Aaron Jobson

Aaron
Jobson

AIA, ALEP

Principal / CEO / President

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Aaron Jobson, QKA’s CEO/President and one of six Principals, comes from a family of educators and has a passion for creating dynamic, sustainable learning environments. He is known for his innovative projects, including American Canyon High School (American Canyon, Calif.), one of the highest scoring Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Verified projects in California. He is also one of the creators of Folia, a pre-fabricated two-story steel classroom building that dramatically reduces design, permitting and construction time on projects to market. Jobson’s work, passion and advocacy has garnered his reputation as a thought leader on how school facility design directly impacts academic success – a subject on which he has spoken about at national education conferences.

A founding member of the School Energy Coalition, Jobson is a legislative advocate for energy efficiency measures affecting schools and a leading voice on sustainability. He is the Co-Chair of the CHPS California Advisory Committee and serves on CHPS’ board of directors. He also volunteers for Homes for Sonoma, an organization providing solutions to address the loss of housing in Sonoma County from the 2017 Northern California wildfires.

In 2015, Jobson was certified as an Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) by the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), currently held by less than 350 of the nation’s most qualified designers and planners of school facilities.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture | University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA

Certifications

Architect License: C30620

Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP), Associations for Learning Environments (A4LE), 2015

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Board of Directors, Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)

Founding Board Member, School Energy Coalition (SEC)

Founding Board Member, Homes for Sonoma

Awards

Recipient, 2018 “Community Philanthropy Award” Winner (Homes for Sonoma), North Bay Business Journal

Recipient, 2018 “Top Young Professionals” Winner, ENR California

Recipient, 2010 “Forty Under 40” Winner, Building Design + Construction

Recipient, 2009 “Forty Under 40” Winner, North Bay Business Journal

Favorite Things

Hiking and backpacking
The Simpsons
Tacos
REI
My old Patagonia sweatshirt

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