As Rufus Johnson Associates (RJA) Vice-president, Daniel Binkley has two decades of experience in architecture and commercial construction, in both the public and private sectors.  Daniel’s role as Vice-President of RJA is broad and holds many responsibilities which are preparing him to assume the role as managing partner eventually.  It is Binkley’s hope “that this will be many years down the road” as he and Johnson have formed a great bond and Daniel believes “that he still has so much to learn from Rudy’s years of experience.”
Daniel spent his high school years working as a Mason’s helper and then after graduating moved into the commercial construction industry as an Electrician from 1996 until 2001. This in-the-field practical experience has proven valuable and has helped him excel in the design field.  In 2001, Binkley started Architecture School  while working part-time. He started his design career in Atlanta working with Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates (in 2002) where was employed as an Intern Architect throughout college. Upon returning home to Clarksville, Daniel joined RJA as an assistant Project Architect. He continued to hone his skills as an Architect until he transitioned the Public Sector in 2009. Binkley was employeed with the City of Clarksville providing oversight for the City’s Planning and Design of Capital Projects. As an Owner’s Representative he developed a strong sense and understanding of a “client’s needs and expectations,” especially with clients in the public realm.  In 2014, Binkley rejoined RJA and was offered a partnership in the firm and is a Project Manager.  
Daniel’s years of experience in the construction field have provided for a true understanding and appreciation of what it takes to produce a great set of construction documents. He believes that good construction documents are the basis for quality control, which leads to a smooth and successful project for all involved.  This innate ability, combined with his keen design eye lead to tasteful, yet practical, designs.  Binkley’s broad experience provides a unique skill-set and perspective held by very few architects in our profession today.
Education
Professional Bachelor of Architecture  Kennesaw State University  2006
Affiliations
Member  American Institute of Architects
Qualifications Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
LEED® Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design​​​​​​​)
Civic Involvement
Leadership Middle Tennessee Alumni
Leadership Clarksville: Board of Trustees
Leadership CMCSS Class of 2016 President
Downtown Kiwanis Club: Immediate Past President
Two Rivers Corporation: Founding Board of Directors, Committee Member
River District Commission: Past Chairman
Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors, Business Development, Public and Community Affairs & Military Affairs Committees
Honors
Distinguished President and Club (under Daniel's leadership as President), Kiwanis International
Distinguished Member, 2015, 2016, 2017, Kiwanis International
Kiwanian of the Quarter (local Club), 3rd quarter 2008, 3rd quarter 2009, 2nd quarter 2012, 4th quarter 2014, 1st quarter 2015, 
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Point of Pride Award 2013 & 2016
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