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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.

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Kim Van Ruskenveld

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Edmonton, AB

Kim Van Ruskenveld
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design# #All# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
A NCIDQ-Certified Interior Designer with over ten years of design and management experience, Kim is the Regional Interior Design Lead for Canada West. Kim has acted as design lead on a wide range of projects, overseeing the entire project process from programming, design development, through to contract administration. Kim has experience in corporate, commercial, office, healthcare, residential, retail, and institutional projects. Her current work includes the City of Edmonton Co located Emergency Dispatch 911 Centre, the Grande Prairie Regional College National Bee Diagnostic Centre, and the Alberta Education – Provincial Marking Centre Relocation. Kim holds memberships with Canada Green Building Council, Interior Designers of Alberta, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
#North America#
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Rebecca Grant

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Rebecca Grant
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Based in the Portland office, Rebecca is part of the Learning+ team and has specialized in educational architecture and sustainable design during her 17 years of professional practice. A leader at IBI Group for nearly a decade, she is an astute project manager and effective communicator who ensures that design intent is carried through a project from concept to construction. She deftly balances sustainability, budget, timeline, stakeholder engagement, and innovative, results-oriented design in her service to clients and community. Rebecca is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council and an Architects-in-School Program Member with the Architectural Foundation of Oregon.  She played an integral role in the successful completion of award-winning LEED Gold projects including Parkrose Middle School Replacement, Sandy High School, and Trillium Creek Primary School. Rebecca was also involved in the design of the Snohomish Aquatic Center, a truly unique facility north of Seattle.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Mike Murray PE LEED AP

Director | Office Lead, Columbus
Westerville, OH

Mike Murray PE LEED AP
#Director | Office Lead, Columbus# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America
Mike Murray specializes in the design of civil and transportation infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients across a broad range of project types including traditional and non-traditional public sector transportation; municipal and county clients, commercial and residential development, parks, trails, and schools. He is currently focused on the management, design, construction management/administration of civil/transportation improvement projects which include: horizontal infrastructure (road widenings/new alignments/intersection design/bridge/traffic and access management) commercial, residential, municipal and recreational site developments; storm and sanitary sewer design; water system design; multi-use trails; and recreational spaces as well as construction administration and inspection. Mike?s technical expertise and management capabilities has enabled him to lead many large and innovative projects, including the SR 4 Bypass and several sections of the Ohio River Trail. Mike also previously served the City of Centerville (Ohio) as Assistant City Engineer. This experience has allow him to assist several communities in Southwest and Central Ohio as the municipalities contract engineer.
#Midwest# #North America#
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David Forsey

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

David Forsey
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David Forsey specializes in travel demand forecasting and public transportation systems. He has recently served as project manager for the Peel Region Travel Demand Forecasting Model Update and the National Capital Region Travel Trends Study, as well as leading the technical work for public transit and travel demand forecasting for Niagara Region and the estimation and land use forecasting model for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
#North America#
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Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, AB

Mel Johnson
#Director# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mel Johnson is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience specializing in the engineering design, construction, contract administration, and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in the greater Edmonton area. He is involved in managing the civil engineering department which includes over 40 full-time engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Mel is experienced in working with numerous private/municipal land developers and licensing/approving authorities through all elements of the land development process.
#North America#
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Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
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.
#Middle East#
Gwyn Vose

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Gwyn Vose
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Gwyn Vose has over 15 years of experience and has led projects in Canada, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. He is an exceptionally creative designer who has a number of award-winning contemporary buildings to his credit. He specializes in mixed-use residential buildings and thrives on the opportunities presented in “conversion” projects. Gwyn’s work spans a wide range of typologies, but focuses primarily on multi-family residential and mixed-use projects, which range in scale from duplex houses to over 500 ft tall towers. Notable examples of his local projects include: Harbour Green Three, One Burrard Place, 564 Beatty Street, The Spot, Opsal & Sitka.
#North America#
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Jim Moffatt

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
Ottawa, ON

Jim Moffatt
#Associate | Manager, Land Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jim Moffatt has a broad based urban land and municipal engineering experience with specific emphasis on greenfield development and urban rehabilitation and renewal. His broader experience includes management of municipal projects in both St. John’s and Ottawa, including three major Neighbourhood Improvement Projects in St. John’s, encompassing all aspects of urban renewal and numerous integrated road, water and sewer projects in Ottawa. Jim is ultimately responsible for all municipal projects carried out in Ottawa and manages the multidisciplinary teams in the design and construction of sewage pumping stations. He is currently the project manager on a major urban land development covering 500 hectares being responsible for all designs, approvals, construction administration and acceptances for a major multi use development in Ottawa.
#North America#
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Joe Somfay

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Joe Somfay
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Drawing on 50 years of experience in cities as diverse as Sydney, Toronto and Waterloo, Mr. Somfay brings an acute urban sensibility and sustainability to the design of contemporary buildings. As a designer and manager he has coordinated large multi-disciplinary teams collaborating on complex university, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the Waterloo Region and Southern Ontario. His projects include architectural designs for mixed used and high rise projects in Mississauga, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Elora areas. He has taught design and building science for 17 years at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Comfortable with projects at any scale, northern latitudes or the tropics, Mr. Somfay always looks for design opportunities that further the clients’ goals with an original, practical and economical solution. Firmly committed to sustainability, he has taught and consulted on sustainable design for the past 50 years.  Joe encourages original thinking and is willing to question norms.
#North America#
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Ross Parker

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Seattle, WA

Ross Parker
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Seattle, Washington, North America
Ross is a senior architect and learning environment planner with more than 30 years of experience, with the past 20 years specializing in educational architecture. He is highly experienced in all phases of projects, from visioning through to final completion; and in a wide variety of project sizes, including new construction, renovation, historic preservation and reuse, and STEM focused schools. A seasoned advocate for K-12 education, he has seen two of his projects recognized by the CEFPI (now A4LE) James D. MacConnell Awards committee. Ross is passionate about using design to connect students to their learning and natural environment and is a strong proponent of inclusive and culturally relevant community engagement for schools. His volunteer efforts include “working the phones” in support of school districts’ capital bond measures, local food banks and community non-profits, and speaking engagements at educational design conferences.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Stephen Hendry

Associate | Practice Manager, Software Development
Glasgow, UK

Stephen Hendry
#Associate | Practice Manager, Software Development# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Glasgow, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Stephen Hendry has over 20 years’ experience in the development of software solutions across a broad spectrum of industries. He joined IBI Group in 2011 and has since furthered his experience in the design and development of Traffic, Travel and Asset Management Systems for IBI’s clients across the UK and Ireland. Stephen is currently managing the development team in Glasgow and lending his expertise in systems architecture and design to a number of projects with Highways England, Transport Scotland, Ireland’s National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Stephen holds a MSc in IT – Software Development which he undertook after completing a BEng in Aerospace Engineering.
#United Kingdom#
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Caz Thomson

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Caz Thomson
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Leader# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom,
Caz Thomson has 20 years of commercial experience in systems architecture design and full lifecycle development within many disciplines, ranging from utilities management, through medical insurance to manufacturing and transportation systems. Caz has excellent technical expertise in a number of development platforms and significant experience in requirements analysis, system design and architecture, the management of large development teams and the delivery of mobile, web and system development projects. Caz also architected IBI Group’s Software and System Development processes and procedures in the UK, using the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology. She currently co-manages the UK Systems team, which now numbers some 20 developers and specialists.
#United Kingdom#