Purpose, Vision + Shared Values

Our Purpose

To enhance our communities through innovative, efficient building and infrastructure planning, design and management.

Our Vision

To be the excellence and integrity leader, solving the most complex infrastructure and built environment issues in today's marketplace.

Our Shared Values

What really distinguishes Harris & Associates from other firms?

Simple. It is the way we live and work by our shared values. They reflect our character, and we leverage them authentically and consistently across our business. Our clients and employee owners alike know exactly where each other is coming from, and that makes a world of difference in building quality teams—who deliver. Explore our shared values below. 

Harris Shared Values

Our employee-owners live by these core tenets, for the benefit our firm and our clients. 

  • Leading by example

    Leading by example

    Every day, clients trust us with their resources—and their reputations. We are careful stewards of both. Honesty, reliability, safety and quality form our solid foundation. We hold ourselves accountable for delivering on our promises, and strive to exceed our clients’ expectations. 


  • Working smarter, together

    Working smarter, together

    We intentionally cultivate a collaborative environment that welcomes diverse opinions and invites everyone to contribute. Achieving our clients' ambitious goals and high stakes projects requires our combined efforts.


  • Building stronger communities

    Building stronger communities

    We're passionate about enhancing safety, sustainability and quality of life where we live and work. We serve and support our communities, driven to make a difference. 


  • Investing in our people

    Investing in our people

    Outstanding people join and stay with us because we develop talent, invest in growth, and take employee engagement seriously. We actively encourage everyone to thrive, expand their skills and ascend into leadership positions.


  • Shaping solutions with sound judgment

    Shaping solutions with sound judgment

    Our employee owners combine their years of experience with a wealth of knowledge, and a hunger for perpetual learning. That's how we help clients solve the challenges of today and the future. 


  • Driven to discover

    Driven to discover

    Our employee owners have the autonomy to let their imaginations go in the service of creating innovative, sustainable ways to tackle today’s toughest issues. We welcome the challenge to continually improve ourselves, our practice and the lives of those in our communities.


  • Thriving on balance

    Thriving on balance

    We promote fulfilling, meaningful experiences by minding how and where we spend our time, and how we plan for the future. We believe these abilities are vital for a company and its employees to flourish for the long term.