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The Mercury News Covers Grand Opening of Homestead High School’s Innovation Hub

10/07/19

It’s been a busy back to school season celebrating grand openings and groundbreakings at several project sites, including Homestead High School’s Innovation Hub in the Fremont Union High School District. QKA was thrilled to be a part of the celebration officially welcoming students and staff to new classrooms, a lab, and a shop all organized for ease of collaboration and interdisciplinary...

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QKA Named a "Best Place to Work” in the North Bay for the 10th Year

09/27/19

Thank you to our fabulous team for voting us a “Best Place to Work" for the 10th year! We operate on the belief that a company is its employees and we deeply value the support and innovation of our staff at every level as we continue to pursue meaningful and forward-thinking projects throughout the North and East Bay Areas. We are certainly in good company and congratulate our fellow l...

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Several Outlets Cover Restoration and Reopening of Historic Alameda High School

09/05/19

It’s been a fun month celebrating the reopening of Historic Alameda High School for students, teachers and staff this school year after a careful and rewarding restoration and renovation process. QKA has been honored to be a part of this project from the beginning, ultimately providing modern learning environments and seismically safe buildings while preserving their history and character. Th...

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QKA Advances in Building Design + Construction’s Giants 300 Report

09/04/19

National industry publication Building Design + Construction’s highly-anticipated annual Giants 300 Report is out! QKA continues to climb up these lists year-after-year, landing at #76 on the “Top 150 Architecture Firms” and #11 on the “Top 140 K-12 Architecture Firms” for 2019. Our work to help rebuild local fire-damaged schools was also included in an architecture news roundup.

The report ranks architecture, engineering and construction firms by discipline and across more than 20 building sectors and specialty services. More than 485 U.S.-based firms participated in the 2019 Giants 300 Report.

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Local News Outlet Celebrates Campus Rebuilding and Momentum at Cardinal Newman High School

08/30/19

After the Tubbs Fire tore through our community nearly two years ago, we are excited to be a part of tangible milestones like the completion of Cardinal Newman High School’s new North Classroom Building, which was ready to welcome students for the new school year. We look forward to continuing to be a part of the school’s rebuild. Thank you to the Press Democrat for profiling the joy, hope and resilience of Cardinal Newman's students and staff.

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Mark Quattrocchi Takes School Construction News Through the Fundamentals of Modernization Projects

08/19/19

In his most recent article for School Construction News, Principal Mark Quattrocchi takes readers through his process and considerations in designing today's K-12  facility modernization projects, from assessing and addressing district needs and desires to identifying critical facility updates to strategies to improve a classroom's learning environment.

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Designing Today’s Classroom — Principal Aaron Jobson Weighs in on Important Considerations

07/17/19

Newsflash! Neatly lined up desks in rows are a thing of the past. Aaron was recently interviewed for the Associated Press article, “Today’s assignment for classroom design: flexibility,” where he was joined by leading industry professionals in sharing factors that should be considered to maximize learning environments for today’s students.

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School Construction News’ “Readers’ Choice” Issue Features QKA-Authored Article on Designing for Safety and Recent Project News

06/25/19

National industry publication School Construction News’ most recent issue includes an article from QKA Principal Aaron Jobson titled, “School Design in an Era of Mass Shootings.” Aaron addresses this critical and sensitive topic by outlining design principles that can increase safety and security while also balancing the desire for open and flexible learning environments. The issue also highlights the recent groundbreaking event held at Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School (EHS) in the Alameda Unified School District for QKA-designed facilities projects.

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