Michael Lingerfelt, FAIA LEED® AP, EVP, Architecture & Engineering
An accomplished architect, senior executive and leader with over 33 years of proven experience in design and project delivery for large, complex projects working with multi-disciplined design teams.
To date, he
has built over $3.6 billion in hard construction.
His experience includes over 15 years as Project Director of Architecture and Engineering for Walt Disney World Imagineering, Design Manager for Marriott Corporation and an architect working with a diversity of industries such as health care, education, and retail.
Some of the companies he
has worked with include Darden Restaurants, Chick-fil-A, and TD Bank
tenure at Walt Disney World
, Mr. Lingerfelt
was an integral part of the team that created a number of theme park attractions - from concept development and design to construction management, including Mission
: Space, Rock'n Roller Coaster, Buzz Lightyear, Mickey's Toontown Fair, and The Disney MGM Studios - Paris Theme Park Production/Attraction Studios
He was the architect of record for Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, Expedition Everest, DinoRama, Mickey's PhilharMagic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and New Tomorrowland.
served as the 2011 President of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects
(AIA) and has been a resource for communities that have been devastated by natural disasters.
In this regard, he has been a member of the AIA's Disaster Assistance Committee since 2007 and is currently the Chairperson.
He represented the AIA at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute's Strategic Plan 2009 - 2014 Focus Group, participated in the Haiti Rebuilding Summits (2010 and 2011) and has been a California Emergency Management Agency Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Trainer since 2008.
To date he
has trained over 1,379 architects, engineers, building officials and inspectors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
has provided safety assessment evaluations after Birmingham, Alabama (2011), Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana (2005), Northridge, California earthquake (1994) as well as fire and flood assessments in California.
Mr. Lingerfelt is also the co-founder of the AIA's Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community Advisory Group.
In 2012, Mr. Lingerfelt was elevated into the prestigious American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his efforts in advocating that architects should serve the public surrounding a disaster.