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This is the Theme Park Architecture Academy! Your online resource for learning about theme park design, how to become a theme park architect, and more. If you or someone you know is passionate about theme park design and wants to learn from a former Walt Disney Imagineer and licensed theme park Architect, then you have come to the right location! Check out our new courses below.

How to Become a Walt Disney Imagineer: Checklist

Checklist of actionable items to become a Walt Disney Imagineer. This is a brief reference guide of items to utilize if you are interested in become a Walt Disney Imagineer by a former Imagineer.

How to Become a Walt Disney Imagineer

Have you ever dreamed of working, or even more exciting, creating the amazing places you can visit at Disney theme parks, resorts, and beyond? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer? The intent of this course is to define the processes, provide guidance, and actionable items by which one can use to assist them in becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer.

How to Become a Theme Park Architect

If you've ever dreamed of being an Architect that designs theme parks, then this course will get you started on your journey!

Theme Park Architect - Private Consultation

Want to learn more from a former Imagineer and active Theme Park Architect? This private one hour, video or conference call consultation with J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP will provide those truly interested the opportunity to learn more about Theme Park Architecture.

Bundle: How to Become a Theme Park Architect + Private Consultation

This product bundle offering combines the "How to Become a Theme Park Architect" course plus a one hour private consultation with the author, creator, theme park Architect and former Imagineer J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Get two amazing opportunities for a reduced price!

The Design Manager: Successful Management of the Design Process

What is a Design Manager? What design management processes will encourage better team collaboration? How can the Design Manager improve the quality of the design documents to improve fewer construction phase design clarifications? How can I successfully manage the design process from inception to closeout on one or multiple projects? If you're an Architect, Designer or new to the Design Manager role asking yourself these same questions, then this course is for you! The intent of this course is to define the role, responsibilities, processes and guidelines by which the Design Manager shall follow to successfully manage a design project. How will this course improve my design management skills? The guidelines contained within this course are applicable to both small and large projects, with a focus on Architectural and Engineering projects. However, the processes and content contained within this learning series are applicable to many forms of design outside of the built environment. Owners and clients often do not have the resources or capital funds to afford project teams to reinvent their design implementation process for each new project. This course incorporates real world strategies that are meant to transcend a singular project and be utilized on all projects.

Theme Park Architectural Design – Level 100

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Theme Park Architectural Design – Level 200

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Theme Park Architectural Design – Level 300

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Theme Park Architectural Design – Level 400

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How to Imagineer Your Home

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About the Author

J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is a licensed Architect, Design Consultant, and former Walt Disney Imagineer with over twenty years of experience. For nearly a decade, Jenkins has either worked for or consulted with Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Creative on new themed entertainment attractions, lands, and new theme parks.