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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Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Master Planning# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, USA

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

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.

John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Waterloo, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Fire Stations# #Geomatics# #Highway / Road Design# #K-12 Education# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Municipal Services# #Office# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-torrance-perks-mba-p-eng-2349b1b/

John Perks is designated by PEO as a Consulting Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of experience as a project manager and senior engineer for a diversity of transportation and municipal projects involving feasibility studies, Class Environmental Assessments, functional, preliminary and final designs, contract preparation, and construction administration and inspection.

His project work includes both new and reconstruction of existing civil infrastructure. This broad experience across many municipalities has provided John with the ability to large, manage multidisciplinary projects and understand the complexities of public, political, approval agency and municipal pressures and requirements on a project.

John is also one of the few Region of Waterloo approved acoustical engineers and has completed the MOE noise assessment course as well as numerous seminars with expertise acoustical studies for both road and rail transportation, and stationary noise sources.

Kirk Shimazu

Associate | Project Manager
Los Angeles, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, USA

Kirk Shimazu is the US Civic Lead where he draws upon over 40 years of architecture, planning and urban design experience. His critical thinking skills enables him to engage in thoughtful design solutions from the earliest design phases through construction documents minimizing change orders in the field. He effectively leads project teams and assures client goals and expectations are met in a timely and economical manner. Kirk’s extensive project background and strength in design have been key to the ultimate success of numerous project assignments. His commitment to quality design informs the development of the building elements, systems, materials and details to achieve functionality, durability and long-term flexibility through the process of value design.

Salim Kumar Narayanan

Studio Principal
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Industrial# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Vancouver, Canada

Salim Narayanan has over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Senior Project Manager to Designer in architecture for projects in Canada, USA, Middle East and India. He is skilled in developing design concepts, construction documentation, contract administration, and liaising with consultants, construction companies, city authorities, and clients. His experience in North America primarily includes mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His previous experience also includes residential and office towers, commercial complexes, hotel and resort projects, institutional and healthcare facilities, sports/multi-purpose halls, movie theatres, industrial buildings, transit centers, housing complexes, luxury palaces, and grand houses. Salim has a keen interest in integrating technology, detailing, and functional design.

Matt Colwill

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Engineering# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Rail# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Water Resources Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcolwill/

Matt Colwill, BA.Sc, P.Eng, has 15 years of experience in the fields of road user safety and traffic operations. Matt has conducted operational and safety reviews for a range of public sector clients, at all levels of government, including the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, York Region, the City of Waterloo, Transport Canada, and a number of private sector clients. These projects have involved safety and operational assessments of freeways, rural highways, urban and suburban arterials, and local roadways, and they have addressed the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and specialty road users.

Matt is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and serves as the Transportation Safety Committee representative to the Sustainability Standing Committee. He is also an active participant in the Road Safety Committee of Ontario.

Matt has also published papers and presented at the Transportation Association of Canada annual meeting, addressing topics that include the safety impacts of freeway HOV lanes, the effectiveness of winter weather collision countermeasures, and designing streets to protect vulnerable road users.

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.

Patricia Ramudo

Engineering Manager
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Pompano Beach, USA

Patricia Ramudo has over 32 years of experience in the civil engineering field. She has extensive experience in the design of hydraulic systems, including site development projects, water distribution systems, flood mitigation projects and the computer simulation of steady-state and transient flow of fluid transmission system. She has carried projects from conceptual design and modeling through construction and monitoring and was additionally responsible for hydraulic analyses, construction administration, design and analysis of water/sewer/storm water systems and permit acquisition at the federal, state and local levels. Patricia is also experienced in the design and rehabilitation of existing systems which are in violation of jurisdictional codes or require modification for upgrading.

Elizabeth Kadela

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.

Stephen Donnelly

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Higher Education# #Learning+# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-donnelly-75900069/?ppe=1

Stephen Donnelly is one of the firm’s leading specialists in the design and construction of educational facilities. His experience ranges from childcare centres, elementary and secondary schools to award winning College and University buildings. He has been involved in all facets of project realization for many of the firm’s large-scale sophisticated projects at several Canadian Universities.

Stephen is currently the project manager and lead designer for the new Applied Health Sciences Addition at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience delivering projects via a variety of delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and P3 procurement.

Shahin Abji

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Edmonton, Canada

#english# All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Edmonton, Canada

Shahin Abji has 16 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of transportation systems and is currently working as part of a team specializing in ITS and broadband telecom systems. His experience includes systems planning and design, material requirements and specifications, procurement, material and installation inspections, commissioning, operations, maintenance, construction contract administration, quality control/quality assurance.

Shujun Liu

Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Shujun Liu is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the design of mechanical systems for industrial, institutional, and commercial buildings for both private and public sector clients. He has in-depth knowledge of building codes and standards, which he applies to the detailed design of HVAC, plumbing, piping, and fire protection systems. Shujun has recently led a ten-man mechanical team for multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road, Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton, the Metrolinx Stouffville Corridor pursuit and the Honda Alliston Paint Shop.

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