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

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Johnathan Law

Associate, Landscape Designer
Boston, MA

Johnathan Law
#Associate, Landscape Designer# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnathan-law-a328364/

Johnathan Law started his career at IBI Placemaking as an intern in 1998, joining the professional staff in the summer of 2001. Over the past 18 years, Johnathan has played a key role on a range of education, open space, streetscape, and site design improvement projects, merging his design and technical expertise. Johnathan is particularly adept at project management and overseeing construction. A native of Leeds, England, Johnathan was drawn to the landscape architecture profession because of his love of drawing and design.

#North America#
Ernie Webster

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Ernie Webster
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Industrial# #Landscape Architecture# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #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.

#North America#
Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, ON

Grace Gao
#Associate | Manager, Urban Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grace Gao has over 16 years of multidisciplinary experience in urban design, planning and architecture. Her approach to urban planning strives to create healthy, meaningful, balanced and connected communities in a sustainable framework. Grace contributes to a broad range of local and global projects including: urban design and place making; mixed use master planning; TOD neighbourhood development; open space and streetscape, and sports events, on behalf of private, public and institutional sector clients.Her architectural and planning background combined with extensive work experience in a landscape architectural firm have strengthened a comprehensive academic knowledge and a keen sense of scales/ coordination for various type developments. Her effective project management skills, team collaborative spirit, multitasking efficiency and creative design capabilities, are a constant asset to her projects and teams.

#North America#
Henry Burstyn

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Henry Burstyn
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-burstyn-74314794/

Henry Burstyn has over 20 years of experience and has developed a significant portfolio of work in residential, commercial, institutional, master plans and complex urban mixed-use projects leading multidisciplinary teams. His extended experience covers a wide range of building types from multi-unit residential (condominium, rental and townhouses) to institutional schools, retrofits and larger commercial centres. Henry’s contribution to projects has been acknowledged through being a guest lecturer and his projects being awarded a number of prestigious design awards including Pinnacle Awards, Oakville’s LBD Award of Excellence, OAA Award of Excellence, RAIC Award and the Governor General’s Award.

Kate Lambert

Associate - Manager, Planning
Vancouver, BC

Kate Lambert
#Associate - Manager, Planning# #All# #Healthcare# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kate Lambert is an urban planner with IBI Group’s Vancouver practice. With more than ten years of experience as a planning consultant, Kate has contributed to major community planning and social policy initiatives, managed complex development approvals, and facilitated dynamic public engagement processes for a variety of private and public sector clients in urban and rural communities across BC.

As a planner and project manager, Kate has developed exceptional skills in people and resource coordination, communication, and strategic analysis. She values collaboration and believes a strong vision, effective policy and meaningful community engagement are key elements to successful city building.

Kate is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She holds a Master’s of Environmental Design (Planning) from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. Kate is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute as Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative in BC

Peter Richards

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Peter Richards
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-richards-70582261/

Peter Richards has 15 years of experience, with a focus on traffic operations analysis, traffic and parking assessments, and traffic signal coordination. Peter has extensive experience completing traffic impact studies, parking studies, including parking utilization studies for various developments, by-law reviews, and parking standards reviews.

Peter also has experience undertaking traffic capacity analysis, review of multi-modal developments, site circulation and access review, transportation demand management strategies, traffic model calibration, developing and implementing optimized and coordinated signal timing plans, queuing analysis, public consultation sessions, speed and delay surveys, and innovative traffic solutions.

For the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Transportation Plan work, Peter was presented the Award of Merit 2016 from the Canadian Institute of Planners for Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure. His professional memberships include Professional Engineers Ontario, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Canadian Parking Association.

Tim McCormick

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Tim McCormick
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Smart Cities#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-mccormick-9188342a
With the increased urbanization of our towns and cities there is a continued need for us to be stewards of the environment and evolve how we protect and design the urban landscapes within them.

Tim is a passionate practitioner of Landscape Architecture and Arboriculture. Tim has a broad spectrum of experience that extends into the planning, design and construction of active transportation facilities, trails, complete streets, cultural heritage landscapes, parklands, urban parks, placemaking, green infrastructure, low impact design (LID), and arboriculture. His experience includes work with large and small municipalities, National Heritage sites, National Parks, development of city wide active transportation detailed design, community and public park design, public consultation, site remediation, environmental assessments, interpretative signage, stream restoration, and arboriculture across Canada. Tim endeavours to create inclusive spaces that foster a sense of community with comprehensive and interdisciplinary design solutions. His expertise in construction management and project implementation allow him to push the bounds of the design and create safe and implementable solutions that are not only unique but can be constructed.

#North America#
Paula Margaritis

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Paula Margaritis
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paula Margaritis has 15 years of intensive multidisciplinary experience in architecture, planning and interior design. Her architectural background brings solid knowledge on built form modules and allows ultimate flexibility in developing and creating highly progressive and innovative solutions in any environment. As a senior designer, she has participated on several larger scale projects ensuring a highly creative and detailed quality in designing interiors and coordinated with the functional and technical aspects of the projects. As a passionate, energetic, efficient and organized professional, she processes excellent communications, sound project management skills and a team spirited personality.

#North America#
Honor Roan

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, BC

Honor Roan
#Associate, Project Manager# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Honor Roan is a Graduate Architect that specializes in a variety of sectors, including institutional, commercial, high-density residential and hotel projects. Honor is adept at fulfilling the role of Project Manager for many simultaneous projects and works to produce and coordinate working drawings from the building permit through to the construction phase. He is experienced in leadership of consultants and all aspects of production to successfully complete his projects.

#North America#
Rod Sieker

Director | Office Lead
Calgary, AB

Rod Sieker
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rod Sieker is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering. He specializes in land development, including residential, commercial, and industrial projects, and has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, site planning, project management and contract administration, and construction supervision. He has also completed site servicing assessments addressing sanitary, stormwater, potable water supply, and transportation requirements for greenfield developments and redevelopment projects.

David Duong

Associate - Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

David Duong
#Associate - Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/david-duong-78670440
Great transit is about providing a seamless & smooth customer experience for riders. Transit technology can help realize those positive experiences.

David joined IBI Group in 2012 as a Transit Technology Analyst in the Transit Technology Practice, and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Civil Engineering program. David has been an Associate – Manager, Transit Data and Technology since May 2019. David’s current/past roles/projects include: Project Manager for TTC Wheel-Trans to upgrade their scheduling, dispatching, and customer-facing (e.g. Website, Mobile App) systems to improve mobility for those with disabilities travelling on public transit; Project Manager for the PRESTO project, helping deploy Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) and Add-Value Machines (AVMs) on the TTC network.

He has experience in managing cross-office multi-disciplinary teams for all phases of a project, including: needs assessment, concept of operations, system specification development, procurement, and deployment. David has experience in a wide-range of Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions, such as Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), Rail and Bus Scheduling Systems, Real-time Information Systems (RTIS), and Fare Management Systems.

Farhan Haqqani

Regional Technology Leader
Canada East, ON

Farhan Haqqani
#Regional Technology Leader# #All# #Architecture# #BIM# #BIM & 3D Visualization# ## #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Design Build# #Design Technology# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3#
Canada East, Ontario,
www.linkedin.com/in/farhan-haqqani-58b3b730
Why is there never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it twice

Mr. Haqqani is a dedicated Canada East Regional Technical Lead for Design Technology with more than seventeen years of experience, and over fifteen years using Revit. He is an advanced Revit user, and his experience includes technical production, coordination, and intricate detail design. He manages thirteen BIM coordinators, in Architectural, Civil, Structural & MEP disciplines. He also supports 9 Offices in his Region with approximately 1200 employees.

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