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.


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 | Board of Directors

Mike Mierkowski

Community Sector Client Relationship Director

Emilie Stafford

Sector Marketing Director


Doug Everhart

Community Sector Operations Director

Chris Greer

Community Sector K-12 Education Practice Director

Carl Holden

Community Sector Technical Director

Bryan Jimenez

Community Sector Higher Education Practice Director

Danny McGrail

Community Sector Science & Technology Practice Director

Omid Mottahed

Community Sector Civic Practice Director


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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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.

Jayhawk Welcome Center - University of Kansas

Reconstruction - Westport Presbyterian Church

Zachry Engineering Education Complex - Texas A&M University

KIPP Academy of Innovation

Public Safety Facility - City of Surprise

Sun Devil Fitness Complex West - Arizona State University


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 7, 2024

Henderson Director Named Among “20 to Know” Power Players

Kansas City Business Journal

Danny McGrail, science and technology practice director, is honored among noteworthy business leaders in Kansas City.

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April 18, 2024

Henderson Earns KC STEM Leader Award


KC STEM Fest honors Henderson Engineers for supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-focused education.

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April 8, 2024

Henderson Community Sector Executive Participates in AEC-Focused Panel Discussion

Kansas City Business Journal

Julie Pierce discusses trends and opportunities within Kansas City's architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

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April 1, 2024

FOX4 Kansas City Interviews Henderson’s DE&I Partner

FOX4 Kansas City

Jenn Miller discusses the importance of supporting women in STEM-related careers and how Henderson is leading the way on that front.

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February 20, 2024

Lab Design News Publishes Article by Henderson Science & Technology Experts

Lab Design News

Lab design experts delve into the importance of engaging engineers through every phase of the lab planning, design, and construction process.

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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.

Designing Safe, Healthy Science Labs in Schools
Takeaways and Insights from the 2023 Lab Design Conference
Henderson Companies Sustainability Update: April 2023
Community Sector Low Voltage and Acoustics Consulting and Design Services
Article, PDF
Carbon Monoxide Detection in Emergency Preparedness Plans
Clearing the Air: The Future of Healthy Schools



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