Daniel Kirby, FAICP
Dan Kirby’s commitment to create vibrant and pedestrian-friendly places to live, work, and play has extended well beyond his professional work as a planner and architect. Building upon his pioneering service as a student leader within the American Planning Association, he has provided more than two decades of transformative leadership in Florida. Through his work on behalf of community organizations, as an appointed public official, and as at the state and national levels of an allied professional organization, he has exemplified the role of a servant leader working to achieve positive community change.
Dan Kirby, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, NOMA is a Principal in the Orlando office of Jacobs' design practice. He has a broad range of experience in successfully leading the management and design of hospitality, government, mixed-use, multi-family communities and retail facilities. Prior to joining Jacobs, Dan was director of development services for Hill International, director of development for Capital Development Group and was design studio director for Farmer Baker Barrios Architects. His work includes significant domestic and international projects. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor for design in the architecture program at the University of Central Florida and for project management at the Keller Graduate School of Management. Dan previously served a member of the Strategic Council for the American Institute of Architects and is a Past President of AIA Florida. From 2008 - 2017, Dan has served as a member of the Orlando Utilities Commission, the five-member governing board of Florida’s 2nd largest municipally-owned utility, including 2 terms as President. In addition, he served as an advisory member of the national board of directors for the American Planning Association and Chair of the Alumni Board of Governors for the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the Univ. of Michigan. At the local government level, Dan also served as a member of Mayor's Downtown Strategic Transition Team, Historic Preservation Board, 3-term Chair of the Maitland Planning & Zoning Commission, and as Vice Chair of the Orange County Urban Design Commission.Dan is a past recipient of the AIA Florida Silver Medal, AIA Orlando Medal of Honor, Nils Schweizer Award and Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 award.