VENUE SECTOR PRACTICES

When it comes to arenas, stadiums, airports, and multi-purpose venues, we know what it takes to design a space that’s performance ready for every ticket holder or tailgater. From sports fans and professional athletes to concert or conference goers, travelers, and fitness devotees, our Venue Sector experts are always focused on the end-user. We blend functionality with technical expertise to find innovative solutions that enhance performance, amenities, and comfort. When it comes to designing environments where thousands of people come together, our Venue Sector experts lead the field.

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

VENUE 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.


Ryan Starkovich

Venue Sector Executive | Principal


Allison Black

Venue Sector Client Relationship Director


Megan Oberg

Venue Sector Marketing Manager

Venue SECTOR LEADERS

James Dietz

Venue Sector Aviation Practice Director | Principal

Mischa Haramia

Venue Sector Entertainment Practice Director | Principal

Kelly Hyde

Venue Sector Sports Practice Co-Director | Principal

Sean Kolich

Venue Sector Sports Practice Co-Director | Associate

Nathan Malone

Venue Sector Design & Construction Director | Venue Sector Fitness Practice Director | Principal

Phil Miller

Venue Sector Project Director | Principal

Andrea Mulvany

Venue Sector Operations Director | Principal

Russ Murdock

Venue Sector Technical Director | Venue Sector Convention Center 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 Venue Sector.

Express Curbside Lanes Renovation - Tampa International Airport

S.B. Ballard Stadium Renovation - Old Dominion University

Wisconsin Center Expansion & Renovation

ROW DTLA Athletic Club

Littlejohn Coliseum - Clemson University

Standees Theatre

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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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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March 3, 2022

Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine Features Henderson’s Work on SoFi Stadium

Civil + Structural Engineer Media

Civil + Structural Engineer magazine interviewed two Henderson Engineers principals for a March 2022 cover story about SoFi Stadium.

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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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February 12, 2022

KC Business Journal Interviews Henderson Principal About SoFi Stadium Project

Kansas City Business Journal

Ryan Starkovich, venue sector executive, discusses Henderson Engineers' role as lead engineer for SoFi Stadium ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl.

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February 1, 2022

Kansas City International Airport Project Featured in KC Business Journal and More

Kansas City Business Journal

James Dietz, Henderson's aviation practice director, discusses the firm’s role as lead engineer for the new $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport single-terminal project.

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February 21, 2022

Henderson Principal Pens Column About SoFi Stadium

MONDO | STADIA

Venue Sector Executive Ryan Starkovich wrote a column for MONDO | STADIA magazine about Henderson Engineers' involvement in SoFi Stadium.

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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.

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Getting in the Game: The History of Venue Design at Henderson Engineers
Article, PDF
Upgrading to First Class: The Future of Airports
Article, PDF
Entertainment: Design Guidelines for Infection Control
Article
Henderson Teams Up with IAVM
Article, PDF
Speeding Up the Fan Experience with 5G
Article, PDF
Reinventing Sun Devil Stadium

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