Our People

Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Justin Harris

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bridge Engineering# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Highway / Road Design# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Learning+# #Library# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Software Development# #Special Events# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Structural Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-harris-45553114/

Justin Harris is an architect with over 20 years of experience in a range of projects. The majority of his work has focused on healthcare and specifically the primary and community care sector. With an interest in innovative healthcare systems, his strength lies in the design and development of complex multi stakeholder projects such as Bolton One, Gorton Community Hub, and Corby Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Mark Drane

Studio Principal
Cardiff, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #Learning+# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Mark is an architect and member of IBI’s global education practice, IBI Learning+. He leads the firm’s Higher Education and Science practice in the UK. Additionally, Mark is a Doctoral Researcher at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at UWE, Bristol with a research interest in the links between wellbeing and the physical environment. Mark firmly believes that the combination of Evidence Based Design and teamwork is the key to solving complex, real-world, problems.

Paul Lavallee

Director
Seattle, USA

#english# All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Seattle, USA

Paul Lavallee is the US Lead in Transit Operations where he draws from his 20 years of experience in transportation and telecommunications planning and design. He has worked at all levels with the public and private sectors, from council and mayors to general managers and senior decision makers. He has a wide variety of local and international experience and expertise.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Green# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto West, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Master Planning# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Structural Engineering# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Canada

Arend Lottsma is responsible for management of municipal infrastructure replacement projects. His duties include ongoing staff management and client liaison during the preparation of engineering designs and contract documents, where he flexes his technical skills in the preparation and review of engineering design and contract documents.

He maintains a consistent presence on the project management front, from coordinating utilities, regulatory agencies and municipalities through to contract administration and project coordination during the construction phase ensuring smooth transitions through the project lifecycle.

Since joining the firm upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Arend has participated in a number of high-profile local projects within the urban downtown areas of Kitchener (King Street, Young Street, College Street, Otto Street and Water Street) and Hespeler Village (Cambridge).

David Hatton

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation
Ottawa, Canada

#english# All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Ottawa, Canada
For major downtown rehabilitation projects such as Bank Street, the engineering is the easy part. The key element, and the greater challenge for the successful completion of such projects, is keeping the residents and stakeholders informed and happy.

David Hatton is a licensed Professional Engineer and member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. His transportation engineering experience is broadly based, with specific emphasis on multidisciplinary projects. David is responsible for all transportation projects carried out by IBI Group’s Ottawa office, and is currently project director for a number of transportation engineering studies, road environmental assessments, and preliminary design and detail design projects. His 43 years of transportation experience include work in the UK, management of major projects and studies in the Caribbean, and construction and transportation project management in Western Canada.

Saif Zaidi

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Development Engineering# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Interiors# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/saif-zaidi-oaa-49158422

Saif Zaidi is an Intern Architect (OAA) with over 15 years of comprehensive experience in architectural and interior design projects, responsible for concept and design to drawings through to execution. He has demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing, designing, contract management, project management, and business development.

Saif is the team lead for Hospitality & High-Rise Residential Interiors and has designed projects ranging from small residences to large scale mixed-use, retail, corporate office interiors, high-rise residential and hospitality. Working on design-build module projects has enabled him to provide practical design solutions and coordinate with multidisciplinary trades more effectively. His attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project he works on is completed on schedule and to the highest possible standard.

Ron Eagleston

Director | Office Lead
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Healthcare+# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, Canada
Architecture is a balance of user needs versus clients budgets versus enhancement of the built environment versus schedule versus regulations - all ingredients for an engaging and rewarding endeavour.

Ron Eagleston has widespread experience in the management of complex architectural projects. He has been responsible for a large number of commercial, institutional, and residential projects, including mixed-use developments, hotel and resort design, and healthcare facilities. Ron provides day-to-day leadership and administration for the firm’s Vancouver office. In addition to this role, he continues to provide quality assurance and quality control for many of the firm’s architecture projects.

Cathy Offenberg

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Boston, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking#
Boston, USA

Cathy Offenberg has a thorough understanding of the public process and has managed complex projects from inception through construction. She also has considerable experience administering construction phase services on a range of projects, to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents.

John Bayley, P.Eng

Manager, Transportation Engineering
Waterloo, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Light Rail Transit# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Municipal Services# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Solar# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Water / Wastewater# #Wayfinding & Signage# #Wind#
Waterloo, Canada
Our focus on quality and the prioritization of our client's needs is what sets us apart.

John Bayley provides over 30 years of qualified professional experience in the areas of environmental study, preliminary design, detailed design, and contract administration of municipal servicing, transportation, urban and rural infrastructure upgrading projects, and storm water management facilities. John has also managed both transportation and municipal engineering teams and divisions during his time.

John has managed and provided technical expertise on multiple Class Environmental Assessment studies and detailed design projects, including route alignment/location, transportation system expansion/upgrading and servicing projects, as well as site and subdivision land development and construction administration.

In addition to consulting engineering, John has also managed several projects for a large Ontario-based sewer and watermain contractor, group leadership in the transportation engineering field and technical discipline mentorship in the consulting engineering field. John has researched and created municipal design standards at the local and regional municipal levels and has applied experience with municipal infrastructure management systems.

Patricia Ramudo

Engineering Manager
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Pompano Beach, USA

Patricia Ramudo has over 32 years of experience in the civil engineering field. She has extensive experience in the design of hydraulic systems, including site development projects, water distribution systems, flood mitigation projects and the computer simulation of steady-state and transient flow of fluid transmission system. She has carried projects from conceptual design and modeling through construction and monitoring and was additionally responsible for hydraulic analyses, construction administration, design and analysis of water/sewer/storm water systems and permit acquisition at the federal, state and local levels. Patricia is also experienced in the design and rehabilitation of existing systems which are in violation of jurisdictional codes or require modification for upgrading.

Steve Schibuola

Director, Engineer
San Diego, USA

#english# All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
San Diego, USA

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

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