VLK Architects Recognized for Firm Culture, Growth, and Performance in First Half of 2022

(Fort Worth, Texas) – In the first half of 2022, VLK Architects earned numerous accolades for its successes. The firm has been honored for its culture, robust growth, and outstanding performance by business journals as well as AEC industry publications; a testament to the firm’s tagline of uncompromising excellence.

“The history of VLK is built on very long-term client relationships,” said Sloan Harris, CEO of VLK Architects. “VLK would not be where we are today without those relationships, but we have to continue to focus on what new things can we be doing for them, what’s meaningful to them, what’s impactful to their projects, and what benefits their projects. Which ties back to the culture of our firm, the core values of innovate and improve and always find a better solution.”

VLK is recognized at the local, regional, and national levels for growth and performance in the design community. Engineering News-Record named the firm #38 in the Texas/Louisiana Region Top Design Firms and #271 on its National Top 500 Design Firms lists. The University of Texas Arlington also named VLK Architects #36 in the Mavs 100, an acknowledgment of the largest businesses owned and led by UTA Alumni.

VLK is also noted for its culture and leadership. For the fifth consecutive year, the firm is named a Best Firm to Work For by the Zweig Group for its employee satisfaction and benefits. Sloan Harris, CEO, was also named to Fort Worth Inc.’s The 400 list, acknowledging outstanding individuals and their commitment to their industry and community. The publication also ranks VLK as #17 on their rankings of Best Companies to Work for among medium-sized firms.

“It’s incredibly meaningful to have our people build bonds and friendships together,” Harris said. “I think that’s what’s going to continue to spark happiness within the firm. When people are doing things that make them happy, when they’re working in an environment that’s joyful for them, they can express themselves, and they have friends and they’re having a good time, their work is going to be exceptional.”

Full list of VLK’s awards and recognitions from January - August 2022:

Firm Culture, Employee Satisfaction, and Benefits:

FW, Inc.’s The 400 - Fort Worth’s Most Influential People: Sloan Harris, CEO – Finalist, Real Estate

Fort Worth Inc. Best Companies to Work For in Fort Worth: #17 among Medium Companies

Zweig Group Best Firms to Work For: #34 among A/E/C Firms and #10 among Architecture Firms

Growth and Performance:

Zweig Group Hot Firm Award: #51 among all A/E/C firms and #15 among Architecture Firms

ENR Magazine Texas/Louisiana Region Top Design Firms: Top 50 Design Firm Overall: #38

ENR Magazine National Top 500 Design Firms: #271

University of Texas Arlington’s Mavs 100: #36

“While these accolades are a testament to the hard work put in during the first half of the year, VLK looks to build on this momentum as we finish out 2022 seeking better solutions for our clients,” said Harris.