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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Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

Agnes Herrera

Project Manager
Los Angeles, USA

#english# All# #Interiors# #Learning+# #Office# #Project / Programme Management#
Los Angeles, USA

Agnes Herrera has over 28 years of comprehensive experience in project management and interior design for public and private sector clients. Agnes works with clients in providing functional and creative environments and has planned over 5,000,000 sq ft of office space. Her expertise ensures that programmatic requirements, project budget and schedule are met from inception to completion. Her expertise includes space planning, selection and specifications of color, materials, equipment and furniture as well as addressing sustainability, ergonomics and material durability which is essential in 24/7 working environments for public clients and facilities. Special attention is given to lighting, acoustics and site lines within the space. She also has a strong background in today’s technology requirements, and planning for flexibility.

Dave Lykins

Associate | Manager, Structural Engineering
Southfield, USA

#english# All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Engineering# #Structural Engineering#
Southfield, USA

Dave Lykins manages a group of structural engineers and Revit/CAD designers where he is responsible for the technical accuracy, administrative aspects, and overall quality control of the team under this direct supervision. He is involved in planning, conducting, and supervising a variety of engineering assignments requiring the application of detailed technical principles and practices to solve problems of significant complexity. Dave is also directly involved in project estimating, staffing, and management related efforts within IBI Group.

Stuart Jones

Director, Landscape Architect
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design#
Vancouver, Canada

Stuart Jones is head of the Vancouver-based urban design practice. Trained in landscape architecture, his professional experience spans over 20 years and includes work on both the development and the planning sides of the business. His projects have ranged from downtown infill sites to large master planned communities in locations across North America, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. He is skilled at creating a compelling story and sense of place for projects, which he communicates through drawings, standards, guidelines, and zoning. He has a strong understanding of the key issues affecting development including building types, street design, transit, servicing and the public realm, and he is an effective manager of the specialists in these fields.

Susan Chang

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Mental Health Care# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Strategic Planning#
Toronto, Canada

Susan Chang heads up a select team of healthcare designers, architects, technologists, and evidence-based research designers. She has significant expertise in healthcare interior design, medical planning, and project implementation of hospitals, seniors’ residences, acute and ambulatory care facilities. Her experience in healthcare design and her knowledge of medical routines and typical practices, has given her a unique perspective and deep understanding of healthcare professionals.

Susan believes that each environment is unique and caters to that specific client profile, adjusting the physical requirements including medical equipment, technology, and patient confidentiality. Susan is especially skilled at assisting her clients to articulate their needs and translate them into spaces that are visually appealing and more importantly, support the functional activities of the healthcare provider and staff, while providing safe, private, and comforting spaces for patients.

Doug Parker

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parker-97bb2a15/

Doug Parker is a transportation systems engineer and planner, specializing in assisting public agencies with applying advanced technology. He is a recognized leader in transit technology consulting, working closely with the transit technology consulting practice across IBI Group.

His 30 years of experience spans all public transit modes, including rail, fixed route bus, bus rapid transit, ferries, demand responsive transit, and rural transit. It also includes the full range of transit technologies, including those in support of planning, operations management, public information, revenue management, security, and business intelligence.

Doug has been involved with numerous planning, research and evaluation efforts including regional deployment program development, architectures, evaluations, and several Transit Cooperative Research Program projects.

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.

Bankim Kalra, AICP

Manager, Urban Planning
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bankim-kalra-aicp-886a851/

Bankim Kalra has over 15 years of consulting experience on IBI projects in Florida, South Carolina, and Edmonton prior to his relocation to lead IBI India’s urban planning and design practice. With a background in architecture, urban planning and a specialization in economic development, Bankim has developed a diverse portfolio integrated transit and land use planning, urban design, redevelopment planning, streetscape design and strategic TOD projects to his credit.

During his time with IBI Group, he has grown into being an effective Project Manager and a seasoned professional with global experience and a unique perspective in understanding the challenges of integrating diversity in community building. Bankim has been part of several award-winning IBI projects including the Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan in India and the Downtown Tavares Master Plan in Florida.

Gianni Ria

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Gianni Ria holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and over the past 30 years, served as lead designer on a number of successful hospitality, residential and commercial projects. Gianni has Recent hospitality projects include the SOHO Metropolitan Hotel and Residences, a four star hotel in Toronto’s entertainment district, and the Hazelton Hotel and Residences in the Trendy Yorkville area of Toronto. Gianni’s work has been recognized through awards and publications.

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.

Jack Chung

Associate Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Jack Chung has over 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential projects. Through his involvement on a number of projects, such as 88 Scott Street, Pears on the Avenue and The KIP, he has developed long-lasting client relationships for the firm. His hands-on experience over the years has enabled him to effectively see a project from design through to project completion.

Neil Munro

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Higher Education# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

With over 40 years of professional architectural experience, Neil Munro has a diverse portfolio of work and project experience working with government agencies, residential, institutional, commercial and urban planning clients. Neil has an exemplary record of institutional work including acting as principal in charge for two demanding and complex architectural commissions, the York University Schulich School of Business, which received the Governor General’s Award for Architecture, and University of Waterloo ? School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine recipient of the Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award.

Neil has authored papers and given public lectures on ecological and environmental design issues. For his achievement in environmental design, he was also appointed a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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