VLK Names Hiles CIO and Aldis COO

VLK Architects proudly announces the expansion of its executive leadership group to support firm growth and maintain exceptional client service. Justin S. Hiles, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP BD+C has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Jonathan Aldis, AIA, has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer (COO). The addition of a Chief Information Officer is a natural progression of the executive suite due to growth in the firm and will allow for focused and strategic efforts pertaining to strategic visioning and direction, operational innovation and management.

Justin S. Hiles, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP BD+C – Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Hiles is responsible for defining and executing the firm’s information technology strategy, ensuring it aligns with firm objectives. This new role will research and strategize how to best use technology and data to bring value to employees and clients. In his 21 years at VLK, Justin has served performed in a variety of roles including Architecture Director and COO, playing an integral part in implementing strategies and procedures to ensure quality service and designs.

Jonathan Aldis, AIA – Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Aldis is responsible for overseeing architecture operations and performance of the firm. His primary focus will be on enhancing operational efficiency, resource allocation, productivity, optimizing project management, project delivery, technical quality, and project execution. With over 25 years of experience in architecture and over four years as Principal at VLK, Aldis possesses a great understanding of the industry and our clients’ needs.

“As VLK has grown, so too has our need for executive leadership in new ways, especially as it pertains to the future of VLK’s practice as thought leaders to that space,” said VLK Architects CEO | Partner, Sloan Harris. “To that end, Justin filling the role of Chief Information Officer will be a great leap forward for us. He has an unparalleled institutional knowledge of our firm and has been building a solid foundation for the future of our information technology that will allow us to continue to innovate and evolve. Jonathan is a natural strategic thinker and will be excellent in leading our architectural practice and supporting our teams in providing unparalleled service to our clients. I look forward to watching the firm thrive with the addition of his expertise to our executive leadership group.”