As senior vice president, Rod Henderer, has been responsible for leading the designs of many of the RTKL’s most prominent projects, both in the public and private sectors. As a senior designer/architect, he is experienced in all phases of project development from design through construction administration. His portfolio of international and domestic assignments encompasses cultural facilities, corporate headquarters, hotels and resorts, retail, mixed-use and embassy projects. He completed a 2 year assignment Dubai early in 2015.
Rod Henderer has devoted much of his 30-year career to the design of civic and public buildings, many among this country’s most visible pieces of architecture, including one that may be considered the ultimate physical expression of our democratic government. At a time when public buildings must respond to a growing security threat, Henderer’s projects advance civic architecture and refine the nature of public spaces by embodying the democratic ideal of assembly and civic pride. Examples include the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, the Food and Drug and Administration Headquarters, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Headquarters, several embassies for the Department of State abroad, and foreign embassies in Washington.
Rod Henderer’s designs demonstrate innovative and creative approaches to solving functional program requirements including responsiveness to specific client requirements and criteria, and a consistently high level of exploration, rigor, and personal commitment to design excellence. In recognition of his commitment to architecture, he was elected to the College of Fellows of American Institute Architects in 2011.