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Alameda Unified School District Completes Restoration and Revitalization of Historic Alameda High School

08/13/19

City Leaders, Community and Project Team Joined in 1920s-Themed Celebration Commemorating Neoclassical Campus’ Return to Serving Students

ALAMEDA, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2019) – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week to mark the completion of the seismic retrofit and restoration of Historic Alameda High School (HAHS), welcoming students back to the iconic sc...

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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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NUSD to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Performing Arts Center and STEM Center at San Marin High School

06/07/19

The Novato Unified School District is excited to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Performing Arts Center and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center at San Marin High School on Wednesday, June 19, at 2 pm. The event will take place behind the Emily Gates Student Center. The new buildings were designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) and will be built by...

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Principal Mark Quattrocchi Weighs in on All Things School Design

04/12/19

Mark Quattrocchi was among the industry-leading education designers asked to share their expertise and wisdom for School Construction News’ recent March/April issue. In the “Architect Roundtable” Quattrocchi highlights the rising importance of strategic safety considerations, environments that can be adapted to individual learning styles and QKA’s unique involvement with historic school restoration projects.

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QKA’s Modernization of San Mateo Performing Arts Center Receives Award of Honor from Coalition for Adequate School Housing

03/12/19

We recently attended the Coalition for Adequate School Housing’s (CASH) annual conference where, along with our client, San Mateo Union High School District, we accepted the Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Award for our modernization of the San Mateo Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) at San Mateo High School. Click through for a video of the project presentation, including before and after photos of the theater’s transformation!

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Pre-Engineered Buildings for New and Improved Classrooms

01/14/19

QKA Principal Mark Quattrocchi offers his insight and experience on pre-engineered classroom buildings: the history, efficiency and flexibility of prefabricated elements that maintain the high-performance design of traditionally constructed classrooms. The School Construction News article also provides a case study of QKA’s own prefabricated building solution, Folia.

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QKA Receives Two Top Real Estate Project Awards from the North Bay Business Journal

12/12/18

With our project partners and clients, we are honored to announce that Kent Middle School’s modernization and Petaluma High School’s new track and field area have been named 2018 Top Real Estate Projects by the North Bay Business Journal. Work at Kent Middle School included a new administration building, as well as new and updated spaces for music, art and science. Petaluma High is now equipped with a new synthetic turf field and rubberized track, in addition to a new concession stand and ticket booth. Students on both campuses now enjoy facilities that perform, add value beyond meeting curriculum needs and blend utility with style.

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The Mercury News Highlights QKA’s Projects for Fremont Union High School District

10/08/18

Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) recently broke ground on two new multi-use Educational Option buildings, which will house the District's alternative education and support programs. FUHSD chose to use QKA’s innovative building solution Folia to bring the project to life and Principal Aaron Jobson is quoted in The Mercury News’ article on its sustainability and energy-saving benefits. This year also saw the completion of two new Folia buildings for FUHSD’s Cupertino High School.

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