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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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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.

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.

Kaman Pang

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada

Kaman Pang has 12 years of experience in the areas of Traffic Signal Operations and ITS. Her traffic signal operations experience includes leading and conducting traffic signal systems reviews, traffic signal coordination and operations reviews, corridor alternative evaluations, route alternative analysis, and microsimulation analysis. Her ITS experience includes the design and implementation of transit signal priority and transit related ITS elements, the deployment of advanced traveller information systems, and the deployment of video display walls.

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.

Terry Brule

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
Ottawa,

#english# All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering#
Ottawa,
Paul Hewes

Regional Director, UK/Ireland
London, UK

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Civil Engineering# #Design Build# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Interiors# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Learning+# #Living+# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Senior Management# #Software Development# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-hewes-5521b728/

Paul Hewes is the Regional Director of the UK and Ireland, which includes offices in London, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newark, Manchester, Liverpool, Rochdale, Glasgow and Dublin. Paul is responsible for regional operational and commercial performance, market growth, staff development and client engagement.

As an architect and project manager, he has extensive experience of the healthcare, education, transport and commercial sectors in the UK and the Middle East. Paul has exceptional knowledge of complex project delivery including strategic planning, procurement, contractual agreements, negotiation and mediation.
Paul is a qualified Architect, having trained at Bristol and Edinburgh Universities, in addition to being both an Arbitrator and a Project Manager, receiving both qualifications from the College of Estate Management, Reading University. Paul has been a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) since 1987.

Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Ottawa, Canada

Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.

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.

Bruce Han

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Bruce Han has over 25 years of combined experience in architectural design, urban design, city planning, as well as transit design, specializing in public transportation, institutional, commercial and residential complex projects. His design portfolio features large scale, complex architecture, urban design, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers innovative ideas and multidisciplinary solutions in both North America and internationally.
Bruce is an OAA licensed architect and member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; he is also a member of Toronto Society of Architects. He received his Master of Urban Design degree from University of Toronto, and also possesses a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While pursuing his master degree, he attended advance architecture studio hosted by scholar from GSD, Harvard University and gained in-depth knowledge of contemporary architecture design.

Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bridge Engineering# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Green# #Leader# #Learning+# #Light Rail Transit# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Placemaking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

Yong Kang

Director | US Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bridge Engineering# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Engineering# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Highway / Road Design# #Hospitality# #Industrial# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Learning+# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Municipal Services# #Office# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Senior Management# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning#
Los Angeles, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-j-kang-aia-60281a11/

As the US Sector Lead, Buildings, Yong Kang is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group?s architectural, engineering and interior design practices nationwide. Bringing over two decades of proven experience in leading and managing major projects, Yong is a recognized leader in his profession. He is internationally recognized for having led the design of more than 15 million square feet of complex building environments for his clients throughout North America and Asia including multi-national conglomerates.

Yong is a licensed architect and is actively affiliated with numerous professional organizations including: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) amongst others. Yong holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University and a member of Pragma Council (University of Waterloo), Lambda Alpha, and the Urban Land Institute.

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