Having graduated from University of Michigan with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Architecture, David has worked hard to become an outstanding architect who is a leader in the profession and in his community. At the age of thirty-nine, David Layman, AIA, became President of Hooker DeJong, Inc., Architects, Engineers, & Planners. He is dedicated to making Hooker DeJong Architects, Inc. an exceptional, national architectural firm that is dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. He leads by doing. His leadership has supported the growth and professional development of Hooker DeJong and all its employees.
David serves on many volunteer boards and has chaired or co-chaired several charitable efforts during his tenure as President and CEO of Hooker DeJong. As a practicing architect, David has served as a Project Manager for many developments and has satisfied clients in multiple sectors including multi-family housing, health care, financial institutions, governmental buildings and educational facilities. David supports the professional development and growth of his team through continuing education, support of architectural interns, leadership training and mentoring. With his award-winning architectural work, he has built a strong following of satisfied and repeat clients.