EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ratcliff, the longest-lived architectural firm in the San Francisco Bay Area and AIA California's 2005 Firm of the Year, promoted Heidi Bilodeau and Lynn Drover, CID, IIDA, to senior associate. Additionally, the firm promoted Jorge Burbano, RA, Brian Feagans, NCARB, LEED(R) AP, Arline Hernandez, Heather Kilday, Elizabeth O'Hara, Bonnie Thomas, CID, IIDA, LEED(R) AP, Day Thomson, AIA, Kevin M. Thornton, AIA, and Chellene Wood to associate. Ratcliff (http://www.ratcliffarch.com) provides a broad array of architectural, interior design, and planning services to healthcare, academic, and civic clients throughout the Western United States.
"We recognize these individuals for their commitment to client service and design excellence," said Christopher P. Ratcliff, AIA, NCARB, LEED(R) AP, president. "They have contributed to the firm's success and are valued members of the team leading Ratcliff into the future."
Heidi Bilodeau's role as director of marketing encompasses brand management and coordination of business development strategies with principals for Ratcliff's healthcare, academic and civic practice area groups. Bilodeau is Ratcliff's Alliance Coordinator for the Global Design Alliance. Bilodeau earned her bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993.
A healthcare interior designer, Lynn Drover, CID, IIDA, is a strong advocate for designing healing environments that concurrently contribute to patient outcomes and support and re-energize the medical staff. She is working on the program, remodel and expansion of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California. She received her bachelor's degree in interior design from San Francisco State University in 1977 and has worked toward a certificate in healthcare design from Canada College.
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 75 design professionals and is dedicated to designing sustainable structures in healthy balance with time, purpose and place. Ratcliff's current projects of note include seismic corrections and programmatic improvements to the Doe Library Annex at University of California, Berkeley; and the design of new structures at both campuses of Foothill-DeAnza Community College District. Visit http://www.ratcliffarch.com for more information.
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