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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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John Knape

Frameworks Director
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Rochdale, United Kingdom

John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.

John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.

Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Neno Kovacevic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Energy# #Highway / Road Design# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neno-kovacevic-91971015/

Neno Kovacevic is a leading Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who has worked on numerous initiatives in North America, Central America and internationally. He brings more than 20 years of experience to environmentally sensitive design, integrating sustainability into community master planning, parks, open space, urban public plazas and streetscape design. His experience reflects the diverse, evolving role of landscape architecture in facilitating economic development, community building and sustainability. His work is distinguished by a talent to identify and resolve client issues through visionary and practical design solutions, supported by solid project management skills and a proven ability to work as a contributing member of a collaborative design team.
In 1994 he completed his Masters degree in landscape architecture at Edinburgh University and is fully registered to practise in Canada, the United States and Montenegro.

Ray Whitchurch

Associate | Urban Planner
Salt Lake City, USA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Salt Lake City, USA

Ray Whitchurch is a project manager, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Planner, for large-scale federal, state, municipal, institutional, mixed use villages, commercial, and residential projects. With 26 years of experience, his projects have included landscape designs, architectural design, land planning and re-zoning, municipality general plans, subdivision development, public reviews and outreach.

Danny Brewster

Associate, Architect
Houston, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Mobility+# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, USA

Danny Brewster brings over 20 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. He is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. His commitment to thoughtful strategic planning encourages industry leadership.

David Kamnitzer

Director | Sr.Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #product_Advanced Traffic Management System# #product_Event Reporting System# #product_Revenue Collection# #product_Road Permitting System# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada
We need to get a lot smarter about how we move people and goods around. This requires connected thinking, the harnessing of technology, and ultimately a change in people's priorities and values.

David Kamnitzer is a holistic thinker who applies business analysis, transport operations, systems, and engineering skills to projects in traffic management, traveller information, tolling, and transit. David also leads IBI’s RouteMapper business, which provides spatial imagery/LiDAR surveying and software services for planning, design, asset management, and maintenance applications. A strong writer and presenter, David is often involved in high-profile initiatives that require interaction at the top levels of public and private sector organizations.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University and a member of Pragma Council (University of Waterloo), Lambda Alpha, and the Urban Land Institute.

John Boudreau

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, Canada

#english# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Geomatics# #Industrial# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater#
Edmonton, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-boudreau-4604a568/

John Boudreau has demonstrated expertise in managing multiple land development projects for Land Titles registration purposes by applying excellent time management skills and attention to detail. His strong organizational and interpersonal skills complement the ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with multiple stakeholders that include clients, Municipalities and Alberta Government agencies, engineering and law firms, builders and consultants.

Don D. Murphy

Associate Director
San Diego, USA

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
San Diego, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/don-murphy-3064265

Don Murphy has over 22 years of experience in the transportation operations/planning and ITS fields. Over the past several years, he has specialized in project management and subject matter expertise support for public agencies planning, designing, and deploying fleet transit & communications management systems, border management systems, and tolling systems. He has led efforts to plan for and integrate emerging technology trends into transit agency systems development efforts. Don’s varied experience encompasses a broad range of transit operations, systems planning/engineering, and software development efforts that allow him to oversee and understand multiple project areas during the full lifecycle.

Graham Harris

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Living+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Graham Harris is an experienced architect and project director and has taken an active involvement in driving IBI Group?s design processes, ensuring heightened standards in architectural output and efficient working methods, including BIM & 3D Visualisation. Skilled at delivering all aspects of a project, he is particularly strong at executing innovative stakeholder consultation processes. He places collaborative working as the focus of his leadership, winning awards for outstanding team delivery and high client satisfaction.

In healthcare, he works alongside clients to transform their ‘model of care’ into an efficient and therapeutic healing environment, ensuing overall cost savings and improving service delivery. Graham is highly competent at meeting the design challenges posed by complex refurbishment works within a live hospital environment. His experience includes the development of complicated phasing plans to meet both clinical and construction requirements. With a rich background in healthcare design, Graham is very aware of Trust requirements, ensuring solutions address future flexibility, energy efficiency and most importantly reduced infection rates by introducing innovations such as the IBI Group ‘cruciform ward’.

In education, Graham has been exposed to a number of Government initiatives, including Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital programme. He has hands-on experience of the tight parameters specified by these schemes, responding with holistic solutions to safeguard design quality and exceed clients’ ‘value for money’ expectations.

Donna Johnston

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Acute Care# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Courts# #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Low Rise Residential# #Office# #P3# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Donna is a licensed architect and LEED-accredited professional with extensive experience as Project Manager for the programming, master planning, design and construction of complex technical facilities. An Associate with IBI Group with a focus on institutional projects, she has been involved in many challenging educational and science-based lab buildings for diagnostics, research and general academics; transit projects; health care institutions and geriatric facilities, and courthouses. With a solid background in a variety of project delivery types, including compliance-based, design-build, fast-track, P3/AFP, and construction management, she is able to bring creative approaches to the realization of demanding projects. Her experience also extends to corporate, retail, custom residential and interior design. With an integrated and cooperative approach to team-building, Donna frequently assumes the role of user-needs coordinator, and has been the lead for a number of successful and award-winning joint-venture collaborations.

Donna is a graduate of Carleton University.

Steve Schibuola

Director, Engineer
San Diego, USA

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
San Diego, USA

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

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