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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 3,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Sania D. Shifferd

Associate Director | Office Lead
Austin, TX

Sania D. Shifferd
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Strategic Planning#
Austin, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sania-shifferd-75a401/
Strategy, collaboration, and positive environments for people
Sania has extensive experience in architecture and interior design. Her comprehensive approach includes business development, client relationship management, project management, architectural and interior design, production, and quality assurance. Her ability to design and coordinate renovation and new construction, shell and interiors, results in fully coordinated projects that integrate architecture and interiors with a unified design expression and an emphasis on quality. Sania’s expertise spans the markets of high tech, creative office, corporate office, spec office, full service interiors, higher education, institutional, residential, renovation and due diligence, hospitality, and sustainable design. She excels in understanding and interpreting a client’s unique culture and aesthetic requirements, utilizing a strategic, collaborative approach to process development and problem solving, informed by a lively interest in positive communication and relationship development. A strong client focus combined with careful and perceptive listening allow her to develop long-term client relationships, while her focus on design team and contractor relationships promotes a collaborative atmosphere and enables the success of her projects.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Barry Nathan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Barry Nathan
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-nathan-a73a0015/
Great design nourishes the soul!
Barry Nathan has over 30 years of experience in both architectural and interior design, which has given him an enviable understanding of two areas of practice. His work is comprised of both large scale commercial clients and complex public spaces, including higher education and high-rise residential projects. Alternative design approaches have allowed Barry to provide very unique and creative solutions for progressive thinking clients. His adeptness at problem solving via innovative solutions has helped many clients succeed in their goals. He is always challenging the status quo with an alternative view. Some of Barry’s past awards include the Design Exchange and ARIDO Awards for Pearson Airport, Denton’s Toronto and the Bell Wireless Centre in Mississauga. He is in the process of finalizing his Architectural License with the OAA and has memberships with the TSA and ASID.
#North America#
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Neno Kovacevic

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design/Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Neno Kovacevic
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design/Landscape Architecture# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Energy Solutions# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neno-kovacevic-91971015/
Neno Kovacevic is a leading Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who has worked on numerous initiatives in North America, Central America and internationally. He brings more than 20 years of experience to environmentally sensitive design, integrating sustainability into community master planning, parks, open space, urban public plazas and streetscape design. His experience reflects the diverse, evolving role of landscape architecture in facilitating economic development, community building and sustainability. His work is distinguished by a talent to identify and resolve client issues through visionary and practical design solutions, supported by solid project management skills and a proven ability to work as a contributing member of a collaborative design team. In 1994 he completed his Masters degree in landscape architecture at Edinburgh University and is fully registered to practice in Canada, the United States and Montenegro.
#North America#
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Peter Pillman

Director, Living+ Lead, Buildings
Salt Lake City, UT

Peter Pillman
#Director, Living+ Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
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 30 years of passion for design and sustainability in master planning, urban design and resort projects. This breadth of knowledge and experience is a key factor in his comfort level in working in the multi-disciplined environment required for success in today’s dynamic markets. Peter provides leadership to IBI’s Living+ and Hospitality practices. Creating iconic designs that bring added value to our clients is at the core of Peter’s mission. He is a strong collaborator and a good listener. Peter is active in ULI both locally and nationally.
#Mountain West# #North America#
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Scott Arbuckle

Regional Director, Canada East
Hamilton, ON

Scott Arbuckle
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Public Outreach# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Scott Arbuckle has 25 years of diverse land development and urban planning experience and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is a Registered Professional Planner. Scott is recognized by the Ontario Municipal Board (OPPI) as an expert in the area of land use planning. Areas of practice include: planning feasibility/due diligence studies, community design visioning, official plans, official plan amendments, district/secondary plans, block plans, plans of subdivision, zoning by-law amendments, consents, minor variances, site plans and open space design. Scott is the principal client liaison and project manager for a full scale of land development projects and is ultimately accountable for achieving client performance expectations including schedule, budget and product delivery. He is responsible for leading an in-house team of planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture and design professionals; as well as the management of interdisciplinary teams of sub-consultants including urban design, architectural, environmental, geotechnical, hydro geological, transportation, infrastructure and storm water management consultants.
#North America#
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Angela Lopez

Architect & Urban Planner
Mexico City, MX

Angela Lopez
#Architect & Urban Planner # #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Mexico City, MX, Latin America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelalopezcruz
Angela is an architect and urban planner with more than 10 years of experience in resilient and environmental urban design and planning and in the design, development and coordination of mid and large-scale architectural projects. Angela’s experience includes: master plan development, project management, project review according to urban and building codes and architectural design following sustainability best practices for healthcare, hospitality, commercial, residential and mix-use projects. Angela holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from UDLAP in Mexico, a Master of Science in Urbanism from TU Delft in the Netherlands with specialization in Sustainable Development and a LEED AP credential since 2008.
#Latin America#
Remi Welch

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Markham, ON

Remi Welch
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Construction Management# #Industrial# #Residential#
Markham, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/remi-welch-a50685108/
Remi Welch is a Manager with the Construction Management group in IBI and has over 25 years of project management and leadership experience, including extensive construction project management. Through experience, brings a vast amount of knowledge, practicality, and attention to detail. Communication and professionalism are a key part of our Project Management and Contract Administration Team. Possessing the skill-set, diligence, experience, and personality to see any task through to completion.
#North America#
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Ian Collings

Associate | Manager, Environmental Solutions
Vancouver, BC

Ian Collings
#Associate | Manager, Environmental Solutions# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Design Build# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Indigenous Engagement and Relations# #Industrial# #Infill Development# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-collings-4959228/
Ian Collings is a Registered Professional Chemist with the Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia (ACPBC) and is also a charted Chemist with the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Ian has more than 30 years of experience working as a laboratory chemist, laboratory manager and private and public sector consultant involved in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Ian focuses on providing consulting services to First Nation communities, assisting Nations throughout British Columbia to assess the environmental condition of their lands under the Federal First Nations Land Management Act. 
#North America#
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Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
#Middle East#
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Steven Kresak

Chief Legal Officer
Toronto, ON

Steven Kresak
#Chief Legal Officer# #All# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kresak-5982591a/
Steven Kresak is the Chief Legal Officer of IBI Group (TSX:IBG) and is responsible for the corporation’s legal affairs across its 60+ offices worldwide. He leads the Legal, Compliance, Insurance and Corporate Governance functions.  Prior to joining IBI Group, Steven was Senior Vice President, Commercial Projects at Infrastructure Ontario, where he was accountable for the leadership and delivery of new business initiatives, including the optimization and sale of public assets in the Transportation, Manufacturing, Rail and Telecommunications sectors. Previously Steven practiced law at Goodmans.  Steven was a finalist for 2016 Mid-Market Excellence Award and the 2021 Baker McKenzie Innovation Award of the Canadian General Counsel Association. His team was also a finalist for the 2021 Law Department Innovation Award, and was recognized as the 2021 Construction, Infrastructure & Transportation Law Department of the Year by Canadian Lawyer.   He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Law degree (Distinction) from the University of Alberta. Steven is a former Editor of the Alberta Law Review. Pragmatic, empathetic and purpose driven, he believes great teams power organizational success. Steven has completed the SEALFIT XL program.    
#North America#
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Stephen Hendry

Associate | Practice Manager, Software Development
Glasgow, UK

Stephen Hendry
#Associate | Practice Manager, Software Development# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Glasgow, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Stephen Hendry has over 20 years’ experience in the development of software solutions across a broad spectrum of industries. He joined IBI Group in 2011 and has since furthered his experience in the design and development of Traffic, Travel and Asset Management Systems for IBI’s clients across the UK and Ireland. Stephen is currently managing the development team in Glasgow and lending his expertise in systems architecture and design to a number of projects with Highways England, Transport Scotland, Ireland’s National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Stephen holds a MSc in IT – Software Development which he undertook after completing a BEng in Aerospace Engineering.
#United Kingdom#
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Noel Vilamitjana

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Edmonton, AB

Noel Vilamitjana
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Noel is a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) who has been in the construction industry for approximately 20 years. He excels at contract document coordination and construction administration. For many Edmonton-based projects, Noel coordinates contract document production teams, prepares project specifications, and manages the construction administration phase. Noel’s experience consists of primarily protective services, commercial, healthcare, retail, education, recreation and multi-unit projects. Recently, he has worked on the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, the City of Edmonton Co-located Emergency Dispatch 911 Centre, and the Edwin Parr Replacement School, in Athabasca Alberta. Noel is also a member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).
#North America#