J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is an accomplished licensed Architect, Author, and former Walt Disney Imagineer with over 23 years of success across the commercial architecture and themed entertainment market segments. Leveraging his extensive experience in design, design management and business process improvement, he is a valuable A&E Subject Matter Expert for an organization seeking guidance in project planning, design, and design implementation. See his Menu of Services.

Prior to Disney he designed and led project teams on a variety of Commercial building types including: Institutional, Healthcare, Judicial, Hospitality, Transportation, Military, and Governmental. During his time at Walt Disney Imagineering, he led multiple, simultaneous Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Themed Lighting design teams on projects within the Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Expansion and the Disney's Hollywood Studios Expansion. Post-Disney, Jenkins has consulted with Multiple Fortune 100 companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering, NBCUniversal, and various other domestic and international companies, project teams, and investment groups.


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  • Author, The Design Manager: Successful Management of the Design Process

  •  Master of Architecture (five-year) degree, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1998

  • Virtual Design and Construction Certificate (independent study), Stanford University - School of Engineering, 2013

  • Licensed Architect:  Florida and North Carolina

  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certification (NCARB)

  • L.E.E.D. Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

  • Mentor: high school, college students, and professionals

  • Founder/Editor ThemeParkArchitect.com

When Daniel is not practicing architecture, he spends as much time possible traveling and shooting photography - his second passion. His photography has been published in several print and online publications, and can be seen here.


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