Jennie Santoro named Seattle architecture leader for HNTB Corporation

Jennie Santoro has been named director of the HNTB architecture studio in Seattle.

Jennie Santoro has been named director of the HNTB architecture studio in Seattle.

With an outstanding career in architecture and aerospace at HNTB, Jennie provides our clients with significant national experience and will be an excellent attorney to help them tackle their most challenging projects.

Jennie Santoro, AIA, NCARB, has been named director of the architecture studio at HNTB Corporation in Seattle. Based in the company’s Bellevue office, Santoro oversees HNTB’s growing workforce including architects and civil engineers. He will also become the new director of customer service for the Port of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

“Jennie will lead HNTB’s strategic efforts to expand architecture in our market sectors in the Northwest,” said Kevin Collins, PE, office manager and vice president of Seattle. “It will intensify our ongoing collaboration with the company’s engineers and planners to provide the full range of services required to support our customers. Your strong leadership will help further expand our architecture office in aviation, transit and sports projects. ”

Santoro, an NCARB certified registered architect, has worked for HNTB in Los Angeles, San Diego and Washington, DC. She brings over a decade of experience with some of the largest and most complex aviation projects in the country, including Orlando International Airport, the South Terminal Complex, Phase 1; Refurbishment of United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport; and San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 expansion and renovation. She also worked on HNTB projects at international airports in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Oakland, Hawaii and Bermuda.

“With an outstanding career in architecture and aerospace at HNTB, Jennie brings our clients significant national experience and will help them guide their most challenging projects,” said Chris Migneron, AIA, NCARB, director of national architecture practice at HNTB and Senior Vice President. “Her broad skills and strong leadership skills will help shape the design, planning and innovation of aviation for years to come.”

Santoro earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning, in Washington, DC

Santoro is active in industry organizations such as the Airport Consultants Council, the Airport Cooperative Research Program and the American Institute of Architects. These affiliations included prestigious lectures and competitions as well as the recognition of the industry with the ACC Board Chairs Award 2018 and the 2014 Airport Business Magazine “40 Under 40”.

Santoro is active in the community and is passionate about mentoring. She shares her energy and expertise through the HNTB Spark Mentorship Program and the ACE Mentorship Program.

HNTB’s numerous architectural projects include working as the lead architect and designer of Levi’s Stadium, the first new NFL building to be LEED Gold certified. Senior Architect and Designer for Terminal 2 West Building and Airside Extension at San Diego International Airport, the first LEED Platinum Terminal in the US; Record Architect for New South Terminal at Orlando International Airport; Architectural, engineering and design services for United Airlines Terminals 7 and 8 at Los Angeles International Airport; Senior Architect, Designer and Engineer for the extension of Concourse A-West and B-West to include Denver International Airport; and lead designer for the Automated People Mover project at Los Angeles International Airport. The company is also currently working as an architect for the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium.

About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee owned infrastructure solutions company serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years in the US and more than 55 years in Seattle, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offering to customers from its Bellevue office. HNTB currently employs around 200 full-time specialists in the region. HNTB understands the life cycle of the infrastructure and addresses the most complex technical, financial and operational challenges of customers. Professionals across the country offer a wide range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, please visit or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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