Arlington, Va. — HNTB Corporation was awarded a $35 million capacity federal contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District for architectural and engineering services required for the planning and design of Arlington National Cemetery’s southern expansion project. HNTB will serve as the lead architecture/engineering firm for ANC’s largest civil, transportation and infrastructure improvement project to date.

The expansion will increase burial space and improve roadways and access and is a central project in the recently adopted Master Plan for Arlington National Cemetery. Planning work begins this summer and design work is expected to be completed by 2020.

“Arlington National Cemetery is one of our nation’s most hallowed grounds and we are honored to continue our work with the USACE Norfolk District and play a leading role in its expansion,” said Brian Pieplow, PMP, AICP, HNTB’s military projects director and vice president. “The Southern Expansion project will ensure this national shrine continues to serve the needs of our nation’s military and their families well into the future.”

HNTB’s federal expertise includes numerous other projects with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Administration, General Services Administration, Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Services, Military Academies (Army, Navy, Air Force), U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration and many more.