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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Jamie Wright

Director
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Living+# #Office Lead# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Canada
I love the range of our practice, from master planning, which calls upon an architect's collective experience to address regional issues, to custom residential where specific design solutions evolve directly with a few people.

Jamie Wright is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the recipient of the Order of da Vinci award for his work on behalf of the profession. Over the past 40 years, he has been the principal-in-charge of some of the firm’s most important residential, commercial, and institutional projects, many of which have received prestigious design awards including two Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

Scott Stewart

Chief Executive Officer
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Board Member# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Senior Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Canada

As the CEO of IBI Group and member of the Board of Directors, Scott Stewart is responsible for providing executive leadership to the company with a particular focus on the operational management and execution. Scott has been with the firm since the early 1980s, initially as a transportation engineer and planner, and grew to lead the development of the solutions sector. As CEO, he continues to be a proponent of technology-driven design — the ethos which underlies IBI Group’s project and product offerings.
Scott is active in the community and sits on the Board for the Transportation Association of Canada as well as ITS Canada, where he has fulfilled various roles including chair.
Scott has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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.

Paul Whittlestone

Global Director, IBI Healthcare+
London, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

As Global Director of IBI Healthcare+, Paul Whittlestone leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in healthcare strategy, the design of healthcare buildings and infrastructure, and the application of intelligent systems to the delivery of healthcare solutions. This expertise is drawn from IBI offices around the globe and provides our clients with innovative solutions to the increasingly challenging problem of delivering high-quality, affordable and sustainable healthcare services. Paul has over 30 years of experience working on healthcare projects around the world. During this time he has been involved in several major clinical reconfiguration exercises across both whole healthcare systems and individual hospitals, as well as contributing to and leading on the investment of several billion USD in the redevelopment of healthcare infrastructure, including major new hospital projects in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East.

Terry Brule

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
Ottawa,

#english# All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering#
Ottawa,
Gene Simmons

Field Services Director
Houston, USA

#english# All# #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, USA

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

Stephen Sowa

Project Architect
San Jose, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Green# #Public Outreach# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
San Jose, USA

Stephen Sowa, AIA LEED AP has been a project architect with IBI Group for the last 13 years, and has a total of 28 years of experience. He adds his passion through the design, and management of built projects through a collaborative effort with the client, stake holders, community leaders and staff. Included are his strong insights in sustainable, healthy environments and a commitment to decreasing our footprint into each project.

Gareth Bower

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

#english# All# #Data Analytics# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Gareth Bower has over ten years of experience and a long track record in delivery of complex system and technology projects. He has a background in system architecture design, software development and technical consultancy and particular expertise in Geographic Information Systems, application development, data modelling, databases and web systems. Gareth is a technical coordinator and systems manager for numerous projects at IBI Group, and has managed development teams on a number of key projects for Transport Scotland, Transport for London and National Roads Authority. Gareth is also jointly responsible for the UK Systems group, managing a team of designers, developers and technology specialists.

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.

John O. Reid

Independent Director

#english# All# #Board Member#

Mr. John O. Reid is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 40 years of experience. He was Audit Leader for KPMG LLP in the Greater Toronto Area from 2008 to 2014 and has extensive experience in auditing as well as the management of professional service organizations, strategic planning, development and growth management in all business sectors. Mr. Reid has served as chair of six hospital boards and two colleges across Canada and is the founding member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics.

Doug Parker

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parker-97bb2a15/

Doug Parker is a transportation systems engineer and planner, specializing in assisting public agencies with applying advanced technology. He is a recognized leader in transit technology consulting, working closely with the transit technology consulting practice across IBI Group.

His 30 years of experience spans all public transit modes, including rail, fixed route bus, bus rapid transit, ferries, demand responsive transit, and rural transit. It also includes the full range of transit technologies, including those in support of planning, operations management, public information, revenue management, security, and business intelligence.

Doug has been involved with numerous planning, research and evaluation efforts including regional deployment program development, architectures, evaluations, and several Transit Cooperative Research Program projects.

Kelly Cobbe

Director | Office Lead
Waterloo, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Engineering# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #P3# #Parking# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation Engineering# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-cobbe-8917a418/

Kelly Cobbe has provided engineering design, construction administration and project management services to various local municipalities, regional municipalities and provincial and federal government agencies in Eastern and Southwestern Ontario for 30 years. Leveraging a number of IBI’s core strengths, he has undertaken infrastructure and urban streetscape revitalization projects in the downtown cores of a number of municipalities in Waterloo Region. Past efforts have also included leading the civil design efforts during the preparation of the Waterloo LRT Bid and managing a portion of the Viva H3 BRT project.
In addition to his Professional Engineer licensing in Ontario and Manitoba, Kelly was designated as a Consulting Engineer by Professional Engineers of Ontario in 2004. He is a founding member and current past-chair of the Grand River Chapter of Consulting Engineers of Ontario, an active member of the Waterloo Region Homebuilder Association Waterloo Liaison Committee, and a past member of the KW Chamber of Commerce Regional and Municipal Affairs Committee.

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