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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Jonathan Berg

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Living+# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Jonathan Berg has over 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residence, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the award-winning Toronto Delta Hotel, has enabled him to develop his management skills. Jonathan also works closely with IBI Group?s Legal Counsel related to matters in Loss Prevention & Liability Claims Applications for Pro-Demnity.

Ben Lee

Associate | Planner
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Green# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development#
Calgary, Canada

Ben Lee specializes in Urban Design and Placemaking. His unique experience encompasses a broad range of projects including sustainable land development strategies, policy and market research, community development, urban design and public consultation. Ben has been the Project Manager for many complex research and development assignments on behalf of governments and private sector clients across Alberta and Canada.

Henry Burstyn

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-burstyn-74314794/

Henry Burstyn has over 20 years of experience and has developed a significant portfolio of work in residential, commercial, institutional, master plans and complex urban mixed-use projects leading multidisciplinary teams. His extended experience covers a wide range of building types from multi-unit residential (condominium, rental and townhouses) to institutional schools, retrofits and larger commercial centres. Henry’s contribution to projects has been acknowledged through being a guest lecturer and his projects being awarded a number of prestigious design awards including Pinnacle Awards, Oakville’s LBD Award of Excellence, OAA Award of Excellence, RAIC Award and the Governor General’s Award.

Colin Wilson

Studio Principal
Manchester, UK

#english# All# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom

Colin Wilson is a European Engineer and a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of experience of delivering ITS projects in Europe, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. Specialising in management, procurement and delivery, he has undertaken projects on behalf of public agencies including the European Commission, Highways Agency, Transport for London, and the National Roads Authority and Road Safety Authority in Ireland.

Walter Estay

Educational Facilities Practice Lead
San Jose, USA

#english# All# #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Jose, USA

Walter Estay is the Northern California Educational Facilities Practice Lead. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality, civic, and education building sectors, Walter’s current and primary focus is on developing educational facilities for next generation learners. With his extensive knowledge in community engagement, consensus building, planning, project delivery, and quality control, Walter delivers innovative solutions that meet the current and future needs of students and staff.

In addition to his role as Educational Facilities Practice Lead, he also serves as the managing principal of Northern California. He is responsible for guiding the operations and management of the San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield, California offices. Walter’s role as Managing Principal is multifaceted. He leads the successful execution of a wide variety of educational and civic projects while continuously challenging and guiding the professionals with whom he works to advance in their careers and strive for excellence. He has embraced this new people-centric role as an opportunity to focus on morale, culture, people, and learning.

Walter’s design portfolio features academic buildings, facility master plans, facility assessments, libraries, athletic facilities, and district administration buildings. He has completed planning and design services for a multitude of school districts located in Nevada, Texas, and California. Walter has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston and is a licensed architect.

Bruce Mori

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Highway / Road Design# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Revenue / Tolling# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada
Our increasing frustration with growing traffic congestion is matched by our inability to doing something about it. We need to do more with less as our problems become more complex and solutions more expensive. Creative and innovative solutions are needed to address today's transportation challenges, but they need to be cost-effective, tied to our goals, and supported by technical analyses rooted in common sense. We can meet the challenge because we must.

Bruce Mori has more than 20 years of consulting experience that spans the globe. He specializes in transportation systems planning and travel demand forecasting for major metropolitan areas and Landmark Events with a focus on rapid transit systems, integrated transportation land use planning, and sustainable transportation principles. He has responsibility within IBI Group for transportation planning, travel demand forecasting, transportation-related environmental assessments, travel demand forecasting, toll traffic and revenue studies, and rapid transit/LRT and road/highway design. Bruce’s experience includes major studies across North America and in the rapidly developing cities of the Middle East.

Neil Myers AIA

Associate | Manager, Architecture
New York, USA

#english# All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Library# #Low Rise Residential# #Manufacturing# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Office# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Solar# #Special Events# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Integration# #Transit Oriented Development# #Wayfinding & Signage#
New York, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-myers-8887b711/

Neil Myers is a Licensed Architect and native New Yorker practicing in the construction and design field since 2002. Neil is a recent addition to the IBI Group and acts as the Zoning and Building Code Specialist for the office. He has extensive experience navigating and ushering projects through the bureaucratic review and approval processes of local zoning resolutions, building departments, landmarks commissions, and variance requests.

Neil has successfully designed and managed many complex projects such as: historic townhouse renovations, new apartment buildings, NYC restaurants, factory conversions, property subdivisions, high rise hotel renovations, rooftop bar spaces, office interiors, and zoning bulk and feasibility studies. During architecture school he was employed in custom product development for an architectural precast concrete facility in Long Island; this experience has fostered his respect fabrication processes, the limitation of materials and how we apply them in Architecture today.

Ashish Ghate

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Green# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.

Claudia Stodt

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

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

Claudia Stodt is a Senior Designer with 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. Her experience in a wide range of high-profile projects, such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Delta Hotel and The Rose Theatre in Brampton, has enabled her to work effectively in all aspects of design during the project documentation phase. Claudia is a highly organized individual with an innate ability to manage client and consultant relationships. Her work features all aspects of design, design development, site plan applications and dealings with various municipalities.

Bill Chomic

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Southfield, USA

#english# All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Southfield, USA

Bill Chomic is responsible for the operation of and design quality for IBI Group’s Electrical Engineering service offering, which includes specialists for fire alarm and security systems. He also takes an active part in the design and coordination of the various ongoing projects to assist in the development and implementation of system concepts. He is supported by a staff of electrical, engineers, CAD drafters and specialists working under his direction, and by specification writers and construction cost estimators. Bill participates in the designs of new facilities as well as for renovation and expansion of existing facilities.

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.

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.

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