HNTB expands presence into downtown Seattle

New space in Pioneer Square is expected to meet the growing demand for transportation services in the Puget Sound region

SEATTLE (Nov. 30, 2023)HNTB, a leading infrastructure solutions firm, has signed a lease for a new Class A, 12,305-square-foot space at 411 1st Avenue South, Suite 200, in downtown Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. This expansion in the Puget Sound region accommodates HNTB’s growth and allows the firm to expand service to clients in the area and attract professionals to this location.

“We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our new Pioneer Square location, which will continue to support and strengthen partnerships with our west-side clients,” said Kristine Agers, HNTB Washington office leader and vice president. “This new location also allows us to broaden our recruiting efforts and will provide additional space for our expanding Washington team to work.”

HNTB’s Bellevue, Washington, location in the Symetra Center building will continue to operate as usual, providing ample space for the company’s growing professionals. In addition to HNTB’s Pioneer Square location, HNTB opened an office in Lacey, Washington, earlier this year, which is located at 676 Woodland Square Loop S.E, #400. Currently, the region’s headcount is near 400 employees, and the team’s expected growth in the next year is about 10%.

The location offers accessibility to transportation hubs, including King Street Station and the Seattle Ferry Terminal, which serves Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Vashon Island. The building’s prime location and desirable amenities, including an attached parking garage and street-level retail offerings like Il Terrazzo Carmine and General Porpoise Donuts, make it attractive to the area’s top talent.

Additionally, the location is near Seattle clients, such as Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation, enabling the firm to collaborate on projects, such as the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension.

HNTB’s portfolio has some of the region’s most high-profile infrastructure projects, including Sound Transit’s East Link,  Lynnwood Link, and the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension; 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; and historical work on I-5 dating back to the 1960s.

Interested candidates can apply for open positions in Seattle on the HNTB website.