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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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Brian Ahern

Practice Lead
New York, USA

#english# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Landmark Events# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
New York, USA USA
linkedin.com/in/brian-ahern-881b7720

Brian Ahern embarked on his professional architectural career in 1993 and was taught the craft of designing luxury high-end residential condominiums and rental apartments under the tutelage of one of New York City’s most prolific architects, Costas Kondylis. After nearly 25+ years of completing unparalleled and significantly noteworthy developments all across the globe, Mr. Ahern has joined the New York City office of IBI as the firm’s Residential and Mixed Use Studio Leader. He brings to IBI Group his vast architectural acumen and collective expertise which he has amassed over the course of designing nearly 2,500 luxury condominiums, over 2,000 rental apartments, 500,000 sf of retail space,1.2 million square feet of hotel space, 7.4 million square feet of residential development and 3.5 million square feet of adaptive reuse. His most recent assignment was overseeing the design and historic restoration of the 125-year-old landmarked building, “The Old Post Office” and repurposing it into the recently crowned five-star Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC which opened in November of 2016.

Martin Bruckner

Director, Architect
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Public Outreach# #Residential#
Vancouver, Canada

Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.

Barry Nathan

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Airports# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-nathan-a73a0015/
Great design nourishes the soul!

Barry Nathan has over 30 years of experience in both architectural and interior design, which has given him an enviable understanding of two areas of practice. His work is comprised of both large scale commercial clients and complex public spaces, including higher education and high-rise residential projects. Alternative design approaches have allowed Barry to provide very unique and creative solutions for progressive thinking clients. His adeptness at problem solving via innovative solutions has helped many clients succeed in their goals. He is always challenging the status quo with an alternative view. Some of Barry’s past awards include the Design Exchange and ARIDO Awards for Pearson Airport, Denton’s Toronto and the Bell Wireless Centre in Mississauga. He is in the process of finalizing his Architectural License with the OAA and has memberships with the TSA and ASID.

Heather Semple

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Ottawa, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Environmental Assessment# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Ottawa, Canada

Heather Semple LEED AP is a talented Architect and Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in a range of projects however the majority of her work has focused on health care/ laboratory design. Her strength lies in her ability to produce well-designed projects; coordinating both the design and contract documents. She is currently the Project Manager for The Visitor Welcome Centre Phase 1 on Parliament Hill. She was also part of the McGill University Health Centre team, specializing in logistics and material handling.

Heather is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Award (McGill University Health Centre/Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships) as well as the Design Thesis Book Prize (Architecture Magazine), and the Henry Adams Design Award Graduation Design Thesis (American Institute of Architects).

Vlad Losner

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

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, 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.

Andrew Wong

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-c-k-wong-p-eng-pmp-72985b8/

With ten years of experience in traffic and transit operations, Andrew Wong has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ITS. His project work the development of technology plans, benefit-cost analysis, traffic signal control systems, transit dispatch systems, transit signal priority, operation and maintenance plans, and stakeholder consultation, with a recent focus on traffic and transit data collection and analytics.

David Chow

Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead
Los Angeles, USA

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Senior Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation#
Los Angeles, USA
Many firms say they are multidisciplinary, but IBI Group delivers this value from the very beginning of a project. It is part of how we think and what makes us unique.

As US Lead, Infrastructure, David Chow is responsible for the region’s operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical work, staff development, and client satisfaction. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Civil Engineering) from the University of California at Irvine and is both a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and a certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a licensed engineer in California, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina, and is nationally certified by AICP as a planner in North America.

David has over 25 years of experience in engineering, planning, and urban design. He has managed major investment studies, complex transportation and land-use projects, Transit Oriented Development projects, as well as the design of local and regional transit systems, and technical work for environmental impact studies.

Jeff Hackenbracht

Principal
Westerville, USA

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation#
Westerville, USA

Jeff Hackenbracht has a strong background in design, engineering and construction project management of roadway and bridge projects. He has successfully managed projects for several clients including ODOT, the City of Columbus, as well as the Delaware and Franklin County Engineers. His attention to detail comes from his in-depth knowledge of ODOT and city requirements. His communication throughout the project development process has earned him high praise from pleased clients. Numerous projects have included new roadway design, roadway widening and resurfacing, ADA compliance upgrades, bikeway design, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, pavement markings, design of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, traffic signal upgrades, culvert extensions, ditches, grading, design of median barriers and lighting design.

Carl Clayton

Director | Canada Lead, Infrastructure
Edmonton, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bridges# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Rail# #Roads & Highways# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Edmonton, Canada Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-clayton-a198836/

Carl has over 40 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and construction administration across a range of active transportation, roadway, transit, rail, asset management and transportation economics projects. He has project experience from across North America as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa. His experience includes development of a number of widely used industry standard roadway and transit design guidelines as well as agency specific design and construction standards related to active transportation and modern street design.

David McKenna

Studio Associate Director
Liverpool, UK

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Spiritual Places# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #UK Regional#
Liverpool, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mckenna-06485522/
Designing streets and spaces for people whilst accommodating traffic.

David McKenna has over 25 years of experience with the added bonus of dual-qualifications as both a Chartered Landscape Architect and Chartered Engineer. This knowledge and accreditation has enabled David to take a creative, yet practical approach to design and to communicate effectively with professionals.
David is considered a subject matter expert on the IBI landscape team and has particular experience in designing streets and spaces for people. He is particularly adept in projects where water is a significant element and also specializes in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Canada

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America.

Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.

Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Senior Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, 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.

Kevin Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East and has 25 years of experience in the delivery of full professional services and turn-key solutions for a variety of ITS applications including traffic management and traveller information, electronic toll collection, commercial vehicle operations, public transportation, security.

As a specialist in the application of advanced technologies for managing transportation infrastructure and facilities, his project services include needs assessment, concept design, feasibility assessment, detail design and specification, tender/procurement, construction administration, quality assurance testing, system integration and operations and maintenance support. His project experience includes 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.

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