Awards

Being an award-winning firm is the direct result of having the best people in the industry. Halff is proud to be among the most-awarded firms in the country for our culture, our growth and of course, our projects.

2022

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 97); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Workplaces USA (Employers 1,000-2,499) (No. 10); Energage
  • Award: Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Early Matters Greater Austin
  • Award: Best Place For Working Parents Fort Worth
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Project: City of Baytown Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan
    Award: Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) Planning Excellence Award
  • Project: City of Brownsville Sidewalk and Trails Master Plan
    Award: American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter 2022 Transportation Planning Achievement Award - Gold
  • Project: Deep Fork Greenway Trail
    Award: Merit Award in Design Unrealized - Texas American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Project: DFW Park 161
    Award: Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of 2021 - Industrial Development
  • Project: El Paso County Parks and Recreation Master Plan
    Award: Society for Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) Project Excellence Award
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: Project of the Year (Transportation More Than $25 Million category); Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: Civil Engineer + Structural Magazine - Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Summit Award
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: National Recognition Award - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: Civil Engineer + Structural Magazine - Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Award - Transportation/Infrastructure
  • Project: City of Fort Worth Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program
    Award: National Recognition Award - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Project: Halff Community Initiative (HCI)
    Award: Ragan Workplace Wellness Awards – Employee Engagement – Honorable Mention
  • Project: Historic Weatherford Street Reconstruction
    Award: American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Project of the Year (Historical Restoration/Preservation Less Than $2 million)
  • Project: Majestic Park
    Award: Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Outdoor Facility of the Year over $500,000
  • Project: City of Sugar Land Integrated Stormwater Management Model (ISWMM)
    Award: Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) John Patton Community Service Award
  • Project: United States Courthouse – San Antonio
    Award: Engineering-News Record Texas-Louisiana Best Project Awards – Government/Public Building
aerial image of DFW Park 161
Majestic Park Overview
San Antonio Federal Courthouse exterior rendering

2021

  • Award: Trifecta Award; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2021 Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2021 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2021 Marketing Excellence; Zweig Group
  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 102); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Award: Top Workplace - Austin American Statesman
  • Award: Top Workplace - Houston Chronicle
  • Award: Top Workplace - Small Employers, San Antonio Express-News
  • Project: Walter E. Long Park Vision Plan
    Award: 2021 Texas ASLA Merit Award
  • Project: Sutton Creek Sewer Reconstruction (Design)
    Award: APWA Texas Chapter Public Works Project of the Year; Environmental (less than $2 million)
  • Project: SH 249 Toll Road (GEC/Program Management/Design)
    Award: APWA Texas Chapter Public Works Project of the Year; Transportation (greater than $75 million)
  • Project: The Epic PlayGrand Adventure
    Award: Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana - Best Projects (Residential/Hospitality), Award of Merit
  • Project: French Creek Channel Restoration and Flood Control (Design)
    Award: APWA Texas Chapter Public Works Project of the Year; Environment ($5 million to $25 million)
  • Project: City of Fort Worth Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program
    Award: 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Texas Engineering Excellence - Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services Award - Gold
  • Project: I-10 Bridge Modeling & Construction Verification
    Award: 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Texas Engineering Excellence - Surveying & Mapping Award - Gold
  • Project: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    Award: Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana - Small Project (under $10 million)
  • Project: City of Temple Comprehensive Plan 2020
    Award: Central Texas Section of the American Planning Association 2021 Comprehensive Plan Award
  • Project: City of Pearland Multi-Modal Master Plan
    Award: American Planning Association Texas Chapter 2021 Transportation Planning Achievement Award - Gold
  • Project: Railyard Park
    Award: Greater Dallas Planning Council Built Project Award - Honorable Mention
  • Project: Bull Shoals Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies Arkansas Engineering Excellence Award – Water and Wastewater
  • Project: City of Baytown Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Award – Special Recognition
  • Project: FAMU Way
    Award: 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Florida Engineering Excellence Gold - Transportation
  • Project: City of Tallahassee's Two Solar Farm and Substation 34
    Award: Project of the Year (Environmental More Than $75 Million category); Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Project: U.S. 175/S.M. Wright Freeway - Phase I
    Award: Quality of Life/Community Development Award; Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO)
Kalari Resort exterior
Bull Shoals treatment plant next to White River

2020

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 106); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Design Firms (No. 14); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Award: 2020 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2020 Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Project: Lubbock County Transportation Road Improvement Program (TRIP)
    Award: TSPE South Plains Chapter Trailblazer Award
  • Project: Rolex Building
    Award: Best Office Project; D Magazine
  • Project: Llano Parks Master Plan
    Award: 2020 Hard Won Victories Award; Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APATX)
  • Project: Atascocita Park
    Award: 2020 H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Awards
  • Project: Bryan/College Station MPO University Avenue
    Award: 2020 Texas ALSA Honor Award

2019

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 121); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Design Firms (No. 16); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Award: 2019 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2019 Top 100 Workplaces; Austin American-Statesman
  • Award: 2019 Top 100 Places to Work; The Dallas Morning News
  • Award: Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50
  • Project: Rolex Building
    Award: 2019 Global Best Project (office category); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Project: BRA-Lower Brazos River Floodplain Protection Planning Study
    Award: 2019 ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Award — Silver Medal
  • Project: Leon County's Woodside Heights Wastewater Retrofit
    Award: Top Project (Environmental Less Than $5 Million category); Big Bend Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
Rolex Building Dallas front sidewalk entrance
Rolex Building plaza at night with Dallas cityscape

2018

  • Award: Trifecta Award; Zweig Group
  • Award: Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2018 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: Marketing Excellence Award; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2018 Top 100 Places to Work; The Dallas Morning News
  • Award: 2018 Top 100 Workplaces; Houston Chronicle
  • Award: 2018 Top 100 Workplaces; Austin American-Statesman
  • Award: Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50
  • Award: No. 27, Engineering and EA Firms; BD+C Giants
  • Project: Tallahassee Solar Farm Number 1
    Award: Project of the Year Environmental More Than $25 Million category); Big Bend Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Project: FAMU Way Phase 2 Roadway Improvements and Capital Cascades Trail Segment 3d‐A
    Award: Project of the Year (Multifunction category, greater than $5 million); Big Bend Chapter of the American Public Works Association (AWPA)
  • Project: City of Sugar Land Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas 2018 Planning Award
  • Project: Bay City Parks Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas 2018 Special Recognition
  • Project: TWDB-FEMA CTP Technical Pilot Project
    Award: 2018 ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Award — Gold Medal
  • Project: Apodaca Blueprint
    Award: Innovations in Planning; APA New Mexico Chapter