Diversity and inclusion

Inclusion and Diversity

HNTB values a variety of perspectives that stem from a diverse workforce and reflect our communities where we live and work. The more diverse a team is, the more innovative and creative its solutions will be. HNTB has a tradition of engineering and architecture excellence, which has been and is greatly aided by the inclusion of individuals of different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.

HNTB’s commitment to inclusion and diversity includes both continuous improvement internally, as well as supporting the growth and success of the small business consulting community. Through HNTB programs, our focus is on building lasting relationships that support the continuous development of minority and small businesses as partners.

At HNTB, inclusion, diversity and mentoring are not just goals; they are inherent in our culture. We value the skills, experience, and benefits our SBE partners bring to projects, which is a fundamental cornerstone of HNTB’s growing success.


From our partners

“HNTB, at a very basic level, recognizes the value of teaming with small, minority businesses. I feel absolutely at their core, they see the value and benefits that smaller, more specialized firms can bring, which I believe is a key foundation for a strong partnership.” - Lisa Padilla, AIA, LEED AP, founder and principal of Cityworks Design


“Working with HNTB provides opportunities for us to work as part of a collaborative team, each of us bringing our own expertise, experience and perspective to large infrastructure projects. Together, we can strategize on how to best meet the client’s requirements and prepare for conversations and strategies, especially when HNTB has had a previous history with the client. I appreciate that there is mutual respect for each of our roles in the project delivery process.” - Monica Villalobos, principal and owner, Vicus Planning


“The opportunity to learn from, observe and be mentored by a firm that has more than a hundred years of experience and success, is exciting. HNTB’s ability to withstand an evolving industry and maintain corporate sustainability contributes towards our confidence to build a strong foundation with solid core values and position Suenram & Associates for long-term success.” - Kate Suenram, CEO and president, Suenram & Associates, Inc.