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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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Ernie Webster

Associate, Landscape Architect
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Industrial# #Landscape Architecture# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Transportation#
Calgary, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-webster-07000931/

Ernie Webster is an accomplished designer with over 20 years project experience in the UK and Canada. He has been involved with several wide ranging and prestigious projects and his strengths lie in creating unique, interesting concepts and making them technically sound and constructible within a given budget. He has become known and respected as a well-organized project manager, playing a leading role on various multidisciplinary teams.

Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, 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.

Elizabeth Vieweg

Senior Project Manager
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Special Events# #Strategic Planning# #Transportation#
Toronto, 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.

Bill Bruce

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Knoxville, USA

#english# All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Knoxville, USA

Bill Bruce brings wide-ranging experience in planning and design for higher education campuses, cities and towns, mixed-use developments, parks and recreational open space. Prior to joining IBI Group, Bill founded and led Community Concepts, Inc., a full service planning and landscape architecture firm located in Marietta, GA. He also co-founded Designing4Health in 2011. The organization brings together health, design, marketing and funding professionals. They study healthy solutions that can increase the overall health of a campus, community or project by utilizing local health data as a guiding principle for policy, planning and design.

Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential#
Vancouver, Canada

Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context.

Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.

John Ariens

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Hamilton, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management#
Hamilton, Canada

John Ariens is independently responsible for representing the interests of development clients, both public and private, through the planning and development process for the Hamilton office. He coordinates all aspects of the development process starting at the initial design through municipal approval to engineering design, registration and construction. John is responsible for negotiations and liaison with the various levels of government and technical review agencies as well as coordinating the efforts of professionals, such as lawyers, engineers, and surveyors. This area of practice has brought John before many Municipal and Regional Committees and Councils, Conservation Authorities, Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ontario Municipal Board as an expert witness.

Harry S. Fuller

Associate | Landscape Architect
Boston, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/harry-fuller-b381a67/

Over the past 35 years, Harry Fuller has directed a range of urban open space planning and design projects in New England and elsewhere in the US and abroad. As the US Lead in Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, he divides his time among management, marketing, and project work, bringing the same enthusiastic leadership of people to leadership of complex, multi-year projects.

Tuere Fa’aola

Transportation Planner
San Diego, USA

#english# Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Land Use Planning# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Wayfinding & Signage#
San Diego, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tuere-fa-aola-ptp-b6a12813

Tuere Fa’aola’s areas of expertise in transportation planning range from transit analysis, alternatives analysis, multimodal analysis, travel demand forecasting, and varied traffic analyses. Tuere has managed and led the preparation of corridor studies, transit studies, micro simulation analysis, parking and traffic impact studies. In addition, she has experience in general planning studies that include, but are not limited to, pedestrian master plans, circulation elements, and regional agency MOUs.

Lorraine Bell

Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee

#english# All# #Board Member#

As an Independent Director on the IBI Group Board of Directors, Lorraine Bell is Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms. Bell is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in the financial sector. Ms. Bell is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Ms. Bell is also a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Human Resources and Governance Committee of the Ontario Financing Authority.

She worked in capital markets for over 20 years at various firms and specialized in the derivatives market. Ms. Bell is a Director of the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.

Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Oriented Development#
Toronto, Canada

Amy Shepherd is a certified planner with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in strategic land and realty asset planning, Transit Oriented Development, policy and community needs assessments. She has undertaken policy reviews, led multidisciplinary master planning exercises, prepared market assessments and growth strategies, assisted with site selection and obtained development approvals on behalf of public, private and institutional clients. Amy also has extensive experience with the formation and execution of inclusive consultation strategies, and has led surveys, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, public open houses and prepared media releases and marketing/information packages.

Jeremy Siviter

Associate
Alexandria, USA

#english# All# #Operations & Maintenance# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Alexandria, USA

Jeremy Siviter has managed a wide variety of ITS research, design, implementation and operation projects and has extensive experience in electronic revenue collection, transit technology applications, traffic management systems and traveller information systems. Jeremy’s skills range from detailed technical analysis and testing through set-up and management of customer service operations.

Denise Medcraff

Studio Principal
Brighton, UK

#english# Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional#
Brighton, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-medcraff-83304436/

Denise Medcraff studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and has a wide range of experience designing for commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors during her successful career with IBI Group. As Office Principal, Denise oversees the operational and service quality of various sizes and complexity of projects via various procurement routes including.A talented architect herself, Denise is extremely practiced at managing in-house architectural teams as well as coordinating consultants. Her project management skills allow her to direct the team while ensuring the projects achieve design excellence via a robust quality management system.

In healthcare, Denise has wide-ranging experience working with Trusts, private health providers and contractors to deliver estate strategies, master planning, refurbishment and new build commissions. In Education, Denise is specializes in the design development stages of Higher Education projects, reviewing the student journey and experience through the built environment. Denise?s practical knowledge of client and working group consultation, follows the design process though a structured series of meetings and end user workshops which in turn develops the client?s vision through to fruition.

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