Daniel Overbey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ID+C, WELL APAssociate, Director of Sustainability
Daniel is an associate and the Director of Sustainability at Browning Day. From a very young age, Daniel knew he wanted to be in a profession where he could express himself, be creative, and help others. All the pieces to the puzzle have always been in place. Working with his father on carpentry, playing extensively with Legos and a love of writing and art inevitably led him toward architecture.
His projects include the International Orangutan Center, Jacobs School of Music, and Elanco Global Headquarters. One of the most prolific writers on the topic of environmental design and sustainability, Daniel received an AIA Young Architects award, an Alumni Award from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, and was named one of Indy’s Best and Brightest in addition to being on the IBJ’s 40 Under 40 list.
Had his career in architecture not taken off, this information junkie could have easily become a journalist, touting the successes of various teams working to improve our environment. While Daniel felt tremendous pride being a part of the team that delivered a net-zero energy project, his real goal is to be a part of the team that delivers a project that is truly regenerative – imagine a project that actually improves human and environmental health.
This strong advocate for high-performance design and renewable energy’s first summer job right out of high school was working at a coal-fired power plant, where he first met his wife.
Daniel 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.
Before earning a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2007, Daniel earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design degree from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning in 2005.