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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Scott Arbuckle

Director | Office Lead
Hamilton, Canada

english All Land Use Planning Leader Office Lead Planning & Urban Design Public Outreach
Hamilton, Canada

Scott Arbuckle has 25 years of diverse land development and urban planning experience and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is a Registered Professional Planner. Scott is recognized by the Ontario Municipal Board (OPPI) as an expert in the area of land use planning. Areas of practice include: Planning Feasibility/ Due Diligence Studies, Community Design Visioning, Official Plans, Official Plan Amendments, District/ Secondary Plans, Block Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances, Site Plans and Open Space Design.

Scott is the principal client liaison and project manager for a full scale of land development projects and is ultimately accountable for achieving client performance expectations including schedule, budget and product delivery. As such, he is responsible for leading an in-house team of planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture and design professionals; as well as the management of interdisciplinary teams of sub-consultants including urban design, architectural, environmental, geotechnical, hydro geological, transportation, infrastructure and storm water management consultants.

Rahul Mehra

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

english All Bridge Engineering Brownfield Development Civil Engineering Data / Operations Centre Data Analytics Design Build Engineering Healthcare+ Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Learning+ Living+ Mechanical Engineering Mobility+ Municipal Services Operations & Maintenance P3 Project / Programme Management Research & Development Revenue / Tolling Software Development Subject Matter Expert Sustainability & Environmental Management Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Traffic Management Transit Planning Transit Technologies Transportation Transportation Engineering Traveller Information Wayfinding & Signage
Toronto, Canada

Rahul Mehra is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with 15 years of experience. He joined IBI Group upon graduation and has built an extensive background in tolling and revenue systems and manages the broad scope of these projects from design, through implementation, solution deployment into the ongoing operation and maintenance of IBI’s systems. Rahul was a key participant in the Health Care Challenge initiative and has continued to collaborate with colleagues from sectors to advance IBI?s interests in the area of health care related solutions.

Rahul is currently dividing his time between a number of tolling projects in Mexico, testing for the development of new standards with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, and several toll consulting assignments across North America.

Dusica Pavlovic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english All Architecture Healthcare+ Hospitality Mixed Use Residential
Toronto, Canada

Dusica Pavlovic holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience including design work in hospitality buildings, long term care facilities, institutional and mixed-use residential buildings. Her involvement on a number of high profile projects such as Riverhouse at the Old Mill, Hazelton Lane and 355 King Street West has developed her relationships with long standing clients over the years. On such projects, she was responsible for the schematic design, design development of the projects to final working drawings for construction purposes, including all the required coordination with clients, consultants and contractors.

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

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.

Oliver Hartleben

Associate | Manager, Planning
Vancouver, Canada

english Active Transportation All Architecture Bridge Engineering Brownfield Development Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Civil Infrastructure Engineering Highway / Road Design Land Use Planning Learning+ Library Living+ Master Planning Mixed Use Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-Modal Transportation Parking Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Product_sAVe App Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Research & Development Revenue / Tolling Roads & Highways Spanish Regional Strategic Planning Terminals Traffic Engineering Traffic Management Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning Transportation Transportation Planning
Vancouver, Canada

Oliver Hartleben is an Architect and City Planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on existing and evolving public outreach, demographic, mobility, built form, and innovation topics.

A lateral thinker by nature, Oliver brings together his experience in engaging public, private and community stakeholders for the identification of new opportunities and synergies. Oliver is NCI System certified to facilitate design charettes, has experience in conducting online engagement processes, and leads IBI Group’s R&D Unit, TH!NK.

Steve Schibuola

Director, Engineer
San Diego, USA

english All Engineering Environmental Assessment Green Leader Mobility+ Office Lead Operations & Maintenance Policy & Design Guidelines Research & Development Software Development Strategic Planning Subject Matter Expert Sustainability & Environmental Management Transit Planning Transit Technologies Transportation Transportation Planning
San Diego, USA

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

Todd Hoisington

Office Lead
Southfield, USA

english All Automotive Engineering Industrial Leader Office Lead Subject Matter Expert
Southfield, USA

As the US Industrial Lead, Todd Hoisington excels at providing robust Project Management leadership for building highly technical projects. He is exceptionally strong at building client focused teams to deliver projects on time and on budget. Skilled in understanding the needs of clients, he guides a team through the development of a project with challenging project environments. He has proven this approach on large-scale projects ranging in construction value from $1 million+ and has been responsible for the management of multi-company partnerships on overlapping projects. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan with over 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry.

Chris O’Halloran

Associate | Manager, Architectural Controls
Calgary, Canada

english All Architectural Controls Architecture Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Water Resources Management
Calgary, Canada

Chris O’Halloran has over 23 years of experience and leads the Architectural Control Department, which manages the creation and implementation of architectural design guidelines in numerous communities in and surrounding Calgary and Edmonton. His experience as an Architectural Technologist in both consulting and home building brings a layered understanding to maintaining these standards.

Graeme Scott

Deputy Regional Director, UK/Ireland
Glasgow, UK

english All Data Analytics Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Leader Mobility Hub Mobility+ Office Lead Operations & Maintenance Project / Programme Management Senior Management Software Development Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Traffic Engineering Transit Planning Transportation Transportation Engineering Transportation Planning Traveller Information UK Regional
Glasgow, UK

Graeme Scott is responsible for major ITS projects for the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency, Ireland?s National Roads Authority, and the Hong Kong Transport Department. Graeme has extensive ITS expertise, and has provided strategic advice and management on research, studies, design, procurement, development, implementation, and operation of a wide range of ITS solutions. Graeme also has more than ten years of experience in coordinating and managing client input to major European Commission research initiatives.

Donald Verbanac

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english Active Transportation Airports All Architectural Controls Architecture BIM & 3D Visualization Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Civil Infrastructure Design Build Land Use Planning Light Rail Transit Master Planning Mixed Use Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-Modal Transportation Planning & Urban Design Ports Project / Programme Management Rail Terminals Transit Facilities Transit Management Transit Oriented Development Transportation Planning
Toronto, Canada

Don Verbanac is an interdisciplinary Project Manager specializing in transit facilities. Don has 20 years of combined experience in architecture, urban planning, transportation, retail and industrial design from Canada, the USA, Mexico and the Netherlands. For the past decade, Don has primarily worked on BRT, LRT and subway (metro) stations as well as bus terminals and on-street transit facilities. His multidisciplinary background along with his acumen for complex engineering projects have been applied to Waterloo?s King-Victoria Transit Hub, Mississauga BRT, and the successful bid for two large P3 LRT projects in Canada.

Don has professional degrees in urban planning (BAA) from Ryerson University and an architecture degree (M.Arch) from the University of Manitoba. Don is registered as an architect (Bureau Architectenregister-SBA) in the Netherlands, as an intern architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as well as a registered professional planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Don is currently the Segment (Design) Manager on Science Centre and Kennedy Stations where he is managing interdisciplinary design works in parallel with construction as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Omar Da Barp

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Community / Recreational Facilities Leader Project / Programme Management Residential Retail / Commercial Seniors Communities Subject Matter Expert
Toronto, Canada

Omar Da Barp has over 30 years of experience ranging from design development, preparation of construction documents, contract administration and project management in residential, assisted living, commercial, institutional and recreational projects. Omar is currently overseeing a production department counting over 50 staff members.

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.

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