Alarcón Named Associate Principal of Ratcliff

Ratcliff announces the promotion of PATRICIA ALARCÓN, AIA, to associate principal of the firm. The award-winning architecture firm ( provides architecture, interior design and planning services to healthcare, academic and civic clients throughout the Western United States.

Alarcón is an architect with a 20+ year career focusing on student-centered environments and designing for today’s 21st century learners. A leader in Ratcliff’s Academic Studio, she is a resolute advocate for thoughtful and inspiring learning facilities for the firm’s K-12 and higher education clients. In the past decade, she has completed many new facilities and renovations, primarily for Community Colleges. Patricia recognizes the knowledge and depth of understanding her clients bring to each project and works in partnership from visioning to construction to realize facility improvements that will enhance the student learning experience and enrich the campus fabric.

Alarcón’s recently completed projects include the Physical Sciences and Engineering Center (PSEC) and the Library and Learning Resource Center Renovation both at Foothill College for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. The PSEC project has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, East Bay Chapter, with an award of honor for design excellence. She is currently project manager for the new Brentwood Education Center for Los Medanos College, Contra Costa County Community College District. Alarcón holds M. Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. Architecture from Washington University, St. Louis.

Headquartered in Emeryville, California, RATCLIFF is a former winner of the Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects-California Council and numerous design awards. Founded in 1906, the third-generation architectural, planning and interiors firm employs a staff of 65 design professionals and is dedicated to designing sustainable structures in healthy balance with time, purpose and place. Visit

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