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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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.

Ian Nelson

Associate | Manager, Information Communications Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# Airports# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Engineering# #Green# #Higher Education# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #K-12 Education# #Library# #Light Rail Transit# #Office# #P3# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Water Resources Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

Mark Nolan

Associate Director
Edmonton, Canada

#english# All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Edmonton, Canada

Mark Nolan is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with 30 years of professional experience in both Canada and Australia. Mark?s areas of expertise include project management, site planning, master planning of open space, planning and design of passive and active recreation facilities, landscape rehabilitation, urban design, heritage interpretation and community consultation.

Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Master Planning# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Structural Engineering# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Canada

Arend Lottsma is responsible for management of municipal infrastructure replacement projects. His duties include ongoing staff management and client liaison during the preparation of engineering designs and contract documents, where he flexes his technical skills in the preparation and review of engineering design and contract documents.

He maintains a consistent presence on the project management front, from coordinating utilities, regulatory agencies and municipalities through to contract administration and project coordination during the construction phase ensuring smooth transitions through the project lifecycle.

Since joining the firm upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Arend has participated in a number of high-profile local projects within the urban downtown areas of Kitchener (King Street, Young Street, College Street, Otto Street and Water Street) and Hespeler Village (Cambridge).

Peter Richards

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-richards-70582261/

Peter Richards has 15 years of experience, with a focus on traffic operations analysis, traffic and parking assessments, and traffic signal coordination. Peter has extensive experience completing traffic impact studies, parking studies, including parking utilization studies for various developments, by-law reviews, and parking standards reviews.

Peter also has experience undertaking traffic capacity analysis, review of multi-modal developments, site circulation and access review, transportation demand management strategies, traffic model calibration, developing and implementing optimized and coordinated signal timing plans, queuing analysis, public consultation sessions, speed and delay surveys, and innovative traffic solutions.

For the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Transportation Plan work, Peter was presented the Award of Merit 2016 from the Canadian Institute of Planners for Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure. His professional memberships include Professional Engineers Ontario, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Canadian Parking Association.

Vlad Losner

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Vlad Losner holds a Diploma of Architecture degree from the University of Bucharest, Romania with over 30 years of experience. He has served as lead designer on a number of successful residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in dense urban environments, including Maple Leaf Square, Sutton Place (The Britt) and 411 Wellesley.

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.

Jeremy Theodore

Principal | Education Practice Lead
Seattle, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Engineering# #Learning+# #Systems Integration#
Seattle, USA

Jeremy Theodore leads the Seattle education practice and has shown solid growth in Seattle and beyond. An architect with a Masters degree in engineering and prior construction experience, Jeremy has a deep understanding of the whole planning and design process, from the vision required to bring a campus or community’s story to life, to smart construction phasing, integrated systems, and refined details. These experiences have given Jeremy a genuine respect for each person’s role in the design process as well as an understanding of the artistic opportunities and technical needs embodied in each issue.

Sue Chadwick

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Transportation Engineering# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom

With over 35 years of experience, Sue Chadwick has worked with a diverse group of clients on projects in various sectors. She is considered one of the leaders in IBI Group’s Education sector, offering advice at senior level and bringing a vast level of practical knowledge to any project.

She is an excellent communicator and is experienced in developing complex briefs with clients and stakeholders. Many projects require bespoke and particular methods of engagement and consultation and with the end user in mind, Sue runs a series of innovative processes including workshops and exhibitions. She has also developed a sound understanding of client values and requirements when delivering educational buildings on occupied sites.

As a qualified architectural technologist, Sue also has extensive technological knowledge in all aspects of design, construction processes contemporary building fabrics and structures.  Within the IBI Group, Sue is involved in promoting technical quality with an aim to embed an ethos of excellence and consistency in our approach by setting companywide standards that ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service to our clients.

Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

#english# All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.

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.

Elizabeth Kadela

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.

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