COMMUNITY SECTOR PRACTICES

We know that community matters. And with our vision to build a better world, we do our part by creating sustainable spaces where people can gather to connect with new cultures, ideas, and activities. Our Community Sector experts take pride in our ability to keep a finger on the pulse of local legislation changes and community needs nationwide. We design environments with the latest innovations and technology where new discoveries are investigated, future leaders are educated, and communities are kept safe and welcoming for all.

Explore our Community Sector practices and learn more about our relevant project experience. Discover more about Henderson’s extensive experience in other market sectors here.

COMMUNITY SECTOR

LEADERS

Our leaders are industry experts, well-respected for their experience, drive, and people-first approach. Full of passion, creativity, and wisdom, our leadership is highly collaborative and committed to delivering nothing but the best. Henderson’s vision is to build a better world, and we believe that starts with leaders who embody our company culture and core values.


Julie Pierce

Community Sector Executive | Principal


Mike Mierkowski

Community Sector Client Relationship Director | Associate


Emilie Stafford

Community Sector Marketing Manager

Community SECTOR LEADERS

Doug Everhart

Community Sector K-12 Education Practice Director | Principal

Chris Greer

Community Sector Design & Construction Director | Associate

Carl Holden

Community Sector Technical Director | Principal

Mike McCluskey

Community Sector Operations Director | Principal

Danny McGrail

Community Sector Science & Technology Practice Director | Associate

Omid Mottahed

Community Sector Civic Practice Director | Principal

Simon Ubhi

Community Sector Higher Education Practice Director | Principal

CONSTRUCTION OR COMMISSIONING HELP?

We believe good design requires great building partners to bring it to life. Our sister company, Henderson Building Solutions, bridges the gap between design, construction, and ongoing building maintenance. Together, we seamlessly combine our engineering knowledge with in-the-field expertise to provide an unmatched client experience.

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PROJECTS

We could tell you all day how we always find new ways to innovate, but we’d rather let our projects speak for themselves. Browse our project gallery to discover what we’ve been working on in the Business Sector.

Reconstruction - Westport Presbyterian Church

Zachry Engineering Education Complex - Texas A&M University

KIPP Academy of Innovation

City of Surprise Public Safety Facility

Sun Devil Fitness Complex West - Arizona State University

Laboratory Relocation & Expansion - Quintiles Genomics

IN THE NEWS

Our people are always up to great things. Flip through the stories below to stay up to date on latest the latest news, awards, and announcements from Henderson.

May 1, 2022

Henderson Ascends to #129 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine

Henderson places 11 positions higher than last year, and is one of only 10 firms headquartered in Kansas City to earn recognition.

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April 6, 2022

KC Business Journal Interviews Henderson Leaders About ESOP Transition

Kansas City Business Journal

CEO Kevin Lewis and President-Emeritus Rich Smith discuss the transformative move to 100% employee ownership.

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May 1, 2022

Ingram’s Magazine Names Henderson Principal Among 50 Kansans You Should Know

Ingram’s Magazine

Julie Pierce, community sector executive at Henderson Engineers, earned a spot in the 2022 “50 Kansans You Should Know” list by Ingram’s Magazine.

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April 5, 2022

Henderson Becomes Employee-Owned Company

Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, has become a 100% employee-owned firm.

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March 24, 2022

AutoDesk University Publishes Henderson Article on DfMA, Generative Design, and BIM Automation

Autodesk University

Henderson technical directors outline how DfMA, Generative Design, and BIM Automation can be implemented within building systems design.

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March 23, 2022

Henderson Pledges to Diversify its Supply Chain

Startland News

Henderson Engineers commits to diversifying its supply chain and to support small businesses through its buying decisions.

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January 26, 2022

KC Business Journal Interviews Henderson’s New CEO

Kansas City Business Journal

Kevin Lewis discusses his new role, what he envisions for Henderson's future, his 20-year career, his family, and more.

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January 6, 2022

Henderson Principal Participates in Best Places to Work Roundtable

Kansas City Business Journal

Community Sector Executive Julie Pierce took part in a panel about company culture with other leaders from the Best Places to Work in KC.

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January 25, 2022

Henderson Announces New CEO/President and New Structure

Henderson is proud to name Kevin Lewis as the next CEO & President of Henderson Engineers, and the president of Henderson Companies.

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December 9, 2021

Henderson Principal Featured in People & Projects to Know Magazine

People & Projects to Know Magazine

Omid Mottahed, civic practice director at Henderson Engineers, is listed among the most influential commercial real estate experts in Arizona.

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

We’re an organization of innovators and idea-generators, and we love to share what we know with others. Scroll our thought leadership library for technical expertise, design discoveries, industry trainings, and more from the brains behind the building systems.

Presentation
Preparing Your Schools For COVID Relief Funding
Article, PDF
Is Your Building Back-to-School Ready?
Article, PDF
Higher Education: Design Guidelines for Infection Control
Article, PDF
K-12 Education: Design Guidelines for Infection Control
Article, PDF
Designing Schools Equipped for Future Adaptability
Article
Learning Environment Trends: Key Takeaways from A4LE Regional Conferences

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