Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Director of Sustainability Daniel Overbey, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C, ID+C, O+M), has recently earned the WELL Accredited Professional (AP) credential, making him among the first in Indiana.
The WELL AP credential signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialization in the WELL Building Standard, which focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
“Human health is an emerging priority, and much like the world we live in, architectural design is undergoing a unique period of rapid change,” Overbey said. “I believe truly valuable design can only be achieved by tracking and utilizing the innovations in technology, practices, and materials that are moving the profession toward a more intelligent and positively effective future.”
Overbey is recognized for his work in the area of environmental design and building systems analysis. He brings a unique evidence-based design approach to his project teams at Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects. His work includes the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, the LEED Gold certified Global and International Studies Building at Indiana University, and the Chrisney Branch of the Lincoln Heritage Public Library – the first Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) to be certified in Indiana.
“Dan is a leader in this industry and is on the cutting edge of sustainable design,” said Tim Wise, vice president and associate principal at Browning Day. “We are fortunate to be able to weave Dan’s unique skills into our team’s leadership and design, and his recent certification will add another highlight to what we do.”
Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Overbey worked for a non-profit education, demonstration, and research organization in Austin, Texas as well as an architectural research lab in Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently, Overbey provides research, design, and building systems analysis services to various projects. Before earning a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design degree from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning in 2005.
Overbey is actively engaged in research, practice, academia, and service. His research-based background in building science and environmental systems has enabled him to be an effective design leader, educator, and policy shaper. Overbey is a regularly published author and speaker on sustainable design practices and is a past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Indiana Chapter.
About WELL AP
To become a WELL AP, all candidates must pass the WELL AP exam. The exam, developed using Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)’s rigorous test development best practices, is designed to test a candidate’s competency to perform the duties of a WELL AP. The exam is based on the expertise of leading practitioners in the field of design, health and wellness in the built environment.
Pioneered by Delos, WELL is grounded in evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between buildings and its impact on occupants’ health and wellness. The WELL Building Standard is administered by IWBI and third-party certified by GBCI.
Please visit https://www.wellcertified.com/well-ap for more information on the certification.
About Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Founded in 1967, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (Browning Day) is one of the leading multidisciplinary design firms in the Midwest specializing in architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design. Based in Indianapolis, Browning Day is nationally recognized for high-quality design, excellence in client collaboration and building sustainable communities. We believe that effective planning and design are products of Leadership + Design® between our firm principals, our clients, and the community.
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