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, design, and themed entertainment industries. Leveraging his extensive experience in design, design management and business process improvement, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance in large scale project planning, design, and design implementation. His broad areas of expertise include concept design, architectural design, executive leadership, owner's design representation, collaboration/integration leadership, standards compliance, and design risk management.

Prior to Disney he worked on and led project design 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 such as multiple 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.

  • 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, State of Florida

  • Licensed Architect, State of North Carolina

  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certification (NCARB)

  • L.E.E.D. Accredited Professional (LEED A.P.)

  • Founder/Editor ThemeParkArchitect.com

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


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