Darrell Stein


Business Sector Operations Director | Principal
Darrel has a knack for growing, building, and inspiring a nationwide group of colleagues with unique backgrounds and experiences. As the operations director for our business sector, he utilizes that natural ability to provide oversight and management of the people and project performance aspects of the sector as a whole.

Darrell started his career as a professional fire protection engineer, where he worked in almost every market, allowing him to develop a holistic lens when looking at the greater context of client needs. He previously enjoyed a successful tenure as director of our fire & life safety team — one of the largest fire protection groups in the country. And before joining Henderson Engineers in 1999, Darrell worked as a plans examiner and commercial construction inspector for a fire department, giving him a unique perspective on how our designs are received and reviewed. His dedicated leadership approach and meticulous work ethic makes him an integral part of our team and a trusted adviser to our clients nationwide. No matter how difficult the task, Darrell is up for it.


  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering

    University of Kansas

Thought Leadership

  • Article

    Design Guidelines for Infection Control

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    Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Infection Through Building Design

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    Infection Control Technologies for Building Design

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    Workplace: Design Guidelines for Infection Control

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    Warehouse: Design Guidelines for Infection Control