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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Randy Knapick

Associate Director, Transportation Planner
Portland, USA

english Active Transportation All Architecture Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Civil Infrastructure Data Analytics Engineering Land Use Planning Light Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities Master Planning Mixed Use Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-Modal Transportation Operations & Maintenance Parking Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Rail Research & Development Revenue / Tolling Strategic Planning Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Terminals Traffic Management Transit Facilities Transit Management Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning Transit Technologies Transportation Transportation Planning Traveller Information Wayfinding & Signage
Portland, USA

In this time of extraordinary urban growth and technological innovation, Randy Knapick helps communities and organizations envision their transportation futures through an interdisciplinary approach to urban mobility challenges. Randy brings the full perspective and capabilities of IBI Group’s core disciplines to help our clients develop innovative solutions for complex urban and operational environments. His experience includes multi-modal transportation planning, public transit (BRT, LRT, heavy rail, and bus), active transportation, smart cities, connected/autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and organizational consulting.

He has project experience across North America and globally. Randy is an effective communicator with both technical and non-technical audiences, including executive decision makers, agency staff, and the citizens of the communities we serve.

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.

Terry Ruszczak

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

english All Project / Programme Management
Toronto, Canada

Terry Ruszczak is a dedicated, results-oriented, energetic and creative Architectural Technologist, with 35 years of experience in contract administration/field inspection, with an emphasis on project management and leadership. He directs the drafting team for working drawings, tendering, shop drawing review and monitored/inspected the project on-site as liaison between the client, consultants and contractors. He is commended for his communication with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of designs into construction documents.

Comprehensive knowledge of building science principles, construction methods and techniques and his understanding of zoning by-laws allow for Terry’s unique and creative ability to execute accurate working drawings for building permit application and construction maintaining the highest levels of Life Safety.

Ryan Tomas

Associate Director, Engineer
Edmonton, Canada

english All Bridge Engineering Brownfield Development Civil Engineering Civil Infrastructure Development Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Environmental Assessment Land Use Planning Master Planning Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Roads & Highways Transit Planning
Edmonton, Canada

Ryan Tomas, a Professional Engineer with over five years of experience in municipal engineering. Ryan has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, project management, contract administration, construction supervision and surveying for various projects throughout the City of Edmonton and surrounding area.

Bill Chomic

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Southfield, USA

english All Electrical Engineering Engineering Systems Integration
Southfield, USA

Bill Chomic is responsible for the operation of and design quality for IBI Group’s Electrical Engineering service offering, which includes specialists for fire alarm and security systems. He also takes an active part in the design and coordination of the various ongoing projects to assist in the development and implementation of system concepts. He is supported by a staff of electrical, engineers, CAD drafters and specialists working under his direction, and by specification writers and construction cost estimators. Bill participates in the designs of new facilities as well as for renovation and expansion of existing facilities.

Homayoun Vahidi

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.

Maurice Macare

Associate, Project Architect
San Diego, USA

english All Architecture Civic & Government Education K-12 Education
San Diego, USA

Maurice Macare AIA has 26 years of experience with the majority of that time dedicated predominantly on public sector projects, such as public schools and government facilities.

Wendy de Silva

Architect | Mental Health Lead
London, UK

english All Architecture Civic & Government Community / Recreational Facilities Design Build Green Healthcare+ Interiors Mental Health Care Mixed Use Placemaking Policy & Design Guidelines Subject Matter Expert UK Regional
London, UK
There is no health without mental health' WHO.

Wendy de Silva is an award winning architect and accredited RIBA Client Advisor with over 30 years of industry experience. She has amassed a wealth of knowledge across a range of educational, commercial and residential projects, but her particular expertise is in healthcare design. She has extensive understanding of the mental health sector and has worked with clients who are at the forefront of best practices and she is passionate about service improvements. Her project work has been recognized with awards for innovation and for providing best in class mental health facilities. She has presented papers on mental health design at conferences in the UK and Scandinavia.

Wendy has also worked on a wide range of primary and community health facilities and is keenly interested in the integration of health and social care services. She has been involved in competition winning integrated health and housing developments in London regeneration areas and has worked as Technical Advisor to community based NHS Trusts.

Wendy’s involvement as a governor of UCLH FT from 2004-2011 also enabled her to gain excellent insight into the rapidly changing NHS environment and the pressures that Foundation Trusts currently face. She continues to serve on its Arts and Heritage Committee.

Bankim Kalra, AICP

Manager, Urban Planning
Pompano Beach, USA

english Active Transportation Mixed Use Mobility Hub Multi-Modal Transportation Placemaking Policy & Design Guidelines Subject Matter Expert Transportation
Pompano Beach, USA

Bankim Kalra has over 15 years of consulting experience on IBI projects in Florida, South Carolina, and Edmonton prior to his relocation to lead IBI India’s urban planning and design practice. With a background in architecture, urban planning and a specialization in economic development, Bankim has developed a diverse portfolio integrated transit and land use planning, urban design, redevelopment planning, streetscape design and strategic TOD projects to his credit.

During his time with IBI Group, he has grown into being an effective Project Manager and a seasoned professional with global experience and a unique perspective in understanding the challenges of integrating diversity in community building. Bankim has been part of several award-winning IBI projects including the Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan in India and the Downtown Tavares Master Plan in Florida.

Saurabh Bhatia

New Delhi, India

english All Engineering Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Strategic Planning Transit Technologies Transportation
New Delhi, India

Since joining IBI Group, Saurabh Bhatia has gained diversified international experience in the ICT and ITS industries. Through the combination of an MBA in strategic management and a strong engineering background, he offers the right set of skills for projects that require both management and technical expertise. He has an extensive experience leading the design and deployment of ICT systems and ITS technologies for a diverse clientele in global market sectors including government bodies, transportation & transits, real estate developers, telecommunications service providers, broadcasting, among sectors within the infrastructure space. His work has also included providing strategic consulting to a broad range of clients including developing business and technology strategies and evaluating business cases.

Danny Brewster

Associate, Architect
Houston, USA

english All Architecture Mobility+ Retail / Commercial Strategic Planning
Houston, USA

Danny Brewster brings over 20 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. He is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. His commitment to thoughtful strategic planning encourages industry leadership.

Mitchell Reardon

Land Use Planner
Vancouver, Canada

english All Planning & Urban Design Transit Oriented Development
Vancouver, Canada

Working with urban issues from a diversity of perspectives, Mitchell Reardon is a city-maker informed by an urban planning and research background. As a land use planner at IBI group, he focuses on transit oriented development, urban futures and innovation. Exploring the potentials for holistic urbanism, Mitchell’s interdisciplinary work centers on people and how they live, work, and move through the city. He is also a driving force behind the IBI Group Th!nk team.

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