Kevin Chapin



Principal / Studio Lead

Growing up building forts and playing with Legos, Kevin Chapin dreamed of being an architect since a small child and got his wish when he started working at QKA at just 18 years old as a drafter. Kevin continued to work for QKA during college breaks and got hired full-time in 2005 after receiving his Master of Architecture degree.

Since joining QKA 25 years ago, Kevin is now an expert in educational design, a LEED Accredited Professional, and one of four of QKA’s Studio Leads, where he manages a team of design and construction administration staff on the successful execution of complex educational projects. In 2022, Kevin was promoted to Principal.

Currently, he is managing several projects for Liberty Union High School District (Brentwood, Calif.) and San Mateo Union High School District (San Mateo, Calif.). Kevin most enjoys transforming run-down facilities into modern, next-generation learning spaces. But no matter the project, the most rewarding aspect is watching students explore the space for the first time.

Born and raised in Sonoma County, Kevin is committed to staying involved in the community, and is a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2016 “Forty Under 40” award. Additionally, he has completed over 50 half marathons and several Ironman 70.3s to date.


Master of Architecture | Montana State University | Bozeman, MT

Bachelor of Environmental Design | Montana State University | Bozeman, MT


Architect License: C31640

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), U.S. Green Building Council, 2008


Recipient, 2016 “Forty Under 40” Winner, North Bay Business Journal

Favorite Things

Black Coffee
Endurance Racing
Bottle Barn
National Parks