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Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

www.qka.com

Founded in 1986, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects provides thoughtful collaborative design services to the clients we serve. We offer responsive design work that supports those who use the facilities we create through client centered design, human scale, innovation, sustainable practices and the willingness to stretch our imaginations to suite the needs of our clients. QKA?s diverse portfolio reflects our commitment to design that responds to use, climate and the community.

With a staff of 40, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects has provided design services for over $600 million of public and private projects. This experience includes master planning, new construction, renovations and historical restoration. While our experience is varied, each project shares a common goal: The facility must meet the needs and wishes of all the users.

Our public and private clientele include higher education, public & private schools, community agencies and commercial projects. The number of repeat clients is testament to the service and attention we give to their projects. The success of our client?s projects is the standard by which we gauge and evaluate our own.

Our Mission Statement best reflects who we are? Giving the best possible service to our clients, providing quality design and making QKA the best possible place to work.

Technology In Practice: American Canyon High School - Innovative Sustainable Design

May 07, 2008 | Presenters: Aaron Jobson, Quattrocchi Kwok

American Canyon High School embraces sustainability and incorporates state of the art technology and educational philosophy. Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) used ArchiCAD to synthesize these ideas into a dynamic campus that when constructed will be one of the greenest high school campuses in California. The new American Canyon High School combines a complex plan and program with a variety of innovative sustainable design elements including:

  • 40% of the electricity for the campus will come from 500kw photovoltaic array
  • an advanced and efficient ground source heat pump mechanical system
  • extensive day lighting controls many sustainable materials and numerous water conservation measures.

These features and many others make American Canyon High one of the first schools approved under the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Verified program for green schools. Discover how QKA used the ArchiCAD model to:

  • document the school
  • coordinate the design with engineers and consultants
  • create presentation renderings and drawings
  • perform energy and day lighting analysis.

Length: 36 minutes