John Dybczak began his career working for a contractor, and still uses the knowledge he gained from working in the field on a daily basis. His construction experience, coupled with a love of drafting, led John to pursue a career in architecture. Now, as QKA’s CFO/Treasurer and one of six Principals, John brings strong leadership and project management capabilities to all of his projects, guiding his teams professionally and personally in order to help them succeed and achieve their goals. Vowing to never take himself too seriously, he is valued by clients and colleagues alike for being a clear communicator who is dedicated and approachable and possesses the ability to readily adapt to changing and challenging circumstances.
John has managed numerous projects for public schools and community colleges. His passion for school design stems from the profound impact educational facilities have on our children and communities, and he takes great pride in the responsibility to “get it right” for the next generation. In his over 25 years of architecture experience, K-12 projects have always been his favorite because of the opportunity to work with the inspiring people pushing the envelope for education advancement. Seeing the joy on the faces of the students after a project completes makes all of the hard work worth doing and reminds him why he has the most rewarding career in the world.
Born and raised in Chicago, John moved to Sonoma County the day before his senior year of high school because of his father’s job transfer, and is grateful to still live here. Outside of the office, he enjoys cycling, golf, and relaxing to a Seinfeld re-run.