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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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Cliff Brooks

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Knoxville, TN

Cliff Brooks
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Residential#
Knoxville, Tennessee,

Since joining IBI Group 13 years ago, Cliff has worked on a variety of projects, with a particular focus on higher education, streetscapes and trails. His experience includes private estates, mixed use development, housing, college campuses, municipalities, parks and historic sites. He enjoys the process of collaborating with clients and fellow designers to discover creative solutions which can satisfy multiple goals.

Cliff has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and Masters of Landscape Architecture from Auburn University and is an active member of ASLA and SCUP.

#North America#
David Wood

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

David Wood
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Public Outreach#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.

#North America#
Duncan Elder

Director | UK Solutions Lead, Intelligence
London, UK

Duncan Elder
#Director | UK Solutions Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Duncan Elder is a recognised specialist in transport, transport data and customer information systems. He has over ten years’s experience working with clients to solve transport challenges in London and beyond. During this period, he has worked directly with a number of high profile clients including Transport for London, the Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012, Department for Transport, Highways England and Network Rail. Duncan’s work focuses on improvements in traveller information and the delivery of customer, demand management and infrastructure and operational solutions on both the rail and road network. He holds a Masters in Geographical Information Systems and has background in system, software and internet architecture.

#Europe#
Justin Date

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Ottawa, ON

Justin Date
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Justin Date is a project engineer with over 14 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. His design experience includes preliminary and detailed roadway design, project coordination and contract document preparation on new roadway construction, roadway rehabilitation, traffic calming and intersection modification projects. His transportation planning experience includes the preparation of transportation impact and traffic operations studies, traffic calming plans and parking studies.He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Donald Verbanac

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Donald Verbanac
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/donald-verbanac-677b06a0

Don Verbanac is an interdisciplinary Project Manager specializing in transit facilities. Don has 20 years of combined experience in architecture, urban planning, transportation, retail and industrial design from Canada, the USA, Mexico and the Netherlands. For the past decade, Don has primarily worked on BRT, LRT and subway (metro) stations as well as bus terminals and on-street transit facilities. His multidisciplinary background along with his acumen for complex engineering projects have been applied to Waterloo?s King-Victoria Transit Hub, Mississauga BRT, and the successful bid for two large P3 LRT projects in Canada.

Don has professional degrees in urban planning (BAA) from Ryerson University and an architecture degree (M.Arch) from the University of Manitoba. Don is registered as an architect (Bureau Architectenregister-SBA) in the Netherlands, as an intern architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as well as a registered professional planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Don is currently the Segment (Design) Manager on Science Centre and Kennedy Stations where he is managing interdisciplinary design works in parallel with construction as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Bryce Bankston

IT Manager
Houston, TX

Bryce Bankston
#IT Manager# #All# #Operations# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, North America

Mr. Bankston has been with IBI Group since 1999 and is an Associate Principal with the firm. Bryce has extensive experience leading operations for technology, business development, budgeting, acquisitions, integrations, and application development while coordinating with global technical teams. He is also an integral part of the strategic planning initiative for IBI at the corporate level.

Bryce not only oversees all of the computers in our Houston office, he is a critical member of the IBI West Region Support Team covering multiple locations. He supports all aspects of our computer network, including development and implementation of wiring configuration standards connectivity solutions, overall network operation systems, network software, server hardware configurations, network file systems, directory structure, LAN/WAN system integrity and security, and the installation and configuration of network hardware and software. In other words, he keeps us working.

Neil Evans

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

Neil Evans
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

Neil?s early days at Percy Thomas Partnership and Studio BAAD, provided him with a firm grounding in healthcare design but he also gained significant experience in the both the commercial and industrial sectors. Neil was appointed Office Principal of IBI Group’s Rochdale Office in July 2006.

#Europe#
Rod Sieker

Director | Office Lead
Calgary, AB

Rod Sieker
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rod Sieker is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering. He specializes in land development, including residential, commercial, and industrial projects, and has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, site planning, project management and contract administration, and construction supervision. He has also completed site servicing assessments addressing sanitary, stormwater, potable water supply, and transportation requirements for greenfield developments and redevelopment projects.

#North America#
Puneet Kumar

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Puneet Kumar
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Let's get it done and done right.

Puneet Kumar joined IBI in 2012. He is an Associate at IBI Group and a professional with over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Design to Project Management for projects in British Columbia (Canada), California and India. He offers outstanding talent in project management, problem solving, consultant coordination, and training team members. He is skilled in developing design concepts; production of construction documentation (working drawings, details, specification coordination, and tender) and liaising with clients, consultants, construction groups and city authorities. His experience in British Columbia and California is primarily in mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His past experience in India includes design of corporate offices including interior design, Transit centers and various residential projects. Mr. Kumar is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design to site administration. Recent projects include, River Green Parcel 9 and Lot 12 in Richmond BC and two 45 Storey Residential Towers in San Diego, California. Puneet has a keen interest in use of Technology for various aspects of project design and construction documentation.

#North America#
Bruce Han

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Bruce Han
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bruce Han has over 25 years of combined experience in architectural design, urban design, city planning, as well as transit design, specializing in public transportation, institutional, commercial and residential complex projects. His design portfolio features large scale, complex architecture, urban design, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers innovative ideas and multidisciplinary solutions in both North America and internationally.
Bruce is an OAA licensed architect and member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; he is also a member of Toronto Society of Architects. He received his Master of Urban Design degree from University of Toronto, and also possesses a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While pursuing his master degree, he attended advance architecture studio hosted by scholar from GSD, Harvard University and gained in-depth knowledge of contemporary architecture design.

Joe Pettipas

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Joe Pettipas
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-pettipas-47871ba/

With over three decades of broad experience, Joe has an innate understanding of the challenges facing corporate, hospitality, retail and healthcare clients today. His international experience in the Middle East, Asia, and across North America gives him an appreciation for the importance of brand and how it must be synthesized into the built environment for corporate success. Joe leads a creative and talented group of professionals focusing on the interior spaces within buildings that spans across Corporate Workplace, Transportation, Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Higher Education and Institutional arenas.

Emmanuel SanMiguel

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Emmanuel SanMiguel
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
It may not be easy to reach point A to B but if you have a goal in mind, you're sure to reach your destination.

Emmanuel has more than 17 years cumulative international experience in master planning & urban design, architecture, interior design, visual arts & multimedia presentations, operations, and project management of property developments in most parts of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South East Asia and North America. He had the opportunity to work on various project types, e.g. commercial, residential, retail, intermodal-transport terminal, offices, and other mixed-use components, in various jurisdictions and localities. As an Associate, he is responsible for managing projects, applying sound approaches/ideas and maintains multiple internal/external collaborative relationships with different stakeholders. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Leicester, a LEED AP BD+C, and is a registered architect in BC, Canada.

In his spare time, Emmanuel likes to play basketball and enjoys traveling with family and friends.

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