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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Lorraine Bell

Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee

english All Board Member

As an Independent Director on the IBI Group Board of Directors, Lorraine Bell is Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Bell is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the financial sector. Ms. Bell is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Ms. Bell is also a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Human Resources and Governance Committee of the Ontario Financing Authority.

She worked in capital markets for over 20 years at various firms and specialized in the derivatives market. Ms. Bell is a Director of the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.

Dorin Vargatu

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

english All Revenue / Tolling Software Development Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Traffic Management
Toronto, Canada

Dorin Vargatu has successfully utilized the knowledge gained through his extensive systems engineering experience to effectively lead various software and systems projects. Dorin specializes in systems analysis, software design and development, systems integration and deployment of real-time electronic toll collection, traffic management and commercial vehicle tracking and control systems.

Neil Elliott

Studio Director
Liverpool, UK

english All Architecture Education Learning+ Master Planning Office Lead Planning & Urban Design Research & Development Residential Retail / Commercial UK Regional
Liverpool, UK

Neil has over 20 years of experience as a Project Architect and Urban Designer. Neil has worked on commercial and housing sector projects throughout the UK but he has become a key figure in education and education masterplanning projects, bringing architecture and urban design skills to major capital projects. Neil is a lead member of the IBI Learning+ team, specialising in school and college design, and is responsible for the design, coordination and delivery output. Neil is recognised for leading high quality projects within the business.

Neil’s leadership ability and talent to communicate ideas both visually and verbally combined with his recent experience of designing and particularly in delivering EFA funded projects means that he and his team can hit the ground running on fast track projects.
Neil has experienced first-hand the new economic reality of centrally funded projects and has adapted to this by producing designs that make most of the budget.

Following the completion of the academic paper and acclaimed HEAD Study (Holistic Evidence And Design) carried out by Professor Peter Barret at the University of Salford, Neil has played a leading role in developing the practical application of this research through IBI THiNK, our in-house Research & Development team, culminating in the “Clever Classroom” design and school assessment toolkit.

Bill Delo, AICP

Associate | Planner
Irvine, USA

english Active Transportation All Bus Rapid Transit Electrical Engineering Engineering Light Rail Transit Mobility+ Multi-Modal Transportation Office Lead Parking Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Ports Rail Roads & Highways Software Development Systems Engineering Traffic Engineering Traffic Management Transit Facilities Transit Management Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning Transportation Engineering Wayfinding & Signage
Irvine, USA

Bill Delo has over 17 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Bill is an experienced project manager, responsible for the successful completion of numerous projects ranging from traffic and parking studies to regional multi-modal transportation studies. His career experience has included extensive participation in public and agency outreach activities.

Bill Quan

Studio Principal
Vancouver, Canada

english All Architecture Project / Programme Management
Vancouver, Canada

Bill Quan has over 16 years of working experience in Canada and the USA and offers outstanding talents in architectural design, problem solving, project management, consultant coordination, and training team members. Bill is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design through to site administration.

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 Industrial K-12 Education Labs / Life Sciences Land Use Planning Landscape Architecture Leader Living+ Low Rise Residential Manufacturing Master Planning Mental Health Care Mid Rise Residential Mixed Use Office Oncology Parks Pediatrics Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Police Stations Residential Retail / Commercial Senior Management Stadium / Athletic Facilities Transit Oriented Development UK Regional Warehouse & Distribution Centre
Manchester, UK
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-lewin-8579b62a/
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.

Tony Gill

Global Director, P3 Buildings
Vancouver, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Detention Facilities Healthcare+ Leader Master Planning P3 Senior Management Strategic Planning
Vancouver, Canada

Tony Gill is Global Director, P3 Buildings. He is an architect and member of the Architectural Institute of BC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the American Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in the design and management of specialized institutional, high-tech facilities, protective services, and healthcare facilities. His focus has been on designing facilities with complex functional and building system requirements; in particular, he specializes in healthcare master planning, programming, medical planning, and strategic planning. He has managed facilities procured as design-bid-build, design-build, and design-bid-maintain-finance-operate (Public-Private Partnerships).

Tony has a Master of Science degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University.

Bruce Mori

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Planning
Toronto, Canada

english All Bus Rapid Transit Economic / Financial Analysis Environmental Assessment Green Highway / Road Design Land Use Planning Leader Light Rail Transit Mobility+ Revenue / Tolling Special Events Subject Matter Expert Transportation Transportation Planning Traveller Information
Toronto, Canada
Our increasing frustration with growing traffic congestion is matched by our inability to doing something about it. We need to do more with less as our problems become more complex and solutions more expensive. Creative and innovative solutions are needed to address today's transportation challenges, but they need to be cost-effective, tied to our goals, and supported by technical analyses rooted in common sense. We can meet the challenge because we must.

Bruce Mori has more than 20 years of consulting experience that spans the globe. He specializes in transportation systems planning and travel demand forecasting for major metropolitan areas and Landmark Events with a focus on rapid transit systems, integrated transportation land use planning, and sustainable transportation principles. He has responsibility within IBI Group for transportation planning, travel demand forecasting, transportation-related environmental assessments, travel demand forecasting, toll traffic and revenue studies, and rapid transit/LRT and road/highway design. Bruce’s experience includes major studies across North America and in the rapidly developing cities of the Middle East.

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.

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.

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.

Walter Estay

Educational Facilities Practice Lead
San Jose, USA

english All Office Lead Subject Matter Expert
San Jose, USA

Walter Estay is the Northern California Educational Facilities Practice Lead. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality, civic, and education building sectors, Walter’s current and primary focus is on developing educational facilities for next generation learners. With his extensive knowledge in community engagement, consensus building, planning, project delivery, and quality control, Walter delivers innovative solutions that meet the current and future needs of students and staff.

In addition to his role as Educational Facilities Practice Lead, he also serves as the managing principal of Northern California. He is responsible for guiding the operations and management of the San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield, California offices. Walter’s role as Managing Principal is multifaceted. He leads the successful execution of a wide variety of educational and civic projects while continuously challenging and guiding the professionals with whom he works to advance in their careers and strive for excellence. He has embraced this new people-centric role as an opportunity to focus on morale, culture, people, and learning.

Walter’s design portfolio features academic buildings, facility master plans, facility assessments, libraries, athletic facilities, and district administration buildings. He has completed planning and design services for a multitude of school districts located in Nevada, Texas, and California. Walter has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston and is a licensed architect.

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