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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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Andrew Browne

Urban Planner
Vancouver, BC

#english# #Active Transportation# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #High Rise Residential# #Innovation Districts# #Land Use Planning# #Light Rail Transit# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Office# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbrownebc/

Andrew is an Associate, urban planner, and project manager with the Vancouver office’s master planning practice and manages the transit oriented development (TOD) practice in Canada West – including IBI Group’s TOD Planning for Calgary’s Green Line LRT. His current projects include over 3M sq ft of development in Metro Vancouver. Over ten years – eight of which were in the public-sector – he has built a comprehensive background in development planning, urban design, strategy, and public engagement. Andrew is a licensed Urban Planner (MCIP, RPP), and graduated from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, Simon Fraser University’s Urban Design program, and most recently the University of British Columbia’s Urban Land Economics (DULE) program.

Usha Elyatamby P.Eng

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/usha-elyatamby-7275908/

Usha Elyatamby P.Eng has over 20 years of experience working with software systems and technology solutions. She is integral to establishing clients and project in managed lanes, revenue systems, advanced traffic management systems, and control centre operations across the globe. Her project experience in technology solutions include feasibility and research studies, planning, design, cost analysis, implementation, installation inspection, software supply, and operations and maintenance.

As a leader in the solutions practice, Usha has led projects and been a specialty advisor on various technology deployments for public highway authorities and private road concession companies. Coupled with her experience and knowledge on business and system processes, software systems, platforms, communication infrastructure and tools required to increase efficiency in different system environment, she has played a senior advisory role on projects in the US and globally on highway P3 pursuits.

Gene Simmons

Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings
Houston, TX

#english# #All# #Learning+# #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

Mike Murray PE LEED AP

Associate Director | Office Lead, Ohio
Westerville, OH

#english# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Office Lead# #Parks# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Water / Wastewater#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

Mike Murray specializes in the design of civil and transportation infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients across a broad range of project types including traditional and non-traditional public sector transportation; municipal and county clients, commercial and residential development, parks, trails, and schools. He is currently focused on the management, design, construction management/administration of civil/transportation improvement projects which include: horizontal infrastructure (road widenings/new alignments/intersection design/bridge/traffic and access management) commercial, residential, municipal and recreational site developments; storm and sanitary sewer design; water system design; multi-use trails; and recreational spaces as well as construction administration and inspection. Mike?s technical expertise and management capabilities has enabled him to lead many large and innovative projects, including the SR 4 Bypass and several sections of the Ohio River Trail.

Mike also previously served the City of Centerville (Ohio) as Assistant City Engineer. This experience has allow him to assist several communities in Southwest and Central Ohio as the municipalities contract engineer.

Barry Nathan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #Airports# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-nathan-a73a0015/
Great design nourishes the soul!

Barry Nathan has over 30 years of experience in both architectural and interior design, which has given him an enviable understanding of two areas of practice. His work is comprised of both large scale commercial clients and complex public spaces, including higher education and high-rise residential projects. Alternative design approaches have allowed Barry to provide very unique and creative solutions for progressive thinking clients. His adeptness at problem solving via innovative solutions has helped many clients succeed in their goals. He is always challenging the status quo with an alternative view. Some of Barry’s past awards include the Design Exchange and ARIDO Awards for Pearson Airport, Denton’s Toronto and the Bell Wireless Centre in Mississauga. He is in the process of finalizing his Architectural License with the OAA and has memberships with the TSA and ASID.

Doug McLachlan

Associate, Architect
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, British Columbia, 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.

Luc Deniger

Associate, Landscape Architect
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Airports# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Spiritual Places# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luc-deniger-aala-aapq-csla-79259116/

Luc Deniger has over 14 years of experience and has worked on numerous urban design and rehabilitation projects, from plazas and parks to large scale, high profile district design and rehabilitation master plans. Luc has developed experience in pedestrian circulation plans, signage and wayfinding strategies, building and streetscape interface strategies and public spaces. Through his projects, he has gained experience in green roof technologies, native eco-system rehabilitation and environmental design practices. His knowledge of, and talent for, urban landscape architecture and design has earned him awards for innovative approaches to Landscape Architecture. His experience includes urban design and rehabilitation and streetscape projects in Victoria, BC, Montreal and Quebec City.

Rick Mello

Principal | Education, Buildings
San Luis Obispo, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead#
San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Rick Mello has grown to become a firm-wide resource for Quality Documents and Construction Administration. With over 25 years of professional experience, he brings the confidence and knowledge of a veteran to the volatile construction process. Rick has performed Construction Administration services on institutional projects including health care and public facilities. He leads the Construction Administration and sets the standards and develops the tools by which we function.

Lisa D’Abbondanza

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Education# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

Steve Schibuola

Director | Sr. Principal, Transportation Engineering
San Diego, CA

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
San Diego, California, United States of America

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

Duncan Elder

Associate Director | UK Solutions Lead, Intelligence
London, UK

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Duncan Elder is a recognised specialist in transport, transport data and customer information systems. He has over ten years’s experience working with clients to solve transport challenges in London and beyond. During this period, he has worked directly with a number of high profile clients including Transport for London, the Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012, Department for Transport, Highways England and Network Rail. Duncan’s work focuses on improvements in traveller information and the delivery of customer, demand management and infrastructure and operational solutions on both the rail and road network. He holds a Masters in Geographical Information Systems and has background in system, software and internet architecture.

Joe Heyninck

Project Engineer
London, ON

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation#
London, Ontario, Canada

Joe Heyninck is a Professional Engineer in Ontario with over 40 years of experience in the civil consulting field in southwestern Ontario. His involvement in a wide range of municipal infrastructure and land development projects over this period provides him with a broad base of experience in the delivery of projects ranging in scope from servicing master plans and environmental assessments through to detailed design and construction administration of multimillion-dollar municipal infrastructure projects. Joe is currently involved in the City of London SHIFT Rapid Transit project having shared design responsibility for the development of the rapid transit corridors including the development of design alternatives and utility coordination.

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