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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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Deepak Darda

Global Director, Innovation
Toronto, ON

Deepak Darda
#Global Director, Innovation# #All# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Smart City Platform# #Smart Cities# ## #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As the head of IBI Group’s Office of Innovation, Deepak is driving IBI’s transformational pivot to a technology-driven design firm through focused efforts catalyzing core growth, transforming IBI’s business models, exploring future tech disruptions in the industry, and fostering innovation. Deepak also leads IBI’s Smart City Sandbox initiative, a unique partnership between public- and private-sector industry leaders, whose goal, together with the start-up ecosystem, is to bring innovative new technology solutions to urban environments.

Prior to becoming the Global Director of Innovation, Deepak built IBI Group’s presence in India from the ground up into the significant contributor to the firm’s International operations that it is today. Deepak is an alum of the Harvard Business School and holds a Masters degree from Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelors degree from IIT Bombay.

 

#North America#
Claudia Stodt

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Claudia Stodt
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #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.

#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.

#North America#
Visweswara Rao Gantasala

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
Hyderabad, India

Visweswara Rao Gantasala
#Associate Director | Senior General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Hyderabad, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gantasala/
"The biggest strength of IBI is its philosophy of looking at the cities from the dimension of a citizen while working for the betterment of the cities.”

Visweswara joined IBI Group as a Transportation Systems Engineer in the year 2007 after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). As one of the first few hires of IBI India, he has started his career working on toll and HTMS implementation projects for highways. He was involved from the inception of the Indore BRT ITS implementation project (the firm’s first World Bank project in India), which subsequently helped the firm in securing a stream of contracts from The World Bank. In the recent times, he is working on the Hyderabad Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) Project. Visweswara has been instrumental in building the software development practice in India and is currently working as the Product Manager for the IBI’s Smart City Platform and is also responsible for developing various Urban ITS Software solutions for IBI. He is also the office lead for our Hyderabad office.

Neil Munro

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Neil Munro
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

With over 40 years of professional architectural experience, Neil Munro has a diverse portfolio of work and project experience working with government agencies, residential, institutional, commercial and urban planning clients. Neil has an exemplary record of institutional work including acting as principal in charge for two demanding and complex architectural commissions, the York University Schulich School of Business, which received the Governor General’s Award for Architecture, and University of Waterloo ? School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine recipient of the Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award.

Neil has authored papers and given public lectures on ecological and environmental design issues. For his achievement in environmental design, he was also appointed a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Ryan Hutson

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Westerville, OH

Ryan Hutson
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Design Build# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-hutson-pe-ps-00a4163a

Ryan is the Manager for Transportation Engineering in Ohio. With nearly 15 years of experience, he is known for leading our general engineering contracts with the Ohio Department of Transportation. These contracts include all aspects of transportation engineering. Our most recent contract includes ODOT’s first on-call contract for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) services, which will be provided by our intelligence group. An unusual project that Ryan worked on was 24 miles of new border fence in Yuma, Arizona. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Ryan is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and is also a licensed professional surveyor in three states. He also served as the President of the Engineer’s Club of Columbus, Ohio (from 2017-18), which is the one of the oldest clubs of its kind, founded in 1888.

Chris Pickup

Studio Associate
Manchester, UK

Chris Pickup
#Studio Associate# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Research & Development# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pickup-397373a0/

Chris has many years of experience across a broad spectrum of sectors at IBI Group, including education, healthcare, private housing, urban design, masterplanning and 3D visualisation. Chris has a role as leader, designer and deliverer of key projects within IBI Group, particularly education schemes, and is the studio sector lead for Schools in the UK.

Chris has strong interests in the design process and currently leads the UK Design Excellence agenda, having been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a successful design review process at IBI Group. He is highly adept at communicating concepts and turning these ideas into a deliverable reality.

#Europe#
Elizabeth Vieweg

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Elizabeth Vieweg
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth Vieweg is a passionate, goal-oriented leader with 20 years of experience managing multiple portfolio events in fast-paced national and international Games environments. This is bolstered by additional experience as a senior manager in the sport, arts and health sectors. Elizabeth is also a skilled negotiator, collaborator and integrator with diverse groups of stakeholders, including municipal and provincial levels of government, community leaders, First Nations, facility/venue owners, games host societies, senior management, and volunteers.

#North America#
Warren Mack

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Warren Mack
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Warren has over 25 years of experience in architectural design for various building typologies, including high-rise residential, mixed-use developments, private homes, hospitality, institutional, children’s camps, restoration, and sports facilities. He has completed work around the world, with project experience in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining IBI, Warren worked for firms including Peter Rose Architect, Diamond and Schmitt Architects, HOK, and partnership of Studio Tangent Architects.

Notable projects in which Warren has been involved in include; Oqyana World First Development, Dubai, UAE; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Harbourview Estates, Toronto, ON; Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio, Rosseau, ON; and Restoration of Windsor Station and master planning for the adjacent Bell Centre, Montreal, QC. In addition to his own project work, Warren is an abstract artist and has shown his work in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Austin, New York and Rome.

#North America#
Blake Clements

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Blake Clements
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Blake is a leader and part of the Learning+ team in the Houston office. Blake is a recognized design professional whose 23 years of experience has touched all levels of educational projects. He brings a focused skill that provides a clean, contemporary edge to exteriors and an innovative design of interior spaces. Notable projects where he played a key role in leadership or design include La Vernia Intermediate School, Lewis CTE High School, and San Jacinto College Maritime Training Center.

Blake is a licensed architect in Texas as well as an active member of NCARB. He has worked on numerous award-winning projects that have been recognized for masonry design, educational programming and value. Blake has collaborated with several IBI offices on design and documents. He is currently overseeing construction on a 147,000 square foot Petrochemical Training Facility for San Jacinto College, as well as a 76,000 square foot 9th Grade Center for Dickinson High School.

Andrew Street

Studio Director
Cardiff, UK

Andrew Street
#Studio Director# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Strategic Planning# #UK Regional#
Cardiff, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-street-56428b13/?originalSubdomain=uk

Andrew is a qualified architect specialising in healthcare, education, housing, and arts and community-based design with over 15 years’ experience in the sector, specifically in Wales. As a strong team leader, he has managed the design and delivery of projects under various public sector procurement routes and contracts, delivering a variety of types of facilities. Andrew’s broad and strong skill base allows him to engage at all stages of a project and balances established presentation and design qualities with technical excellence. Andrew is involved with a number of multi-agency, diverse stakeholder group projects, where he is able to bring clear communication and innovative solutions which result in stakeholder buy-in. This has led him to become involved in a diverse range of consultations, from community gardening to large stakeholder workshops. Andrew is project director for Cardiff University’s Centre for Student Life, Cardiff University Community Gateway’s Grangetown Pavilion Project, Swansea City Health Wellbeing Centre and Tredegar Health Wellbeing Centre.

Johnathan Law

Associate, Landscape Designer
Boston, MA

Johnathan Law
#Associate, Landscape Designer# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnathan-law-a328364/

Johnathan Law started his career at IBI Placemaking as an intern in 1998, joining the professional staff in the summer of 2001. Over the past 18 years, Johnathan has played a key role on a range of education, open space, streetscape, and site design improvement projects, merging his design and technical expertise. Johnathan is particularly adept at project management and overseeing construction. A native of Leeds, England, Johnathan was drawn to the landscape architecture profession because of his love of drawing and design.

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