Trey Laird

VLK Architects has announced the addition of Trey Laird as Principal in its Dallas office. With nearly 30 years of expertise in educational architecture, Laird brings leadership skills, client-service orientation, and passion for public schools to the firm.

Laird earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University. He is known for his ability to build and sustain long-lasting client relationships while consistently delivering forward-thinking projects. In his previous roles, Laird’s responsibilities included business development as well as oversight of service delivery strategies.

“Both my father and mother dedicated their careers to public education, and their work profoundly influenced my passion for educational architecture,” said Trey Laird, Principal at VLK Architects. “Witnessing the transformative impact education had on individuals’ lives through their efforts inspired me greatly. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the VLK team, where our aim is to create spaces that cultivate engagement and foster collaboration among students, empowering them to expand their knowledge as well as their emotional growth and well-being.”

Laird has worked on numerous educational projects with Frisco ISD, Lewisville ISD, McKinney ISD, Denton ISD, among others.

“It is incredibly exciting to have Trey join our leadership team,” said Sloan Harris, CEO | Partner of VLK Architects. “He has an unwavering commitment to public education and the learning environment. His servant leadership to school districts in Texas and his deep experience in educational architecture is a great addition to VLK.”