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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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Kevin Wood

Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering
Westerville, OH

Kevin Wood
#Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

As the US Lead on Water/Wastewater, Kevin Wood’s goal is to provide communities with an improved quality of life through superior engineering, particularly with reference to local jurisdiction water and wastewater projects. Kevin has helped municipalities and townships identify, apply for and receive state and federal grant and loan monies for infrastructure development projects, after providing the facilities planning necessary to establish community needs and costs.
His expertise matching infrastructure and economic development needs of communities with available resources is critical to providing satisfactory solutions. As Project Manager for water and wastewater projects, his project involvement begins at the inception of the project and continues through to the design, funding, construction and rate determination stages.

#North America#
Brad Hughes

Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Brad Hughes
#Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Brad Hughes is a Registered Architect with 30 years of experience in institutional, commercial and educational projects. He is responsible for the complete delivery of the project and has provided design, planning and construction management for hundreds of projects ranging from new facilities, additions, renovations, and historic preservation. His experience affords a comprehensive approach to problem solving and quality service to clients and he excels in the delivery of projects with tight constraints and budgets.

#North America#
Jennifer Ujimoto

Associate – Manager, Architecture
New York, NY

Jennifer Ujimoto
#Associate – Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
New York, New York, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferujimoto/

Jennifer Ujimoto has over 15 years of experience, over which she has crafted her understanding of project administration from pre-design analysis and through design development phases and both in-office and on-site aspects of contract administration. She is thoroughly familiar with building and development approvals processes and has an understanding of the complexities of the municipal project procurement environment.

As a designer, Jennifer has a keen understanding of the collaborative process that is essential to the practice of architecture. Her ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors has made her a valuable key team member on projects situated within complex and challenging social and physical constraints.

She brings a deep commitment to design excellence on all levels including conceptual, technical and social parameters. Her multidisciplinary experience, includes award-winning high-end residential design, exhibit design, curatorial work, academic writing and teaching, demonstrating her ability to implement rigorous design, project management and construction standards.

#North America#
Welland Sin

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Welland Sin
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Welland is a Registered Architect with over 10 years of experience and is a graduate of McGill University’s Master of Architecture program. Following graduation, Welland gained a diverse background in the practice of architecture at various firms in both Toronto and Montreal. Welland joined IBI’s transit architecture group in 2009 and has been involved in major public transportation projects including TTC Finch West Station, TTC Pioneer Village Station and NTA Red Line LRT in Tel Aviv. Having contributed his skills in design, coordination and project management to the firm, Welland has developed an expertise in transit design that is reflected in all stages of the project. Welland is currently the lead architect for Mt. Dennis Station on the new 19 km Eglinton Crosstown LRT project in Toronto.

Joe Somfay

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Joe Somfay
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Drawing on 50 years of experience in cities as diverse as Sydney, Toronto and Waterloo, Mr. Somfay brings an acute urban sensibility and sustainability to the design of contemporary buildings.

As a designer and manager he has coordinated large multi-disciplinary teams collaborating on complex university, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the Waterloo Region and Southern Ontario. His projects include architectural designs for mixed used and high rise projects in Mississauga, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Elora areas.

He has taught design and building science for 17 years at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Comfortable with projects at any scale, northern latitudes or the tropics, Mr. Somfay always looks for design opportunities that further the clients’ goals with an original, practical and economical solution. Firmly committed to sustainability, he has taught and consulted on sustainable design for the past 50 years. 

Joe encourages original thinking and is willing to question norms.

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transit Technology# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America.

Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.

Jessica Gozdzierski

Associate - Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jessica Gozdzierski
#Associate - Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Commercial# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-gozdzierski-a437635b

Jessica graduated from Sheridan’s Interior Design program in 2007 and has been in the corporate interior’s world ever since. She joined IBI Group Interiors Design Team in 2014 as a designer. She is a dependable and resourceful individual who is keen to deliver projects on time and budget. Jessica understands how important the client’s needs are, and ensures these needs are consistently achieved. She is a fast learner and utilizes her strong organizational skills to her advantage. As an interior design professional, Jessica’s strength comes from her ability to creatively problem solve in order to find the most appropriate solution for the challenges that are inherent in the industry.

#North America#
Carl Clayton

Director, Global Infrastructure
Edmonton, AB

Carl Clayton
#Director, Global Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #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#
Ashish Ghate

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

Ashish Ghate
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Green# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.

#North America#
Abhijeet Mankar

Associate Director | Principal, Mixed-Use
Los Angeles, CA

Abhijeet Mankar
#Associate Director | Principal, Mixed-Use# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhijeet-mankar/
The key to a successful project is listening to your client’s expectation and realizing his or her vision.

Mr. Mankar leads our Living+ practice in California and the Western United States. He is responsible for implementing Living+ growth strategies, developing new and existing clients, and will continue to collaborate with his extensive network in the developer, builder and professional communities. His eclectic background includes a diverse range of project experience with a concentration in mixed-use, high-rise and mid-rise projects. He has focused on providing exceptional (World Class) design management delivery and execution services. Abhijeet’s expertise in alternative delivery methods is an asset to IBI.

Mr. Mankar has a passion for the design process and for high level engagement with owners to deliver excellent work.

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.

Ray Whitchurch

Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning
Salt Lake City, UT

Ray Whitchurch
#Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Ray Whitchurch is a project manager, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Planner, for large-scale federal, state, municipal, institutional, mixed use villages, commercial, and residential projects. With 26 years of experience, his projects have included landscape designs, architectural design, land planning and re-zoning, municipality general plans, subdivision development, public reviews and outreach.

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