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Our People

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 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Mark Auger

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Mark Auger
#Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects# #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Mark Auger has over 30 years of experience in engineering and project management. His project experience ranges from detailed design of a bascule bridge for Barra Strait in the infrastructure sector, to the management of multidisciplinary expansions in the industrial/automotive sector. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He is a firm believer that communication, organization and cooperation are the key factors in the successful completion of any project. His dedication to delivering a high level of quality on his projects earned him the opportunity to work with repeat clients for many years. Mark’s greatest strength is his ability to handle multiple projects working successfully with contractors, designers, construction managers and clients as well as the public at large. His direct, honest approach to people translates into successful projects regardless of size or complexity

#North America#
Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Senior Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

#North America#
Brent Mauti

Global Director, Design Technology
Toronto West, ON

Brent Mauti
#Global Director, Design Technology# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Build# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Senior Management# #Systems Integration# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brent-mauti-54a80618/

Brent Mauti is a licensed Architect with 15 years of experience in design and construction management projects from multiple business sectors. Brent’s architectural responsibilities include design, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and rendering, the preparation of presentation and working drawings, specification production, and services during construction for various types of projects. Brent has significant experience with 3D design as he has been involved with its implementation for numerous large-scaled projects over the course of his career.

Brent works with project leaders to identify issues and benefits regarding the use of BIM / CAD tools, advising of the benefits regarding design automation implementation and the application of design automation standards. His prime focus for BIM Implementation is multi-platform interoperability across Building, Civil and Plant deployed globally while ensuring consistent application of CAD standards.

#North America#
Caz Thomson

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Caz Thomson
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Caz Thomson has 20 years of commercial experience in systems architecture design and full lifecycle development within many disciplines, ranging from utilities management, through medical insurance to manufacturing and transportation systems. Caz has excellent technical expertise in a number of development platforms and significant experience in requirements analysis, system design and architecture, the management of large development teams and the delivery of mobile, web and system development projects. Caz also architected IBI Group’s Software and System Development processes and procedures in the UK, using the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology. She currently co-manages the UK Systems team, which now numbers some 20 developers and specialists.

Saif Zaidi

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Saif Zaidi
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Interiors# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/saif-zaidi-oaa-49158422

Saif Zaidi is an Intern Architect (OAA) with over 15 years of comprehensive experience in architectural and interior design projects, responsible for concept and design to drawings through to execution. He has demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing, designing, contract management, project management, and business development.

Saif is the team lead for Hospitality & High-Rise Residential Interiors and has designed projects ranging from small residences to large scale mixed-use, retail, corporate office interiors, high-rise residential and hospitality. Working on design-build module projects has enabled him to provide practical design solutions and coordinate with multidisciplinary trades more effectively. His attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project he works on is completed on schedule and to the highest possible standard.

Maurice Macare

Principal | Education, Buildings
San Diego, CA

Maurice Macare
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #Education# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America

Maurice Macare AIA has 26 years of experience with the majority of that time dedicated predominantly on public sector projects, such as public schools and government facilities.

Jeremy Siviter

Associate
Alexandria, VA

Jeremy Siviter
#Associate# #All# #Operations & Maintenance# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

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.

#North America#
Vlad Losner

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential
Toronto, ON

Vlad Losner
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vlad Losner holds a Diploma of Architecture degree from the University of Bucharest, Romania with over 30 years of experience. He has served as lead designer on a number of successful residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in dense urban environments, including Maple Leaf Square, Sutton Place (The Britt) and 411 Wellesley.

#North America#
Shari Gratke

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Shari Gratke
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #Interiors# #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Library# #Civic & Government# ## #Master Planning# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Jose, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-gratke-russo-0a275198/

Shari is a Project Manager specializing in K-12 projects and a co-office lead in our San Jose office. With over 20 years of experience in designing education facilities, she has led notable projects in northern California such as the Lincoln Elementary School Modernization and the Cupertino Middle School Modernization for our Cupertino School District client, among many others. A forward-thinking and progressive architect, Shari plays an integral role on projects bringing her experience and confidence to our key clients in education. Shari is a licensed architect in the state of California.

#North America#
Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

Garry Howard
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.

Andrew Fursdon

Studio Director
London, UK

Andrew Fursdon
#Studio Director# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Education# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Andrew is a qualified architect and has many years’ experience working in the Higher Education and Science sectors to deliver great environments for learners and researchers alike. Andrew specialises in the design of science-focused environments, having developed a number of high-end laboratory and collaborative spaces whilst working with some of the leading research organisations in the UK. These organisations include UK Research Councils such as BBSRC, EPSRC, and STFC; organisations such as The National Blood Service, University College London Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Pfizer, MSD, Bristol Myers Squibb, and RAL Space;  Health and Wellbeing corporations including Unilever and Procter & Gamble; and Government research agencies such as the National Physics Laboratory, The Pirbright Institute and the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Andrew’s experience includes active involvement on integrated project teams to deliver award winning projects. He enjoys developing the working rapport with other team members and acts as the senior point of contact on projects.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Civic & Government# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

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