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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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Neil Lewin

Deputy Regional Director, UK/Ireland
Manchester, UK

english Acute Care All Ambulatory Care Architecture Automotive BIM & 3D Visualization Civic & Government Courts Design Build Fire Stations Healthcare+ High Rise Residential Higher Education K-12 Education Industrial Labs / Life Sciences Oncology Land Use Planning Landscape Architecture Leader Living+ Low Rise Residential Manufacturing Warehouse & Distribution Centre Master Planning Mental Health Care Mid Rise Residential Mied Use Office Parks Pediatrics Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Police Stations Residential Retail / Commercial Senior Management Stadium / Athletic Facilities Transit Oriented Development UK Regional
Manchester, UK
Working with both the private and public sectors we bring a spectrum of skills within IBI Group to meet clients' needs, providing Architecture, Urban Design, Regeneration, Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Neil Lewin is the Deputy Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, whose primary focus is developing the Living+ brand in the UK, which includes IBI Group’s work in the residential, high density mixed use and commercial sub-sectors. Neil also leads the UK infrastructure team comprising urban designers, planners and landscape architects. Neil is an architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has more than 25 years of experience in his field and since joining the IBI Group in 2009, he has lead complex project teams in both the private and public sectors. He has worked hard to successfully collaborate a spectrum of skills within the practice, including architecture, urban regeneration and masterplanning to ensure IBI Group?s clients continually receive a comprehensive, high quality service. Neil?s role includes assisting the Regional Director to develop the structure and growth of the business, improving the design quality, depth of clients and profitability.

Jeffrey Mok

Vancouver, Canada

english All Architecture BIM & 3D Visualization
Vancouver, Canada

Jeffrey Mok is an award-winning senior designer with over 30 years of experience designing and managing architectural projects. Jeffrey also specializes in multimedia projects and computer graphics. He has produced a variety of videos and interactive projects in conjunction with his architectural design work.

Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Dubai, UAE

english All Civil Infrastructure Engineering Project / Programme Management Revenue / Tolling Subject Matter Expert Transit Technologies Transportation Transportation Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis specializes in the transportation planning, public transport and traffic studies, urban traffic control, ITS, toll systems and project management. He is also responsible for the preparation of tender documents and feasibility studies.

Jonathan Steel

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Calgary, Canada

english All Education Higher Education Interiors K-12 Education Leader Learning+ Office Lead Subject Matter Expert
Calgary, Canada

Jonathan Steel serves as the Operations Director for our Portland office. Jonathan is an educational architect with over 15 years of experience in the design and construction of major K-12 and higher education facilities. He has worked with our global education team for over ten years. Jonathan has designed buildings for some of the most prestigious educational institutions globally, including three projects for Oxford University. He brings strong experience in business and personnel management to our Portland team, having built successful practices on both sides of the Atlantic during his career. He is the current President of the Alberta Chapter of A4LE and has presented at conferences for the past several years.

Jay Claggett

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning

english All Automotive Bridge Engineering Civic & Government Contract Admin / Field Inspection Design Build Education Heritage / Historic Preservation High Rise Residential Highway / Roadway Design Hospitality Hotels Industrial Info & Communications Technology K-12 Education Leader Low Rise Residential Manufacturing Mid Rise Residential Mixed Use Mobility Hub Office Planning & Urban Design Police Stations Policy & Design Guidelines Public Outreach Residential Resorts Retail / Commercial Seniors Communities Software Development Spiritual Places Survey Transit Oriented Development Warehouse & Distribution Centre
Cities cannot and should not become fixed in time; they are living creatures that evolve and develop over time. The most dynamic and successful cities embrace change by integrating public and private realms with world-class architecture and infrastructure, creating a kind of urban fabric woven from people, places, and things.

Jay Claggett, MCIP, RPP is a land use planner with over 25 years of professional planning and development experience. He has prepared numerous policy reviews, land use investigations, highest and best use analyses, market/financial analyses, site plans, district/master plans and land disposition strategies on behalf of public, institutional and private sector clients. He has been the Project Director or Project Manager for a range of complex real estate and master planning projects involving lands throughout Canada. As a result of Jay’s practical knowledge of the planning process and his excellent working relationships with staff at all levels of government, he has obtained timely planning approvals and successfully negotiated conditions and partnerships for small and large-scale residential developments, commercial, office, institutional and industrial projects.

Jennifer Ujimoto

Associate | Manager, Architecture
New York, USA

english All Architecture Contract Admin / Field Inspection Light Rail Transit Mobility+ Project / Programme Management Residential Transit Facilities
New York, USA

Jennifer Ujimoto has over 15 years of experience, over which she has crafted her understanding of project administration from pre-design analysis and through design development phases and both in-office and on-site aspects of contract administration. She is thoroughly familiar with building and development approvals processes and has an understanding of the complexities of the municipal project procurement environment.

As a designer, Jennifer has a keen understanding of the collaborative process that is essential to the practice of architecture. Her ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors has made her a valuable key team member on projects situated within complex and challenging social and physical constraints.

She brings a deep commitment to design excellence on all levels including conceptual, technical and social parameters. Her multidisciplinary experience, includes award-winning high-end residential design, exhibit design, curatorial work, academic writing and teaching, demonstrating her ability to implement rigorous design, project management and construction standards.

Tom Bacus, PE

Director | US Transportation Infrastructure
Salt Lake City, USA

english Active Transportation All Bridge Engineering Brownfield Development Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Civil Infrastructure Community / Recreational Facilities Design Build Detention Facilities Engineering Environmental Assessment Green Highway / Roadway Design Hospitality Leader Light Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities Mixed Use Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-modal Transportation Municipal Services Parks Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Rail Resorts Software Development Structural Engineering Subject Matter Expert Survey Traffic Engineering Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning Transportation Transportation Engineering
Salt Lake City, USA

Tom Bacus, a Director in Salt Lake City, UT brings over 20 years of experience in planning and civil engineering to the IBI team. During his career, he has successfully delivered numerous projects including work on tech campuses, large planned communities and light rail transit projects. His experience includes project work in transit corridors, transit oriented development, integrated water systems, streetscape design, parks, open space and trail design, site civil design, utility infrastructure, development entitlements, permitting, cost estimating and feasibility analysis.

In addition to planning and design work, Tom has done significant public policy work around transit and sustainability, including the development of green infrastructure standards for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), regional air quality guidelines at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, transit funding initiatives in Dallas, Denver and Salt Lake City, implementation of regional bike sharing in Salt Lake City, and public/private/NGO coalition building around air quality and smart growth initiatives.

Tony Burley

Studio Director
Los Angeles, USA

english All Architecture Design Build Healthcare+ Leader Office Lead P3 Public Outreach Strategic Planning Subject Matter Expert
Los Angeles, USA

Tony Burley is the US Healthcare+ Lead and has managed multiple design and project teams for all scales of healthcare and science projects. His experience spans new build, refurbishment and strategic planning of facilities, in roles as both designer and client representative and covers Traditional, Design and Build, Framework and AFP/P3 procurement. The multiple perspectives from this rounded experience provides Tony with a real understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face healthcare facilities, and fuels a passion for ongoing innovation to provide a safer, more efficient and pleasant patient experience. Tony is an excellent communicator and regular conference speaker, who enjoys building strong relationships with clients, users and wider stakeholder groups.

Tony supports IBI THiNK and an evidence-based approach to design, which has included working on joint projects with EDB guru Professor Roger S Ulrich, formerly of Texas A&M University.

Dale Richmond

Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors

english All Board Member

As an Independent Director and Chair of the Board of Directors for IBI Group, Dale Richmond is a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Governance, and Compensation Committee.Mr. Richmond is currently the Chair of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. He has participated on a number of corporate boards and has served the community as past Chair of The Toronto Board of Trade, The Canadian Urban Institute and Humber College.

From 1993 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Prior to 1993, Mr. Richmond served with the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto for 17 years, where he held various positions including Chief Administrative Officer (for a period of eight years), Deputy Commissioner of Transportation, and Commissioner of Management and Computer Services. He also held various public sector positions in Halifax, Calgary and Sudbury.

Mr. Richmond received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

Brendan McHale

Structural Engineer
Toronto West, Canada

english All Civil Infrastructure Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation
Toronto West, Canada

Brendan McHale specializes in the design of large transportation and infrastructure projects. His favourite thing about working with structures is getting to see them make the leap from the drawing and into reality.

Sean Jones

Studio Director
Cardiff, UK

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

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.

Peter Moore

Regional Director, Canada West
Edmonton, Canada

english All Civil Engineering Civil Infrastructure Development Engineering Engineering Industrial Leader Multi Use Municipal Services Residential Retail / Commercial Roads & Highways Senior Management Subject Matter Expert Water / Wastewater Water Resources Management
Edmonton, Canada

Peter Moore is the Regional Director of Canada West, which includes offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Vancouver. He is responsible for the region’s operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical work, staff development, and client satisfaction. As IBI Group’s Land Engineering Lead, he counts over 30 years of experience in the strategic review, design, and management of land development projects. He has been responsible for various aspects of the development of over 10,000 single-family lots, 400 acres of multi-family development, over 300 acres of commercial development, and more than 700 acres of industrial development, primarily in Western Canada.

He has also been responsible for Transportation Planning and the design of numerous arterial roads, stormwater management facilities, and large transmission and sewer lines.

Peter has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin and a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers from both British Columbia and the Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

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