HNTB celebrates 30 years in Salt Lake City

Engineering and architecture firm honors past and present work, commemorates relationships with SLC community and legacy clients

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 3, 2021)HNTB Corporation announced today it will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of its Salt Lake City office in 2022. Established in 1992, the Salt Lake City office began with 10 employees. The office has since grown to a team of 40 and has worked closely with key transportation agencies, including the Utah Transit Authority, Utah Department of Transportation and Salt Lake City International Airport.

“Looking ahead to the holidays and celebrating New Year’s Eve, we are excited to recognize our 30th anniversary in 2022. A major milestone like this is a testament to the firm’s long history in serving our infrastructure clients in the state of Utah,” said Dominic Spaethling, HNTB Salt Lake City office leader. “Much has changed over the last 30 years, both within the community and our office. HNTB’s success in Salt Lake City is directly tied to the businesses, agencies and community members we’ve served. From our work with the Utah Department of Transportation to Salt Lake City International Airport to Utah Transit Authority, it’s been deeply rewarding to see the impact of infrastructure improvements on the region.”

HNTB’s prominent projects in Salt Lake City include several with the airport, most notably the West Runway Project, Landside Reconfiguration, the End of Runway Deicing Program, Light Rail Realignment, and the Airport Redevelopment Program currently underway.

With UDOT, HNTB completed the I-15 CORE project, the largest road construction project in Utah history, which upgraded 24 miles of I-15 including 10 major interchanges and replaced 63 bridges. HNTB and UDOT also recently expanded I-15 from four to six lanes in the technology corridor in Utah County.

HNTB is currently working as lead designer on a new 19-mile highway for UDOT as part of Farmington Bay Constructors – a design-build joint venture. The West Davis Corridor project consists of constructing a new four-lane divided highway in western Davis County. It includes construction of a system-to-system interchange, multiple local interchanges, intersection improvements, and construction of connecting roadways and a trail system.

“Our Salt Lake City office has been successful thanks to the strong relationships we’ve built with our clients throughout Utah,” said Todd Jensen, SE, HNTB project director and associate vice president. “We’ve been fortunate to deepen these long-term relationships as we work together to address community needs around transportation and infrastructure.”

HNTB continues to support Utah’s growth by assisting with the freeway construction project in the Mountain View Corridor of northern Utah and the expansion of Salt Lake City International Airport. The firm’s connections with Utah’s agencies continue to grow stronger. This year, HNTB became program manager with UTA, and approximately a quarter of HNTB’s Salt Lake City staff co-located with the agency to address transit needs.

“As our office has grown, so has the greater Utah community,” said Brian Bangerter, PE, HNTB senior project manager. “Our Salt Lake City office is committed to supporting the growth in Utah and providing innovative transportation and infrastructure solutions to accommodate that change and meet the evolving needs of our clients and communities.”