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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Luc Deniger

Associate, Landscape Architect
Edmonton, Canada

#english# Airports# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Police Stations# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Spiritual Places# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Edmonton, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luc-deniger-aala-aapq-csla-79259116/

Luc Deniger has over 14 years of experience and has worked on numerous urban design and rehabilitation projects, from plazas and parks to large scale, high profile district design and rehabilitation master plans. Luc has developed experience in pedestrian circulation plans, signage and wayfinding strategies, building and streetscape interface strategies and public spaces. Through his projects, he has gained experience in green roof technologies, native eco-system rehabilitation and environmental design practices. His knowledge of, and talent for, urban landscape architecture and design has earned him awards for innovative approaches to Landscape Architecture. His experience includes urban design and rehabilitation and streetscape projects in Victoria, BC, Montreal and Quebec City.

Ray Whitchurch

Associate | Urban Planner
Salt Lake City, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Salt Lake City, USA

Ray Whitchurch is a project manager, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Planner, for large-scale federal, state, municipal, institutional, mixed use villages, commercial, and residential projects. With 26 years of experience, his projects have included landscape designs, architectural design, land planning and re-zoning, municipality general plans, subdivision development, public reviews and outreach.

Don D. Murphy

Associate Director
San Diego, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Police Stations# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
San Diego, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/don-murphy-3064265

Don Murphy has over 22 years of experience in the transportation operations/planning and ITS fields. Over the past several years, he has specialized in project management and subject matter expertise support for public agencies planning, designing, and deploying fleet transit & communications management systems, border management systems, and tolling systems. He has led efforts to plan for and integrate emerging technology trends into transit agency systems development efforts. Don’s varied experience encompasses a broad range of transit operations, systems planning/engineering, and software development efforts that allow him to oversee and understand multiple project areas during the full lifecycle.

Jay Claggett

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Automotive# #Bridge Engineering# #Civic & Government# #Design Build# #Education# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Highway / Road Design# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Industrial# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Manufacturing# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Software Development# #Spiritual Places# #Transit Oriented Development# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Toronto, Canada
Cities cannot and should not become fixed in time; they are living creatures that evolve and develop over time. The most dynamic and successful cities embrace change by integrating public and private realms with world-class architecture and infrastructure, creating a kind of urban fabric woven from people, places, and things.

Jay Claggett, MCIP, RPP is a land use planner with over 25 years of professional planning and development experience. He has prepared numerous policy reviews, land use investigations, highest and best use analyses, market/financial analyses, site plans, district/master plans and land disposition strategies on behalf of public, institutional and private sector clients. He has been the Project Director or Project Manager for a range of complex real estate and master planning projects involving lands throughout Canada. As a result of Jay’s practical knowledge of the planning process and his excellent working relationships with staff at all levels of government, he has obtained timely planning approvals and successfully negotiated conditions and partnerships for small and large-scale residential developments, commercial, office, institutional and industrial projects.

Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Engineering# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Edmonton, Canada

Mel Johnson is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience specializing in the engineering design, construction, contract administration, and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in the greater Edmonton area. He is involved in managing the civil engineering department which includes over 40 full-time engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Mel is experienced in working with numerous private/municipal land developers and licensing/approving authorities through all elements of the land development process.

Paul Lavallee

Director
Seattle, USA

#english# All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Seattle, USA

Paul Lavallee is the US Lead in Transit Operations where he draws from his 20 years of experience in transportation and telecommunications planning and design. He has worked at all levels with the public and private sectors, from council and mayors to general managers and senior decision makers. He has a wide variety of local and international experience and expertise.

Mar Granados

Associate | Architect
New York, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential#
New York, USA

Mar Granados is an architect with over ten years of experience and holds licenses both in Europe and the United States. She has been working as an architect in New York City since 2003 after graduating with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. She has completed many successful projects globally, including Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey and Singapore. Her extensive knowledge and expertise with design has granted her the opportunity to be a guest juror for multiple studies in schools such as Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a key member of IBI Group’s design initiatives.

Michael Nobrega

Independent Director

#english# All# #Board Member#

Michael Nobrega is a Chartered Professional Accountant and currently the Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence, an Ontario based organization that drives the commercialization of leading edge technologies across the transportation, communications and key market sectors. Michael was past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Pension System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest pension funds, from 2007 to 2014. From 1998 to 2007, Michael was President and Chief Executive Officer of Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment entity of OMERS.

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.

Celia Johnstone

Director, Architect
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Canada
Transit architecture is no longer seen as just a utility, it plays a vital role in creating sustainable cities around the world as populations shift to urban centres. Great design can make infrastructure both efficient and beautiful, a source of delight on your daily commute as well as a lasting contribution to the community.

Celia Johnstone LEED AP is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She has over 20 years of experience in coordinating complex, multidisciplinary public-transit facility projects, as well as all facets of practice management. Celia has a portfolio of major transit infrastructure design projects, including underground, at-grade, and elevated transit facility design for the TTC, GTAA, and GO Transit. She is the lead architect for the new Redline LRT, the first subway system in Tel Aviv.

Peter Zurawel

Director
Denver, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Office# #Office Lead# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities#
Denver, USA
At IBI Group, we meet the challenges presented by our clients by getting them involved in the solutions. They participate. This is also my personal commitment.

Peter Zurawel is the US Lead on Transit Facilities with over 35 years of professional experience on large-scale urban, government, corporate, and institutional projects. He is a professional architect and urban designer with a speciality in leading multidisciplinary teams and large-scale projects requiring problem-solving for unique solutions. He has taken a special interest in the design of public spaces for transit facilities that unite transportation and land uses, which has been the solution for clients who require context-sensitive design solutions for both the urban built fabric and recreational landmarks.

His clients include major North American cities and their transit agencies, as well as the National Parks Service of the US Department of the Interior.

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.

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