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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Tissa De Silva

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Leader# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #product_Airport Taxi Dispatch# #product_Transmission Operations Optimizer# #product_Transmission Simulator# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Toronto, Canada

Tissa De Silva leads the Toronto Information Technology and Systems practice at IBI Group. He has over 20 years of experience in state-of-the-art information technology system architecture, system design, system development, integration, and delivery of both software and hardware system applications. Tissa has worked on technology planning, computer and communications restructure design, and advanced software systems, design, and implementation throughout his career, leading multi-million dollar projects in Canada, the USA, and the UK.

Jim Fox

Associate Director, Engineer
Southfield, USA

#english# All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management#
Southfield, USA

Jim Fox is responsible for the administration of corporate operations and projects. He manages the project organization, scheduling, scope definition, manpower planning, budgeting, expediting the various design disciplines, as well as monitoring their quality and progress. For selected projects, he serves as the upper level liaison with our client.

Anita Leonoff

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Leader# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, Canada

Anita Leonoff joined IBI Group shortly after graduating from UBC’s Architecture School and learned quickly. In the mid 1980s, Anita began the renovation work on the Hotel Vancouver, one of her longest running projects and one she continues to work on to this day. In the 1990s, Anita took on the local work for Holt Renfrew which at the time was renovation work. This later turned into a new store for Vancouver, followed by Calgary, and a number in Ontario and Quebec, which is a testament to her work. Anita’s areas of specialty include institutional and hospitality facilities design, retail and office tenant fit-ups, heritage renovations, and the management of the approvals and public consultation processes.

Robyn Brown

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Planning & Urban Design# #Research & Development#
Toronto, Canada

Robyn Brown is a key figure in the Toronto office Real Estate, Economics & Planning team. As a dedicated professional, her project work is geared to giving her clients the best advice possible. Her work transcends a broad spectrum of real estate advice, including highest and best-use studies/disposition strategies; economic development strategies; growth management; market studies; feasibility studies; community services and facilities studies; economic impact analysis; demographic analysis and related skills. She is involved in a wide range of external organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (including their Women’s Leadership Initiative and Mentorship Committee), TCREW, BILD and s. She has proven to be an excellent and effective IBI Group ambassador. Robyn is the ultimate team player, inspiring and pushing s to think creatively and proactively.

Calin Caliman

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Canada

Calin Caliman is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with over 20 years of experience as an architect, and over 15 years of experience specifically in the high-rise residential and commercial sector. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects, such as L’Avenue in Montreal, King Blue Condos and Dundas Square Gardens in Toronto, has honed his skills both in design and contract documentation.

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.

Lydia La Point

Engineer
Irvine, USA

#english# All# #Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Irvine, USA

As a Transportation Engineer in the Irvine office, Lydia La Point has performed traffic impact analyses, computer modeling, and quality control for several transit projects. She was also involved in the production of cost estimates for traffic signal components and roadway striping in signalized intersections.

Stephen Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada

Stephen Taylor is the Chief Financial Officer of IBI Group. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international financial experience in all areas of corporate management, including acquisitions of new businesses, operational management, and investments.His functional experience includes accounting, public company financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, valuation, process management, enterprise integration, and investor relations.

Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

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.

Dusica Pavlovic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Hospitality# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Dusica Pavlovic holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience including design work in hospitality buildings, long term care facilities, institutional and mixed-use residential buildings. Her involvement on a number of high profile projects such as Riverhouse at the Old Mill, Hazelton Lane and 355 King Street West has developed her relationships with long standing clients over the years. On such projects, she was responsible for the schematic design, design development of the projects to final working drawings for construction purposes, including all the required coordination with clients, consultants and contractors.

Lou Bandiera

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Industrial# #Interiors# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Office# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Toronto West, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25

Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.

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