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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 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Peter Spal

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources
Ottawa, ON

Peter Spal
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Peter Spal, P.Eng has over 28 years of experience as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist in the field of stormwater management planning, stormwater master servicing and drainage projects, including detailed design, contract administration and inspection. His experience includes various projects ranging from stormwater management studies and infrastructure projects to master drainage plans and flood analysis, which includes numerous projects for the City of Ottawa and the former Region Municipality of Ottawa, Carleton as well as private developers. He has completed numerous stormwater management projects related to site plans for urban development and commercial sites for both infield and greenfield sites.

Peter has been at the forefront of developing creative stormwater management solutions either by generating new solutions or upgrading of the existing aging infrastructure.

#North America#
Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

#North America#
Antulio Richetta

Director, Eastern Europe
Athens, Greece

Antulio Richetta
#Director, Eastern Europe# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
http://linkedin.com/in/antulio-richetta-9075501

Antulio Richetta has a Master of Science in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and specializes in ITS, Motorway Concessions Toll and Motorway Management Systems, Information Technology Applied to Transportation Systems, Intermodal Systems and Transport Systems Analysis. Antulio is currently responsible for several Motorway Concession Toll, Motorway Management and Communications Systems deployments in Greece and as part of his ITS-related experience, he has led key projects in several cities worldwide including the Athens Traffic Management and Signal Study for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Automated Traffic Violations Administering and Monitoring in Saudi Arabia, and the Beirut Traffic Management Program.

His technical experience extends to areas of the Transportation sector, where he was responsible for the Attiki Region Public Transport Masterplan, and Airport Masterplan projects for Santorini and Tripoli in Greece.

#Europe#
Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
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.

Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

Garry Howard
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.

Andrea Lendak

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Andrea Lendak
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrea Lendak has over 12 years of experience in the planning, implementation and operation of transportation systems. When it comes to Landmark Events, her key strength is coordinating multiple stakeholders from different agencies to ensure on-time project delivery. She brings a high level of contagious energy to projects to get work done on time. Andrea was part of the project management team that stewarded the award-winning delivery of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. She was also pivotal figure in transportation demand management for the Toronto 2015 and London 2010 Olympic Games.

Graham Harris

Studio Principal
London, UK

Graham Harris
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Graham Harris is an experienced architect and project director and has taken an active involvement in driving IBI Group?s design processes, ensuring heightened standards in architectural output and efficient working methods, including BIM & 3D Visualisation. Skilled at delivering all aspects of a project, he is particularly strong at executing innovative stakeholder consultation processes. He places collaborative working as the focus of his leadership, winning awards for outstanding team delivery and high client satisfaction.

In healthcare, he works alongside clients to transform their ‘model of care’ into an efficient and therapeutic healing environment, ensuing overall cost savings and improving service delivery. Graham is highly competent at meeting the design challenges posed by complex refurbishment works within a live hospital environment. His experience includes the development of complicated phasing plans to meet both clinical and construction requirements. With a rich background in healthcare design, Graham is very aware of Trust requirements, ensuring solutions address future flexibility, energy efficiency and most importantly reduced infection rates by introducing innovations such as the IBI Group ‘cruciform ward’.

In education, Graham has been exposed to a number of Government initiatives, including Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital programme. He has hands-on experience of the tight parameters specified by these schemes, responding with holistic solutions to safeguard design quality and exceed clients’ ‘value for money’ expectations.

#Europe#
Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, ON

Arend Lootsma
#Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Arend Lottsma is responsible for management of municipal infrastructure replacement projects. His duties include ongoing staff management and client liaison during the preparation of engineering designs and contract documents, where he flexes his technical skills in the preparation and review of engineering design and contract documents.

He maintains a consistent presence on the project management front, from coordinating utilities, regulatory agencies and municipalities through to contract administration and project coordination during the construction phase ensuring smooth transitions through the project lifecycle.

Since joining the firm upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Arend has participated in a number of high-profile local projects within the urban downtown areas of Kitchener (King Street, Young Street, College Street, Otto Street and Water Street) and Hespeler Village (Cambridge).

#North America#
Bruce Beaton

Associate | Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Bruce Beaton
#Associate | Project Manager# #All# #Engineering# #Industrial# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Bruce Beaton is an accomplished project manager with over 25 years of experience, utilizing best practices to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of complex infrastructure designs, large industrial, commercial, institutional, transportation, transit, and health care projects. He has extensive experience with the AFP/P3 delivery model as both leader of project agreement development and transaction phase activities with Infrastructure Ontario and as Technical Advisor to Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation on multibillion-dollar transportation projects. Bruce is fully versed in the development of schedules, budgets, resource forecasts, risk matrices and procurement documents. His past and current roles have required leadership of teams of professionals, both internal and external, in the development of complex infrastructure designs, technical specification documents and managing multidisciplinary design teams to deliver high quality designs.

#North America#
Luc Deniger

Associate, Landscape Architect
Edmonton, AB

Luc Deniger
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luc-deniger-aala-aapq-csla-79259116/

Luc Deniger has over 14 years of experience and has worked on numerous urban design and rehabilitation projects, from plazas and parks to large scale, high profile district design and rehabilitation master plans. Luc has developed experience in pedestrian circulation plans, signage and wayfinding strategies, building and streetscape interface strategies and public spaces. Through his projects, he has gained experience in green roof technologies, native eco-system rehabilitation and environmental design practices. His knowledge of, and talent for, urban landscape architecture and design has earned him awards for innovative approaches to Landscape Architecture. His experience includes urban design and rehabilitation and streetscape projects in Victoria, BC, Montreal and Quebec City.

Titka Seddighi

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Titka Seddighi
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Titka Seddighi holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Azad University in Tehran with 20 years of experience. Titka’s notable work includes projects such as Concord Adex, City Place, Toronto 2015 Pan / Parapan American Games Athlete’s Village and The Royal Atlantis in Dubai, UAE.

Suzette Shiu

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Suzette Shiu
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Suzette is a Project Manager in the Toronto transportation planning group and has been the lead engineer for transportation planning, travel demand modelling and data analysis for a wide range of studies ranging from strategic master plans and environmental assessments to traffic operations.

With 20 years of experience in consulting in Canada and the United States, she has successfully managed numerous large and complex studies involving various government agencies, stakeholders and the public. Her success stems from the strong trust, reliability and integrity she brings to client and staff relationships. Suzette is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and has completed numerous high-profile and challenging studies, including major transportation master plans for York Region, Niagara Region and Durham Region and major rapid transit corridor projects such as the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit.

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