Master of Architecture | University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture | University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
Since establishing QKA in 1986, Mark Quattrocchi has been at the helm as a lead architect, innovator and renowned industry authority. With K-12 design expertise spanning more than 30 years, he is an authority on designing environments for 21st century teaching and learning. Quattrocchi’s passion for creating sustainable learning environments is realized through QKA’s keen attention to energy-conscious design and its driving desire to prepare students for the global marketplace.
Quattrocchi frequently publishes substantive architecture-, historic renovation- and sustainability-related articles, and regularly speaks at events and workshops, including California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) conferences. He has guest lectured for the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and is past president for the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Redwood Empire Chapter. Quattrocchi currently serves on the editorial board for the trade publication School Construction News and is a sought after expert frequently quoted in media interviews. He is routinely called upon by NBC Bay Area to participate in broadcast segments about innovative school design.
Quattrocchi volunteers on numerous community boards and committees, including currently serving as the president of the board for Paws for Purple Hearts, a nationwide program dedicated to helping heal returning combat veterans by teaching those with psychological scars, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to train service dogs for their comrades with physical disabilities. He is regularly invited to speak with students about the architecture profession.