HNTB first expanded into the Seattle area in 1960 and opened its Bellevue office 41 years ago. In the last 24 months, HNTB has grown its workforce from 215 to 275 employees to meet the demands for transportation planning, engineering, program management, and construction management services in the Puget Sound region. The firm anticipates continued aggressive growth in future years.
“After 41 years in the same building, we are thrilled to kick off 2022 with the opening of our new office space in downtown Bellevue. Designed by HNTB interior designers, our new space reflects the post-pandemic office environment as we see it, with many areas for collaboration, learning, drop-in accommodation, and socializing,” said Kevin Collins, PE, HNTB Seattle Office Leader and Senior Vice President. “Our new office space is just one way HNTB strengthens our culture to attract and retain talent to meet the needs of our clients in the thriving Puget Sound region.”
The firm has experienced substantial growth in the last 24 months largely due to the projects of its Puget Sound clients, which include the Washington State Department of Transportation, Sound Transit, the City of Bellevue, the Port of Seattle, and the Seattle Department of Transportation, among others. HNTB has been working with these clients to provide more equitable and accessible transportation options for all in the broader community.
The firm’s signature infrastructure projects in the region include Sound Transit’s East Link Extension and Lynnwood Link Extension projects; the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program; Mercer Corridor improvements in Seattle; the third runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; the second Tacoma Narrows Bridge; Washington State Department of Transportation General Engineering Consultant Services for I-405, SR 509/SR 167 Gateway Program, and the Northwest Region General Engineering Consultant Services; the South Park Bascule Bridge Replacement in Seattle; Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel; historic work on I-5 dating back to the 1960s; and the Tilikum Crossing Bridge in Portland, Oregon.