The PBD Family Continues to Grow

Partners by Design welcomes Jenna Nelson, Arthur Garcia-Clemente, Buzz Leffelman, Kaitlyn Korber and Stacy Gauthier to the PBD family.  Take a minute to learn more about each one of them below.


Jenna Nelson – Project Designer/Director

Ms. Nelson is an Interior Designer and Director with 20 years of experience in the design industry. She has experience in multiple aspects of the design field through her work as a project manager and interior designer, for commercial interiors. Ms. Nelson, has a strong background in interior design and branding that translates to a holistic and engaging experience.

Ms. Nelson earned her Bachelor of Art of Interior Architecture from The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point . Jenna is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Contact Jenna: | LinkedIn


Arthur Garcia-Clemente – Project Designer

Mr. Garcia-Clemente has over five years of experience in the professional design industry, and four year in the financial sector. He is involved with every phase of the design process including programming, space planning, schematic and design development, furniture and finishes, construction documentation, and construction administration. He is the type of designer who has an innate ability to create beautiful places; he is a strong communicator and is easily able to assess the needs of his clients and deliver highly exceptional designs. Arthur believes that all spaces, from the most humble to the most extravagant, can be places of profound meaning, authenticity and natural beauty.

Arthur holds a Masters of Art in Interior Design from the Harrington College of Design in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University.

Contact Arthur: | LinkedIn


Buzz Leffelman – Project Architect

Mr. Leffelman brings experience in multiple roles, varied project types and dramatic variety of scales. Spending time as both lead project designer as well as project architect he can contribute and provide value from project inception through project completion. His experience ranges from small tenant fit-outs to new construction hospitals to large scale institutional master plans. After spending nine years on the east coast Buzz has recently returned to his hometown of Chicago.

Mr. Leffelman is a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania and NCARB certified. He received his Masters of Architecture and Certificate in Ecological Architecture from the PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in addition to a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Contact Buzz: | LinkedIn


Stacy Gauthier – Project Designer

Ms. Gauthier has 6 years of experience in the design industry, with a focus on corporate design. She has experience as a lead designer on both large and small scale projects as well as supporting design efforts on larger teams. She has a passion for learning and mentoring others and has recently become a registered interior designer. After spending almost 5 years in NYC, she moved to Chicago for a similar lifestyle at a slower speed.

Stacy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture with a bachelor in Interior Design and is a LEED Green Associate and member of IIDA.

Contact Stacy: | LinkedIn


Kaitlyn Korber – Project Architect

Ms. Korber brings experience in a variety of project types in many scales. From historic interior renovations to new construction high-rise multi-use buildings to health care facilities, Kaitlyn has learned how to find the unique needs of a space and effectively execute those needs from schematic design through construction administration. After being born and raised in New England and spending the last nine years in Philadelphia, Kaitlyn has moved her life and career to Chicago.

Kaitlyn received a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University.

Contact Kaitlyn: | LinkedIn