HNTB ranks No. 3 on nationwide list of transportation design firms in ENR’s 2018 Sourcebook

Firm makes significant advances in key market sectors; climbs to No. 16 overall on list of Top 500 Design Firms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 28, 2018) — HNTB Corporation moved to number three in rankings of transportation consulting firms in the United States, and climbed into the top five in several other market sectors, according to Engineering News-Record’s annual Top Design Firms Sourcebook for 2018.

“HNTB’s upward trajectory in these rankings reflect our standing as a trusted advisor to our clients, earned by delivering quality work on some of the largest transportation projects and programs across the country,” said Rob Slimp, HNTB Chairman and CEO. “With our country’s infrastructure at a critical juncture, we are committed to helping solve the complex challenges of our nation’s transportation system.”

The ENR Top Design Firms Sourcebook is compiled annually and provides market analysis and rankings of the largest U.S.-based architectural and engineering firms in the eight major industry sectors, and ranks design firms in almost 50 specific project types. 

In addition to rising two spots in the transportation sector rankings, up from No. 5 last year, HNTB jumped three spots to No. 3 in Airports this year. HNTB also gained one spot, from No. 6 to No. 5 in Mass Transit and Rail, ticked up one spot to No. 3 in highways and remained in the top five in Bridges, earning a No. 4 ranking. The company also appeared at No. 6 in Sports, a significant leap after not being listed in the top 10 of this sector last year. 

In the overall ranking of design firms by ENR, HNTB moved three spots to No. 16 of the top 500 firms.

HNTB’s many signature transportation projects include serving as architect of record for the design of South Terminal C at the Orlando International Airport; program management consultant for the Texas Department of Transportation’s $2.4 billion reconstruction of US-290 in Houston; design and engineering services for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit project on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and architect of record for the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium. 

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About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit

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