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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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Deborah Richmond

Associate Principal | Mixed-Use, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Deborah Richmond
#Associate Principal | Mixed-Use, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/debrichmond

Deborah is an award-winning architect with over 20 years of experience with public, private and non-profit sector projects. She has worked steadily to refine a vision of architectural practice based on collaborative endeavors with partners, consultants and clients. Prior to joining IBI Group, she worked for two Pritzker-prize winning architects on the design of cultural and institutional projects and on large-scale, mixed-use and retail-entertainment projects internationally. Designing buildings that foster creativity among their inhabitants by providing spaces that inspire rich and enduring experiences is her personal criteria for design excellence. Previous clients have included the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California State Parks, The City of Santa Monica, Universal Pictures and many private development entities. She has been an educator in her field for over 15 years and is considered a specialist in performative building envelopes and parametric design.

#North America#
Nicholas Healy

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Nicholas Healy
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Engineering# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Long Term Care# #Healthcare# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Secondary School# #School# #Education# #K-12 Education# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-healy-rla-38ab7b1/

Since joining IBI Placemaking in 2004, Nick has played a key role on a range of public and private sector development projects in the U.S. and abroad. In Nick’s 15 years with the firm, he has participated in project types that include U.S. Embassies; college, university and high school campuses; private urban developments; child wellness and assisted care facilities; housing; public parks; streetscapes; cemeteries and various design competitions. Between 2008 and 2010, Nick served as a key project team member of IBI Placemaking’s Abu Dhabi office, where he was responsible for design studies, site related construction documents and specifications, supervision of site construction, consultant coordination and client relations. Since his return to the States, Nick has worked on several local and regional projects with responsibilities including design development, presentation drawings, contract documentation, specifications and cost estimating with a primary focus on project management and construction administration and supervision.

#North America#
Chris Jones

Associate Director | Office Lead, Boston
Boston, MA

Chris Jones
#Associate Director | Office Lead, Boston# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
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.

#North America#
Filomena Monteiro

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Filomena Monteiro
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filomena Monteiro has been practising Interior Design in Ontario for over 35 years. Her project experience spans a wide range of industries and has provided her with a deep understanding of corporate dynamics and the change process. Filomena is a consummate professional and manages the many aspects of a project with decisiveness and tact. Her ability to ask the right questions to gain an understanding of the organizations current and future needs results in innovative environments with built in flexibility for future change. She has a thorough grasp of new officing concepts and furniture applications that support the new ways of working.

Cristina Martinez

Transportation Planner
Irvine, CA

Cristina Martinez
#Transportation Planner# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-cristina-martinez-11500777/

Cristina Martinez is a Transportation Planner with experience ranging from large-scale freeway and transit impact projects to local active transportation projects, transit-oriented development, master and specific plans, and parking/traffic management studies. Her work in public, private, and non-profit sector planning has shaped her passion for creating community-inclusive solutions to issues that affect our urban and social environments.

As Regional GIS Lead for the United States, Cristina helps coordinate IBI’s global network of GIS professionals and is involved with internal initiatives to further integrate geospatial technology into IBI’s project work. Her expertise in GIS includes data management and analysis, data visualization, geospatial analysis, and interactive map development.

Venkata Chunduru

Director, India
New Delhi, India

Venkata Chunduru
#Director, India# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkata-subba-rao-62138318/

Venkata Chunduru is a transportation systems professional currently working as a Director | Intelligence in India. With about 21 years of experience, Venkata primarily works on systems, technology, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), operations and investment appraisal for major transportation infrastructure projects, including highways, airports, ports and metro rail projects. Some of the notable projects he is involved are implementation of highway toll traffic management systems in India, radio-frequency identification (RFID)- based container tracking systems for a major Indian port, and development of Mumbai Metro master plan.

At IBI Group, he is involved in Hyderabad Intelligent Traffic Management Systems, Hubli-Dharwad ITS, Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC), Bhubaneswar Smart City and actively involved in their business development efforts. He is a Fellow at Institute of Engineers in India, member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (U.S.) and is also a member of technical committee on transport planning and traffic engineering for the Indian Road Congress.

Wendy Atkinson

Studio Associate Director
Birmingham, UK

Wendy Atkinson
#Studio Associate Director# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ##
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-atkinson-b4729930/

Wendy is a recognised expert in the development and implementation of operational procedures for highway network management. Prior to joining IBI Group, she worked for Gloucestershire Police, supervising two control rooms, and for Highways England’s Traffic Officer Service, managing incidents both on the network and from the Regional Control Centre. She managed Highways England’s National Occupational Standards Programme, which she also developed into a formal Traffic Management Diploma, accredited by City and Guilds.

Since joining IBI Group in 2010, Wendy has advised clients such as Glasgow City Council and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), as well as continuing her role as technical advisor to Highways England. She has provided specialist support to Smart Motorway operations and led projects including the Stationary Vehicle Detection Trial and the development of Smart Motorway Driver Information Requirements. Wendy currently coordinates IBI’s work to enhance Highways England’s signalling policy and capability. She is integral to expanding the firm’s services to other highway network managers across the UK and to the emergency services.

#Europe#
Christina Pilz

Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Christina Pilz
#Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christina Pilz is a Landscape Architect and ISA Certified Arborist with more than 18 years of experience in design and project management. She brings a broad range of skills and capabilities to the firm drawn from her academic and work experience. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science specializing in Natural Resource Management and Botany, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. Ms. Pilz combines strong design sensibilities with an in-depth understanding of ecological systems and plant material, resulting in sustainable design solutions that are sensitive to the environment while creating aesthetically pleasing and functional public spaces.

In recent years, Christina’s work has been focused on the delivery of P3 projects and implementation of sustainable design solutions that include LID, uncompacted soil conditions for long-term tree growth, and thoughtful plant species selection.

#North America#
Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #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#
Mitch Altier

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
New Lexington, OH

Mitch Altier
#Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
New Lexington, Ohio, United States of America

Mitch Altier is responsible for handling water, wastewater, street, and ground/well water projects for local municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts in New Lexington. As such, he also helps locate funding sources for various communities. His knowledge and skills allow him to successfully lead the municipal engineering team in the New Lexington Office. His specialization extends across all aspects of water and wastewater design. This expertise, coupled with Mitch’s working relationships and communication style, prove valuable when acting as a liaison to project stakeholders.

Matt Clementson

Global Portfolio Manager
Calgary, AB

Matt Clementson
#Global Portfolio Manager# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Build# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclem

Matt joined IBI Group in 2003. In 2014 he relocated to Canada, joining the IBI Group Calgary team. He is currently Design Technology Portfolio Manager for Visualization Services and is responsible for coordinating IBI Group’s visualization products worldwide. Before joining IBI Group, he was a director of a successful 3D visualization company, guiding it from startup to a thriving small business. He is a strong advocate for new visualization techniques such as real-time technologies and virtual/augmented realities. Matt is a graduate of the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, UK, where he has also taught 3D visualization techniques and skills.

Steve Woods

Associate, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

Steve Woods
#Associate, Landscape Architecture # #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-woods-5a00929/

Steve offers a highly unique and creative design approach to every project he pursues. Since joining the firm in 2001, he has helped lead in the creative design of a wide range of projects, from urban office plazas and riverfronts to 100 acre eco-parks and highway corridors. In every project, Steve strives to engage the client in a collaborative dialogue of experiencing the landscape in new and exciting ways. He is currently managing a range of exciting urban design and mixed use commercial projects.

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