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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Rares Caraba

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Geomatics
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Geomatics# #Subject Matter Expert#
Calgary, Canada

Rares Caraba, Alberta Land Surveyor, Canada Land Surveyor, and Engineer, is responsible for acquiring accurate field data, quality control, and applications for land development to the City of Calgary and surrounding Counties and Municipal Districts.

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, United Kingdom
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.

Vince Gallo

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Education# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Interiors# #Mid Rise Residential# #Office# #Retail / Commercial# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Vince Gallo has 20 years of experience and throughout this time, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects including the Aviva Centre Tennis Stadium (Canada’s National Tennis Centre) at York University, the School of Medicine at the University of Waterloo, State Farm Insurance Aurora Operations Centre, McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business located in Burlington Ontario, and numerous LCBO projects located throughout the province.

Vince was instrumental in the selection of IBI as the Architect of Record for LCBO. Vince continues to manage projects involving both new-build and renovation of their many wine and liquor stores.

Vince brings an organized and comprehensive teamwork approach to all his projects, developing excellent working relationships with clients, consultants and team members alike.

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.

Neena Soans

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies#
Pompano Beach, USA

Neena Soans PMP has 15 years of systems and software engineering experience and has been exposed to all facets of the specification, design and implementation of various systems and applications during that timeframe. This includes ITS, Tolling Systems, Communications Systems, Intelligent Building Technology Systems and Security Systems. Neena has extensive experience with the development of functional and performance specifications, and the development, maintenance and support of complex software systems.

Brian Hollingworth

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

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto, Canada
There has been a paradigm shift in transportation planning over the past few years. We no longer need to convince people of the benefits of initiatives that enhance our walking and cycling environments. They're thirsty for change, which makes it all the more satisfying to see how our projects can transform cities.

Brian Hollingworth been with IBI Group for 22 years, where he has carried out a wide variety of studies in transportation planning, transit and sustainable urban development. Over the past decade Brian has served as the project manager for transportation master plans in York Region, Durham Region, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Victoria, Regina, Hamilton and Markham. Integration of land use planning, transportation and transit has been at the forefront of each of these plans.

Filomena Monteiro

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Interiors# #Office# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Canada

Filomena Monteiro has been practising Interior Design in Ontario for over 35 years. Her project experience spans a wide range of industries and has provided her with a deep understanding of corporate dynamics and the change process. Filomena is a consummate professional and manages the many aspects of a project with decisiveness and tact. Her ability to ask the right questions to gain an understanding of the organizations current and future needs results in innovative environments with built in flexibility for future change. She has a thorough grasp of new officing concepts and furniture applications that support the new ways of working.

Rachel DeWitt

Global Director, IBI Learning+
Denver, USA

#english# All# #Design Build# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Denver, USA

Rachel DeWitt is IBI Learning+ lead. Rachel began this passion as a part of our education team in Houston, joined our team in Portland for 2016, and now currently is based out of our Denver office. She has an M.Ed from Texas A&M University, and is particularly interested in the impact space and place has on student cognition. As a former educator, Rachel has been a speaker at national and international conferences on various education topics. Rachel will be working with all of our senior leaders across the education practice to strategize how to move the education practice forward with particular focus on five key areas: business development, professional development, growth, innovation, and thought leadership.

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.

Jonathan Levy

Associate
San Diego, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bridge Engineering# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
San Diego, USA

Jonathan Levy has 40 years of experience in engineering and public works and known for his ability to produce results working with complex public agencies including the, the City of Los Angeles, Caltrans, CPUC and the City of San Diego.

Jonathan is registered both as a Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California, and as a Professional Engineer in the State of New York. His various responsibilities over the years included multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, construction management, and public works maintenance.

Joe Heyninck

Director | Office Lead
London, Canada

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation#
London, Canada

Joe Heyninck is a Professional Engineer in Ontario with over 40 years of experience in the civil consulting field in southwestern Ontario. His involvement in a wide range of municipal infrastructure and land development projects over this period provides him with a broad base of experience in the delivery of projects ranging in scope from servicing master plans and environmental assessments through to detailed design and construction administration of multimillion-dollar municipal infrastructure projects. Joe is currently involved in the City of London SHIFT Rapid Transit project having shared design responsibility for the development of the rapid transit corridors including the development of design alternatives and utility coordination.

Jeremy Theodore

Principal | Education Practice Lead
Seattle, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Engineering# #Learning+# #Systems Integration#
Seattle, USA

Jeremy Theodore leads the Seattle education practice and has shown solid growth in Seattle and beyond. An architect with a Masters degree in engineering and prior construction experience, Jeremy has a deep understanding of the whole planning and design process, from the vision required to bring a campus or community’s story to life, to smart construction phasing, integrated systems, and refined details. These experiences have given Jeremy a genuine respect for each person’s role in the design process as well as an understanding of the artistic opportunities and technical needs embodied in each issue.

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