Brett Hartle joins HNTB as aviation architecture practice leader

Former director of design at Denver International Airport brings two decades of experience in complex projects

DENVER (Sept. 18, 2023) – HNTB announced today that Brett Hartle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined its architecture practice as aviation architecture practice leader and vice president. In this role, Hartle will be responsible for successfully delivering large and complex projects within the aviation market sector.

Before joining HNTB, Hartle was director of design at Denver International Airport, where he led the design efforts for several prestigious projects as part of the airport’s historic $3.5 billion Capital Improvement Program. This included the Concourse Expansion Project for terminals A-West, A-East, B-West and C-East, as well as the Great Hall Renovation Program.

Hartle brings more than two decades of leadership experience and technical expertise on various architectural projects, including aviation, civic, educational, healthcare, historic preservation, multi-family housing and multi-use developments.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brett to our growing and vibrant aviation architecture team,” said David López Tóme, AIA, ARB, COAM, HNTB national architecture practice leader and vice president. “His proven ability to deliver complex aviation architecture projects while working collaboratively with stakeholders will be an asset for HNTB’s clients.”

Hartle is a member of the American Institute of Architects and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He plays a crucial role in AIA Colorado as a national representative and state disaster assistance coordinator. He received his bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Arizona and his master’s in architecture from Virginia Tech University.

HNTB’s many signature aviation architecture projects include design lead for the west concourse expansion at Denver International Airport; design lead for the Des Moines International Airport new terminal; principal A/E for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; architect of record for the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport; and lead architectural designer for the Automated People Mover stations and maintenance facility at Los Angeles International Airport.