Hays Layerd AIA
Associate Principal, Leadership
Hays Layerd joined Cooper Carry’s Mixed-Use Studio in 2020 as an Associate Principal. With nearly 20 years of experience, he brings a wide range of project type experience with a focus on higher education, civic, museum, faith-based, experiential graphics, and residential projects. As a former Design Principal and Creative Director, Hays helped build a highly-regarded, design boutique firm in North Florida through an emphasis on community design engagement, an open and empathetic design process, and mentorship of young talent.
Hays has a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University School of Architecture and he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).