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Cupertino High celebrates debut of impressive student union

January 24th, 2014 by Amy
Cupertino HS Student Union by QKA

New Student Union at Cupertino High School

QKA was on hand for the Grand Opening of Cupertino High School’s new Student Union. Matt Wilson’s article for the San Jose Mercury News provides an excellent recap of this extraordinary event: “It felt like something that you only saw in high schools in the movies,” Boyle said.

CHPS Raises the Bar for Green Schools: American Canyon HS

January 16th, 2014 by Amy

American Canyon High School Administration Exterior

Cover story in Durability + Design magazine on CHPS National Core Criteria features QKA project American Canyon High School.

New Geospatial Science Center Receives Award

November 12th, 2013 by Amy
Piner High School Geospatial Science Center

Piner High School's New Geospatial Science Center

The North Bay Business Journal has selected Piner High School’s new Geospatial Science Center as the 2013 Top Project in the K-12 Education category–the first high school in Sonoma County with a planetarium and observatory! QKA is very proud of our collaboration with Santa Rosa City Schools.

Solar Pumps $1.1 million into Sonoma USD’s General Fund!

October 16th, 2013 by Amy

QKA designed solar system for Sonoma Valley USD saves district $492K in the first year! Read the article from the Sonoma Index-Tribune here.

A bright idea: Prop. 39 powers up school savings by driving down energy costs

October 14th, 2013 by Amy

Check out Scott Lafee’s latest article for the California Schools Board Association (CSBA) magazine on Prop. 39 funding, featuring quotes from QKA Principal Aaron Jobson.

San Mateo High School unveils new theater

October 3rd, 2013 by Amy

Grand Opening, Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“The role the theater offers is really important for learning opportunities. It’s invaluable from a 21st century learning perspective. Students can learn about the technology side of theater. Students can take an active role in running a sophisticated theater,” said Mark Quattrocchi.

San Mateo Performing Arts Center poised for debut after $28 million revamp

October 1st, 2013 by Amy

Poised for its Grand Opening this Thursday, October 3rd, QKA project the San Mateo Performing Arts Center is garnering attention from the media. This new facility complements the educational program at San Mateo High School and provides the largest seating capacity between San Jose and San Francisco. Check out the latest article in the San Jose Mercury News.

Modern Theater Design Enhances Education

September 18th, 2013 by Amy

American Canyon High School Theater

Recently Mark Quattrocchi wrote an indepth article on theater design for School Construction News. From traditional considerations about acoustics and stage lighting to educational opportunities for multi-media student presentations, students and communities deserve artistic yet modern, technical spaces that function well for generations to come.

30 Most Amazing High School Campuses In The World

September 12th, 2013 by Amy

American Canyon High School was named one of the 30 most amazing high school campuses in the world!
We give credit to the collaborative relationship with Napa Valley Unified School District–true visionaries who continue to strengthen the link between pedagogy and the physical learning environment.

From Flood Zone to Learning Zone

July 17th, 2013 by Amy

Alternate use of the "story time" Library nook at Ross School

“The most significant thing was to see how design can make a huge impact on student achievement…” – Tammy Murphy, former Superintendent of Ross School. To read more about QKA’s unique project at Ross School check out this article in School Construction magazine.