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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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Rachel DeWitt

Global Director, IBI Learning+
Denver, USA

#english# All# #Design Build# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Denver, USA

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.

Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, 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.

Adriana Davis

Project Designer
New York, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Green# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Product_sAVe App# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Technologies#
New York, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriana-davis-a4325892

Adriana Davis, LEED GA, is a young, up and coming architectural designer in the New York City office housing studio with a commitment to bringing affordability and convenience back to our public spaces. Her recent successes at IBI include the AEC Trendsetters Habitat for Humanity Design Challenge, and the New York City Driverless Future Challenge. She was also awarded a prize in the Fairy Tales 2017 Competition, a project that explores the intersection between architectural narrative and graphic representation.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, USA

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

David Thom

President
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Board Member# #Senior Management#
Vancouver, Canada

As the President of IBI Group and member of the Board of Directors, David Thom is responsible for providing executive leadership to the company with a particular focus on managing and leading the firm’s multidisciplinary teams of professionals. He specializes in the planning and design of complex projects that integrate planning, architecture, and transportation. He has had senior responsibility for many major urban development projects across Canada, in the USA and internationally including public/private partnerships and private finance initiatives.

David joined the firm in 1975 after graduating from the architecture program at the University of Toronto, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Elizabeth Kadela

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.

John Boudreau

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Geomatics# #Industrial# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater#
Edmonton, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-boudreau-4604a568/

John Boudreau has demonstrated expertise in managing multiple land development projects for Land Titles registration purposes by applying excellent time management skills and attention to detail. His strong organizational and interpersonal skills complement the ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with multiple stakeholders that include clients, Municipalities and Alberta Government agencies, engineering and law firms, builders and consultants.

Peter Zurawel

Director
Denver, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Office# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Denver, USA
At IBI Group, we meet the challenges presented by our clients by getting them involved in the solutions. They participate. This is also my personal commitment.

Peter Zurawel is the US Lead on Transit Facilities with over 35 years of professional experience on large-scale urban, government, corporate, and institutional projects. He is a professional architect and urban designer with a speciality in leading multidisciplinary teams and large-scale projects requiring problem-solving for unique solutions. He has taken a special interest in the design of public spaces for transit facilities that unite transportation and land uses, which has been the solution for clients who require context-sensitive design solutions for both the urban built fabric and recreational landmarks.

His clients include major North American cities and their transit agencies, as well as the National Parks Service of the US Department of the Interior.

Jorge Arevalo

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Retail / Commercial# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Jorge Arevalo has 25 years of experience in the aerospace and electrical consulting industries and has been involved in electrical specifications, schematic and detail design for all electrical building systems for commercial, industrial and government buildings. He develops projects with accuracy, efficiency and within time limits and ever responsive to client needs, Jorge is able to adjust design and find solutions to fit within budget constraints. For the last few years Jorge has been leading IBI Group?s electrical teams in the transit field including work at multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road and the Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton. Most recently Jorge has led a ten-man electrical team for four stations on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio

Engineer
Mexico City, Mexico

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico
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.

Yong Kang

Director | US Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hospitality# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning#
Los Angeles, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-j-kang-aia-60281a11/

As the US Sector Lead, Buildings, Yong Kang is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s architectural, engineering and interior design practices nationwide. Bringing over two decades of proven experience in leading and managing major projects, Yong is a recognized leader in his profession. He is internationally recognized for having led the design of more than 15 million square feet of complex building environments for his clients throughout North America and Asia including multi-national conglomerates.

Yong is a licensed architect and is actively affiliated with numerous professional organizations including: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) amongst others. Yong holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

Mario Bozzo

Director
London, UK

#english# Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Healthy New Towns# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Innovation Districts# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
London, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-bozzo-543261
As the pace of evolution in how technology is used to create more livable cities increases, a bigger responsibility is placed on the related industries to work collaboratively to deliver initiatives that change the status-quo and has the citizen at the heart of every solution.

Mario Bozzo co-founded IBI Group’s UK / Ireland practice from start-up phase in the mid-1990s, helping lead the business through organic and acquisitive growth. He currently overseas the United Kingdom practice in bringing urbanists and technologists together to drive cross-industry collaboration in solving urban problems.

In helping to improve quality of life features, make more effective use of capital, operational and technological resources, and fostering a deeper sense community, Mario harnesses firm-wide experience across sectors and disciplines to re-imagine urban innovation in the projects IBI undertakes.

Educated in both Canada and the UK as well as across disciplines, Mario’s experience extends across real-time operations, technology strategies, creating healthy communities, urban regeneration, public-private partnerships, as well as planning and delivery for major global events.

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