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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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Claudia Stodt

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Claudia Stodt is a Senior Designer with 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. Her experience in a wide range of high-profile projects, such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Delta Hotel and The Rose Theatre in Brampton, has enabled her to work effectively in all aspects of design during the project documentation phase. Claudia is a highly organized individual with an innate ability to manage client and consultant relationships. Her work features all aspects of design, design development, site plan applications and dealings with various municipalities.

Sol Wassermuhl

Director
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Gianni Ria

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Gianni Ria holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and over the past 30 years, served as lead designer on a number of successful hospitality, residential and commercial projects. Gianni has Recent hospitality projects include the SOHO Metropolitan Hotel and Residences, a four star hotel in Toronto’s entertainment district, and the Hazelton Hotel and Residences in the Trendy Yorkville area of Toronto. Gianni’s work has been recognized through awards and publications.

Tom Tsaktsiris

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Toronto, Canada

Tom Tsaktsiris LEED AP BD+C specializes in high-rise Residential and Hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled him to the position of Project Manager where he has further developed his relationships with his clients and honed his management skills, while leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Tom has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Valhalla Condos and Towns for Edilcan, Minto’s Yorkville Park and The Yorkdale Condominiums for Heights Development Inc., where his work is helping to revitalize the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.

Michael Nobrega

Independent Director

#english# All# #Board Member#

Michael Nobrega is a Chartered Professional Accountant and currently the Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence, an Ontario based organization that drives the commercialization of leading edge technologies across the transportation, communications and key market sectors. Michael was past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Pension System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest pension funds, from 2007 to 2014. From 1998 to 2007, Michael was President and Chief Executive Officer of Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment entity of OMERS.

Andrea Lendak

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Special Events# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada

Andrea Lendak has over 12 years of experience in the planning, implementation and operation of transportation systems. When it comes to Landmark Events, her key strength is coordinating multiple stakeholders from different agencies to ensure on-time project delivery. She brings a high level of contagious energy to projects to get work done on time. Andrea was part of the project management team that stewarded the award-winning delivery of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. She was also pivotal figure in transportation demand management for the Toronto 2015 and London 2010 Olympic Games.

Joseph Geroux

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Salt Lake City, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Master Planning# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Special Events#
Salt Lake City, USA

Joseph Geroux has a wide range of experience from large scale civic and campus master planning, to Olympic operations and venue management planning. He is familiar with public policy and has worked as a liaison between clients and various public agencies at multiple levels.

Rob Cascaden

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
London, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Infrastructure# #Energy# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Seniors Communities# #Transportation Planning# #Water / Wastewater# #Wind#
London, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/rob-cascaden-1768ab27

Rob Cascaden has 20 years of experience in the civil consulting field in Ontario. His involvement in the design and implementation of a wide scope of projects over this period provides him with a broad base of experience in the land development field. Rob’s areas of expertise include water resources, stormwater management, residential land development and site plan design and approvals. His experience and knowledge of the land development process are key factors in the successful design and management of land development projects. Rob has gained the necessary skills and experience in water resources/stormwater management design to allow him to complete stormwater management and floodplain mapping assignments. Typical project skill sets include storm and sanitary sewer design, stormwater management, road alignment and localized improvements, site and area grading, site servicing, cost estimating, preparation of contract documents, construction administration, as-builts, topographic surveys, and supervision of survey crews for field work.

John Amodeo ASLA LEED AP

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Boston, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bridges# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Courts# #Detention Facilities# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Learning+# #Library# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Ports# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Spiritual Places# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-amodeo-073a238/
I love to design enduring projects that have high social value, while letting the people and the site inform the design.

John Amodeo LEED AP has over 30 years of experience in landscape architecture and practices a wide range of project types from small to complex, in both the public and private sectors. His varied project types include college and university campuses, parks, zoos, market and public housing, historic landscapes, streetscapes, bikeways, and natural resource conservation. He has also prepared landscape development guidelines for municipalities with particular emphasis on sustainable development.

John has extensive experience with public process and regulatory permitting, placing particular focus on consensus building in the early phases of a project.
Since 1997, John has also been a Commissioner on the Boston Landmark Commission and the South End Landmark District Commission.

Tom Bacus, PE

Director | US Sector Lead, Infrastructure
Salt Lake City, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bridge Engineering# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Highway / Road Design# #Hospitality# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Municipal Services# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Resorts# #Senior Management# #Software Development# #Structural Engineering# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Salt Lake City, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tombacus/

Tom Bacus, a Director in Salt Lake City, UT brings over 20 years of experience in planning and civil engineering to the IBI team. During his career, he has successfully delivered numerous projects including work on tech campuses, large planned communities and light rail transit projects. His experience includes project work in transit corridors, transit oriented development, integrated water systems, streetscape design, parks, open space and trail design, site civil design, utility infrastructure, development entitlements, permitting, cost estimating and feasibility analysis.

In addition to planning and design work, Tom has done significant public policy work around transit and sustainability, including the development of green infrastructure standards for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), regional air quality guidelines at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, transit funding initiatives in Dallas, Denver and Salt Lake City, implementation of regional bike sharing in Salt Lake City, and public/private/NGO coalition building around air quality and smart growth initiatives.

Ernie Webster

Associate, Landscape Architect
Calgary, Canada

#english# Airports# #All# #Bridges# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hotels# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Landscape Architecture# #Learning+# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Seniors Communities# #Special Events# #Spiritual Places# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Calgary, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-webster-07000931/

Ernie Webster is an accomplished designer with over 20 years project experience in the UK and Canada. He has been involved with several wide ranging and prestigious projects and his strengths lie in creating unique, interesting concepts and making them technically sound and constructible within a given budget. He has become known and respected as a well-organized project manager, playing a leading role on various multidisciplinary teams.

Brian Hollingworth

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto, Canada
There has been a paradigm shift in transportation planning over the past few years. We no longer need to convince people of the benefits of initiatives that enhance our walking and cycling environments. They're thirsty for change, which makes it all the more satisfying to see how our projects can transform cities.

Brian Hollingworth been with IBI Group for 22 years, where he has carried out a wide variety of studies in transportation planning, transit and sustainable urban development. Over the past decade Brian has served as the project manager for transportation master plans in York Region, Durham Region, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Victoria, Regina, Hamilton and Markham. Integration of land use planning, transportation and transit has been at the forefront of each of these plans.

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