Awards & Honors

For more than 35 years, VIKA is proud to have been awarded many honors in recognition of the firm’s commitment to design excellence, our participation on award-winning design teams, and our stewardship to the environment.

A partial list of these honors and awards includes:

2016

  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Award – Outstanding Engineering Firm – The Preserve at Westfield
  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Award – Tree Planting Award – Avalon Falls Church (formerly know as Archstone Hillwood Square)
  • NAIOP Best Urban Business District Office:  Up to 150,000 SF / Award of Excellence – 275 North Washington / JBG Companies
  • NAIOP Best Mixed Use Project / Award of Merit – Pike & Rose Block 11 / WDG Architecture
  • NAIOP Best Sustainable Project / Award of Excellence – 5600 Fishers Lane / The JBG Companies
  • NAIOP Best Multi-Family Project – Montgomery County – Flats 8300 / StonebridgeCarras
  • ENR Mid-Atlantic’s Best Projects – Best Project for Renovation/Restoration – 5600 Fishers Lane
  • ENR Mid-Atlantic’s Best Projects – Government/Public Buildings – Arthur Capper Community Center
  • NAIOP Northern Virginia Award of Merit – Mixed-Use Project – The Bartlett
  • NAIOP Northern Virginia  Award of Excellence – Build-to-Suit – Undisclosed Client in Loudoun County
  • NAIOP Northern Virginia Award of Excellence –  Capital Improvement – Greensboro Station

2015

  • National Association of County Planning Award of Excellence — Pike & Rose
  • Montgomery County Planning — Design Excellence Award Jury Citation Winner — Somerset Pool and Bath House
  • National American Planning Association (APA) Sustainability Division Award for Sustainable Urban Design Project — Scotts RunNAIOP Best Suburban Office or Industrial/Flex Award of Excellence – National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
  • NAIOP Best Business District Office over 150,000 SF Award of Excellence — 4500 East West Highway
  • NAIOP Best Retail Project Street Level Retail Space of Larger Buildings or Mixed-Use Award of Excellence — Pike & Rose
  • NAIOP Best Multi-family Suburban Montgomery, Prince Georges or Frederick Award of Excellence — 7001 Arlington Road
  • NAIOP Best Mixed Use Project Award of Merit — Pike & Rose
  • The Great American Living Awards (GALA) — “Winner, Design & Architecture, Over $850,000” — Little Falls Place
  • The Great American Living Awards (GALA) — “Winner, Innovative Land Planning” — Westside at Shady Grove Metro
  • National Sales And Marketing Awards — Silver Award “Attached Community of the Year” — Little Falls Place
  • ULI Trends Awards — “Excellence in Mixed-Use Development” — Mosaic District
  • ULI Trends Awards — “Impact Award”— Capitol Quarter/Capper Carrollsburg Dwellings

2013 & 2014

  • AIA Potomac Valley Design Awards Winner — National Public Radio Headquarters
  • Washington Business Journal’s Best New Office Development — National Public Radio Headquarters
  • Virginia Best Housing Development Award at the Governor’s Housing Conference — Vpoint
  • Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) Innovation Award — Vpoint
  • Builder Magazine Grand Award, Best Multifamily Housing Project, 30-60 units/acre — Capitol Quarter
  • Builder Magazine Award of Merit, Best Residential Project of the Year — Capitol Quarter
  • Builder Magazine Award of Merit, Best On-The-Boards Site Plan — Capitol Quarter
  • DESIGNArlington — Crystal Drive Streetscape Arlington
  • Multi-Housing News Excellence Award, Silver; Best New Development “Un-built” — The Blairs
  • NAIOP Best Master Plan Award of Excellence — Scotts Run Station
  • NAIOP Best Building Renovation Adaptive Re-Use Award of Merit — Loudoun III, 44084 Riverside Parkway
  • NAIOP Best Building Renovation Capital Improvement Award of Excellence — 1400 Crystal Drive
  • NAIOP Best Building, Mixed-Use Project Award of Excellence — Mosaic Merrifield Town Center
  • NAIOP Best Building, Build-to-Suit Institutional Facility Over $20 Million Award of Excellence — Arlington Mill Community Center
  • VIKA Ranks #18 on Washington Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 Engineering Firms

2012

  • American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Design Award in the Institutional Category  — E.L Haynes Public Charter School
  • Northern Virginia Building Industry Association’s Best Innovative Infill Land Planning Award —  Merrifield Town Center — Mosaic District
  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Awards in the Small Commercial Category — INOVA Lorton Healthplex Phase 1
  • VIKA Ranks #14 on Washington Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 Engineering Firms

2011

  • American Society of Civil Engineers National Capitol Section Sustainability Award — Sidwell Friends  Middle School
  • Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards Program, Honorable Mention Award for Design Excellence — The Potomac Lower School
  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Award  for  Tree Planting Multi-family Residential Category — Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads
  • City Paper’s DC’s Best Designed Residential Development , second year in a row —  Capitol Quarter
  • VIKA Ranks #13 on Washington Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 Engineering Firms

2010

  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Awards in both the Tree Planting and Tree Preservation Categories — Potomac School Lower School Expansion
  • Smart Growth Alliance (SGA) Smart Growth Recognition Award — Spring Hill Station / Tysons West
  • VIKA Ranks #14 on Washington Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 Engineering Firms

2009

  • Design Arlington ‘09 Award of Merit — Kettler Capitals Iceplex
  • Fairfax County Land Conservation Award , Multi-family Residential Category — Pavilions at Huntington Metro Multi-family, Phase II
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s National Preservation Award — Gates of Ballston
  • Multifamily Executive Magazine Mixed-income Project of the Year — MetroPointe
  • VIKA Ranks #13 on Washington Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 Engineering Firms

2008

  • Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Capital Facilities Award for Excellence — McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center at West Ox Road Infrastructure and Bus Operations
  • Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) Housing Achievement Award for Best Project, Virginia — Gates of Ballston, as recognition of best practices in affordable housing projects, programs and organizations
  • VIKA Ranks #16 on Washington Business Journal’s List of the Top 25 Engineering Firms