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Daniel Overbey, AIA | Notes of Interest

Daniel is passionate about making a sustainable difference in our world, and he inspires his clients, colleagues, and future architects to do the same. His research-based background in building science and environmental systems has made him an effective design leader, educator, and policy shaper.

As director of sustainable design practices at Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects in Indianapolis, Daniel is devoted to leveraging evidence-based methods to improve architecture practice, shape policy, and help project teams and clients make informed design decisions. For two years, he has served as a critic/advisor for the Solar Decathlon team from Ball State University and the University of Louisville. He also volunteers with residents of the Near East district of Indianapolis to implement a net-zero community plan.

He is a committed and enthusiastic volunteer at the local, state, and national levels of the AIA and USGBC. His work on numerous code review committees of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security resulted in policy changes that have shifted the course of design practice in Indiana. He is a member of the board of directors of both AIA Indianapolis and USGBC Indiana and regularly lobbies state and national legislators on behalf of AIA issues and policies that support green building practices, mass transit, and high-performance schools.

Daniel is an adjunct faculty member at Ball State University, where he teaches environmental systems to second- and third-year architecture students. He also teaches a graduate-level building science course at the Boston Architectural College’s Sustainable Design Institute. He regularly presents workshops on energy modeling in the design process to students and others in a variety of national forums.

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Daniel Overbey, AIA

2014 Young Architects Award Jury

  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, Chair
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Dallas
  • Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA
  • LML Consulting
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Albert W. Rubeling, FAIA
  • Rubeling & Associates, Inc.
  • Towson, Maryland
  • John Sorrenti, FAIA
  • JRS Architect, PC
  • Mineola, New York
  • William J. Stanley, III, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta

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