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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 2,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Phil Beinhaker

Director
Tel Aviv, Israel

#english# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transportation#
Tel Aviv, Israel

Phil Beinhaker founded IBI Group in 1974 and continues to specialize in several areas of consulting activity, including urban design and development, building design, project management, land development, and policy development for land, housing, and transportation. He has been involved, domestically and internationally, in major projects that have included the development of urban hospitals, airports, transit systems, high-rise complexes, and a professional sports complex.

Marek Otwinowski

Associate Director
Calgary, Canada

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

Marek Otwinowski has extensive knowledge of building and construction systems and has the complete ability to develop designs into built form. His education in contracting, technical detailing and architecture is bolstered by 23 years of experience in the Canadian market.

Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Edmonton, 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.

Ian Nelson

Associate | Manager, Information Communications Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Airports# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Light Rail Transit# #P3# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

Doug McLachlan

Associate, Architect
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, Canada

Doug McLachlan’s professional experience includes project management, master planning, medical planning, and construction document production for various projects. As Project Manager for several master planning and renovation projects, he leads the coordination and production of indicative design drawings and output specifications, has involvement leading several user group meetings, and overseeing production of a facilities assessment report. Doug is also immersed in managing and producing schematic design drawings, working drawings, and specifications, as well as performing construction administration services.

Sue Chadwick

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom

With over 35 years of experience, Sue Chadwick has worked with a diverse group of clients on projects in various sectors. She is considered one of the leaders in IBI Group’s Education sector, offering advice at senior level and bringing a vast level of practical knowledge to any project.

She is an excellent communicator and is experienced in developing complex briefs with clients and stakeholders. Many projects require bespoke and particular methods of engagement and consultation and with the end user in mind, Sue runs a series of innovative processes including workshops and exhibitions. She has also developed a sound understanding of client values and requirements when delivering educational buildings on occupied sites.

As a qualified architectural technologist, Sue also has extensive technological knowledge in all aspects of design, construction processes contemporary building fabrics and structures.  Within the IBI Group, Sue is involved in promoting technical quality with an aim to embed an ethos of excellence and consistency in our approach by setting companywide standards that ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service to our clients.

Nathalie Waelbroeck

Project Designer
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #P3# #Product_sAVe App# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
New York, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathalie-waelbroeck-leed-ap-well-ap-12195334/

Nathalie Waelbroeck is an up and coming designer in the field of architecture, building experience in a wide array of projects including light rail station, residential, spa, medicine, hospitality, and office design. She has proven her flexibility to function as a team member in the collaborative environment, most evident in her light rail and medical projects. She is familiar working with complicated and technical project requirements and relies on her strong BIM/3D Visualization software stills to best communicate with different disciplines.

Nathalie’s work has taken her far afield with projects in New York, Missouri, Toronto and Amsterdam. This experience has given her an appreciation of the architectural process in different regions. Nathalie is passionate about sustainable design as it impacts the triple bottom line; as a result she has deeply studied the subject matter and holds credentials with both LEED and WELL.

Paul Williams

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto West, Canada

Paul Williams has over 30 years of project and design experience in the electrical engineering field. He has been responsible for conceptual design, specifications, feasibility studies, detail engineering, inspections, commissioning, and project management on numerous utility, industrial and commercial projects.Currently, Paul is the Mechanical and Engineering Peer Reviewer for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the Project Manager for the Metrolinx Lewis Road Layover Facility and Metrolinx Mimico Layover Facility, and provides Senior Electrical oversight for various projects.

Steven Butler, PE

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Cincinnati, USA

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Cincinnati, USA

Steven Butler has over ten years of civil engineering experience, with emphasis in structural design. He has evaluated and developed superstructure and sub-structure plans for a variety of bridges within the states of Ohio and West Virginia. His experience extends to all phases of civil engineering projects, including preliminary studies and reports, site surveys and investigations, specifications, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates. Steven’s work includes bridge design, inspection, replacement, rehabilitation and review projects, where his deliverables include the design of superstructures, substructures, and miscellaneous details along with site layout and minor roadway items.

Paul Hewes

Regional Director, UK/Ireland
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-hewes-5521b728/

Paul Hewes is the Regional Director of the UK and Ireland, which includes offices in London, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newark, Manchester, Liverpool, Rochdale, Glasgow and Dublin. Paul is responsible for regional operational and commercial performance, market growth, staff development and client engagement.

As an architect and project manager, he has extensive experience of the healthcare, education, transport and commercial sectors in the UK and the Middle East. Paul has exceptional knowledge of complex project delivery including strategic planning, procurement, contractual agreements, negotiation and mediation.
Paul is a qualified Architect, having trained at Bristol and Edinburgh Universities, in addition to being both an Arbitrator and a Project Manager, receiving both qualifications from the College of Estate Management, Reading University. Paul has been a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) since 1987.

Billy Shum

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Light Rail Transit# #Operations & Maintenance# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto, Canada

Billy Shum has over 15 years of combined experience in Traffic Engineering and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. He has directly carried out or been in charge of Traffic Signal Design, Operations, and Planning activities for roadway projects, in both Canada and USA. Billy has been the Traffic/Electrical Lead for multiple LRT/BRT projects and arterial widening projects including: Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Tunneling; York Region vivaNext BRT; Mississauga GO BRT; and City of Edmonton Valley Line LRT.

Billy is a professional engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario, a California/Ohio licensed professional Civil and Traffic engineer, and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He received his ISO 9001:2008 QMS Lead Auditor Certificate from International Register of Certificated Auditors, and for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Jennifer Ujimoto

Associate | US Transit Design Lead, Buildings
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
New York, USA
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.

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