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Ratcliff Adds Architect John Sealander to Healthcare Practice Group

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 6 Ratcliff, the award-winning architecture, planning and interiors firm, added John E. Sealander, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED(R) AP, as a project manager to the firm's healthcare practice group. Ratcliff (http://www.ratcliffarch.com) provides a broad array of design and planning services to healthcare, academic, and civic clients throughout the Western United States.

A licensed architect in California, Sealander was Project Manager while at Stantec Architecture for the Ryan Ranch Outpatient Campus for the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula which received an American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIA-SF) Citation for Excellence in Architecture. He also received an AIA-SF Presidential Commendation for his leadership of the Health + Science Committee, which he chaired from 2004-2006 and now chairs again.

"I am impressed with the depth of planning, programming and design experience the Ratcliff team possesses. Our firm is just the right size to undertake any healthcare project, from major new hospital construction to modest renovations," said Sealander, who supports Ratcliff's healthcare practice group.

Prior to joining Ratcliff, Sealander was a senior associate/associate partner at Stantec Architecture of San Francisco (formerly Chong Partners Architecture) and a prinicipal/senior project manager of Bobrow/Thomas and Associates in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American College of Healthcare Architects, holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is a LEED(R) Accredited Professional under the program of the U.S. Green Building Council. Sealander earned both his master's degree (1979) and his bachelor's degree in architecture (1969) from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Ratcliff

Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Ratcliff is the winner of the 2005 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects-California Council. The third-generation architectural, planning and interiors firm employs a staff of 83 design professionals and is dedicated to designing sustainable structures in healthy balance with time, purpose and place. Ratcliff's list of representative health care clients includes John Muir Medical Center, ValleyCare Health System, and Kaiser Permanente. The Emeryville, Calif., firm is recognized as one of Interior Design magazine's Top 40 Healthcare Design Firms in the United States. Visit http://www.ratcliffarch.com for more information.

SOURCE Ratcliff
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