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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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Sam Youssef

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Municipal Engineering
Edmonton, AB

#english# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ron Stewart

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Senior Management# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Deputy Regional Director for Canada East, Ron Stewart’s primary focus is liaising with the Ontario office leads outside Toronto. Ron is a transportation engineer, and member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Association of Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in both the private and public sectors at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels across Canada. His experience includes Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Transportation Planning, Transit Systems, ITS, and Signal System Operations and Maintenance.

Ron has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from York University.

Christina Bouchard

Project Manager
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christina Bouchard provides technical consulting and project management services to public transportation agencies for the planning, design and implementation of infrastructure. With ten years of experience working in the public sector, a core area of interest and study for Christina is effective policy design, including intergovernmental relations, government structures and how the design of public institutions affects delivery outcomes.

Claudio Venier

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Office#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claudio Venier is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture, where he earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Claudio has over 25 years of experience working in private practice and in architecture offices, including ARCOP, Dan Hanganu, and Saia Barbese in Montreal, Wilkson Eyre in London, England, and in Toronto with Montgomery and Sisam, HOK Canada, architects Alliance and KPMB. Since May 2016, he has worked as a project architect for IBI Group in Toronto. Claudio’s projects include the Condominiums at One Bedford, the award-winning Maple Leaf Square mixed-use project, Library District Condominiums and Axis Condominiums.

Claudio’s professional work is characterized by the ability to develop and realize high levels of design through his involvement in both the design and construction phases of a project. Claudio also has an interest in architectural education and sustainable design. He has participated in architecture studios at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, and has entered sustainable design competitions, including CMHC’s Equilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative.

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America.

Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.

Geoff Carter

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Traveller Information Systems
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #product_Airport Taxi Dispatch# #product_Event Reporting System# #product_Revenue Collection# #product_Road Permitting System# #product_Transit Alerts# #product_Transit Real Time# #product_Traveller Information System# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Geoff Carter joined IBI Group working in the development of our Advanced Traffic Management Systems software with an emphasis on the mapping display functionality. Geoff now leads IBI’s Advanced Traveller Information web and data interface team. Geoff and his team now support IBI traveller information systems that service roughly 25% of the population in the US, with notable active 511 solutions deployed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. Geoff led IBI’s efforts for the deployment of the traveller information web site for the Pan Am games. Geoff has led efforts to provide SaaS (Software as a Solution), advanced IBI’s hosting center in Tampa, Florida and has managed the program to productize IBI’s software solution thereby allowing IBI to bring tremendous value to its clients. He is currently leading IBI’s efforts to advance the Event Reporting System and managing the New York and Wisconsin 511 projects.

Arthur Briggs

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Arthur Briggs LEED AP has established himself as a team leader over the past ten years with IBI Group. He is highly respected within the industry and has a keen understanding of construction detailing and delivery. He has helped establish IBI Group as a known leader in the design and construction of a wide variety of building types. Arthur presents himself as a resource for all staff and well-respected for his thoroughness.

Kirk Shimazu

Associate Director | Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Leader# #Library# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kirk Shimazu is the US Civic Lead where he draws upon over 40 years of architecture, planning and urban design experience. His critical thinking skills enables him to engage in thoughtful design solutions from the earliest design phases through construction documents minimizing change orders in the field. He effectively leads project teams and assures client goals and expectations are met in a timely and economical manner. Kirk’s extensive project background and strength in design have been key to the ultimate success of numerous project assignments. His commitment to quality design informs the development of the building elements, systems, materials and details to achieve functionality, durability and long-term flexibility through the process of value design.

Marsha Bousquet

Associate Director | Practice Lead, P3
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Rail# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Although Marsha Bousquet has 26 years of experience related to urban infrastructure development from planning through implementation, since 2009, Marsha?s focus has been entirely dedicated to AFP/P3-type projects. Her role extends from the commercial management of P3 projects, design team management, bid management during RFQ/RFP stage, and instilling best practices in delivery. Prior to that, she undertook master planning and entitlements for major redevelopment projects in Canada and the United States that have reshaped development patterns to take advantage of public transit, contributing to more sustainable city building.

Her professional experience in planning major infill, redevelopment projects involving the transformation of industrial lands to mixed-use, Transit Oriented Developments; master site planning for light rail and commuter rail transit stations; transportation planning studies for urban transit; and securing entitlements related to multi-tower high rise residential and mixed-use projects gives her a broad and unique perspective into design team work on AFP/P3 projects.

Ola Ferm

Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

#english# #Architecture# #Automotive# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Maintenance Facilities# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Office# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parks# #Planning & Urban Design#
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Ola is the Office Lead for the Raleigh, NC office. As an architect, he is leading the way in growing IBI Group in commercial, transit and educational based projects, and helping grow our footprint in the region, and along the west coast. Ola has been practicing architecture and building client relationships for 25 years.

Andrea Katz

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-katz-8220a714/

Andrea’s passion for urban design and affinity for creating inspiring spaces are the bases of her architectural interests. Her specific area of expertise is the design and implementation of complex residential buildings in development sites and she brings with her a keen business sense and analytical skills, having completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy. Through her work, Andrea has developed a deep understanding of zoning by-laws and municipal legal processes, which add to her noted ability to develop the value in any site. Her originality, ability to find creative solutions, and experience in coordinating teams of consultants are key to Andrea’s creation of sustainable and aesthetically appealing work.

Rachel DeWitt

Associate Director | Education Lead, Global
Denver, CO

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Rachel DeWitt is IBI Learning+ lead. Rachel began this passion as a part of our education team in Houston, joined our team in Portland for 2016, and now currently is based out of our Denver office. She has an M.Ed from Texas A&M University, and is particularly interested in the impact space and place has on student cognition. As a former educator, Rachel has been a speaker at national and international conferences on various education topics. Rachel will be working with all of our senior leaders across the education practice to strategize how to move the education practice forward with particular focus on five key areas: business development, professional development, growth, innovation, and thought leadership.

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