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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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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.

#North America#
Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

Tony Wai
#Associate, Architectural Graduate# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context.

Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.

#North America#
Peter Pillman

Director | US Mixed-Use Lead, Buildings
Salt Lake City, UT

Peter Pillman
#Director | US Mixed-Use Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Make it matter.

Peter Pillman holds degrees in both Environmental Studies and Architecture, which is the foundation to his more than 20 years of widespread experience in master planning and urban design projects. This breadth of knowledge and experience is a key factor in his level of comfort working in the multi-disciplined environment of land use planning and transit planning, producing master plans based on the key principles of Transit Oriented Development. Peter provides leadership and administration as part of the US West region, focusing on Utah, Texas, and Colorado. In addition to this role, he is also the US Lead for Living+.

#North America#
Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #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.

Daniel Hsueh

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Daniel Hsueh
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-hsueh-21779227/

Daniel Hsueh, LEED AP is an OAA licensed architect. He has over 20 years of architectural experience in Canada and Southeast Asia. His design portfolio features a range of projects including large scale, mix-used developments, institutional, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers creative ideas and unique solution to the design of these projects. Daniel’s projects include Sobey’s regional headquarter that won the Mississauga Urban Design Awards 2016, an award-winning residential project at 1451 Wellington Street West in Ottawa and the “Vision” project at Pat Bayly Square in Ajax that won the 2019 Rental Development of the Year (High-Rise) award.

Daniel has a passion for the design process and for high-level engagement with owners to deliver excellent work. He earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Hong Kong and a Degree in Architecture from Birmingham City University in England.

Adam Haimour

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Calgary, AB

Adam Haimour
#Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Raafat Abadir
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.

#North America#
Andy Simpson

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

Andy Simpson
#Associate Director | Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-andrew-s-47ab456
Together, let’s make lasting places that delight and inspire the citizen leaders of tomorrow.

Andy brings over 27 years of professional experience and a keen interest in stakeholder consensus to educational and municipal projects. In addition to his focus on public school facilities in districts across Texas, Andy has led teams in the development of municipal facilities master plans and civic building designs, including police and fire stations and public works.

Andy has provided facility planning projections for cities and school districts, property condition assessments for commercial real estate developments, and building design visualizations for community support and funding initiatives.

Andy has served on the board of directors for multiple community service oriented organizations. He is a strong believer that the form of the built environment can be a great contributor to positive outcomes for student learning, public health and economic development. He is a licensed architect in the state of Texas.

#North America#
Claudio Venier

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Claudio Venier
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claudio Venier is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture, where he earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Claudio has over 25 years of experience working in private practice and in architecture offices, including ARCOP, Dan Hanganu, and Saia Barbese in Montreal, Wilkson Eyre in London, England, and in Toronto with Montgomery and Sisam, HOK Canada, architects Alliance and KPMB. Since May 2016, he has worked as a project architect for IBI Group in Toronto. Claudio’s projects include the Condominiums at One Bedford, the award-winning Maple Leaf Square mixed-use project, Library District Condominiums and Axis Condominiums.

Claudio’s professional work is characterized by the ability to develop and realize high levels of design through his involvement in both the design and construction phases of a project. Claudio also has an interest in architectural education and sustainable design. He has participated in architecture studios at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, and has entered sustainable design competitions, including CMHC’s Equilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative.

#North America#
Sarah Woolmington

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

Sarah Woolmington
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Office Lead# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Sarah Boyle has over ten years of experience working in the healthcare sector and is the lead for healthcare team in IBI Group’s Manchester office. Sarah has the ability to grasp new ideas and integrate them into desired results and is strongly committed to delivering innovative architecture. She has a range of experience across major new build and refurbishment projects for both NHS Trusts and private healthcare clients. She has been involved in both primary and acute care projects from inception to completion through various procurement routes including traditional, partnering and design and build.

Sarah has an enthusiasm for meaningful stakeholder consultation and the ability to develop the brief through engagement and interpretation of client/end user needs.

Bill Thomas

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Kingston, ON

Bill Thomas
#Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
http://www.linkedin.com/in/william-thomas-

Bill is a Civil Engineer with approximately 15 years’ experience in Land Development and Municipal Infrastructure. His work involves project management of residential, commercial, and industrial developments, as well as municipal infrastructure design, construction and replacement.

James Sorensen

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

James Sorensen
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut?s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.

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