Brian Sander


Restaurant Practice Director | Entertainment Practice Director | Principal
As a principal and the director of our restaurant and entertainment practices, Brian knows all about engineering facilities that bring us together – and what it takes to navigate the often challenging spaces inside them. An expert in the evolution of the entertainment and dining experience, whether it’s movie theaters, fast food, or fine-dining or an all-encompassing experience, Brian keeps the big picture in mind.

Throughout his more than two decades with Henderson, Brian has been an important part of many successful restaurant and entertainment programs; because of this expertise, he fully understands the unique building systems needs of these spaces, like being able to handle the high temperatures of cooking equipment while maintaining a comfortable and enjoyable experience for guests. His years of mechanical systems design have sent him all over the country, ensuring he’s well-versed in the codes and regulations of some of the strictest regions. And while he'd rather eat out than cook any night of the week, when it comes to executing detail and consistency, Brian always makes sure quality is on the menu.


Thought Leadership

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    Restaurant Design for Reopening: Engineering a Safer Dining Experience

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    Restaurant: Design Guidelines for Infection Control

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    Entertainment: Design Guidelines for Infection Control