Wyck Knox

Principal | VMDO Architects

Over the course of his 20 years of architectural practice, Wyck has worked for several renown architectural firms, including Burt Hill, HLM Design, and HNTB. In his 10 years with VMDO, Wyck has served as a project architect and manager for VMDO’s most highly acclaimed K-12 projects – those incorporating innovative design measures relating to sustainability, environmental stewardship, and novel learning environments for today’s “New Learner.” Overall, Wyck has been responsible for 8 public school projects with VMDO, completed or in progress.

Wyck’s first two school projects with VMDO were the second and third LEED Gold public K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He led the team in designing Discovery Elementary School, the first elementary school of a ten year Capital Improvement Program for Arlington Public Schools and a recipient of a prestigious AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten” award in 2017. This 100,000 gsf K-5 school has been designed as a zero energy building and is the largest zero energy school in the U.S.

Wyck was the Project Architect and Manager of the $29.8 million Manassas Park Elementary School & Pre-K – another recipient of the AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten” award. This project also received the 2011 Shirley Cooper Award, given annually by the American Association of School Administrators to a U.S. school judged as providing the most outstanding educational environment that best meets the educational needs of its students. The USGBC’s Center for Green Schools routinely promotes Discovery and Manassas Park as national models for sustainability and the ‘building-as-a-teaching-tool’ concept.