Daniel J. Overbey, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (BD+C, ID+C, O+M), WELL AP is a licensed architect with over a decade of sustainable design leadership. Daniel’s work focuses on professional practice, high-performance building design and construction, environmental systems research, green building certification services, energy/life-cycle assessment modeling, and resilient design. For the past nine years, Daniel has served as the Director of Sustainability at Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects in Indianapolis. Daniel is a past president of AIA Indianapolis and current vice chair of USGBC Indiana. Prior to his current academic and professional roles, Daniel developed a foundation in applied research focused on environmental systems through his work at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas, and the Natural Energies Advanced Technologies Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Daniel served as faculty at the Boston Architectural College’s Sustainable Design Institute for over half a decade, teaching in both their Master of Architecture and Master of Design Studies programs. An advocate for codes and standards that serve the public good by advancing the built environment, Daniel has participated in various code review committees through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Daniel’s impacts in legislative advocacy and sustainable design leadership helped him earn an AIA Young Architect Award in 2014.
Leveraging his knowledge and experiences as an architect, Daniel seeks to cultivate emerging leadership through his teaching in courses focused on professional practice, critical practice models, and environmental systems. He is the internship coordinator for both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. Daniel is the college’s NCARB Architect Licensing Advisor (ALA) as well as the AIAS Faculty Advisor.
Daniel’s research operates in the nexus of professional practice and sustainable design. Having administered over a million square feet of third-party certified green building, Daniel draws on his resources and network from professional practice to examine the value proposition of green building in today’s market specific to the U.S. Midwest. His work considers the quantitative and qualitative outcomes of green building standards and seeks to substantiate both the life-cycle costs and environmental impacts of third-party-certified sustainable design.
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