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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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Lou Bandiera

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Industrial# #Interiors# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Office# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25

Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.

Welland Sin

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Rail# #Transit Facilities#
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.

Neil Munro

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Higher Education# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #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.

John Knape

Frameworks Director
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.

John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.

Graham Harris

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Living+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Graham Harris is an experienced architect and project director and has taken an active involvement in driving IBI Group?s design processes, ensuring heightened standards in architectural output and efficient working methods, including BIM & 3D Visualisation. Skilled at delivering all aspects of a project, he is particularly strong at executing innovative stakeholder consultation processes. He places collaborative working as the focus of his leadership, winning awards for outstanding team delivery and high client satisfaction.

In healthcare, he works alongside clients to transform their ‘model of care’ into an efficient and therapeutic healing environment, ensuing overall cost savings and improving service delivery. Graham is highly competent at meeting the design challenges posed by complex refurbishment works within a live hospital environment. His experience includes the development of complicated phasing plans to meet both clinical and construction requirements. With a rich background in healthcare design, Graham is very aware of Trust requirements, ensuring solutions address future flexibility, energy efficiency and most importantly reduced infection rates by introducing innovations such as the IBI Group ‘cruciform ward’.

In education, Graham has been exposed to a number of Government initiatives, including Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital programme. He has hands-on experience of the tight parameters specified by these schemes, responding with holistic solutions to safeguard design quality and exceed clients’ ‘value for money’ expectations.

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.

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.

Bruce Beaudry

Associate | Project Manager
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

With over 14 years of experience in a senior technologist position and 28 years of experience in architectural technology, Bruce has fulfilled various senior roles such as project manager and production coordinator. Bruce’s work focuses on contract document preparation, administration and enforcement within the residential/mixed-use sector. With strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, He has honed his skills in detail development, consultant coordination and shop drawing review as well as in site review and instruction writing.

William Sanabria

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Bridges# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Spanish Regional# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Water / Wastewater#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

William Sanabria has over 24 years of experience in the management of transportation design and construction projects in the areas of highways, freeways, arterial roads and urban streets, as well as, storm and sanitary sewers. His design work includes all aspects of highway and municipal infrastructure, including Class Environmental Assessments, roadway, drainage, roadside protection, utility coordination, drafting and contract documentation. William has a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and applicable codes and standards, including York Region Design Standards and Guidelines and Ontario Provincial Standards.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a member of the Transportation Association of Canada Geometric Design Standing Committee.

Ernie Webster

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

#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, Alberta, 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.

David Wood

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Public Outreach#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.

Neil Evans

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Mental Health Care# #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

Neil?s early days at Percy Thomas Partnership and Studio BAAD, provided him with a firm grounding in healthcare design but he also gained significant experience in the both the commercial and industrial sectors. Neil was appointed Office Principal of IBI Group’s Rochdale Office in July 2006.

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