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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Ivan Petrovic

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning#
Southfield, USA

Ivan Petrovic has over 18 year of diverse experience working in architecture, engineering and construction. He continuously monitors and analyzes project resource utilization and reviews production and delivery methods to maximize efficiency, and identify and implement changes for process and cost improvements. Ivan develops and implements strategic planning initiatives related to the public building market sector to identify potential opportunities for better client care. As Project Manager, Ivan serves as the principal design liaison with our client for the duration of the project and is responsible for the communication of information between the client and the various design group leaders.

Peter Richards

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-richards-70582261/

Peter Richards has 15 years of experience, with a focus on traffic operations analysis, traffic and parking assessments, and traffic signal coordination. Peter has extensive experience completing traffic impact studies, parking studies, including parking utilization studies for various developments, by-law reviews, and parking standards reviews.

Peter also has experience undertaking traffic capacity analysis, review of multi-modal developments, site circulation and access review, transportation demand management strategies, traffic model calibration, developing and implementing optimized and coordinated signal timing plans, queuing analysis, public consultation sessions, speed and delay surveys, and innovative traffic solutions.

For the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Transportation Plan work, Peter was presented the Award of Merit 2016 from the Canadian Institute of Planners for Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure. His professional memberships include Professional Engineers Ontario, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Canadian Parking Association.

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.

Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning#
Toronto, Canada

Amy Shepherd is a certified planner with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in strategic land and realty asset planning, Transit Oriented Development, policy and community needs assessments. She has undertaken policy reviews, led multidisciplinary master planning exercises, prepared market assessments and growth strategies, assisted with site selection and obtained development approvals on behalf of public, private and institutional clients. Amy also has extensive experience with the formation and execution of inclusive consultation strategies, and has led surveys, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, public open houses and prepared media releases and marketing/information packages.

Ewen Fisher

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

A Civil Engineer by profession, Ewen Fisher is one of the founding partners of IBI Group. He has extensive experience in managing major transportation and urban development projects across Canada, and in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago.

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.

Paul Williams

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto West, Canada

Paul Williams has over 30 years of project and design experience in the electrical engineering field. He has been responsible for conceptual design, specifications, feasibility studies, detail engineering, inspections, commissioning, and project management on numerous utility, industrial and commercial projects.Currently, Paul is the Mechanical and Engineering Peer Reviewer for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the Project Manager for the Metrolinx Lewis Road Layover Facility and Metrolinx Mimico Layover Facility, and provides Senior Electrical oversight for various projects.

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.

Steve Schibuola

Director, Engineer
San Diego, USA

#english# All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
San Diego, USA

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Green# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto West, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

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.

Sol Wassermuhl

Director
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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