Staffing

VLK Architects Adds New Principal to Houston Office

VLK Architects recently announced that it has added a new principal, David Valerius, to the staff of the VLK Houston office, according to a news release. Valerius has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University and more than 30 years of architectural experience in the commercial and educational verticals.

“David has had a long career in the Houston K–12 education market, and we are excited to welcome him to VLK,” said VLK Architects Managing Partner Todd Lien. “His knowledge and experience from the perspective of the architect as well as from working on the owner’s side of the fence makes him a great addition to our firm.”

Valerius has extensive experience in leading teams and building consensus among stakeholders, the news release reports, as well as in planning, developing, and delivering major construction and renovation projects for facilities. His previous work includes projects with Spring Branch ISD, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Santa Fe ISD, and more.

“I have a passion for designing learning environments, and for me joining VLK, a longtime leader and innovator in the K–12 space, feels like a natural fit for me,” said Valerius. “I’ve always valued building lasting relationships throughout my career, and that is a cornerstone of VLK’s philosophy.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].

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