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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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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
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-de-silva-764b0529/
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.

Mark Touw

Associate | Office Lead
Kingston, Canada

english All Economic / Financial Analysis Land Use Planning Office Lead Planning & Urban Design
Kingston, Canada

A Land Use Planner by trade, Mark Touw is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Mark manages a diverse planning practice that covers Eastern Ontario however his area of specialty is development and urban planning for both the private and public sector. He is the principal municipal planner for the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee. For the private sector he leads planning projects that include: Planning Feasibility/ Due Diligence Studies, Community Design Visioning, Secondary Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Block Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances and Site Plans.

Stephen White

Associate, Principal Architect
San Jose, USA

english All Architecture Civic & Government Detention Facilities Education Green Healthcare+ Project / Programme Management Residential Retail / Commercial Seniors Communities Sustainability & Environmental Management
San Jose, USA

Stephen White has 35 years of experience in design and planning. In this time, he has worked closely with the Principal-In-Charge and the project team to ensure all program elements are incorporated into the design and budgets and time schedules met. As a LEED AP, Stephen incorporates environmentally sustainable design into his projects as part of his everyday practice. His career emphasis has been on design and project management for new construction, remodelling, modernization, assessments, and planning projects. His experience ranges in project types including educational, senior living, residential, skilled nursing, commercial, civic, judicial and juvenile facilities.

Stephen has formed an excellent working relationship with various State and local agencies, including but not limited to: the Division of State Architect, the Office of School Construction, California Department of Education, and the State Chancellor?s Office.

Ryan Gulick

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Seattle, USA

english All Bus Rapid Transit Design Build Revenue / Tolling Roads & Highways Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Transit Technologies Transportation Traveller Information
Seattle, USA

Ryan Gulick has years of experience in the ITS field. His project experience includes the design of freeway management systems, fiber interconnect communication systems, advanced traveller information systems, toll facilities, and bus rapid transit technology. This includes studies, planning, and design (PS&E) activities. Ryan has also worked on several, large scale, design-build projects in Washington, Arizona, and Colorado.

Gary Andrishak

Director
Vancouver, Canada

english All Land Use Planning Leader Master Planning Mobility+ Planning & Urban Design Public Outreach Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning
Vancouver, Canada
In support of city shaping, transit plazas are the Italian piazzas of the 21st century.

Gary Andrishak boasts a multidisciplinary portfolio of significant work to his credit, during his more than 35 years in the planning and design community. He is equally at home in the co-joined disciplines of land use planning and transit planning, from the standpoint of producing urban master plans concentrating on Transit Oriented Development. Gary is skilled at developing branding, marketing, and communications strategies for public transit systems, with an aim to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile use. He is also expert in the development of public outreach communications plans to ensure the public is well-informed and able to participate in the planning process.

Deepak Darda

Director
New Delhi, India

english All Economic / Financial Analysis Mobility+ Office Lead Revenue / Tolling Systems Traffic Management Transit Management Transit Technologies Transportation Planning Traveller Information
New Delhi, India

Deepak Darda specializes in ITS projects and has worked on conceptual planning, functional requirements, design and implementation of Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Toll Systems, Traveller Information Systems, and Transit Management Systems.

Deepak’s expertise in transportation planning extends to his work on travel demand modelling, micro simulation modelling, operational analysis, feasibility studies, model calibration, and origin-destination estimation.

Tom Tsaktsiris

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english All Architecture High Rise Residential Hospitality Hotels Project / Programme Management Residential Resorts Sustainability & Environmental Management
Toronto, Canada

Tom Tsaktsiris LEED AP BD+C specializes in high-rise Residential and Hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled him to the position of Project Manager where he has further developed his relationships with his clients and honed his management skills, while leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Tom has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Valhalla Condos and Towns for Edilcan, Minto’s Yorkville Park and The Yorkdale Condominiums for Heights Development Inc., where his work is helping to revitalize the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.

Larry Baldwin

Electrical / Communications Design Draftsman
Seattle, USA

english All Software Development Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration
Seattle, USA

Larry Baldwin is a multi-modal (speech and touch input) interaction design specialist who has designed and deployed mobile, telematics, web and in-home speech, touch-screen and web-browser applications for the past 12 years. He is a visionary in multi-modal application design with three patents to his name (one pending). Larry lead the interaction design of unique Alaska 511 and South Carolina 511 mobile websites and was the interaction designer for the Florida 511 iPhone application. He was also the lead designer of telematics (in-car) applications such as the Pioneer in-dash system (AVIC-Z1 In-Dash HDD Navigation and Multimedia AV Receiver with DVD). In addition to transportation-related IVR system and application design, Larry was the also the lead speech designer for Voco (The World?s First Voice controlled Wireless Music System). He brings a wealth of design experience and understands the challenges inherent in system design and deployment.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, Canada

english All Economic / Financial Analysis Leader Mixed Use Office Lead Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Project / Programme Management Senior Management
Toronto, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University and a member of Pragma Council (University of Waterloo), Lambda Alpha, and the Urban Land Institute.

Craig Atkinson

Associate, Project Architect
Los Angeles, USA

english All Architectural Controls Architecture BIM & 3D Visualization Civic & Government Community / Recreational Facilities Design Build Education Fire Stations Higher Education K-12 Education Learning+ Library Master Planning Police Stations Public Outreach
Los Angeles, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-atkinson-2bba6b42/

Craig Atkinson is a lead in the Southern California Education sector with more than 27 years of experience in the design and construction of public projects in the educational and civic sectors. He has extensive knowledge and ‘know how’ in community relations, project consensus building, design, planning, project delivery, and quality control.

Craig’s years of project management experience for public clients throughout California have made him a resource for client and community relations and quality control within IBI Group. He has also served on the Santa Barbara County, North County Board of Architectural Review, coached various sports including Special Olympics.

Joseph Geroux

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Salt Lake City, USA

english All Architecture Civic & Government Education Master Planning Policy & Design Guidelines Special Events
Salt Lake City, USA

Joseph Geroux has a wide range of experience from large scale civic and campus master planning, to Olympic operations and venue management planning. He is familiar with public policy and has worked as a liaison between clients and various public agencies at multiple levels.

Susan Christensen

Associate Director | Office Lead
Binghamton, USA

english All Education Higher Education K-12 Education Office Lead
Binghamton, USA

Susan Christensen has over 15 years of experience in marketing management, e-commerce marketing, marketing communication, business development, and global brand management.

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