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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Steven Butler, PE

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Cinncinnati, USA

#english# All# #Architectural Controls# #Bridges# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways#
Cinncinnati, USA

Steven Butler has over ten years of civil engineering experience, with emphasis in structural design. He has evaluated and developed superstructure and sub-structure plans for a variety of bridges within the states of Ohio and West Virginia. His experience extends to all phases of civil engineering projects, including preliminary studies and reports, site surveys and investigations, specifications, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates. Steven’s work includes bridge design, inspection, replacement, rehabilitation and review projects, where his deliverables include the design of superstructures, substructures, and miscellaneous details along with site layout and minor roadway items.

Gary Andrishak

Director
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning#
Vancouver, Canada
In support of city shaping, transit plazas are the Italian piazzas of the 21st century.

Gary Andrishak boasts a multidisciplinary portfolio of significant work to his credit, during his more than 35 years in the planning and design community. He is equally at home in the co-joined disciplines of land use planning and transit planning, from the standpoint of producing urban master plans concentrating on Transit Oriented Development. Gary is skilled at developing branding, marketing, and communications strategies for public transit systems, with an aim to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile use. He is also expert in the development of public outreach communications plans to ensure the public is well-informed and able to participate in the planning process.

Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Grace Gao has over 16 years of multidisciplinary experience in urban design, planning and architecture. Her approach to urban planning strives to create healthy, meaningful, balanced and connected communities in a sustainable framework. Grace contributes to a broad range of local and global projects including: urban design and place making; mixed use master planning; TOD neighbourhood development; open space and streetscape, and sports events, on behalf of private, public and institutional sector clients.Her architectural and planning background combined with extensive work experience in a landscape architectural firm have strengthened a comprehensive academic knowledge and a keen sense of scales/ coordination for various type developments. Her effective project management skills, team collaborative spirit, multitasking efficiency and creative design capabilities, are a constant asset to her projects and teams.

Sean Jones

Studio Director
Cardiff, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #UK Regional#
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Sean Jones has extensive experience in the administration of building contracts for refurbishment and new build works. He is involved in the production of detailed information packages, the management of the design team through this process including contract administration and overseeing site works. He is familiar with the PFI process and has wide-ranging experience in the procurement of healthcare buildings. This includes leading the team during the briefing and room layout process. This involved engagement with the user groups to finalise the detail design layouts and managing the production information packages. Sean is also familiar with delivering phased schemes in a live hospital environment. During his career, he has worked at a number of commercial architectural firms both in Manchester and London, gaining experience on a wide variety of projects in the commercial, sports and leisure sectors across the globe and taking major stadia, sports grandstands and racecourse facilities through from detailed design to project completion.

Agnes Herrera

Project Manager
Los Angeles, USA

#english# All# #Interiors# #Learning+# #Office# #Project / Programme Management#
Los Angeles, USA

Agnes Herrera has over 28 years of comprehensive experience in project management and interior design for public and private sector clients. Agnes works with clients in providing functional and creative environments and has planned over 5,000,000 sq ft of office space. Her expertise ensures that programmatic requirements, project budget and schedule are met from inception to completion. Her expertise includes space planning, selection and specifications of color, materials, equipment and furniture as well as addressing sustainability, ergonomics and material durability which is essential in 24/7 working environments for public clients and facilities. Special attention is given to lighting, acoustics and site lines within the space. She also has a strong background in today’s technology requirements, and planning for flexibility.

Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Vancouver, Canada

Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.

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.

Randy Stoll

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
Westerville, USA

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Westerville, USA

Randy Stoll possesses strong project management and engineering skills as they pertain to water and wastewater projects. His structural and hydraulic engineering experience includes complete structural designs of water and wastewater treatment plants, and he has conducted numerous hydraulic studies and designs for urban and rural public water systems. Randy manages water, wastewater, roadway and ground/well water projects for municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts, also assisting in sourcing funding for projects. In addition to project management and design, he also performs contract administration, overseeing construction projects and preparation of engineering plans, specifications, feasibility studies and preliminary engineering reports.

Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, Canada

#english# All# #Land Use Planning# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Missssauga, Canada

Tony Withall has over 12 years of land use planning and development experience with residential, commercial and mixed use developments. His responsibilities involve reviewing and interpreting Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Site Plan Guidelines and Urban Design Guidelines. He is involved in every aspect of the planning process from conceptual design to application submission and approval coordination. Primarily focusing on commercial developments for several large private Canadian companies, Tony has used his expertise in planning instrument analysis and interpretation, and site design to obtain approval for a large number of QSR restaurants and service stations throughout Ontario.

Lydia La Point

Engineer
Irvine, USA

#english# All# #Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Irvine, USA

As a Transportation Engineer in the Irvine office, Lydia La Point has performed traffic impact analyses, computer modeling, and quality control for several transit projects. She was also involved in the production of cost estimates for traffic signal components and roadway striping in signalized intersections.

Susanna Pon

Associate | Architecture
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Hospitality# #Master Planning# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Structural Engineering#
Calgary, Canada

As an architect with a structural engineering background, Susanna Pon brings multidisciplinary views and solutions to any project. She has over ten years of experience in master planning, site planning, programming, design, technical production, document coordination, project management, construction administration, and project close-out of new and renovated commercial, institutional, recreational, hospitality, and residential projects. She has worked with numerous client user groups on institutional and recreational projects to consolidate their needs and provide a design that accommodates all groups in a multi-purpose setting.

Honor Roan

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, Canada

Honor Roan is a Graduate Architect that specializes in a variety of sectors, including institutional, commercial, high-density residential and hotel projects. Honor is adept at fulfilling the role of Project Manager for many simultaneous projects and works to produce and coordinate working drawings from the building permit through to the construction phase. He is experienced in leadership of consultants and all aspects of production to successfully complete his projects.

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