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Our People

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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Cathryn Chopko-Beck

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Edmonton, AB

Cathryn Chopko-Beck
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cathryn Chopko Beck areas of expertise include landscape and urban design, land use planning, socio-economic analysis/market research, site planning, recreation and tourism planning, policy development and environmental planning.

#North America#
Cliff Maron

Office Lead
Fort McMurray, AB

Cliff Maron
#Office Lead# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Cliff Maron is responsible for marketing, client liaison, and overall management of the design of land development and municipal projects in Fort McMurray.

#North America#
Tony Gill

Global Director, P3 Buildings
Vancouver, BC

Tony Gill
#Global Director, P3 Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Detention Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Gill is Global Director, P3 Buildings. He is an architect and member of the Architectural Institute of BC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the American Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in the design and management of specialized institutional, high-tech facilities, protective services, and healthcare facilities. His focus has been on designing facilities with complex functional and building system requirements; in particular, he specializes in healthcare master planning, programming, medical planning, and strategic planning. He has managed facilities procured as design-bid-build, design-build, and design-bid-maintain-finance-operate (Public-Private Partnerships).

Tony has a Master of Science degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University.

#North America#
Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, ON

Arend Lootsma
#Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #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).

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation
London, UK

Richard Mazuch
#Director of Design Research and Innovation# #All# #Architecture# #BedPod# #Healthcare# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #MedBedHead# #Healthcare# ## #Norbury Lounge Chair# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

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 co-authoring 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.

Paul Williams

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Paul Williams
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mechanical Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Paul Williams has over 30 years of project and design experience in the electrical engineering field. He has been responsible for conceptual design, specifications, feasibility studies, detail engineering, inspections, commissioning, and project management on numerous utility, industrial and commercial projects.Currently, Paul is the Mechanical and Engineering Peer Reviewer for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the Project Manager for the Metrolinx Lewis Road Layover Facility and Metrolinx Mimico Layover Facility, and provides Senior Electrical oversight for various projects.

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Mexico City, Mexico

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Engineering# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software Development# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America
www.linkedin.com/in/gaston-salinas-carpio-563b966a
Best ideas comes when you're outside your comfortable zone. Always change so you never get comfortable!

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio has over ten years of experience working in the electronic/automatic vehicle identification field. He is responsible for the design of technological solutions that meet the demand of the market for Electronic Vehicle Registration, ITS, Manual Toll Collection and Electronic Toll Collection systems.

Gaston has extensive experience in the design, cost estimation, integration, installation, supervision and implementation of these projects as well as defining and adjusting system architecture requirements from field devices up to Back Office Systems. His technical understanding, coupled with his appreciation for the needs of clients allows him to develop custom-fit solutions.

#Latin America#
Carl Frushour

Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

Carl Frushour
#Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture# #Green# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Carl is a Senior Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, having worked on various projects types in the U.S. and abroad. Carl is a lead designer responsible for all phases of projects and is committed to a collaborative process. He is currently working on projects ranging from urban mixed-use developments to resilient waterfront developments and higher education campuses to corporate campus headquarters.

#North America#
Chris Pickup

Studio Associate
Manchester, UK

Chris Pickup
#Studio Associate# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Research & Development# #Residential# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pickup-397373a0/

Chris has many years of experience across a broad spectrum of sectors at IBI Group, including education, healthcare, private housing, urban design, masterplanning and 3D visualisation. Chris has a role as leader, designer and deliverer of key projects within IBI Group, particularly education schemes, and is the studio sector lead for Schools in the UK.

Chris has strong interests in the design process and currently leads the UK Design Excellence agenda, having been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a successful design review process at IBI Group. He is highly adept at communicating concepts and turning these ideas into a deliverable reality.

#Europe#
Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, ON

Grace Gao
#Associate | Manager, Urban Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grace Gao has over 16 years of multidisciplinary experience in urban design, planning and architecture. Her approach to urban planning strives to create healthy, meaningful, balanced and connected communities in a sustainable framework. Grace contributes to a broad range of local and global projects including: urban design and place making; mixed use master planning; TOD neighbourhood development; open space and streetscape, and sports events, on behalf of private, public and institutional sector clients.Her architectural and planning background combined with extensive work experience in a landscape architectural firm have strengthened a comprehensive academic knowledge and a keen sense of scales/ coordination for various type developments. Her effective project management skills, team collaborative spirit, multitasking efficiency and creative design capabilities, are a constant asset to her projects and teams.

Jannis Nassoulis

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Systems Engineering
Athens, Greece

Jannis Nassoulis
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Systems Engineering# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Operations & Maintenance# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe

Jannis Nassoulis has more then 18 years of experience in the infrastructure construction and transportation industry. After he successfully managed the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the first large scale ITS project in Greece, he was involved in motorway operations undertaking the role of the Tunnel Safety Officer of the Athens ring road. He coordinated large scale exercises and fire tests in tunnels.

In 2007, Jannis organized the operation and maintenance of the 230km long motorway concession project, Aegean Motorway, as Chief Operations Officer. Holding the position of the COO for nine years, he managed a major operational crisis involving a dramatic rockfall incident, resulting to longlasting international arbitration procedures, legal disputes and claims. He also actively participated in a successful project restructuring process, necessary to mitigate severe problems resulting from the Greek financial crisis, earning serious experience in PPP project financing, contractual arrangements and negotiation practices.

Jalil Azizi

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Jalil Azizi
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jalil is an Architect with AIBC on the IBI Living+ team. His specialty is residential and mixed-use high-rise projects and hotels. Jalil has 20 years of experience including more than seven years with IBI Group. His key strengths and expertise are in preliminary design, design development, construction documents, and field services/contract administration. He does a good job of mentoring team members and maintaining a dedicated team in any situation. He has built and maintained professional relationships with clients and consultant teams while exceeding clients’ satisfaction levels. His notable projects include the Bellevue for Cressey Development in West Vancouver, the Pier Development for Pinnacle International in North Vancouver, and Parcel 18.2 of the River District Development for Wesgroup in Vancouver.

Jalil has been an oral review panelist with AIBC and is a volunteer member of the AIBC’s Post-Disaster Response Committee for Post-Disaster Safety Evaluation of Buildings & Infrastructure group. In the office, he takes it upon himself to mentor and supervise intern architects and guide them to their goals. Jalil is currently performing as a project manager leading teams of about 10 people. His involvement on his projects includes fee proposals, rezoning, DP, BP, IFT, IFC, OP, specifications and CA responsibilities. He is currently working on Lot P, Onni Group, Vancouver and Oak and 67th, Coromandel, also in Vancouver.

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