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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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Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #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.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

#english# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Resorts# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #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.

Duncan Elder

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom Europe

Duncan Elder is a recognised specialist in transport, transport data and customer information systems. He has over ten years’s experience working with clients to solve transport challenges in London and beyond. During this period, he has worked directly with a number of high profile clients including Transport for London, the Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012, Department for Transport, Highways England and Network Rail. Duncan’s work focuses on improvements in traveller information and the delivery of customer, demand management and infrastructure and operational solutions on both the rail and road network. He holds a Masters in Geographical Information Systems and has background in system, software and internet architecture.

Brendan McHale

Structural Engineer
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Structural Engineering# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

Brendan McHale specializes in the design of large transportation and infrastructure projects. His favourite thing about working with structures is getting to see them make the leap from the drawing and into reality.

Colin Wilson

Studio Principal
Manchester, UK

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom Europe

Colin Wilson is a European Engineer and a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of experience of delivering ITS projects in Europe, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. Specialising in management, procurement and delivery, he has undertaken projects on behalf of public agencies including the European Commission, Highways Agency, Transport for London, and the National Roads Authority and Road Safety Authority in Ireland.

Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.

Andrea Lendak

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Special Events# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Andrea Lendak has over 12 years of experience in the planning, implementation and operation of transportation systems. When it comes to Landmark Events, her key strength is coordinating multiple stakeholders from different agencies to ensure on-time project delivery. She brings a high level of contagious energy to projects to get work done on time. Andrea was part of the project management team that stewarded the award-winning delivery of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. She was also pivotal figure in transportation demand management for the Toronto 2015 and London 2010 Olympic Games.

Sarah Boyle

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #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.

Barbara Sheehan

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Education# #Healthcare# #K-12 Education# #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #P3# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #Transit Facilities#
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-sheehan-58b85b48/

Barbara is an Associate and Senior Landscape Architect in the Edmonton office, with over 13 years of experience in a diverse range of innovative and complex projects focused on urban design, recreational spaces, parks, transit corridors, place-making and master planning, for both private and public sector clients. She received her professional credentials in 2011 (AALA, CSLA).

Barbara is a skilled communicator and focused team leader, leading projects successfully from initiation to completion. Barbara was with IBI initially from 2005 to 2012, and returned in 2016 to rejoin the landscape architecture team. Since her return to IBI, she has played a leading role in the landscape architecture and sustainable urban integration elements for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT project as well as other significant public realm projects.

Ola Ferm

Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

#english# #Architecture# #Automotive# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Maintenance Facilities# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Office# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parks# #Planning & Urban Design#
Raleigh, North Carolina United States of America

Ola is the Office Lead for the Raleigh, NC office. As an architect, he is leading the way in growing IBI Group in commercial, transit and educational based projects, and helping grow our footprint in the region, and along the west coast. Ola has been practicing architecture and building client relationships for 25 years.

Grant Dickson

Studio Associate Director
Newark, UK

#english# #All# #Operations & Maintenance# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #UK Regional#
Newark, United Kingdom Europe

Grant Dickson is well-known for his expertise in Geographical Information Systems, GIS/IT consultancy, design of IT systems, databases, websites. software and system testing, system installation, integration, support and maintenance. He also specializes in spatially encoded video surveying, GPS, video and digital cameras, asset management systems and associated technologies.

Steven Kresak

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kresak-5982591a/

Steven Kresak is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IBI Group Inc. and is responsible for the firm’s legal affairs worldwide. His accountabilities include the legal, compliance, real estate, insurance and corporate governance functions. Steven is based in Toronto, Ontario, IBI Group’s corporate headquarters. From 2006 through 2014 Steven served at Infrastructure Ontario, in a variety of leadership roles including Director, Special Initiatives; Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions; and Senior Vice President, Commercial Projects, where he led a series of transactions to monetize government assets in the transportation, remanufacturing, entertainment, rail and telecommunications sectors. Prior to 2006, he practiced law at Goodmans LLP. Steven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Law degree (Distinction) from the University of Alberta. He is a former Editor of the Alberta Law Review.

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