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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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.

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.

Jack Chung

Associate Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

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

Jack Chung has over 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential projects. Through his involvement on a number of projects, such as 88 Scott Street, Pears on the Avenue and The KIP, he has developed long-lasting client relationships for the firm. His hands-on experience over the years has enabled him to effectively see a project from design through to project completion.

Bruce Beaton

Associate | Manager, Infrastructure
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Industrial# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Bruce Beaton is an accomplished project manager with over 25 years of experience, utilizing best practices to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of complex infrastructure designs, large industrial, commercial, institutional, transportation, transit, and health care projects. He has extensive experience with the AFP/P3 delivery model as both leader of project agreement development and transaction phase activities with Infrastructure Ontario and as Technical Advisor to Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation on multibillion-dollar transportation projects. Bruce is fully versed in the development of schedules, budgets, resource forecasts, risk matrices and procurement documents. His past and current roles have required leadership of teams of professionals, both internal and external, in the development of complex infrastructure designs, technical specification documents and managing multidisciplinary design teams to deliver high quality designs.

Helen Parkyns

Studio Principal
Birmingham, UK

#english# All# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Highway / Road Design# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #UK Regional#
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Helen Parkyns has 20 years of experience working on many of the UK and Europe’s flagship ITS projects. She is an internationally respected project manager who combines technical insight and accomplished communication and team management skills to deliver operational ITS projects and services. She has worked on all aspects of the lifecycle of ITS projects, from feasibility studies through to implementation and post-project evaluation. Helen has extensive experience in the development of policy and business cases, operational management of road networks and traffic control centres, driver information systems and behavioural responses to such systems, data exchange, trends analysis and data manipulation, national and European projects.

Mike Peery

Associate | Office Lead
Raleigh, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Master Planning# #Municipal Services# #Office# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Raleigh, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/w-michael-peery-aia-leed-ap-a3a6381a

Mike Peery LEED AP is a registered architect in eight states and manages the Raleigh office, including the disciplines of architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. His staff completes assignments for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics, military, and municipal clients.

His project experience includes research and development facilities, laboratories, office buildings, and distribution facilities where Mike’s work blends the important aspects of function, aesthetics, energy conservation, and adherence to project budget.

Andrew Wong

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #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# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-c-k-wong-p-eng-pmp-72985b8/

With ten years of experience in traffic and transit operations, Andrew Wong has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ITS. His project work the development of technology plans, benefit-cost analysis, traffic signal control systems, transit dispatch systems, transit signal priority, operation and maintenance plans, and stakeholder consultation, with a recent focus on traffic and transit data collection and analytics.

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio

Engineer
Mexico City, Mexico

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico
www.linkedin.com/in/gaston-salinas-carpio-563b966a
Best ideas comes when you're outside your comfortable zone. Always change so you never get comfortable!

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio has over ten years of experience working in the electronic/automatic vehicle identification field. He is responsible for the design of technological solutions that meet the demand of the market for Electronic Vehicle Registration, ITS, Manual Toll Collection and Electronic Toll Collection systems.

Gaston has extensive experience in the design, cost estimation, integration, installation, supervision and implementation of these projects as well as defining and adjusting system architecture requirements from field devices up to Back Office Systems. His technical understanding, coupled with his appreciation for the needs of clients allows him to develop custom-fit solutions.

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.

Derek Sims

Global Lead/US Lead, Intelligence
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Engineering# #Leader# #Revenue / Tolling# #Senior Management# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada

Derek Sims is the Global Director, Intelligence. He is a Civil Engineer and member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Transportation Research Board, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Derek is a recognized expert in ITS and has directed a wide variety of projects including Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Advanced traveller information Systems, Commercial Vehicle Operation systems, and revenue management systems. Derek has Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Applied Science from the University of Toronto.

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation
London, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Latin America# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #product_BedPod# #product_MedBedHead# #product_Norbury Lounge Chair# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Richard Mazuch is an architect and designer who gains great satisfaction from translating holistic ideas into radical but pragmatic solutions. An authority on healthcare, Richard provides profound insight into designing for global trends, patient groups and clinical provision – informing key decisions throughout the architectural process. Richard has worked on healthcare projects in Italy, Hong Kong, Brazil, Oman, UAE, and more recently Australia. He has been elected as a World Architecture Jury member, as well as being a University lecturer/examiner and speaker at the International Conferences.

Richard has strong relations with key health bodies. He has worked extensively with the NHS contributing to Health Building Notes, Health Technical Memorandum, and their ‘therapeutic environment’ website feature entitled “Slight Sensitive Design and Sound Sensitive Design” enabling designs to build evidence-based healthcare environments.

Richard is a founder and champion of IBI TH!NK. An advocate of evidence-based design, Richard creates innovations that positively impact the psychology and physiology of patient groups. Sense Sensitive Design, Emotional Mapping, the Design Prescription and the hPod are a few of the models that Richard has successfully pioneered. This has led to him authorising two new NHS guidelines for ‘Evidence-based Design Healthcare Environments’.
Richard is a product designer. In collaboration with manufacturers, he creates interventions, such as the BedPod, to support and improve patient care.
Richard works frequently with the NHS and DOH Expert Working Groups and Reference Groups helping to develop new Healthcare Strategies and Guidelines. More recently he has co-authored three key Paediatric Guideline documents entitled: ‘Hospital Accommodation for children and young peopleHBN 23’, ‘Friendly healthcare environments for children and young people’ and ‘Mental Health faculties for children and young people’.

Richard was also an active member and contributor to the Expert Reference Group responsible for ‘Facilities for Maternity Care’ HBN21. He was a key contributor to ‘The Children’s National Service Framework’ an NHS and Department of Health document with evaluation process and recommendations Richard made early contributions and document reviews of ‘Creating a Better Health Environment’ an Audit Took Kit by The National Childbirth Trust in 2003.
In education, Richard is translating his work in healthcare paediatrics to benefit teachers and students. Working alongside University partners, he is pioneering the development of an ‘optimal learning environment’, improving motivation, behaviour and concentration amongst pupils, especially those with special educational needs.

David Paterson

Manager, Design Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Education# #Energy# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hospitality# #Industrial# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Revenue / Tolling# #Special Events# #Spiritual Places# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Systems Integration# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-paterson-14567083/

David Paterson is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Toronto visualization group aiming to produce 3D conceptual design models, high quality 3D renders, animations and virtual reality allowing our clients to easily envision their finished projects. His efforts extend beyond Toronto to engage and collaborate globally, connecting a network of over 50 visualization specialists scattered across IBI Group offices.

David’s focus remains on all aspects of a project’s lifecycle, bringing these solutions to file whether for proposals, detail design coordination, or the visualization of completed projects.

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