Tragically destroyed by the 2017 Tubbs Fire, the Anova Center for Education has now broken ground on its new campus. The K-12 school serving high-functioning autistic students is the final school affected by the historic fires to be rebuilt (read the Press Democrat’s article here). Serving as interior design architects for the project, QKA drew on years of experience in creating spaces tailored for a neurodiverse population. Innovative features include clear wayfinding systems, diverse sensory environments, natural light control and purposeful recessed areas. Emphasizing superior acoustics, indoor air quality and calming color schemes, QKA’s designs prioritize a nurturing space where students can thrive academically and emotionally (read more in Mark Quattrocchi’s article for School Construction News on this topic). Anova aims to complete construction and welcome students to its new facility by the 2024-2025 school year.