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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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Rachel DeWitt

Associate Director | Education Lead, Global
Denver, CO

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Denver, Colorado United States of America

Rachel DeWitt is IBI Learning+ lead. Rachel began this passion as a part of our education team in Houston, joined our team in Portland for 2016, and now currently is based out of our Denver office. She has an M.Ed from Texas A&M University, and is particularly interested in the impact space and place has on student cognition. As a former educator, Rachel has been a speaker at national and international conferences on various education topics. Rachel will be working with all of our senior leaders across the education practice to strategize how to move the education practice forward with particular focus on five key areas: business development, professional development, growth, innovation, and thought leadership.

Tom Tsaktsiris

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
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.

Mike Richardson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Living+# #Mental Health Care# #Office# #Oncology# #Police Stations# #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom Europe

Mike Richardson is the Global Quality Management Steering Committee Chair, Justice Sector Lead and has responsibility for both QM and Health & Safety within the UK & Ireland.


With over 29 years of experience, Mike has developed an acknowledged reputation for high quality, award winning innovative design solutions. Mike has experience developing complex bespoke briefs with Government Departments, clients and stakeholders. He has senior responsibility and specializes in the design and delivery of multi faceted projects including a diverse range of secure, blue light, healthcare, and education building types throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

Terry Ruszczak

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Terry Ruszczak is a dedicated, results-oriented, energetic and creative Architectural Technologist, with 35 years of experience in contract administration/field inspection, with an emphasis on project management and leadership. He directs the drafting team for working drawings, tendering, shop drawing review and monitored/inspected the project on-site as liaison between the client, consultants and contractors. He is commended for his communication with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of designs into construction documents.

Comprehensive knowledge of building science principles, construction methods and techniques and his understanding of zoning by-laws allow for Terry’s unique and creative ability to execute accurate working drawings for building permit application and construction maintaining the highest levels of Life Safety.

Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

#english# #Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Throughout her career with IBI Group, Ellen Roland has been responsible for the interior design of a significant amount of Toronto’s premier office space. In keeping with her trademark style, these spaces are continuously designed to be both elegant and innovative in nature.

With over 35 years of experience, Ellen has gained a strong sense of purpose as well as a devotion to detail, which has been proven to be an incomparable asset through the number of prestigious awards many of her projects have received. Ellen thrives on being challenged and encourages her clients to look beyond the familiar perspective of office settings and to utilize solutions that reinvent and rethink the workplace.

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 Europe
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.

Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.

Rahul Mehra

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Healthcare+# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-mehra-b804b33/

Rahul Mehra is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with 15 years of experience. He joined IBI Group upon graduation and has built an extensive background in tolling and revenue systems and manages the broad scope of these projects from design, through implementation, solution deployment into the ongoing operation and maintenance of IBI’s systems. Rahul was a key participant in the Health Care Challenge initiative and has continued to collaborate with colleagues from sectors to advance IBI?s interests in the area of health care related solutions.

Rahul is currently dividing his time between a number of tolling projects in Mexico, testing for the development of new standards with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, and several toll consulting assignments across North America.

Cathy Offenberg

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design#
Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

Cathy Offenberg has a thorough understanding of the public process and has managed complex projects from inception through construction. She also has considerable experience administering construction phase services on a range of projects, to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents.

Leanne Soligo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
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.

Neil Murphy

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom Europe

Neil Murphy has extensive experience directing complex public sector projects under a range of contract and procurement routes. He is a very strong leader, working alongside contractors, consortia and supply-chains to consistently deliver project milestones and add value to the overall service offering. His ‘can-do’ ethos and the trademark teamwork he established with the multiple stakeholders of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children was a key factor in its success. Neil has helped Trusts to deliver acute, primary care and mental health schemes and has good knowledge of the key design and operational drivers to develop a successful solution.

He is competent to deal with challenges such as phasing, reducing environmental impact on live sites, health and safety as well as managing the progress of simultaneous projects at various locations. Neil is one of the key practice representatives for P21+, notably delivering schemes such as the award winning Personality Disorder Unit in East London. Neil was also responsible for the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease refurbishment scheme, which won the Building Better Healthcare award for Best Interior Design.

Elizabeth Vieweg

Senior Project Manager
Toronto, ON

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

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