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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Sylvia Hajo

Associate, Interior Designer
Houston, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Interiors# #Retail / Commercial#
Houston, USA

Sylvia Hajo has over 20 years of interior design experience, with a specialization in the design of spaces for educational, commercial, health care and institutional clients. Her primary responsibilities include: design management of the project, design collaboration with client, creating interior design concepts, specifying furniture and fixtures, equipment , managing the interior design process including all furniture selections and specifications, overseeing interior project schedules, and adhering to furniture/fabrics/accessories project budgets. Sylvia is conscientious, precise, and is known as an effective communicator with client and stakeholder groups.

Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Interiors# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation Planning#
Portland, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-belz-201978b/

Kristin Belz holds her Masters in Architecture and a frequent contributor to the IBI Th!nk Blog. She believes that what and how we build reveals our character as a society. She relishes working in the Portland office, with its portfolio of education projects and focus on Learning+, because she loves telling the stories of the people and innovations behind school buildings that help make the world a better place.

Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Education# #High Rise Residential# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Canada

Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.

David Wood

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Master Planning# #Public Outreach#
Toronto, Canada

David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.

Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, Canada

Diane Phillips is responsible for architectural projects in the Ottawa practice, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her architectural, project management, and leadership skills, Diane quickly and accurately grasps her clients’ visions. With over 30 years of practicing architecture in Ontario, Diane has been responsible for the project management, design, contract documents, and contract administration for a wide range of award-winning and published projects.

Mike Codrington

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Bridge Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Engineering#
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-codrington-34712314/

Mike Codrington has over 30 years of experience delivering complex system solutions for a multitude of applications and projects. Throughout his career, he has carried out planning, design, commissioning and construction supervision of various process and control systems.

Mike is a subject matter expert in the application of different computer systems related to management of real time data, such as SCADA. He has been involved in the planning, design and commissioning of SCADA systems across a broad range of industries, including transportation, transit, materials handling, process, and automotive.

He has also guided the work of a team of engineers and systems designers and is heavily involved in design coordination with all technical disciplines and user groups to ensure cohesive solutions. His expertise encompasses all systems elements, from the device-level components up to high-level supervisory systems.

Bankim Kalra, AICP

Manager, Urban Planning
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bankim-kalra-aicp-886a851/

Bankim Kalra has over 15 years of consulting experience on IBI projects in Florida, South Carolina, and Edmonton prior to his relocation to lead IBI India’s urban planning and design practice. With a background in architecture, urban planning and a specialization in economic development, Bankim has developed a diverse portfolio integrated transit and land use planning, urban design, redevelopment planning, streetscape design and strategic TOD projects to his credit.

During his time with IBI Group, he has grown into being an effective Project Manager and a seasoned professional with global experience and a unique perspective in understanding the challenges of integrating diversity in community building. Bankim has been part of several award-winning IBI projects including the Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan in India and the Downtown Tavares Master Plan in Florida.

Danny Brewster

Associate, Architect
Houston, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Mobility+# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, USA

Danny Brewster brings over 20 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. He is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. His commitment to thoughtful strategic planning encourages industry leadership.

Doug McLachlan

Associate, Architect
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Master Planning# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, Canada

Doug McLachlan’s professional experience includes project management, master planning, medical planning, and construction document production for various projects. As Project Manager for several master planning and renovation projects, he leads the coordination and production of indicative design drawings and output specifications, has involvement leading several user group meetings, and overseeing production of a facilities assessment report. Doug is also immersed in managing and producing schematic design drawings, working drawings, and specifications, as well as performing construction administration services.

Tony Burley

Studio Director
Los Angeles, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, USA

Tony Burley is the US Healthcare+ Lead and has managed multiple design and project teams for all scales of healthcare and science projects. His experience spans new build, refurbishment and strategic planning of facilities, in roles as both designer and client representative and covers Traditional, Design and Build, Framework and AFP/P3 procurement. The multiple perspectives from this rounded experience provides Tony with a real understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face healthcare facilities, and fuels a passion for ongoing innovation to provide a safer, more efficient and pleasant patient experience. Tony is an excellent communicator and regular conference speaker, who enjoys building strong relationships with clients, users and wider stakeholder groups.

Tony supports IBI THiNK and an evidence-based approach to design, which has included working on joint projects with EDB guru Professor Roger S Ulrich, formerly of Texas A&M University.

Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

#english# All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.

Mario Bozzo

Director
London, UK

#english# Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #All# #Civic & Government# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthy New Towns# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Innovation Districts# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Smart Cities# #Software Development# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
London, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-bozzo-543261
As the pace of evolution in how technology is used to create more livable cities increases, a bigger responsibility is placed on the related industries to work collaboratively to deliver initiatives that change the status-quo and has the citizen at the heart of every solution.

Mario Bozzo co-founded IBI Group’s UK / Ireland practice from start-up phase in the mid-1990s, helping lead the business through organic and acquisitive growth. He currently overseas the United Kingdom practice in bringing urbanists and technologists together to drive cross-industry collaboration in solving urban problems.

In helping to improve quality of life features, make more effective use of capital, operational and technological resources, and fostering a deeper sense community, Mario harnesses firm-wide experience across sectors and disciplines to re-imagine urban innovation in the projects IBI undertakes.

Educated in both Canada and the UK as well as across disciplines, Mario’s experience extends across real-time operations, technology strategies, creating healthy communities, urban regeneration, public-private partnerships, as well as planning and delivery for major global events.

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