SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 – Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA), a Santa Rosa-based architecture firm providing master planning, design and construction administration services for K-12 education facilities, congratulates Principal Aaron Jobson on receiving the Certified Educational Facility Planner (CEFP) designation through the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).
The CEFP credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and identify those in the educational environment industry who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of educational facility planning. Once a candidate has earned the credential, they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years, in addition to maintaining minimum continuing education units each year.
CEFPI noted, “An individual who has been certified by CEFPI has achieved the highest qualification in our profession. Clients can appoint CEFPs with confidence that they have been examined for competence by our association.”
Jobson has led QKA’s master planning and design teams on award-winning projects, including Napa Valley Unified School District’s brand new American Canyon High School, one of the highest scoring Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Verified projects in California. His experience and philosophy places a heavy emphasis on community participation and sustainable learning environments. Jobson led QKA’s conversion to an all Building Information Modeling (BIM) practice, ensuring the firm uses the most innovative technologies to meet clients’ project delivery needs.
Jobson is a founding member of the School Energy Coalition and currently serves as co-chair of the CHPS California Advisory and Membership Committees. A frequent writer and presenter on sustainable design and BIM technology topics, he contributed to the Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) Handbook for Grid Neutral Schools and the 2014 California CHPS criteria. Jobson earned his B.A. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley (2000).
About the Council of Educational Facility Planners International
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI embraces a diverse group of professionals with one single goal – building healthy, safe, high performance and sustainable learning environments that enhance student and teacher performance and support culture and community vitality. To learn more, visit www.cefpi.org.
About Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Santa Rosa-based Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) provides comprehensive master planning, design and construction administration services for Northern California K-12 and higher education, historic renovation and community facilities. With over $1 billion in projects completed in the company’s more than 25-year history, QKA’s award-winning portfolio reflects a commitment to design that emphasizes environmental sustainability and community impact. Recent projects include American Canyon High School, which is heralded as the “greenest school in America” and has achieved one of the highest scores of a California school to date from the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Verified program. Visit: www.qka.com.