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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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.

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.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, USA

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

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.

Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Master Planning# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, USA

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

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.

Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, Canada

#english# Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Throughout her career with IBI Group, Ellen Roland has been responsible for the interior design of a significant amount of Toronto’s premier office space. In keeping with her trademark style, these spaces are continuously designed to be both elegant and innovative in nature.

With over 35 years of experience, Ellen has gained a strong sense of purpose as well as a devotion to detail, which has been proven to be an incomparable asset through the number of prestigious awards many of her projects have received. Ellen thrives on being challenged and encourages her clients to look beyond the familiar perspective of office settings and to utilize solutions that reinvent and rethink the workplace.

Emma White

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Emma White is a qualified architect and a recognized specialist in healthcare design, working on £1 billion+ health schemes in the UK and Canada. Her experience at the successful set-up and delivery of these large-scale projects has led to her responsibilities broadening within IBI Group to overseeing QA and Process Improvements. Emma is a confident leader, successfully managing complex supply chain and stakeholder groups. She is experienced at managing large teams in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, and applies her in-depth knowledge in the development and implementation of design processes, schedules and protocols to assist in the management, and coordination of projects. Notable projects include the Queen Elizabeth University & Royal Hospital for Children and the Peterborough City Hospital, which was successfully delivered three months early.

Focused on programme, budget and design excellence, she will always strive to deliver cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

Dr. Muhammad A. Mustafa

Director
Dubai, UAE

#english# Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Living+# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #P3# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Muhammad A. Mustafa has steadily grown his reputation at IBI Group over the last 18 years. He is the Project Manager for the cities of Jeddah and Al Madinah travel model and Public Transport systems design, the Arriyadh comprehensive public transport plan and the electronic tolling for Attiki Odos the ring road in Athens, Greece and led the integration of multi-application smart card systems project in Europe, under the e-Europe program.

Mustafa has provided consulting services to the European Commission on funding ITS projects and proposals since 1998 and is the Technical Manager of the IMS Project, a Canadian initiative funded by the Federal government for the implementation of multi-modal and multi-application smart card systems since 1999.

Daniel Crosthwaite

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Daniel Crosthwaite has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management and business administration. He has extensive experience in project management for complex and multidisciplinary, high-profile design assignments, project costing, project selection and forensic analysis for client projects. Daniel is an electrical engineer with detailed understanding of disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and industrial, which he leverages for advanced project management techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control project portfolios and optimize individual project team performance. He has experience with multiple contract arrangements and has gained this understanding through leading complex, multidisciplinary design projects, which allows him to interface with and coordinate the activities of professionals in these fields.

Ray Whitchurch

Associate | Urban Planner
Salt Lake City, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Salt Lake City, USA

Ray Whitchurch is a project manager, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Planner, for large-scale federal, state, municipal, institutional, mixed use villages, commercial, and residential projects. With 26 years of experience, his projects have included landscape designs, architectural design, land planning and re-zoning, municipality general plans, subdivision development, public reviews and outreach.

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