Jason Baker is a Purdue Boilermaker through and through. He attended the University to study engineering. Since a young age, he loved taking things apart to see how they worked, then putting them back together. Engineering was a clear career path for him, and he learned to love it during his time at Purdue. He also grew up watching and playing football, and visits West Lafayette at least once each fall for a Boilermaker football game.
Jason was raised on a farm in Huntertown, IN. It was there that he learned how to work hard and always do his best. He also developed a love and appreciation for the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He and his dad and brothers go ice fishing every year, and his oldest son is starting to enjoy it, as well. He also likes golfing, but admits that his game could use some more practice. He attended the Masters in 2013, and was inspired by the greats. His favorite time of year is fall because it offers so much to do outdoors – cooler temperatures, bonfires, sports, and the beauty of nature when the leaves change.
His family is his top priority. He and his wife Larissa have three children who keep them busy with band and music practices, and cross country competitions. They’ve all inherited Jason’s competitive nature. As a family, they like to go hiking and swimming when the weather permits. When it doesn’t, they stay in and play board games. They love to spend as much time as possible together outdoors. Their favorite vacation spots are in Michigan and Tennessee.
A few recent projects that he is proud to have been a part of are Skyline Tower in downtown Fort Wayne, and the Andreasan Center for Wellness at Andrews University, scheduled to open in September.
Jason remembers his first day at Design Collaborative well – he and his wife Larissa started work at DC on the same day. Not only did he meet the love of his life, but he began his engineering career. As a partner of the firm now and as a past associate, Jason enjoys working with and being surrounded by so many great people. He is looking forward to helping lead DC into the future for at least the next 30 years.