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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 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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Neil Evans

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Mental Health Care# #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom

Neil?s early days at Percy Thomas Partnership and Studio BAAD, provided him with a firm grounding in healthcare design but he also gained significant experience in the both the commercial and industrial sectors. Neil was appointed Office Principal of IBI Group’s Rochdale Office in July 2006.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, USA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering#
Alexandria, USA

Michael Kazan is actively involved in the preparation, technical quality, and administration of planning, programming and large-scale public-sector interior design and renovation projects in urban settings. Focused on planning and government projects, Michael has been challenged to integrate historic and contemporary spaces, by introducing state-of-the-art telecommunications, data, and engineering systems, while creating environmentally responsible public-sector facilities. Since joining the firm in 1975 as a facilities planner, Michael has contributed his leadership, strategic planning, and management expertise to community, educational, judicial, municipal, and federal projects throughout the United States. In 1994, he established the office in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide services to our federal and related public-sector clients.

Guy Pearson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom

Guy Pearson is a qualified architect and urban designer. His interest and skills lie in the links between the two disciplines, including master planning and designing mixed use, high density urban neighbourhoods. Guy is an advocate of sustainable design to create liveable, healthy communities.

Bill Kussro

Associate Director, Operations Manager
Southfield, USA

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Structural Engineering#
Southfield, USA

Bill Kussro is a Licensed Professional Civil and Structural Engineer in 49 states and responsible for managing a group of 30 structural engineers, civil engineers and CAD designers. He is ultimately responsible for the technical accuracy, administrative aspects and overall quality control of the projects assigned to the team. He is also 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.

David Thom

President
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Board Member# #Senior Management#
Vancouver, Canada

As the President of IBI Group and member of the Board of Directors, David Thom is responsible for providing executive leadership to the company with a particular focus on managing and leading the firm’s multidisciplinary teams of professionals. He specializes in the planning and design of complex projects that integrate planning, architecture, and transportation. He has had senior responsibility for many major urban development projects across Canada, in the USA and internationally including public/private partnerships and private finance initiatives.

David joined the firm in 1975 after graduating from the architecture program at the University of Toronto, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #product_BedPod# #product_MedBedHead# #product_Norbury Lounge Chair# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Richard Mazuch is an architect and designer who gains great satisfaction from translating holistic ideas into radical but pragmatic solutions. An authority on healthcare, Richard provides profound insight into designing for global trends, patient groups and clinical provision – informing key decisions throughout the architectural process. Richard has worked on healthcare projects in Italy, Hong Kong, Brazil, Oman, UAE, and more recently Australia. He has been elected as a World Architecture Jury member, as well as being a University lecturer/examiner and speaker at the International Conferences.

Richard has strong relations with key health bodies. He has worked extensively with the NHS contributing to Health Building Notes, Health Technical Memorandum, and their ‘therapeutic environment’ website feature entitled “Slight Sensitive Design and Sound Sensitive Design” enabling designs to build evidence-based healthcare environments.

Richard is a founder and champion of IBI TH!NK. An advocate of evidence-based design, Richard creates innovations that positively impact the psychology and physiology of patient groups. Sense Sensitive Design, Emotional Mapping, the Design Prescription and the hPod are a few of the models that Richard has successfully pioneered. This has led to him authorising two new NHS guidelines for ‘Evidence-based Design Healthcare Environments’.
Richard is a product designer. In collaboration with manufacturers, he creates interventions, such as the BedPod, to support and improve patient care.
Richard works frequently with the NHS and DOH Expert Working Groups and Reference Groups helping to develop new Healthcare Strategies and Guidelines. More recently he has co-authored three key Paediatric Guideline documents entitled: ‘Hospital Accommodation for children and young peopleHBN 23’, ‘Friendly healthcare environments for children and young people’ and ‘Mental Health faculties for children and young people’.

Richard was also an active member and contributor to the Expert Reference Group responsible for ‘Facilities for Maternity Care’ HBN21. He was a key contributor to ‘The Children’s National Service Framework’ an NHS and Department of Health document with evaluation process and recommendations Richard made early contributions and document reviews of ‘Creating a Better Health Environment’ an Audit Took Kit by The National Childbirth Trust in 2003.
In education, Richard is translating his work in healthcare paediatrics to benefit teachers and students. Working alongside University partners, he is pioneering the development of an ‘optimal learning environment’, improving motivation, behaviour and concentration amongst pupils, especially those with special educational needs.

Deepak Darda

Director
New Delhi, India

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #product_Smart City Platform# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation Engineering# #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.

Brad Hughes

Architect
Houston, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Retail / Commercial#
Houston, USA

Brad Hughes is a Registered Architect with 30 years of experience in institutional, commercial and educational projects. He is responsible for the complete delivery of the project and has provided design, planning and construction management for hundreds of projects ranging from new facilities, additions, renovations, and historic preservation. His experience affords a comprehensive approach to problem solving and quality service to clients and he excels in the delivery of projects with tight constraints and budgets.

Paul Hewes

Regional Director, UK/Ireland
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-hewes-5521b728/

Paul Hewes is the Regional Director of the UK and Ireland, which includes offices in London, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newark, Manchester, Liverpool, Rochdale, Glasgow and Dublin. Paul is responsible for regional operational and commercial performance, market growth, staff development and client engagement.

As an architect and project manager, he has extensive experience of the healthcare, education, transport and commercial sectors in the UK and the Middle East. Paul has exceptional knowledge of complex project delivery including strategic planning, procurement, contractual agreements, negotiation and mediation.
Paul is a qualified Architect, having trained at Bristol and Edinburgh Universities, in addition to being both an Arbitrator and a Project Manager, receiving both qualifications from the College of Estate Management, Reading University. Paul has been a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) since 1987.

Henry Burstyn

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-burstyn-74314794/

Henry Burstyn has over 20 years of experience and has developed a significant portfolio of work in residential, commercial, institutional, master plans and complex urban mixed-use projects leading multidisciplinary teams. His extended experience covers a wide range of building types from multi-unit residential (condominium, rental and townhouses) to institutional schools, retrofits and larger commercial centres. Henry’s contribution to projects has been acknowledged through being a guest lecturer and his projects being awarded a number of prestigious design awards including Pinnacle Awards, Oakville’s LBD Award of Excellence, OAA Award of Excellence, RAIC Award and the Governor General’s Award.

Sue Chadwick

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom

With over 35 years of experience, Sue Chadwick has worked with a diverse group of clients on projects in various sectors. She is considered one of the leaders in IBI Group’s Education sector, offering advice at senior level and bringing a vast level of practical knowledge to any project.

She is an excellent communicator and is experienced in developing complex briefs with clients and stakeholders. Many projects require bespoke and particular methods of engagement and consultation and with the end user in mind, Sue runs a series of innovative processes including workshops and exhibitions. She has also developed a sound understanding of client values and requirements when delivering educational buildings on occupied sites.

As a qualified architectural technologist, Sue also has extensive technological knowledge in all aspects of design, construction processes contemporary building fabrics and structures.  Within the IBI Group, Sue is involved in promoting technical quality with an aim to embed an ethos of excellence and consistency in our approach by setting companywide standards that ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service to our clients.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

#english# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Resorts# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

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