Professional Development

Professional Development

QKA prioritizes a culture based on learning and working together to grow our individual and collective skills and expertise. To this end, we have implemented several internal support programs and also utilize and participate in leading industry organizations to ensure that we are always at the forefront of emerging best practices.

Licensing and Certification

We support multiple programs, including Architectural License, LEED AP, CDT and ALEP with:

Study/Support Groups

We have active study groups for the ARE and LEED AP exams to help you succeed as part of a team.

Materials and Resources

We provide access to a wide variety of study materials and resources for ARE exams, ALEP certification and many other professional development programs.


QKA reimburses employees for costs associated with fees for professional exams, as well as tuition for professional development courses.


QKA’ers attend and participate in many industry conferences to expand our knowledge, share our experience, make connections and get inspired. QKA supports conference attendance at every level of the organization.

Organization Memberships

We support membership in a variety of professional organizations, including dues reimbursement. QKA staff often serve on boards of these organizations, making valuable connections and strengthening their leadership skills.

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Leadership Development Program

QKA has a structured program to train and grow our next generation of diverse leadership to guide the firm into the future.

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Varied Work Experience

We provide employees with opportunities to experience a variety of project types, scales and stages and support NCARB’s AXP program for architectural licensure.

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