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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 3,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Darlene Broderick

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design/Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Darlene Broderick
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design/Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Darlene Broderick is a licensed Landscape Architect and Urban Planner. Spanning 25 years, her professional career covers a broad range of international and local work in both the public and private sectors. She has been involved in urban intensification projects, mobility hub projects, municipal corridor studies, adaptive reuse, streetscape master plans, secondary planning, policy and new town planning. Darlene’s comprehensive experience working at scales from detailed construction of streetscape designs to secondary planning, with a focus on issues related to urban design and complete streets, has led to a greater understanding of the impact and importance of creating connected, vibrant and walkable communities. Current notable projects include the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and multiple phases of the vivaNext BRT.
#North America#
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Rod Sieker

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Calgary, AB

Rod Sieker
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civil Engineering# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Rod Sieker is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering. He specializes in land development, including residential, commercial, and industrial projects, and has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, site planning, project management and contract administration, and construction supervision. He has also completed site servicing assessments addressing sanitary, stormwater, potable water supply, and transportation requirements for greenfield developments and redevelopment projects.
#North America#
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Liviu Birjega

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Liviu Birjega
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/LiviuBirjega
Honesty and truth is the ultimate sophistication.
Liviu Birjega has over 17 years of extensive involvement in IBI Group – Intelligent Systems division and more than 27 years of experience working in software development, IT and academia. Mr. Birjega provides functional and technical expertise, strategies and leadership in the development of new IBI Group projects and enhancements of existing ones delivering results across multiple verticals and technology platforms to enterprise clients. Monitors technology trends that will impact products in the years to come and recommends suitable new technologies and standards to create strategic prioritization and add higher value to customers. A champion for product quality, specializes in systems architecture, design, development and integration, software development life cycle, user experience complex processes, business analysis and integration.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

Jonathan Blades
#Software Developer# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom,
Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.
#United Kingdom#
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Jeffrey Mok

Associate
Vancouver, BC

Jeffrey Mok
#Associate# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jeffrey Mok is an award-winning senior designer with over 30 years of experience designing and managing architectural projects. Jeffrey also specializes in multimedia projects and computer graphics. He has produced a variety of videos and interactive projects in conjunction with his architectural design work.
#North America#
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Derek Sims

Director At Large
Toronto, ON

Derek Sims
#Director At Large# #All# #BlueiQ# #Industrial# #Water Resources Management# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Sims will be moving into a strategic advisory role, working on initiatives with IBI’s Executive team, as of July 2021. Derek has been with IBI for over 40 years, serving as Global Director of IBI’s Intelligence Sector for the past seven years. His mandate going forward will be to advance the Intelligence Sector practice into new areas of business and the firm’s initiatives in energy optimization, application of artificial intelligence (AI) in operations, intelligent buildings, smart cities and data analytics. Under Derek’s leadership, the Intelligence sector was responsible for consulting, software development and operational services in projects which conceive, design, implement and operate solutions applying new technologies. Throughout his career, he has grown IBI’s worldwide practices in transportation and systems engineering with a focus on Traffic Management, Traveller Information, Transit, Tolling and Airport Groundside Systems. Mr. Sims holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Business and is a registered Professional Engineer.
#North America#
Christine Hill

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Facilities
Oakville, ON

Christine Hill
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Facilities# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Electrical Engineering# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mechanical Engineering# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Structural Engineering# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
I am committed to achieving success and delivering high quality services and projects to all of our clients.
Christine has more than 30 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry. Her experience spans a wide range of water and wastewater practice areas ranging from strategic planning, planning, system assessment, preliminary design, detailed design and construction. She has led many multi-disciplined teams that have delivered high quality services to a range of clients. In her current role, Christine manages IBI’s Water Facilities business and is engaged in all aspects of the group including business development, project execution and staff management.
#North America#
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Danny Brewster

Director | Office Lead
Houston, TX

Danny Brewster
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Houston, Texas, North America
Mr. Brewster joined IBI Group in 1999 and brings over 25 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience to the firm. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. Daniel is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. Mr. Brewster’s experience with IBI Group includes projects in the educational, religious and civic sectors. His work with our educational clients centers on the transition from traditional to next generation learning environments and pedagogies. Daniel also has experience in managing extensive multi-facility expansion and enhancement projects and understands the natural relationship between a school facility and best practices for teaching and learning.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Daniel Crosthwaite

Associate Director | Practice Lead Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Daniel Crosthwaite
#Associate Director | Practice Lead Buildings Projects# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Crosthwaite has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management and business administration. He has extensive experience in project management for complex and multidisciplinary, high-profile design assignments, project costing, project selection and forensic analysis for client projects. Daniel is an electrical engineer with detailed understanding of disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and industrial, which he leverages for advanced project management techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control project portfolios and optimize individual project team performance. He has experience with multiple contract arrangements and has gained this understanding through leading complex, multidisciplinary design projects, which allows him to interface with and coordinate the activities of professionals in these fields.
#North America#
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Gianni Ria

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

Gianni Ria
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, 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.
#North America#
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Mike Richardson

Studio Principal
Manchester, UK

Mike Richardson
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom,
Mike Richardson is the Global Quality Management Steering Committee Chair, Justice Sector Lead and has responsibility for both QM and Health & Safety within the UK & Ireland. With over 29 years of experience, Mike has developed an acknowledged reputation for high quality, award winning innovative design solutions. Mike has experience developing complex bespoke briefs with Government Departments, clients and stakeholders. He has senior responsibility and specializes in the design and delivery of multi faceted projects including a diverse range of secure, blue light, healthcare, and education building types throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
#United Kingdom#
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Jim Fitzpatrick

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Jim Fitzpatrick
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Portland, Oregon, North America
Jim Fitzpatrick has been promoted to serve as Principal of our Portland office. Jim has over 22 years of architectural experience with 16 years of K-12 architectural experience in the Portland office. Jim’s role has been to manage clients, in-house staff, and consultants over the course of multiple education projects of all sizes and complexity. He has an exemplary customer service philosophy of making sure clients get what they need. His attention to detail, thorough planning and communication, and the willingness to go above and beyond ensures projects run smoothly.
#North America# #Pacific West#