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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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.

Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, Canada

#english# Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Throughout her career with IBI Group, Ellen Roland has been responsible for the interior design of a significant amount of Toronto’s premier office space. In keeping with her trademark style, these spaces are continuously designed to be both elegant and innovative in nature.

With over 35 years of experience, Ellen has gained a strong sense of purpose as well as a devotion to detail, which has been proven to be an incomparable asset through the number of prestigious awards many of her projects have received. Ellen thrives on being challenged and encourages her clients to look beyond the familiar perspective of office settings and to utilize solutions that reinvent and rethink the workplace.

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.

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.

Lisa D’Abbondanza

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Education# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

David Hastings

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

David Hastings has been practicing architecture in Ontario for over 30 years. He is responsible for IBI Group’s architecture and interior design practice in the Greater Toronto Area, providing overall direction and day-to-day leadership on selected major architectural and urban planning assignments that involve the integration of the diverse areas of practice. David’s projects have gained a significant reputation for high-quality design and responsible execution, and have been recognized in several international design journals. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in Canada.

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.

Norma Moores

Associate | Manager, Active Transportation
Hamilton, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Highway / Road Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Transportation#
Hamilton, Canada

Norma Moores is an expert in active transportation (cycling and walking) with a thorough knowledge of facilities, networks and policies. She has developed an understanding of pedestrian accessibility needs within public rights-of-way. She is currently instructing workshops for the US National Complete Streets Coalition.She also provides professional services for transportation projects such as, planning and design for municipal and provincial roads, and traffic operational studies.

Many projects have included public consultation programs for which she has been responsible for their organization, facilitation and follow-up. Her honest approach to dealing with citizens’ concerns has earned her a reputation as an effective communicator.

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.

Adam Haimour

Manager, Civil Engineering
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering#
Calgary, Canada
Susan Chang

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Mental Health Care# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Strategic Planning#
Toronto, Canada

Susan Chang heads up a select team of healthcare designers, architects, technologists, and evidence-based research designers. She has significant expertise in healthcare interior design, medical planning, and project implementation of hospitals, seniors’ residences, acute and ambulatory care facilities. Her experience in healthcare design and her knowledge of medical routines and typical practices, has given her a unique perspective and deep understanding of healthcare professionals.

Susan believes that each environment is unique and caters to that specific client profile, adjusting the physical requirements including medical equipment, technology, and patient confidentiality. Susan is especially skilled at assisting her clients to articulate their needs and translate them into spaces that are visually appealing and more importantly, support the functional activities of the healthcare provider and staff, while providing safe, private, and comforting spaces for patients.

Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bridge Engineering# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Green# #Leader# #Learning+# #Light Rail Transit# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Placemaking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

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