthcare facilities with the skills in operational analysis/process mapping; lean project management and delivery, regulatory expertise, and sustainable design. 


We are experienced in the management, planning, design and construction of complex healthcare facilities including medical campus master plans, new construction projects, renovations and additions to acute care projects and outpatient facilities. We have planned and designed 700 healthcare projects representing over 8 million square feet and more than a billion dollars in healthcare construction.

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Master Planning

  • Programming

  • Architecture

  • Interior Design


Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, John Muir Health, Alameda Health System, County of Santa Clara, County of San Mateo, NorthBay Healthcare, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, Stanford Health Care, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Adventist Health, San Jose State University, UC San Francisco and UC Irvine Medical Center.