HNTB hires Jim Walker, design-build director for architecture

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An expert in alternative project delivery methods, Walker will help lead an important growth market for the firm’s architecture practice

Jim Walker, Design-Build Director, HNTB Architecture

Jim Walker is design-build director for HNTB Architecture.

Clients across the nation increasingly are looking at the design-build method as a way to deliver complex, high-quality projects more quickly.

James (Jim) Walker has joined HNTB as the design-build director for HNTB Architecture. Walker brings 30 years of design and construction experience; more than 20 of those with alternative delivery projects.

“Clients across the nation increasingly are looking at the design-build method as a way to deliver complex, high-quality projects more quickly,” said Bane Gaiser, president, HNTB Architecture. “Jim’s background in building relationships with contractors and owners on large, high-profile projects, has given him a deep understanding of the pressures and challenges confronted as such professionals strive to deliver safe, well-designed, cost-effective structures.”

HNTB delivers design-build services in partnership with construction contractors on complex infrastructure and buildings projects. HNTB assists with the adoption of technology and risk management tools to address institutional, cultural, political and more traditional technical risks. HNTB’s current roster of design-build projects includes the new San Francisco 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.; the San Diego Airport West Terminal Addition in San Diego, Calif.; the National Security Campus in Kansas City, Mo.; the Von Braun Complex-Phase IV Missile Defense Agency Administrative Building at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.; and the Camp Lejeune Battalion Complex at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Walker has presented nationally and internationally on project delivery at conferences for the Design-Build Institute of America and the Project Management Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a master’s degree in business administration. Walker will be based in the firm’s Kansas City, Mo. office and work with clients across the country.

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

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