Kansas City-based HNTB in November moved its Milwaukee office from Park Place on the city’s northwest side to the Two-Fifty building downtown. The company has just over 100 people working in the roughly 24,000-square-foot space. The office is located on the top two floors of the recently renovated building at 250 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Ashley Booth, office leader of HNTB’s Wisconsin office, said one of the biggest benefits of the new office is its location. By being in the heart of downtown, HNTB is better able to attract and retain employees, he said.
“I think pretty much anything is within a five- to 15-minute walk,” Booth said. “Then you’ve got the (Milwaukee) Public Market, which is very close, and you’ve got just a plethora of food options.”
Plus, it’s located near a stop along The Hop streetcar line, a project HNTB worked on.
Key upgrades in the office include faster internet speeds, a white noise system, slimmer workstations with shorter walls, improved conference rooms and views of downtown and other nearby neighborhoods.
Two-Fifty also offers amenities such as on-site parking, enclosed bike parking, a workout facility (including a half basketball court), training facility and first-floor commons area.