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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Carl-Henry Piel

Director
Boston, USA

#english# All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Traveller Information#
Boston, USA

Carl-Henry Piel is a registered Professional Engineer with 23 years of experience in systems engineering and 18 years of experience specifically in the ITS domain. His ITS work has focused on systems integration and computer, communications, and sensing technologies. Carl-Henry is the US Professional Services – Traffic Lead and recognized for his expertise when it comes to transportation and systems. He has a broad systems engineering background, encompassing telecommunications systems, control systems design, real-time data acquisition and signal processing systems, and artificial neural networks for control systems and signal processing.

Gene Simmons

Field Services Director
Houston, USA

#english# All# #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, USA

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

Titka Seddighi

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Residential# #Resorts# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Titka Seddighi holds a Master?s Degree in Architecture from Azad University in Tehran with 20 years of experience. Titka’s notable work includes projects such as Concord Adex, City Place, Toronto 2015 Pan / Parapan American Games Athlete?s Village and The Royal Atlantis in Dubai, UAE.

Darlene Broderick

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Highway / Road Design# #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Master Planning# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Darlene Broderick is a licensed Landscape Architect and Urban Planner. Spanning 25 years, her professional career covers a broad range of international and local work in both the public and private sectors. She has been involved in urban intensification projects, mobility hub projects, municipal corridor studies, adaptive reuse, streetscape master plans, secondary planning, policy and new town planning. Darlene’s comprehensive experience working at scales from detailed construction of streetscape designs to secondary planning, with a focus on issues related to urban design and complete streets, has led to a greater understanding of the impact and importance of creating connected, vibrant and walkable communities.
Current notable projects include the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and multiple phases of the vivaNext BRT.

Bruce Beaudry

Associate | Project Manager
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civil Engineering# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, Canada

With over 14 years of experience in a senior technologist position and 28 years of experience in architectural technology, Bruce has fulfilled various senior roles such as project manager and production coordinator. Bruce’s work focuses on contract document preparation, administration and enforcement within the residential/mixed-use sector. With strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, He has honed his skills in detail development, consultant coordination and shop drawing review as well as in site review and instruction writing.

Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, Canada

#english# Airports# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Bridge Engineering# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Courts# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Electrical Engineering# #Energy# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office# #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Resorts# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-bendix-46b55b11/
A successful project is usually the result of the close cooperation and team work between the owner, the architect, the engineers, the contractor, and design and construction professionals.

Mark Bendix is a Director and Office Lead with over 35 years of experience in the management, direction and coordination of large technical groups. He has an Electrical Engineering background and has been responsible for the evaluation, planning, design and maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities across a wide cross section of these sectors. This includes transit facilities, automotive plants, water and wastewater facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities, transformer stations, aviation facilities and office buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Mark is responsible for the technical and financial performance of the Toronto West office that provides a diverse range of services and oversees the performance of design teams on complex projects. This includes interpreting and understanding the project requirements, confirming these with the various stakeholders and sponsors, identifying the various design services needed, maintaining and adjusting resources as required to meet schedules and budgets, coordinating the various design tasks and teams and executing the design quality assurance and control processes.

Emma White

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Emma White is a qualified architect and a recognized specialist in healthcare design, working on £1 billion+ health schemes in the UK and Canada. Her experience at the successful set-up and delivery of these large-scale projects has led to her responsibilities broadening within IBI Group to overseeing QA and Process Improvements. Emma is a confident leader, successfully managing complex supply chain and stakeholder groups. She is experienced at managing large teams in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, and applies her in-depth knowledge in the development and implementation of design processes, schedules and protocols to assist in the management, and coordination of projects. Notable projects include the Queen Elizabeth University & Royal Hospital for Children and the Peterborough City Hospital, which was successfully delivered three months early.

Focused on programme, budget and design excellence, she will always strive to deliver cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

James Sorensen

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, USA

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Boston, USA

James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut?s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.

Tim Foley

US Lead, Corporate Services
Westerville, USA

#english# All# #Senior Management#
Westerville, USA

As US Lead, Corporate Services, Tim Foley is responsible for operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical excellence, staff development, and client satisfaction. Tim has a BA in Accounting from Wittenberg University and completed the Owner/President Management course at Harvard in 2001. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the International Board of Standards & Practices for Certified Financial Planners, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, USA

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

Bruce Beaton

Associate | Manager, Infrastructure
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Industrial# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Bruce Beaton is an accomplished project manager with over 25 years of experience, utilizing best practices to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of complex infrastructure designs, large industrial, commercial, institutional, transportation, transit, and health care projects. He has extensive experience with the AFP/P3 delivery model as both leader of project agreement development and transaction phase activities with Infrastructure Ontario and as Technical Advisor to Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation on multibillion-dollar transportation projects. Bruce is fully versed in the development of schedules, budgets, resource forecasts, risk matrices and procurement documents. His past and current roles have required leadership of teams of professionals, both internal and external, in the development of complex infrastructure designs, technical specification documents and managing multidisciplinary design teams to deliver high quality designs.

Neil Murphy

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Highway / Road Design# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mechanical Engineering# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Municipal Services# #Office# #Oncology# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Neil Murphy has extensive experience directing complex public sector projects under a range of contract and procurement routes. He is a very strong leader, working alongside contractors, consortia and supply-chains to consistently deliver project milestones and add value to the overall service offering. His ‘can-do’ ethos and the trademark teamwork he established with the multiple stakeholders of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children was a key factor in its success. Neil has helped Trusts to deliver acute, primary care and mental health schemes and has good knowledge of the key design and operational drivers to develop a successful solution.

He is competent to deal with challenges such as phasing, reducing environmental impact on live sites, health and safety as well as managing the progress of simultaneous projects at various locations. Neil is one of the key practice representatives for P21+, notably delivering schemes such as the award winning Personality Disorder Unit in East London. Neil was also responsible for the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease refurbishment scheme, which won the Building Better Healthcare award for Best Interior Design.

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