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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Graham Harris

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Living+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Graham Harris is an experienced architect and project director and has taken an active involvement in driving IBI Group?s design processes, ensuring heightened standards in architectural output and efficient working methods, including BIM & 3D Visualisation. Skilled at delivering all aspects of a project, he is particularly strong at executing innovative stakeholder consultation processes. He places collaborative working as the focus of his leadership, winning awards for outstanding team delivery and high client satisfaction.

In healthcare, he works alongside clients to transform their ‘model of care’ into an efficient and therapeutic healing environment, ensuing overall cost savings and improving service delivery. Graham is highly competent at meeting the design challenges posed by complex refurbishment works within a live hospital environment. His experience includes the development of complicated phasing plans to meet both clinical and construction requirements. With a rich background in healthcare design, Graham is very aware of Trust requirements, ensuring solutions address future flexibility, energy efficiency and most importantly reduced infection rates by introducing innovations such as the IBI Group ‘cruciform ward’.

In education, Graham has been exposed to a number of Government initiatives, including Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital programme. He has hands-on experience of the tight parameters specified by these schemes, responding with holistic solutions to safeguard design quality and exceed clients’ ‘value for money’ expectations.

Stephen White

Associate, Principal Architect
San Jose, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Detention Facilities# #Education# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
San Jose, USA

Stephen White has 35 years of experience in design and planning. In this time, he has worked closely with the Principal-In-Charge and the project team to ensure all program elements are incorporated into the design and budgets and time schedules met. As a LEED AP, Stephen incorporates environmentally sustainable design into his projects as part of his everyday practice. His career emphasis has been on design and project management for new construction, remodelling, modernization, assessments, and planning projects. His experience ranges in project types including educational, senior living, residential, skilled nursing, commercial, civic, judicial and juvenile facilities.

Stephen has formed an excellent working relationship with various State and local agencies, including but not limited to: the Division of State Architect, the Office of School Construction, California Department of Education, and the State Chancellor?s Office.

Ernie Webster

Associate, Landscape Architect
Calgary, Canada

#english# Airports# #All# #Bridges# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hotels# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Landscape Architecture# #Learning+# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Seniors Communities# #Special Events# #Spiritual Places# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Calgary, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-webster-07000931/

Ernie Webster is an accomplished designer with over 20 years project experience in the UK and Canada. He has been involved with several wide ranging and prestigious projects and his strengths lie in creating unique, interesting concepts and making them technically sound and constructible within a given budget. He has become known and respected as a well-organized project manager, playing a leading role on various multidisciplinary teams.

John Ariens

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Hamilton, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management#
Hamilton, Canada

John Ariens is independently responsible for representing the interests of development clients, both public and private, through the planning and development process for the Hamilton office. He coordinates all aspects of the development process starting at the initial design through municipal approval to engineering design, registration and construction. John is responsible for negotiations and liaison with the various levels of government and technical review agencies as well as coordinating the efforts of professionals, such as lawyers, engineers, and surveyors. This area of practice has brought John before many Municipal and Regional Committees and Councils, Conservation Authorities, Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ontario Municipal Board as an expert witness.

Ritesh Warade

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #product_Transit Alerts# #product_Transit Real Time# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Boston, USA

Ritesh Warade holds a Masters degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelors degree in Architecture and has over ten years of experience, specializing in the planning, design, and implementation of passenger information and analytics systems for transit. His recent projects include Boston MBTA?s MBTA-realtime and MBTA-performance systems, Denver RTD’s traveller information System, and Toronto Metrolinx’s Triplink. Ritesh has a background in transit planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ritesh leads IBI Group’s Transit Data practice, which focuses on helping transit agencies manage their data, provide high-quality realtime information to passengers, and analyze service quality and measure performance. He is an industry leader in the field of open data and open data standards for transit, and is a member of an industry consortium working to manage and improve the GTFS/ GTFS-realtime data formats.

Brad Kimball

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Edmonton, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Office# #Police Stations# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Edmonton, Canada

Brad Kimball has 25 years of experience in various aspects of facilities, facility design, interior design, and building infrastructure evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Brad specializes in user group facilitation and concept planning. Some of Brad’s recent projects of note include the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, Habitat for Humanity Neufeld Landing, and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Brad is a Registered Architect in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brad is a volunteer member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Architectural Academic Advisory Committee. He is currently working with the Grande Prairie Regional College on a new purpose built laboratory and office facility for the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, a shared research Centre of Excellence between the College, Alberta Government, and Agriculture Canada.

David Traub-Werner

Associate | Transportation Engineer
Tel Aviv, Israel

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Roads & Highways# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Water Resources Management#
Tel Aviv, Israel
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-traub-werner-07268311/

David Traub-Werner is a civil engineer that has spent the majority of his career applying Systems Thinking and Engineering principles to infrastructure projects. His involvement on large Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, both P3 and public-lead design-bid-build, has included direct involvement and leadership in the range of professional services for software development, center-to-field interfaces, field infrastructure connectivity of communications and power and physical infrastructure.

David served as the Assistant Project Manager for the design of ten underground stations for the NTA Red Line Tel Aviv LRT project, as well as the complete construction phase services for five stations. With a keen interest in digital value expeditions, David builds on his systems thinking to investigate, publish and present on current technologies as applied to IBI Group’s core businesses, including: distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Sol Wassermuhl

Director
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Cathryn Chopko-Beck

Associate Director | Landscape Architect and Planner
Edmonton, Canada

#english# All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Data Analytics# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Edmonton, Canada

Cathryn Chopko Beck areas of expertise include landscape and urban design, land use planning, socio-economic analysis/market research, site planning, recreation and tourism planning, policy development and environmental planning.

Michael Mandelzys

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada

Michael Mandelzys P.Eng is a transportation systems engineer with a passion for combining technology and transit. He has worked across North America, leading projects through planning activities such as needs assessments and conceptual designs, specification and RFP development, procurement, and design and testing during implementation.

He has worked with bus, rail, and demand response transit systems including new dispatch and vehicle location systems for the Toronto Transit Commission and GO rail, advanced fare systems in London and Milwaukee, and the regional transit information site (triplinx.ca) for the Greater Toronto Area.

Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Mental Health Care# #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.

Rick Galezowski

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Rick Galezowski has 18 years of experience in the design and delivery of exceptional Civic, Institutional, Commercial, Residential, and Transit Architecture. His award-winning design work has been recognized by OAA Awards, Design Exchange Awards, Toronto Urban Design Awards and ID Annual Design Awards, and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In 2012, Rick was recognized by Twenty + Change, a biennial exhibition and publication series promoting Canada’s top emerging design practitioners. Rick is currently working on the NTA Red Line in Tel Aviv.

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