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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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Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, USA

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

Martin Bruckner

Director, Architect
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Public Outreach# #Residential#
Vancouver, Canada

Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.

Scott Arbuckle

Director | Office Lead
Hamilton, Canada

#english# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach#
Hamilton, 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. As such, 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.

Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Vancouver, Canada

Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.

Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Mental Health Care# #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.

Steven Thesier

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead#
Binghamton, USA

Steven Thesier has more than 26 years of experience with areas of specialty that include project management and project design for new construction and renovations, educational facilities planning, referendum planning for educational facilities, NYSED coordination on school projects, and NYS OGS project development and execution.

Stephen O’Brien

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Operations & Maintenance# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada
The culture here is unique. We attract talented people who are intrinsically motivated by challenges and creative problem solving. When we work together as a group to solve those problems, our clients benefit, and the appreciation they express rewards our efforts.

Stephen O’Brien specializes in requirement analysis, design and implementation of real-time software applications, particularly in the area of toll collection systems. He has extensive experience in client requirement analysis; systems development; real-time software design; and device integration.

Kirk Shimazu

Associate | Project Manager
Los Angeles, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Leader# #Library# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, USA

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.

Daniel Crosthwaite

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Daniel Crosthwaite has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management and business administration. He has extensive experience in project management for complex and multidisciplinary, high-profile design assignments, project costing, project selection and forensic analysis for client projects. Daniel is an electrical engineer with detailed understanding of disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and industrial, which he leverages for advanced project management techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control project portfolios and optimize individual project team performance. He has experience with multiple contract arrangements and has gained this understanding through leading complex, multidisciplinary design projects, which allows him to interface with and coordinate the activities of professionals in these fields.

Paul Whittlestone

Global Director, IBI Healthcare+
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

As Global Director of IBI Healthcare+, Paul Whittlestone leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in healthcare strategy, the design of healthcare buildings and infrastructure, and the application of intelligent systems to the delivery of healthcare solutions. This expertise is drawn from IBI offices around the globe and provides our clients with innovative solutions to the increasingly challenging problem of delivering high-quality, affordable and sustainable healthcare services. Paul has over 30 years of experience working on healthcare projects around the world. During this time he has been involved in several major clinical reconfiguration exercises across both whole healthcare systems and individual hospitals, as well as contributing to and leading on the investment of several billion USD in the redevelopment of healthcare infrastructure, including major new hospital projects in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East.

Brendan McHale

Structural Engineer
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Structural Engineering# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Brendan McHale specializes in the design of large transportation and infrastructure projects. His favourite thing about working with structures is getting to see them make the leap from the drawing and into reality.

Dusica Pavlovic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Toronto, Canada

Dusica Pavlovic holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience including design work in hospitality buildings, long term care facilities, institutional and mixed-use residential buildings. Her involvement on a number of high profile projects such as Riverhouse at the Old Mill, Hazelton Lane and 355 King Street West has developed her relationships with long standing clients over the years. On such projects, she was responsible for the schematic design, design development of the projects to final working drawings for construction purposes, including all the required coordination with clients, consultants and contractors.

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