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.



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


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

Andrea Mulvany

Venue Sector Operations Director | Principal

Russ Murdock

Venue Sector Technical Director | Venue Sector Convention Center Practice Director | Principal


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 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

Moody Center - University of Texas


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.

December 9, 2021

Sports Business Journal Features Henderson’s

Sports Business Journal

When the NBA needed help figuring out how to successfully and remotely monitor court and bowl conditions to ensure player safety, they turned to longtime partners they could trust. Both Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building ...

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December 9, 2021

The Buffalo News Interviews Henderson Principal About Small Market Stadium Design

The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News recently interviewed Ryan Starkovich, Henderson’s sports practice director, for an article exploring the intricacies of building or renovating a stadium in a small market location. The paper, based in Buffalo, New York, ...

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July 6, 2021

Esports Practice Leader Discusses the Growth of Pro-Gaming

In a recent interview, Henderson’s esports practice leader Kevin Butler sheds light on the promising future of the budding industry.

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June 3, 2021

Henderson Directors Named Power Players by Sports Business Journal

Julie LeClair and Doug Weis earn coveted sports industry recognition for their work in enhancing fan experience within sports venues.

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February 17, 2021

Kansas City International Airport Project Officially Halfway Through Completion

Henderson Engineers is the engineer of record for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for the new $1.5 billion single terminal at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) .

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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.

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
Henderson Teams Up with IAVM
Article, PDF
Speeding Up the Fan Experience with 5G
Article, PDF
Reinventing Sun Devil Stadium


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