HNTB expands in the Carolinas with new Charleston region office

July 1, 2024

Expansion emphasizes HNTB’s dedication to fostering local partnerships and supporting South Carolina’s economic prosperity

HNTB, a leading infrastructure solutions firm, has opened a new office at 4922 O’Hear Avenue, Suite 203, in the Garco Park development near Park Circle in North Charleston, bringing together professionals from planning, architecture and engineering.

To celebrate its new Charleston-area office, HNTB hosted an open house attended by employees, clients, partners, local small businesses—including partner Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises—and local officials. Notable attendees included North Charleston Mayor Reggie Burgess, Hanahan Mayor Christy Rainwater, and Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments Executive Director Ron Mitchum, along with members of local councils. Mayor Burgess commended HNTB (video) on its dedication to the local community and expressed his excitement for future transportation improvements.

“HNTB is committed to being a vital contributor to the region’s growth and prosperity, while igniting discussions on how we can further enhance our community through meaningful projects and collaborations,” said Spencer Franklin, PE, HNTB’s Carolina’s office leader and senior vice president. “We look forward to working with our partners to shape the future of the local transportation landscape, while fostering stronger connections within the community.”

South Carolina is experiencing a significant period of growth and transformation, with increasing demands for modernized transportation networks and improved infrastructure systems. With the new office, HNTB will continue to collaborate with local stakeholders, government agencies and community leaders to address the unique infrastructure challenges and opportunities in the area and across South Carolina.
“This is an exciting time to be an employee-owner at HNTB, as the firm is experiencing remarkable expansion in South Carolina and nationwide,” said Shannon Meder, HNTB’s South Carolina practice leader and vice president. “This growth creates significant opportunities and career advancement pathways for both new and seasoned professionals as we continue to deliver exceptional client service and innovative infrastructure solutions that positively impact communities.”

HNTB is currently, or has been, involved with numerous high-profile projects in the region and state, including bridge inspections for South Carolina Department of Transportation District 6, planning and design for SCDOT Closed and Load Restricted Bridges Program, US 17A Improvements, the US 52 Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study, Highway 176 Improvements, US 52 Intersection Improvements, Clemson University’s Women’s Sports Expansion, University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium Renovation and Coastal Carolina University’s Indoor Practice Facility.


About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With 110 years of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. More than 7,300 professionals deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, and program and construction management. For more information, visit, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, X, Facebook or Instagram.