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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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Claudio Venier

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Office#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claudio Venier is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture, where he earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Claudio has over 25 years of experience working in private practice and in architecture offices, including ARCOP, Dan Hanganu, and Saia Barbese in Montreal, Wilkson Eyre in London, England, and in Toronto with Montgomery and Sisam, HOK Canada, architects Alliance and KPMB. Since May 2016, he has worked as a project architect for IBI Group in Toronto. Claudio’s projects include the Condominiums at One Bedford, the award-winning Maple Leaf Square mixed-use project, Library District Condominiums and Axis Condominiums.

Claudio’s professional work is characterized by the ability to develop and realize high levels of design through his involvement in both the design and construction phases of a project. Claudio also has an interest in architectural education and sustainable design. He has participated in architecture studios at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, and has entered sustainable design competitions, including CMHC’s Equilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative.

Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #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.

Jane Juranek

Senior Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

#english# #Interiors# #Office# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.

Mike Codrington

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Terminals#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-codrington-34712314/

Mike Codrington has over 30 years of experience delivering complex system solutions for a multitude of applications and projects. Throughout his career, he has carried out planning, design, commissioning and construction supervision of various process and control systems.

Mike is a subject matter expert in the application of different computer systems related to management of real time data, such as SCADA. He has been involved in the planning, design and commissioning of SCADA systems across a broad range of industries, including transportation, transit, materials handling, process, and automotive.

He has also guided the work of a team of engineers and systems designers and is heavily involved in design coordination with all technical disciplines and user groups to ensure cohesive solutions. His expertise encompasses all systems elements, from the device-level components up to high-level supervisory systems.

Claudia Stodt

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claudia Stodt is a Senior Designer with 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. Her experience in a wide range of high-profile projects, such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Delta Hotel and The Rose Theatre in Brampton, has enabled her to work effectively in all aspects of design during the project documentation phase. Claudia is a highly organized individual with an innate ability to manage client and consultant relationships. Her work features all aspects of design, design development, site plan applications and dealings with various municipalities.

Gareth Bower

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Gareth Bower has over ten years of experience and a long track record in delivery of complex system and technology projects. He has a background in system architecture design, software development and technical consultancy and particular expertise in Geographic Information Systems, application development, data modelling, databases and web systems. Gareth is a technical coordinator and systems manager for numerous projects at IBI Group, and has managed development teams on a number of key projects for Transport Scotland, Transport for London and National Roads Authority. Gareth is also jointly responsible for the UK Systems group, managing a team of designers, developers and technology specialists.

David Sisco

Associate, Planner
Waterloo, ON

#english# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Water Resources Management#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-sisco-69a18196/

David Sisco’s specializes in land use planning projects, involving large developments encompassing sites 500+ acres to single severances as well as residential, recreational, and commercial developments. He is experienced in the coordination of resource management development projects for both the private sector and government bodies, with specialized expertise in post-extraction rehabilitation techniques. His notable works also include the design and management of provincial and community resource and policy-based studies.

Vivian Tong

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vivian is currently a Project Manager on the IBI Living+ team. She has 10 years of experience within the architecture and urban design sectors at IBI Group. With her specialization in multi-family residential and mixed-use developments, Vivian’s expertise is in overseeing and coordinating projects through rezoning and development permitting phases.

Her strong organizational skills and ability to introduce innovative solutions are assets to her team and her clients. Vivian’s most recently completed project is Centreview in North Vancouver, a multi-tower residential and office development with retail, affordable housing and daycare components. She is currently working on two rental projects in Vancouver’s historic Victory Square area and an office building in Mt. Pleasant. Vivian has received both a Masters of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography from the University of British Columbia.

James Barbosa

Director | US Solutions Lead, Intelligence
Pompano Beach, FL

#english# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #product_Advanced Traffic Management System# #product_Asset Management & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology#
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America

James Barbosa has 18 years of software systems planning, specification, design, development, deployment and operations experience, 14 years of project and development management experience, and ten years of program and product development experience. His areas of expertise include Traffic Management, Dynamic Pricing / Tolling, Traveler Information, Asset Management and Analytics / Operations Management. James is increasingly involved in the integration and synthesis of intelligent software systems targeting integrated corridor management and multi-modal transportation network analytics and optimization.

Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, OR

#english# #All# #Learning+#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-belz-201978b/

Kristin Belz holds her Masters in Architecture and a frequent contributor to the IBI Th!nk Blog. She believes that what and how we build reveals our character as a society. She relishes working in the Portland office, with its portfolio of education projects and focus on Learning+, because she loves telling the stories of the people and innovations behind school buildings that help make the world a better place.

Mark Nolan

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

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mark Nolan is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with 30 years of professional experience in both Canada and Australia. Mark?s areas of expertise include project management, site planning, master planning of open space, planning and design of passive and active recreation facilities, landscape rehabilitation, urban design, heritage interpretation and community consultation.

Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

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