Baker Named Partner at Design Collaborative

Jason Baker was named partner at DC, while four other individuals were promoted to leadership-level roles. 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Design Collaborative (DC) has named mechanical engineer, Jason Baker, a new partner of the firm, and four other individuals were promoted to leadership-level roles, as well. Baker has become the eighth partner at DC, joining the three founders and four others.
DC employees typically begin as associates and are promoted to senior associates, then associate partners, and finally full partner. Each level includes specific leadership criteria and performance goals for individuals being considered. The leadership team at DC consists of all senior associates, associate partners, and partners.
"Design Collaborative's mission is to improve people's worlds, and it's amazing how DC has improved my life since I started here," said Baker. "To be part of such a great team at DC and have the other seven partners believe in me is truly a blessing. I'm excited to begin 2016 as a partner at DC and I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of our firm by continuing our mission of improving people's worlds."
(Left to right: Jason Baker, Greg Estes, Kelly Shields, Chris Stine, Nathan Woods.)


The five individuals who were promoted into leadership roles at DC are:
  • Jason Baker, Mechanical Engineer - Partner
  • Greg Estes, Registered Architect - Associate Partner
  • Kelly Shields, Graduate Architect - Senior Associate
  • Chris Stine, Registered Architect - Senior Associate
  • Nathan Woods, Graduate Architect - Senior Associate
"We are proud of Jason's ability to develop a high level of trust and respect among our clients as well as our staff since joining us in 2001," said Pat Pasterick, president of DC. "His professional expertise and demonstrated commitment to the DC vision and culture is exactly what we look for when naming new partners. This, along with the promotion of Greg, Kelly, Chris, and Nathan, was an easy decision for our leadership team as we look to build our firm's leadership for the years to come."