HNTB announces expansion, relocation of downtown Kansas City, Mo. office

New office space allows firm to continue its 110-year presence in Kansas City while expanding local workforce to meet increasing demand for transportation infrastructure services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 16, 2024) HNTB Corporation will relocate its offices in Kansas City, currently at 715 Kirk Drive, to another larger downtown location at 1111 Main Street to accommodate its growing workforce. This strategic decision highlights HNTB’s continued dedication to the revitalized downtown area and aligns with the company’s ongoing expansion efforts to meet increasing demand for infrastructure solutions.

“As HNTB continues to grow and add new professionals in Kansas City, it has become increasingly clear that we need a workspace that aligns with our growth trajectory,” said Tom O’Grady, PE, HNTB president. “The new office space has been thoughtfully chosen to not only accommodate our current needs but also to provide room for future expansion. The new space is intended to foster creativity, collaboration and teamwork, all of which are integral to our continuing success.”

HNTB logoThe HNTB logo will appear atop the building at 1111 Main Street in Kansas City where the firm will occupy seven contiguous floors by the end of 2025. The building — formerly known as Town Pavilion — was originally designed by HNTB in 1986.

The building has been fully renovated in recent years and offers HNTB’s downtown Kansas City employees amenities including a fitness center, casual dining, retail and conference center. It is conveniently located on the RideKC streetcar line and is walkable to additional restaurants and shopping.

“Relocation to the Eleven Eleven Main building signifies an exciting new chapter for HNTB in Kansas City, a place we’ve called home since our founding in 1914,” said O’Grady. “We are pleased to continue serving clients in a new, updated space for our growing employee base.”

HNTB also recently relocated its expanding Overland Park, Kansas, office which remains open and is unaffected by the relocation in downtown Kansas City.

As part of its ongoing commitment to growth and excellence, HNTB will leverage both office moves to expand its workforce and capabilities. The firm is actively recruiting top talent in the area to join its team of experts and contribute to the success of current and future projects. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the HNTB careers page for more information on job openings and the benefits of working for HNTB.

Jon Copaken, principal at Copaken Brooks, the landlord representative of the 1111 Main building, expressed enthusiasm about HNTB’s move, noting, “This is a great opportunity for HNTB, the 1111 Main Building and downtown Kansas City. In a globally challenging office market, to have HNTB choose 1111 Main is a testament to the building’s longevity as the Class A destination of choice in Kansas City. The move also reinforces downtown Kansas City as the preferred business center for the next generation of growth-oriented companies in the Kansas City area.”