COVID-19 has driven changes in school facilities on multiple fronts. To adapt, school districts have rapidly updated classroom technology and cleaning procedures, but there is a need for long-term solutions that get students back to school. Funding from the CRRSA Act will allow districts to update existing systems and implement new systems to keep students and educators safe. In this session, experts in K-12 building design will discuss the CRRSA Act, COVID-19 transmission and mitigation best practices, and how to evaluate your existing systems to prioritize COVID-19 relief funding allocation.

*This recording is for educational purposes only and is not valid for AIA credit.*



About the Authors

Doug Everhart


K-12 Education Practice Director | Principal
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If you need an expert in K-12 education design, look no further than Doug Everhart, a vice president and our K-12 practice director at Henderson Engineers. Although he is well-known for proactivity and responsiveness, what really makes Doug stand out is his awareness and knowledge of a client’s needs with a great understanding of the future of education design. Doug leads a team of education experts, and lucky for us, he is as talented in fostering a strong work ethic within his team as he is in designing innovative learning environments for the students and teachers who use the spaces he’s been creating for more than a decade.

Lindsey Blackburn


K-12 Practice Leader
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Lindsey, one of Henderson Engineers’ rising lead electrical designers, has worked on a variety of projects in various sectors including K-12 education, higher education, recreation, retail, and many more. She specializes in electrical power and integrated lighting designs, fueling her passion for creating spaces that respond to both the program and personnel needs. Known as one of our K-12 education experts, Lindsey has the knowledge and skills necessary to bring the design of any education facility to a successful close. As the lead electrical designer, she will lead the systems team operations from conception to completion, ensuring consistent quality control and assurance.

Joseph Chick


Senior Construction Manager
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With a passion for project management and relationship building, Joe is an integral member of Henderson’s construction management team. Chick has more than two decades of experience in construction and facility management across a variety of industries including civil, education, public administration, and sports. A former client of Henderson’s in a previous role, Joe oversaw the design and construction of multiple ground up new build projects, complex renovations, MEP replacements and upgrades, and two new high school sports stadium builds. A highly respected member of the AEC community, he is known for his ability to build strong relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, and owners. His accomplished history of project coordination, team management, and business development has distinguished him as an industry veteran, allowing him to bring an unparalleled level of expertise to any project he’s a part of.