Mark Quattrocchi, AIA • Principal
Masters of Architecture – University of California, Berkeley
Bachelors of Arts in Architecture – University of California, Berkeley
Since establishing the firm in 1986, Mark Quattrocchi has designed numerous public and private projects. Highly knowledgeable in client-responsive design, Mr. Quattrocchi has lectured at conferences and workshops, including the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, the California Association of Independent Schools, and a symposium on 21st century schools for the San Diego Unified School District. Mr. Quattrocchi is a guest lecturer for the Department of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Quattrocchi was a senior research associate in the Passive Solar Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he focused on energy conservation in institutional and commercial buildings. He published papers in the field of energy-conscious design. Mark was president of the American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire Chapter and has volunteered on numerous community boards and committees.
Steven Kwok, AIA • Principal
Masters of Architecture – Montana State University
Bachelor of Architecture – Montana State University
Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and service - Montana State University
Steve Kwok became a Principal of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects in 1991, bringing years of experience in public and private projects. Mr. Kwok is well known for his knowledge of construction and contract administration for public projects. He possesses considerable knowledge of public and private agency approval and funding agencies and has given presentations to educational groups such as the County Schools Facilities Consortia on Design and Construction.
Mr. Kwok served as a Board member for the Redwood Empire chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has presented to GATE students on the art and science of architecture. Steve has volunteered on numerous community boards and committees.
Jim Theiss, AIA • Principal
Bachelor of Architecture – California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo
Since joining QKA ten years ago, Mr. Theiss has served as Project Architect for multiple educational projects including the 2 new 2,200 student Heritage High School in Brentwood for the Liberty Union School District and is currently Project Manager with Debra McGuire for another new high school in the same District.
Jim brings years of experience working with committees and Boards to establish refine and accomplish goals and realize successful projects. He enjoys the opportunities to do so serving non¬profit, educational and church clients as well as serving as a member of governing Boards. Jim’s duties include overseeing QKA’s Construction Administration department and participating in management of the firm.
Aaron Jobson, AIA, LEED AP BD + C • Principal
Bachelor of Architecture – University of California at Berkeley
Aaron promotes inspired design and sustainable strategies within the firm and the community. In the last two years Aaron contributed to California’s Division of the State Architect’s Handbook for Grid Neutral Schools and lectured on sustainable design and BIM practices at several conferences. Currently Aaron is a member of the Evergreen Community College BIM Advisory Board as well as the Climate Responsive Design Professional Committee. Aaron’s passion for the environment includes helping school districts tap into alternative energy such as geo-thermal and photovoltaic systems.
Aaron continues to be involved with many of our most complex and successful projects, and recently served as Project Architect for the new, highly sustainable, $121 million American Canyon High School—the first Collaborative for High Performance (CHPS) verified school in California.