Halff Employee Rallies Behind Hurricane Ida Victims

Inside Halff 10-15-2021

Electricity had been nonexistent for 16 days. Maybe 17. Hurricane Ida was so menacing, so destructive that the locals (and those trying to help) were losing count. One woman—a resident of St. John the Baptist Parish in southern Louisiana—drove up to where Halff Business Development Manager Josh Walker was standing. ...

The History of the Halff Bag

Inside Halff 10-07-2021

Lyrics.com claims the phrase “where are you going” can be found in nearly 286,000 music lyrics. Our travels fulfill us and—assuming we can avoid the chaos of a busy airport—free our minds from daily stressors. The Halff bag tradition began many years ago when former president Martin Molloy sought to […] ...

Halff Cosponsors Industrial Development Tour to Support Women in Real Estate

Inside Halff 08-31-2021

Halff and partner Peinado Construction cosponsored an industrial development bus tour for IWIRE North Texas in early August, touring multiple projects at or near DFW Airport. IWIRE, or Industrial Women in Real Estate, is “dedicated to creating ...

Oklahoma State University Honors Halff Regional Practice Leader Lenny Hughes With Distinguished Alumnus Award

Inside Halff 08-25-2021

Oklahoma State University honored Halff Planning and Landscape Architecture Regional Practice Leader Lenny Hughes with its Distinguished Landscape ...

Production Manager Erik Verduzco Awarded Halff’s Home Run Award

Inside Halff 08-13-2021

President/CEO Mark Edwards awarded the Home Run Award to Houston Production Manager Erik Verduzco. The Home Run Award is presented to an employee who embodies the spirit of Halff through leadership, ownership, excellence and the growth of others. “Erik is the definition of ‘will do whatever it takes to get […] ...

Engineer RJ Endsley Honored with the 2021 Rising Star Award

Inside Halff 08-06-2021

Austin Public Works Team Leader RJ Endsley was honored with the 2021 Rising Star Award from Zweig Group. The award recognizes younger professionals whose exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research ...

Shaun Sallee Named SAME Young Member of the Year

Inside Halff 01-29-2021

Congratulations to Project Manager Shaun Sallee, PE, who was named the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Young Member of the Year by the Houston-Galveston Post! The Young Member group provides ...

Partnership Turns Students into Creative Thinkers

Inside Halff 12-28-2020

Halff employees relish opportunities to solve problems for others. The company’s participation in the mINiTERN Program during the fall with students from Dallas College has added even more creative thinking to the equation. ...

Bill Swope is Helping Drone Education Take Off in North Texas Schools

Inside Halff 12-15-2020

When it comes to the modern world of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Bill Swope, CP, has a wealth of knowledge. Bill, who is the Surveying practice business development manager at Halff, is involved in multiple UAS advisory programs ...

HCI Makes Donation to the Down Syndrome Association of Houston

Inside Halff 08-25-2020

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH) does everything in its power to change perception. In a world where people generally express sorrow for the birth of a child with Down syndrome, DSAH celebrates it. ...

Bargainer Appointed to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

Inside Halff 08-18-2020

Senior Vice President and Planning and Landscape Architecture Practice Leader Tim Bargainer has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. ...

Employee Helps Foster Community Development a Nail at a Time in Honduras

Inside Halff 03-05-2020

Halff Business Development Manager Mike Watson had no interest in traveling to Honduras in 1998 to perform survey work for the construction of an orphanage. He reluctantly took the mission outreach trip and has rarely missed an opportunity ...

The Project Manager Behind Dallas’ Drainage Relief Tunnel Project

Inside Halff 02-20-2020

Engineers Week is dedicated to raising awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to our society and introducing the profession to young people. Halff’s purpose statement declares that engineers “improve lives and communities by turning ideas ...

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Drainage Relief for East Dallas

Inside Halff 12-05-2019

The Mill Creek/Peaks Branch/State-Thomas Drainage Relief Tunnel (Mill Creek Tunnel) may be the largest project many of us will never see. With a $320 million total cost, it is one of the largest projects Halff has ever done. The Mill Creek Tunnel—the largest ...

Interns Have Learned, Made a Big Impact at Halff This Summer

Inside Halff 07-29-2019

Halff welcomed 30 interns to the firm this summer to learn from and be mentored by our professional staff. Nine offices have played host to interns, who have been making notable contributions in our Public Works, Water Resources, Transportation ...

Employees Participate in National Bike to Work Day

Inside Halff 05-17-2019

Several employees from the Fort Worth and Richardson offices participated in National Bike to Work Day, a day started in 1955 by the League of American Bicyclists to celebrate the benefits of biking to work. ...

Little Rock Staff Relocates to Marquee Building

Inside Halff 05-14-2019

With growth comes the need for more space. Halff+Marlar's Little Rock staff recently moved to a marquee office location in Kirkpatrick Plaza overlooking the Big Rock Interchange. ...
Frisco employees prepare sweet cases for Together We Rise.

HCI Volunteers Create and Pack Sweet Cases for Children

Inside Halff 05-07-2019

Halff Community Initiative volunteers across the firm recently packed "sweet cases" to benefit Together We Rise, a nonprofit organization committed to bettering the lives of children in foster care. Many of the 400,000 children in the foster care ...
Mark Llewellyn Jr.

Mark Llewellyn Jr. Named FES Big Bend Chapter’s Young Engineer of the Year

Inside Halff 02-27-2019

Transportation Team Leader and Senior Project Manager Mark Llewellyn Jr. has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Big Bend chapter of the Florida Engineering Society (FES). Each year, one member of FES earns this ...

Jacob Hays Named TSPE Fort Worth’s Young Engineer of the Year

Inside Halff 02-25-2019

Project Manager Jacob Hays has been named the Young Engineer of the Year by the Fort Worth chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). This award is presented to individuals less than 34 years old who exhibit outstanding ...

Bringing Clean Water to Those in Need

Inside Halff 02-20-2019

Engineers Week provides an opportunity to showcase how engineers make a difference in our world. Volunteers serving in the Engineers Without Borders program live by that guiding principle every day. The organization, which was officially founded in 2002 by Dr. Bernard Amadei in Boulder, Colorado ...
Mike Marlar unveiling

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Unveils Mike Marlar’s Painting as Official 2019 Arkansas Duck Stamp

Inside Halff 02-15-2019

Some people are predominantly "left-brained." Like many engineers, they're gifted with analytical and methodical thinking. Others' brains are usually stronger ...

Matt Stahl Earns Associate Water Asset Manager Certification

Inside Halff 12-11-2018

Matt Stahl, PE, CFM, has earned the Associate Water Asset Manager certification. ...

Austin Young Professionals Named to ASCE Leadership Roles

Inside Halff 10-02-2018

The Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Younger Member Forum (YMF) recently welcomed Austin employees Katherine Smith and Garrett Davidson as committee chairs. ...

Halff Intern Awarded TexITE Scholarship

Inside Halff 08-21-2018

The Greater Dallas Section of the Texas District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE) recently awarded a scholarship to Halff intern Mynor Jacome for the second consecutive year. Mynor was one of two recipients to receive the highest scholarship award amount. ...

Jessica Baker Named ENR Top 20 Under 40, Shares Insights at ENR Roundtable

Inside Halff 08-02-2018

Vice President Jessica Baker was recently named to ENR's national Top 20 Under 40 list after being selected at the regional level for Texas and Louisiana. At ENR's invitation, Jessica traveled to San Francisco in June to participate ...

Friendly Competition Leads to Better Ideas and Workflow

Inside Halff 06-29-2018

Sports teams will often hold scrimmages—or practice games—that involve team members competing against each other. The goal of these scrimmages is to improve players’ individual performances while helping teams discover their own strengths. ...

Seven Halff Summer Spots to See

Inside Halff 06-15-2018

Summer is often thought of as a time for a nice getaway. Many people across the country take to the coasts for a relaxing vacation on the beach, while others retreat to the mountains to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind for a few days. Some even venture to an […] ...

HCI Landscaping Project Benefits Emily’s Place

Inside Halff 06-05-2018

Employees from Halff's Richardson office improved the curb appeal of a home last week during an HCI effort in Plano, Texas. The volunteerism was for Emily’s Place, which provides long-term housing and counseling for women ...

Halff Earns Zweig Group’s Trifecta Award

Inside Halff 06-04-2018

Halff has won several awards from the Zweig Group recognizing our achievements in the A/E industry. First, Halff was named to the Zweig Group's 2018 "Best Firms to Work For" list based on a variety of factors, such as our workplace practices, employee benefits, retention rates and more. ...

From Start to Finish, a Brush With Greatness

Inside Halff 05-29-2018

Most of us cringe. That is, when we’re asked to sketch any semblance of a person or a face. Even in the simplest of board games, the challenge of drawing can cause sheer terror. Landscape designer Letora Anderson is not one of those people. ...

HCI Helps Restore Houston Home Affected by Flooding

Inside Halff 05-25-2018

HCI volunteers from the Houston and Conroe offices spent Saturday, May 12, volunteering and teaming with Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH). Together, they helped restore the home of Ms. Betty in the Garden Oaks area of Houston. ...

Jessica Baker Named Top Young Professional by ‘ENR Texas and Louisiana’

Inside Halff 02-12-2018

Vice President Jessica Baker (Richardson), PE, CFM, PMP, was recently named to ENR Texas and Louisiana’s 2018 Top Young Professionals list. Formerly the publication’s Top 20 Under 40 list, firms from across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi ...

Matt Bucchin Named Division Chair of APA’s Sustainable Communities Division

Inside Halff 01-10-2018

Team Leader and Director of Planning Matt Bucchin (Austin) was named the division chair of the American Planning Association’s (APA) Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) on Jan. 1. He will be the division chair until Dec. 31, 2020. As division chair ...

Ethics Are Deep-Rooted in Halff Culture

Inside Halff 12-13-2017

Ethics have been an integral part of Halff Associates since Dr. Albert H. Halff opened a one-room office in Dallas’ Snider Plaza 67 years ago. For proof that ethics are still as important as ever within the firm, look no further than Halff’s Torch Awards for Ethics honor received from […] ...

Flood Risk Analysis Project Earns ACEC Texas Award

Inside Halff 12-05-2017

This year’s dramatic hurricane season and subsequent flooding events only reinforced the demand to accurately identify flood risks and needs. A recent Halff project—an award-winning project—has provided a solution. ...

Employee Feature: Forging a New Path

Inside Halff 11-29-2017

There’s just something about nature that keeps drawing Fort Worth GIS Team Leader Matt Kocian outside. Whether it’s the wildlife, the open air, the possibility of an adventure, or the opportunity for a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city living, Matt likes to experience the natural world as frequently as he can ...
VR scene of Vista Church Commons

Virtual Reality Allows Viewers to See and Interact With Projects in Real Time

Inside Halff 11-15-2017

Imagine putting on a pair of goggles and being transported into a new world—a world so vivid and responsive it tricks your brain into believing you’ve left behind your physical reality. Envision yourself taking a virtual trip to the top deck of the ...

10 Innovative Uses of Virtual Reality in Today’s World

Inside Halff 11-10-2017

Virtual reality is on the rise, and many industries are making the most of it to give customers and clients a vivid, “otherworldly” experience. Here are some unique ways VR is making an entrance into our everyday lives. ...

Silver Telly Awards Mark Big Achievement for Halff Visualization Practice

Inside Halff 10-03-2017

Halff's Visualization practice was honored with two prestigious silver Telly Awards this summer. The Telly is the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding content for TV and cable, digital and streaming, and non-broadcast distribution. Halff ...

McAllen Office Helps Kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Inside Halff 10-02-2017

Halff's McAllen office recently participated in its first Halff Community Initiative (HCI) event by helping the patients, families, and staff of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic kick off National Childhood Cancer Awareness ...
The Very Hungry CANerpillar

Halff Canstruction Team Earns “Best Original Design” for Canstructure

Inside Halff 09-15-2017

For the third consecutive year, volunteers from Halff’s Richardson and Dallas offices participated in Canstruction, a charity art exhibition and event featuring ...

Employees Rally to Help After Harvey

Inside Halff 09-13-2017

Little did Erik Verduzco know, he would become a first responder—pulling people from high water, shuttling them to a nearby shelter, providing comfort. After all, he was just trying to make his eight-mile drive to Halff’s Houston office to see what kind of shape the building was in while Hurricane Harvey ...
Jose Delgado

Jose Delgado Earns RCDD Certification

Inside Halff 08-24-2017

Congratulations to our McAllen office’s Electrical Team Leader Jose Delgado, PE, who recently earned his Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) designation from the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). The RCDD accreditation is recognized worldwide and is one of the highest design ...

Q&A: An Inside Look at the Halff Internship Experience (Part 2)

Inside Halff 08-03-2017

Halff seeks to provide internships full of customized learning opportunities for college students each summer. To achieve this goal, the Halff intern experience focuses on three important methods of learning ...
Morgan Cannon

Q&A: An Inside Look at the Halff Internship Experience (Part 1)

Inside Halff 08-01-2017

Halff seeks to provide internships full of customized learning opportunities for college students each summer. To achieve this goal, the Halff intern experience focuses on three important methods of learning ...

AIA Retrospect 2017 Theme Inspires Creativity with Crayons

Inside Halff 04-10-2017

Retrospect is a yearly exhibit, hosted by the American Institute of Architects Dallas at NorthPark Center, that gives local architecture firms an opportunity to showcase their work. The theme for this year's competition is "Cultivate." ...

Staff Attend Complete Streets Workshop

Inside Halff 02-10-2017

Halff staff attended a Complete Streets Design Workshop sponsored by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), held February 7–9 at the NCTCOG office in Arlington, TX. Attendees were given the option to choose their one-day intensive workshop to review and ...

Long Nguyen, PE, Receives Young Engineer of the Year Award from APWA

Inside Halff 12-09-2016

Congratulations to Long Nguyen, PE, for being awarded Young Engineer of the Year from the American Public Works Association Texas Chapter Southeast Branch. Long is an active member of APWA – Southeast Branch and currently serves ...

McAllen Office Sponsors McAllen Holiday Parade

Inside Halff 12-05-2016

Our McAllen office families had a great time representing Halff as a sponsor of the 3rd Annual McAllen Holiday Parade. More than 200,000 people were expected to attend the event that included about 35 inflatables, 50 floats, several celebrities, and ...

Houston, Richardson and San Antonio Donate to Angel Tree

Inside Halff 11-29-2016

Three Halff offices have been busy gathering employee donations for the Salvation Angel tree program. Along with the familiar Red Kettles, the Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army's highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree ...

Canstruction Team Builds Time Machine Replica

Inside Halff 09-26-2016

After months of planning, design, fund raising, and practice building, the Halff Canstruction team constructed its version of H.G. Wells' Time Machine at the Science Place at Dallas' Fair Park on Saturday, September 24, using various cans of ...

Halff Austin, Richardson Participate in PARK(ing) Day 2016

Inside Halff 09-19-2016

PARK(ing) Day (www.parkingday.org) is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban ...

Dan Tanksley Receives NSPE Award

Inside Halff 07-28-2016

Congratulations to Dan Tanksley, P.E., J.D., for receiving this National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) award for “outstanding leadership and devoted service” to the society. He has been instrumental to the success of NSPE’s work this year through their Committee on Policy and Advocacy. ...

Halff Receives DBJ Middle Market 50 Award

Inside Halff 06-24-2016

For the second year in a row, the Dallas Business Journal set out to find the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas. The 2016 Middle Market 50 list includes public and private companies with annual revenue between $25 million and $750 million and is ranked on a weighted growth […] ...

Fort Worth Office Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Inside Halff 06-09-2016

Our Fort Worth office celebrated its 35th anniversary by having a party, making a donation to the Fort Worth Promotion and Development fund, and receiving a proclamation from the ...

Halff Staff Volunteer in Dallas and Richardson Clean-Ups

Inside Halff 05-16-2016

Our staff has been busy volunteering lately! Some participated in the Trinity Trust Corporate Day of Service by cleaning up the Trinity River in Dallas and others joined up with a group from American Public Works Association to clean up McKamy ...

Halff Sponsors, Volunteers at MATHCOUNTS

Inside Halff 02-16-2016

Halff was a sponsor of the annual MATHCOUNTS Competition hosted by the TSPE Dallas Chapter, held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Southern Methodist University. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide program that promotes math excellence for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. It is a math skills coaching program based on higher […] ...

Edward Herolt Attends Ribbon Cutting for Bexar County Bulverde Road Project

Inside Halff 09-22-2015

On September 17, Bexar County held a ribbon cutting ceremony for our Bulverde Road Phase V project. In attendance was Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Bexar County Engineer Services Manager David R. Wegmann, Halff Project ...

Michael Fallon Elected to National Waterways Conference Executive Committee

Inside Halff 09-22-2015

Michael Fallon was nominated and recently elected during the Annual Meeting to serve on the National Waterways Conference’s nine member Executive ...

Adriel Garcia Receives Certifications

Inside Halff 08-03-2015

Congratulations go to Adriel Garcia of our Environmental team, as he recently received two certifications from the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. He is now a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and a Certified Safety ...

Fort Worth Intern Kitt Crabb Wins Scholarship

Inside Halff 07-24-2015

Congratulations to our Fort Worth intern Kitt Crabb on winning a $1500 scholarship from Tarrant County ACEC through its intern essay contest! ...

Halff Wins Zweig Group 2015 Hot Firm Award

Inside Halff 06-25-2015

Halff has been awarded a spot on the The Zweig Group Hot Firm List! This award recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, ...

Lynn Lovell Receives Distinguished Engineers Award

Inside Halff 06-24-2015

Lynn Lovell, PE., D.WRE, CFM, of our Fort Worth office was awarded by the Texas Engineering Foundation as one of the 2015 Distinguished Engineers ...

Phillip Applebaum Speaks at Cannon Elementary

Inside Halff 05-14-2015

Phillip Applebaum of our MEP Engineering team spoke to students at Grapevine’s Cannon Elementary STEM School on Young Engineers Night, showing how electrical engineering is a part of their everyday life. ...

Marine Creek Corridor Park Ribbon Cutting

Inside Halff 05-06-2015

City of Fort Worth Parks & Community Services Director Richard Zavala kicked off the “ribbon cutting” for our Marine Creek Corridor Park project….except the “ribbon cutting” was actually the casting of a fishing line into the pond. The project includes Buck Sansom Park, Marine Creek Linear Park North, Marine Creek […] ...

Tony Almeida Wins Reinhart-Kuhlmann Award

Inside Halff 05-04-2015

Congratulations to Tony Almeida for receiving the Reinhart – Kuhlmann Award for his voluntary standards work over the past 25 years on American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) F17 plastic pipe committees. ...

MLK/Cedar Crest Gateway Ribbon Cutting

Inside Halff 04-28-2015

Many were in attendance at the ribbon cutting for our MLK/Cedar Crest Gateway project ribbon cutting in Dallas! The heavily symbolic monument celebrates the South Dallas and Oak Cliff communities, as well as the Trinity Forest. Halff services for the project included landscape architecture, water resources, ...

AIA Retrospect Exhibit 2015

Inside Halff 04-09-2015

Halff’s creative minds were at it again! Members of the Architecture and Landscape Architecture teams put their heads together to design an exhibition piece for AIA Dallas’ annual Retrospect Exhibition at NorthPark Center. ...


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