J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is an accomplished Design Executive with more than 20 years of success across the commercial architecture, design, and entertainment industries. Leveraging extensive experience in design management and business process improvement, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance in large scale project planning and budgeting. His broad areas of expertise include concept design, executive leadership and coaching, sustainability, standards compliance, and risk management within the design and build industry space.
In 1998 Jenkins graduated with a five-year Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2012 Jenkins, while working full time and to enhance his integrated project delivery skills, went back to college to obtain a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Certificate from Stanford University. Jenkins is currently licensed in Florida and North Carolina.
From 2010 through 2017, Jenkins was in the design leadership role of Senior Project Design Manager at Walt Disney Imagineering where he led multiple architectural and engineering design teams on several large, technically complex projects. Prior to Disney he worked on and led project design teams on a variety of building types including Institutional, Healthcare, Judicial, Hospitality, Transportation, and Governmental.
Upon leaving Walt Disney Imagineering in 2017, Jenkins started his own Design Management Consulting company where he consults with and provides subject matter expertise and project leadership for new, confidential projects for multiple themed entertainment, theme park companies, and other commercial/business clients all over North America and abroad.
In 2020 Jenkins, in an effort to share his experience and successful design management practices, authored a book,
to teach others successful, real-world design management practices for current or new Design Managers.
When Daniel is not practicing architecture, he and his wife spend as much time possible traveling and shooting photography. His photography has been published in several print and online publications.
Well AP consulting services provided in cooperation with Get Green Be Well, LLC
Kimberly Button, WELL AP, is the founder and CEO of GetGreenBeWell.com, an online resource and community for non-toxic living and design. She is the author of The Everything Guide to a Healthy Home (Adams Media) and a Green Living columnist for Vibrant Life magazine. Button was the Green Living expert for the nationally syndicated TV show Daytime, as well as the local green living expert for FOX News, while living in the Orlando, Florida area.
She has been writing about sustainability, wellness, health and design for nearly two decades. Her articles have been in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, American Airlines’ American Way, AAA, National Geographic Traveler, Vegetarian Times, Miami Herald and more. Her blog on GetGreenBeWell.com is consistently named one of the best green living blogs in America.
Button’s passion for non-toxic living and building is a result of childhood cancer (Wilm’s tumor) when she was four years old. In early adulthood, she was disabled due to medical conditions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and chemical sensitivities. After overcoming the life-altering medical conditions by cleaning up her home and living environment, Button is passionate about helping others prevent medical problems by creating living and working environments that promote and nurture wellness.
A graduate of Furman University and Brevard College, Button is happy to once again be based in western North Carolina.
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