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JONATHAN PETERS, Principal Architect at Walt Disney Imagineering

Jonathan Peters is a principal architect at Walt Disney Imagineering. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the concept and project architecture efforts throughout all phases of work, as well as leading staff architects and facility designers. Currently, he is the principal architect for expansion projects at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, where he leads integration with creative partners on conceptual design and development, technical development, and code analysis, as well as building a team of architects and consultants to execute the work across a diverse portfolio.

Jonathan joined the Architecture and Facilities Engineering group at Disneyland Resort in 2006 and later moved to Walt Disney Imagineering as a senior set designer/ concept architect. During this period he worked on several Disneyland Resort projects, including renovations for Club 33 and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, expansion at Disney California Adventure, and other improvements throughout the property. In 2015 he was promoted to senior architect and took on concept architecture development for various projects at Epcot, including attractions themed to Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille and a space-themed restaurant.

Prior to his time at Walt Disney Imagineering, Jonathan was a job captain/designer at Gensler Los Angeles in the entertainment/hospitality practice area. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California.