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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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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.

Andrea Lendak

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Special Events# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrea Lendak has over 12 years of experience in the planning, implementation and operation of transportation systems. When it comes to Landmark Events, her key strength is coordinating multiple stakeholders from different agencies to ensure on-time project delivery. She brings a high level of contagious energy to projects to get work done on time. Andrea was part of the project management team that stewarded the award-winning delivery of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. She was also pivotal figure in transportation demand management for the Toronto 2015 and London 2010 Olympic Games.

Steven Thesier

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, NY

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Steven Thesier has more than 26 years of experience with areas of specialty that include project management and project design for new construction and renovations, educational facilities planning, referendum planning for educational facilities, NYSED coordination on school projects, and NYS OGS project development and execution.

Chris Jones

Associate Director | Office Lead, Boston
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Highway / Road Design# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Chris Jones directs a variety of campus landscape master planning and site design projects. His efforts also focus on site design for urban mixed-use development projects and associated streetscape restoration.

Saurabh Bhatia

Associate Director | Sr. General Manager
New Delhi, India

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Since joining IBI Group, Saurabh Bhatia has gained diversified international experience in the ICT and ITS industries. Through the combination of an MBA in strategic management and a strong engineering background, he offers the right set of skills for projects that require both management and technical expertise. He has an extensive experience leading the design and deployment of ICT systems and ITS technologies for a diverse clientele in global market sectors including government bodies, transportation & transits, real estate developers, telecommunications service providers, broadcasting, among sectors within the infrastructure space. His work has also included providing strategic consulting to a broad range of clients including developing business and technology strategies and evaluating business cases.

Ashish Ghate

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Green# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.

Peter Spal

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources
Ottawa, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Peter Spal, P.Eng has over 28 years of experience as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist in the field of stormwater management planning, stormwater master servicing and drainage projects, including detailed design, contract administration and inspection. His experience includes various projects ranging from stormwater management studies and infrastructure projects to master drainage plans and flood analysis, which includes numerous projects for the City of Ottawa and the former Region Municipality of Ottawa, Carleton as well as private developers. He has completed numerous stormwater management projects related to site plans for urban development and commercial sites for both infield and greenfield sites.

Peter has been at the forefront of developing creative stormwater management solutions either by generating new solutions or upgrading of the existing aging infrastructure.

Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Diane Phillips is responsible for architectural projects in the Ottawa practice, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her architectural, project management, and leadership skills, Diane quickly and accurately grasps her clients’ visions. With over 30 years of practicing architecture in Ontario, Diane has been responsible for the project management, design, contract documents, and contract administration for a wide range of award-winning and published projects.

Ron Stewart

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Senior Management# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Deputy Regional Director for Canada East, Ron Stewart’s primary focus is liaising with the Ontario office leads outside Toronto. Ron is a transportation engineer, and member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Association of Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in both the private and public sectors at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels across Canada. His experience includes Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Transportation Planning, Transit Systems, ITS, and Signal System Operations and Maintenance.

Ron has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from York University.

Min Seung Shin

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Min Seung Shin is an integral part of the transit architecture group where he continually refines his knowledge, management and communication skills with each successive project. He was a core team member for the successful design development of Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Edmonton LRT and Ottawa LRT. He is currently managing one of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations. Before joining IBI Group, Min worked in France, South Korea and in cities in Europe, such as Rome and Barcelona. He worked as part of the design team for international projects such as Philharmonie de Paris la Villette, Las Vegas Atlantis, the competition winning proposal for urban renewal of La Roche-sur-Yon (France), and the competition winning proposal for Auditorium de Saint Cyprien (France). He is a member of the French Architectural Association with a government issued diploma.

Randy Knapick

Associate Director, Transportation Planner
Portland, OR

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-knapick-b8a80b4

In this time of extraordinary urban growth and technological innovation, Randy Knapick helps communities and organizations envision their transportation futures through an interdisciplinary approach to urban mobility challenges. Randy brings the full perspective and capabilities of IBI Group’s core disciplines to help our clients develop innovative solutions for complex urban and operational environments. His experience includes multi-modal transportation planning, public transit (BRT, LRT, heavy rail, and bus), active transportation, smart cities, connected/autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and organizational consulting.

He has project experience across North America and globally. Randy is an effective communicator with both technical and non-technical audiences, including executive decision makers, agency staff, and the citizens of the communities we serve.

Shujun Liu

Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Shujun Liu is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the design of mechanical systems for industrial, institutional, and commercial buildings for both private and public sector clients. He has in-depth knowledge of building codes and standards, which he applies to the detailed design of HVAC, plumbing, piping, and fire protection systems. Shujun has recently led a ten-man mechanical team for multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road, Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton, the Metrolinx Stouffville Corridor pursuit and the Honda Alliston Paint Shop.

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