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People

Our greatest asset is our people. In every area of our company, we've brought together the best and brightest from around the Midwest to serve our clients. How do we know our people are the best? Just ask our clients. They come back to us again and again because of the trust we’ve built with them. They know we’re going to offer our expertise without egos with a commitment to fulfilling their vision by creating people-first places.

People

Design Collaborative was founded by three partners in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who named the company with a purpose. They didn’t name it after themselves because they knew their goal was to watch DC grow and eventually watch their staff rise through the ranks to assume leadership roles themselves. Today, DC has grown to include eight principals to lead the company for years to come.

Craig Scully

Craig Scully PE, LEED AP

Director of Engineering

Eric Sank

Eric Sank PE, RCDD, LEED

Electrical Engineer

Jason Baker

Jason Baker PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer

Ron Dick

Ron Dick AIA

Director of Design

Terry Wagner

Terry Wagner PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer

Tim Terman

Tim Terman RA

Project Manager

Our administrative team is the backbone of DC. By keeping our office running smoothly, they ensure that we can always serve our clients efficiently and effectively.

Adam Noyes

Adam Noyes

IT Manager

Dawn Houser

Dawn Houser MBA

Business Manager

Katie Hiebel

Katie Hiebel

Project Administrator

Laurie McCartin

Laurie McCartin

Receptionist

Lori Duesler

Lori Duesler

Project Administrator

Mandy Samudio

Mandy Samudio

Project Administrator

Misty James

Misty James

Office Manager

Rebecca Welch

Rebecca Welch SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

DC’s architects bring decades of combined experience to every project. They embrace the opportunity to engage each client as a partner, spending time finding your unique goals, personality, and vision. Whether you’re looking to renovate a small space or build a breathtaking new structure, our team will guide you to not just simply capture your vision, but also inspire you to think beyond.

Chris Stine

Chris Stine AIA

Director of Technical Design

Dave West

Dave West RA

Project Designer

Jeremiah Hatfield

Jeremiah Hatfield RA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Control Manager & Construction Administration

Kelli Warner

Kelli Warner

Technical Designer

Kelly Shields

Kelly Shields LEED AP

Project Designer

Megan Yoder

Megan Yoder RA

Project Designer

Pat Steffen

Pat Steffen RA

Project Designer

Quinn O'Heeney

Quinn O'Heeney

Project Manager

Richard Busfield

Richard Busfield

Technical Designer

Thad Berkes

Thad Berkes

Cost Estimator

Alex Kircher

Alex Kircher RA

Project Designer

Bob Sanderson

Bob Sanderson RRC

Technical Designer

Daniel Bayer

Daniel Bayer RA

Project Designer

Greg Estes

Greg Estes

Project Designer

Justin Vedder

Justin Vedder RA

Project Designer

Mike Niezer

Mike Niezer RA

Project Designer

Molly Schultz

Molly Schultz

Project Designer

Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin RA

Project Designer

Steven Putt

Steven Putt

Project Designer

Adam James

Adam James, RA

Studio Manager- Workplace

Bobby Beuchel

Bobby Beuchel RA

Project Designer

Jared Monce

Jared Monce

Project Designer

Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson

Project Manager

Matt Elliott

Matt Elliott AIA

Project Manager

Natalie Patka

Natalie Patka

Project Designer

Nathan Woods

Nathan Woods AIA

Studio Manager - Higher Ed.

Rachel Vedder

Rachel Vedder RA, LEED AP

Studio Manager - Healthcare

Ryan Birkey

Ryan Birkey

Project Designer

We’re always looking for organizations and institutions with architectural and engineering needs that our team can help solve. The Business Development team is always reaching out to existing and potential clients to show them that DC is the right firm for their needs.

Amber Eberly

Amber Eberly

BD&M Coordinator

Cathy Waggoner

Cathy Waggoner ASID

Business Development Manager

Katie Briner

Katie Briner

Graphic Designer

Steve Staley

Steve Staley

Business Development

Tracey Gould

Tracey Gould

Director of BD&M

Since inception, Design Collaborative has had in house engineering to complement our architectural team. Our engineers specialize in discovering solutions to the problems your building is causing for you and the people who use it. Having a talented team of mechanical and electrical engineers on hand throughout your project will also prevent most last minute surprises and unexpected cost changes because they’ll be able to predict the engineering needs of a project right away.

Bocephus Thomas

Bocephus Thomas PE

Mechanical Engineer

Chris Minning

Chris Minning

Electrical Engineer

Gaby Moynahan

Gaby Moynahan

Electrical Engineer

Jimmy Burkhart

Jimmy Burkhart PE

Mechanical Engineer

Jordan Backer

Jordan Backer

Mechanical Engineer

Kelsey Rowe

Kelsey Rowe

Electrical Engineer

Nick Moynahan

Nick Moynahan

Electrical Engineer

Phillip Oprie

Phillip Oprie

Electrical Engineer

In our opinion, architecture is more than the four walls that surround the space. Our in house interior design team wants to make sure your facility also offers those details that truly make a space liveable. Style and comfort aren’t extravagances. They’re often the crucial elements that separate a good project from an amazing project.

Emily Larason

Emily Larason IIDA

Interior Designer

Jessica Rossow

Jessica Rossow

Interior Designer

Mariah Olsen

Mariah Olsen

Interior Designer

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