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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 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Leanne Soligo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Calgary, AB

Leanne Soligo
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Leanne Soligo is a Registered Architect and LEED AP who has been involved in all aspects of design throughout her 25 years of experience. This includes , feasibility analysis, concept design, documentation and ultimately construction. Her expertise spans design and project management in both the private and public sectors with a specific emphasis on civic, institutional and educational projects. Her experience leading numerous renovations projects over her career, Leanne is aware of the special attention to facility review and documentation that is required to make a renovation project successful. On her new-build projects, this attention to detail and technical knowledge makes Leanne a valuable asset to any project. Her talents focus on design, management and finding creative approaches to resolving each project’s challenges and opportunities.

#North America#
Tom Tsaktsiris

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Tom Tsaktsiris
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels# #Commercial# #Hospitality# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tom Tsaktsiris LEED AP BD+C specializes in high-rise Residential and Hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled him to the position of Project Manager where he has further developed his relationships with his clients and honed his management skills, while leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Tom has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Valhalla Condos and Towns for Edilcan, Minto’s Yorkville Park and The Yorkdale Condominiums for Heights Development Inc., where his work is helping to revitalize the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.

#North America#
Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Raafat Abadir
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.

#North America#
Stephen Donnelly

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Stephen Donnelly
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-donnelly-75900069/?ppe=1

Stephen Donnelly is one of the firm’s leading specialists in the design and construction of educational facilities. His experience ranges from childcare centres, elementary and secondary schools to award winning College and University buildings. He has been involved in all facets of project realization for many of the firm’s large-scale sophisticated projects at several Canadian Universities.

Stephen is currently the project manager and lead designer for the new Applied Health Sciences Addition at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience delivering projects via a variety of delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and P3 procurement.

Sandra Hayman

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
London, ON

Sandra Hayman
#Associate | Manager, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Transportation# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
London, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Hayman has over 30 years of experience in the civil consulting field in southwestern Ontario. Her areas of expertise are water resources stormwater management and municipal servicing design. Her experience brings a level of due diligence to project designs, ensuring they not only meet provincial and municipal requirements but timelines and budgets as well.Sandra was the Senior Design Engineer/Project Manager for the Riverside Drive reconstruction project in London, Ontario and is currently wrapping design for the Pincombe Drain Stormwater Management Facility.

Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, AB

Mel Johnson
#Director# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mel Johnson is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience specializing in the engineering design, construction, contract administration, and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in the greater Edmonton area. He is involved in managing the civil engineering department which includes over 40 full-time engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Mel is experienced in working with numerous private/municipal land developers and licensing/approving authorities through all elements of the land development process.

Carl Clayton

Director, Global Infrastructure
Edmonton, AB

Carl Clayton
#Director, Global Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-clayton-a198836/

Mr. Clayton is the Director of Global Infrastructure at IBI. He is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and construction administration across a range of active transportation, roadway, transit, rail, asset management and transportation economics projects.

He has project experience from across North America as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa in both traditional and alternative project delivery. His experience includes development of a number of widely used industry standard roadway and transit design guidelines as well as agency specific design and construction standards related to active transportation and modern street design. Mr. Clayton joined the firm in 2018 and manages infrastructure services undertaken by over 600 colleagues.

#North America#
John Boudreau

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, AB

John Boudreau
#Associate | Manager, Geomatics# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Industrial# #Public Outreach# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, 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.

#North America#
Stephen Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
Toronto, ON

Stephen Taylor
#Chief Financial Officer# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Taylor is the Chief Financial Officer of IBI Group. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international financial experience in all areas of corporate management, including acquisitions of new businesses, operational management, and investments.

Mr. Taylor was previously the Chief Financial Officer of a private healthcare company and prior to that the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded multinational online software provider for six years. His functional experience in investment banking, corporate advisory, operations, corporate development and financial oversight includes accounting, public company financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, valuation, process management, enterprise integration, and investor relations.

#North America#
Gene Simmons

Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings
Houston, TX

Gene Simmons
#Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings# #All# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

Gary Andrishak

Director
Vancouver, BC

Gary Andrishak
#Director# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In support of city shaping, transit plazas are the Italian piazzas of the 21st century.

Gary Andrishak boasts a multidisciplinary portfolio of significant work to his credit, during his more than 35 years in the planning and design community. He is equally at home in the co-joined disciplines of land use planning and transit planning, from the standpoint of producing urban master plans concentrating on Transit Oriented Development. Gary is skilled at developing branding, marketing, and communications strategies for public transit systems, with an aim to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile use. He is also expert in the development of public outreach communications plans to ensure the public is well-informed and able to participate in the planning process.

Scott Arbuckle

Director | Office Lead
Hamilton, ON

Scott Arbuckle
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach#
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. 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.

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