K-12 Education

Vanir has delivered more than 1,000 projects for over 100 school districts, totaling more than $6 billion in modernization and new construction cost. We facilitate effective and efficient coordination between district planners, regulatory agencies, community and user groups, advisory committees, design consultants and dozens of other participants.

Our education sector projects have included master planning, needs assessments, constructability review, project scheduling and budgeting, bidding, award, on-site construction management and project closeout. We also provide staff augmentation services such as “owner’s rep” and have managed architect, contractor and other professional consultant selection. Our services range from condition assessment/feasibility studies to complete program management for a number of districts.

Executive Director, Education

Khary Knowles has over 18 years of experience in program management, planning, architecture, construction management, and development representing K-12 school facilities projects. As a senior-level executive experienced in directing a regional office of a national firm, Khary has extensive experience in educational and business practices; he has orchestrated successful multi-million dollar programs, practices, and offices. His varied experience as client, educator, designer, program manager, planner, contractor, board member, parent volunteer, and community representative makes it possible for him to achieve client goals in a creative and cost-effective manner.