Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
Tony Gonzales, AIA, LEED AP, has rejoined HNTB Corporation as vice president, Los Angeles-area office leader and architectural practice leader for the West Division. He is located in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.
In his new role at HNTB, Gonzales uses his considerable architecture, engineering and construction management expertise to develop strategic business objectives promoting the firm’s growth in the region. He also leads the design performance and operation management divisions for the firm’s architectural practice in the West.
“Tony is a well-respected leader in the industry. He understands the life cycle of complex infrastructure projects and the vital role quality design plays in the process,” said Phil Petrocelli, president, West Division. “As a former HNTB executive, he knows our clients, recognizes the distinct complexities of each project and is committed to delivering effective architectural solutions that serve clients and their customers.”
In his former role with HNTB, he served as office leader, principal in charge and architect of record on many complex projects for many of the region’s transportation-related agencies, including Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metrolink, the City of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.
Gonzales earned a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has a professional license in architecture, and he has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Gonzales also is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, American Public Transportation Association, U.S. Green Building Council and the World Future Society.
Nationwide, HNTB is celebrating its 100th Anniversary throughout 2014. The firm’s history in Southern California began a century ago with the design of the first concrete bridge in the state, Pasadena’s Colorado State Bridge. Engineering News-Record recently ranked HNTB among the top three firms for bridges and highways. Architectural Record ranked the firm as Top Design Firm by total value of arena and stadium construction starts from January 2012 through June 2013, and the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium as top stadium project in the nation.
HNTB continues to work on some of the most complex and highly visible projects in the region, including the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement, the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at the Los Angeles International Airport and the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from nine office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. Now celebrating a century of service, 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 delivery and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.