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  • QKA Projects Honored By American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire

    11/20/20

    Our local American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire (AIARE) chapter awarded high honors to two QKA projects in its 2020 Design Awards program. Historic Alameda High School’s seismic retrofit and restoration, which has been widely recognized in industry award programs this year, received an Honor Award. Mariano Castro Elementary School’s replacement campus in Mountain View received a Committee on the Environment Honor Award for its sustainable design. Additionally, we are particularly pleased to report that some of our own QKAers were part of a team that received a Small Project Design Award for their remarkable Social Seesaw project, created for an AIARE design competition to develop interactive, public art. We are thrilled to be recognized for design excellence by Northern California's top design authority!

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  • Blach Construction and Quattrocchi Kwok Architects Complete First One-Story Folia Buildings at Hatch Elementary School

    11/19/20

    Half Moon Bay, Calif., Nov. 19, 2020 – When students and teachers are welcomed back to school premises, Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) will celebrate the opening of its new kindergarten triplex at Hatch Elementary School. The three buildings, totaling approximately 9,200 square feet of modern indoor and outdoor learning spaces, were delivered using Folia, a highly adaptable, efficient, prefabricated building solution.

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  • Press Democrat Highlights Mark Quattrocchi’s Charitable Endeavors

    11/18/20

    After catching wind that Mark Quattrocchi was recently named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by international nonprofit A Chance in Life (ACIL), the Press Democrat published a profile on Mark's charitable nature and pursuits, including QKA’s donation of WiFi hotspots to rural school districts this year. We have always been grateful to have a culture of giving here at QKA that has been modeled from the top and hope to inspire other North Bay businesses that have been fortunate throughout this pandemic to make community investment a core value, especially during these hard times. Thank you for leading by example, Mark!

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  • Mark Quattrocchi Honored as Philanthropist of the Year at A Chance In Life’s 75th Anniversary Gala

    11/09/20

    Santa Rosa, Calif., Nov. 9, 2020 - A Chance In Life (ACIL), an international nonprofit that provides shelter, education and food for youth within self-governed communities, has named Quattrocchi Kwok Architects’ (QKA) Founding Partner Mark Quattrocchi its Philanthropist of the Year. Quattrocchi was honored at ACIL’s 75th Anniversary Virtual Gala on Oct. 28.

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  • Mark Quattrocchi Featured on Real Perspectives Podcast

    11/02/20

    Mark Quattrocchi recently "sat down" with The Registry's Vlad Bosanac to discuss the intersection of career and community on an episode of the building industry-focused podcast. Hear Mark's perspectives on architecture and education's unique relationship, pre-COVID school design trends that will support students' return to the classroom, and what it really means to exert positive change as business leaders in the community.

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  • Restoration of Historic Alameda High School Earns QKA Multiple Top Industry Awards

    10/15/20

    Alameda / Santa Rosa, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 – Following the restoration and modernization of Historic Alameda High School (HAHS), Quattrocchi Kwok Architects and supporting project team have received a number of awards recognizing the design, historical restoration and functionality of the school’s renovation in the face of the many technical challenges it overcame. The awards include the following:

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  • QKA Receives NBBJ Community Philanthropy Award

    08/10/20

    Alongside other local businesses, we were honored to receive the North Bay Business Journal's Community Philanthropy Award. We are grateful to be a part of a business community in the North Bay that reaches beyond itself to offer support in various channels and in varying capacities to create positive change.

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  • QKA Continues to Rank in ENR CA's Top Design Firms Coverage

    08/04/20

    QKA has again ranked on Engineering News-Record California's annual list of Top Design Firms. Standing at #52 of 89 firms statewide, QKA was also ranked as the #3 Education design firm, #18 strictly Architecture design firm and #22 Green Projects design firm.

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  • QKA Projects Ranked on Green Building Project, Construction Project Lists

    08/03/20

    QKA projects from around the North Bay Area have featured on two regional lists published by the North Bay Business Journal. San Marin High School's new STEM building and new performing arts building were included at #5 and #7 respectively on the Green Building Project list. On the Top Construction Projects list, Cardinal Newman High School's new classroom building was ranked at #10 and a new distillery at Sonoma County Distilling was included at #18.

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  • Committee on the Shelterless Profiles QKA for Business Gives Back

    07/28/20

    We're a proud partner of COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) who continues to put forth innovative solutions to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in our North Bay community. Recently, COTS showed its support for local business partners through a series of profile pieces and was gracious enough to cover our firm alongside many other wonderful local businesses.

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