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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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Omar Da Barp

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Omar Da Barp has over 30 years of experience ranging from design development, preparation of construction documents, contract administration and project management in residential, assisted living, commercial, institutional and recreational projects. Omar is currently overseeing a production department counting over 50 staff members.

Ryan Gulick

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Seattle, WA

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Design Build# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Traveller Information#
Seattle, Washington United States of America

Ryan Gulick has years of experience in the ITS field. His project experience includes the design of freeway management systems, fiber interconnect communication systems, advanced traveller information systems, toll facilities, and bus rapid transit technology. This includes studies, planning, and design (PS&E) activities. Ryan has also worked on several, large scale, design-build projects in Washington, Arizona, and Colorado.

Matt Cunningham

Global Director, Infrastructure
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Rail# #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

Matt Cunningham is Global Director, Infrastructure, providing strategic direction to IBI Group leaders in Land Development, Planning and Urban Design, Transportation, and Water & Energy Resources, delivered through traditional and P3 projects.

Matt is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of international project experience in major infrastructure projects. He has particular expertise in AFP/P3 projects and has led joint venture project teams on $1B+ projects.

John O. Reid

Independent Director

#english# #All# #Board Member#

Mr. John O. Reid is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 40 years of experience. He was Audit Leader for KPMG LLP in the Greater Toronto Area from 2008 to 2014 and has extensive experience in auditing as well as the management of professional service organizations, strategic planning, development and growth management in all business sectors. Mr. Reid has served as chair of six hospital boards and two colleges across Canada and is the founding member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics.

Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.

Peter Pillman

Director | US Mixed-Use Lead, Buildings
Salt Lake City, UT

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development#
Salt Lake City, Utah United States of America
Make it matter.

Peter Pillman holds degrees in both Environmental Studies and Architecture, which is the foundation to his more than 20 years of widespread experience in master planning and urban design projects. This breadth of knowledge and experience is a key factor in his level of comfort working in the multi-disciplined environment of land use planning and transit planning, producing master plans based on the key principles of Transit Oriented Development. Peter provides leadership and administration as part of the US West region, focusing on Utah, Texas, and Colorado. In addition to this role, he is also the US Lead for Living+.

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 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.

Steve Kuo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Steve Kuo holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Cornell University and has 25 years of experience in all stages of architectural process with particular focus in design development, technical planning, construction documentation and management during building phase with a specialization in mixed use and high-rise residential projects.

As Project Manager, he oversees production of working drawings, contract administration and leads consultant teams for Client/Owner representatives as well as directs an Internal staff of ten on various large scale projects including Maple Leaf Square and Air Canada Centre.

Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

#english# #Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Throughout her career with IBI Group, Ellen Roland has been responsible for the interior design of a significant amount of Toronto’s premier office space. In keeping with her trademark style, these spaces are continuously designed to be both elegant and innovative in nature.

With over 35 years of experience, Ellen has gained a strong sense of purpose as well as a devotion to detail, which has been proven to be an incomparable asset through the number of prestigious awards many of her projects have received. Ellen thrives on being challenged and encourages her clients to look beyond the familiar perspective of office settings and to utilize solutions that reinvent and rethink the workplace.

Mansoor Kazerouni

Global Director, Buildings | IBI Living+
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Every building has its own idiosyncratic constraints of context, site, program, budget, and vocabulary. The challenge is to successfully resolve them into a gracefully crafted architectural composition. Our role as designers is to ensure that each building has its own personality and responds appropriately to its urban context. This is what we do best.

Mansoor Kazerouni is a registered architect and has led the IBI Group design team on some of the firm’s most prestigious residential, hotel, office, institutional, and complex mixed-use projects. His work is characterized by thoughtfulness, design excellence, and attention to detail. Mansoor’s contribution to the urban environment has been acknowledged through awards, publications, and appointments to a number of Urban Design Advisory Panels including the cities of Mississauga, Markham and Vaughan. He actively contributes to the architectural discourse in Toronto as a guest speaker at professional forums and a guest critic at architectural schools.

Mansoor was also Program Co-chair and an Advisory Board Member of ULI Toronto. He has a diploma in Architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai, and a Masters degree In Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, ON

#english# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Missssauga, Ontario Canada

Tony Withall has over 12 years of land use planning and development experience with residential, commercial and mixed use developments. His responsibilities involve reviewing and interpreting Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Site Plan Guidelines and Urban Design Guidelines. He is involved in every aspect of the planning process from conceptual design to application submission and approval coordination. Primarily focusing on commercial developments for several large private Canadian companies, Tony has used his expertise in planning instrument analysis and interpretation, and site design to obtain approval for a large number of QSR restaurants and service stations throughout Ontario.

Terry Ruszczak

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Terry Ruszczak is a dedicated, results-oriented, energetic and creative Architectural Technologist, with 35 years of experience in contract administration/field inspection, with an emphasis on project management and leadership. He directs the drafting team for working drawings, tendering, shop drawing review and monitored/inspected the project on-site as liaison between the client, consultants and contractors. He is commended for his communication with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of designs into construction documents.

Comprehensive knowledge of building science principles, construction methods and techniques and his understanding of zoning by-laws allow for Terry’s unique and creative ability to execute accurate working drawings for building permit application and construction maintaining the highest levels of Life Safety.

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