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Our People

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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Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, BC

Homayoun Vahidi
#Director# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.

#North America#
Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, OR

Kristin Belz
#Marketing Coordinator# #All# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-belz-201978b/

Kristin Belz holds her Masters in Architecture and a frequent contributor to the IBI Th!nk Blog. She believes that what and how we build reveals our character as a society. She relishes working in the Portland office, with its portfolio of education projects and focus on Learning+, because she loves telling the stories of the people and innovations behind school buildings that help make the world a better place.

#North America#
Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

Ellen Roland
#Associate | Interior Designer# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Throughout her career with IBI Group, Ellen Roland has been responsible for the interior design of a significant amount of Toronto’s premier office space. In keeping with her trademark style, these spaces are continuously designed to be both elegant and innovative in nature.

With over 35 years of experience, Ellen has gained a strong sense of purpose as well as a devotion to detail, which has been proven to be an incomparable asset through the number of prestigious awards many of her projects have received. Ellen thrives on being challenged and encourages her clients to look beyond the familiar perspective of office settings and to utilize solutions that reinvent and rethink the workplace.

#North America#
John Bayley, P.Eng

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Waterloo, ON

John Bayley, P.Eng
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Our focus on quality and the prioritization of our client's needs is what sets us apart.

John Bayley provides over 30 years of qualified professional experience in the areas of environmental study, preliminary design, detailed design, and contract administration of municipal servicing, transportation, urban and rural infrastructure upgrading projects, and storm water management facilities. John has also managed both transportation and municipal engineering teams and divisions during his time.

John has managed and provided technical expertise on multiple Class Environmental Assessment studies and detailed design projects, including route alignment/location, transportation system expansion/upgrading and servicing projects, as well as site and subdivision land development and construction administration.

In addition to consulting engineering, John has also managed several projects for a large Ontario-based sewer and watermain contractor, group leadership in the transportation engineering field and technical discipline mentorship in the consulting engineering field. John has researched and created municipal design standards at the local and regional municipal levels and has applied experience with municipal infrastructure management systems.

Sandra Hayman

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
London, ON

Sandra Hayman
#Associate | Manager, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Transportation# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
London, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Hayman has over 30 years of experience in the civil consulting field in southwestern Ontario. Her areas of expertise are water resources stormwater management and municipal servicing design. Her experience brings a level of due diligence to project designs, ensuring they not only meet provincial and municipal requirements but timelines and budgets as well.Sandra was the Senior Design Engineer/Project Manager for the Riverside Drive reconstruction project in London, Ontario and is currently wrapping design for the Pincombe Drain Stormwater Management Facility.

Lorraine Bell

Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee

Lorraine Bell
#Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee# #All# #Board Member#
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Ms. Bell is the Chair of the Audit Committee of IBI Group Inc.. Ms. Bell is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. Ms. Bell is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Ms. Bell is also a former member of the Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Human Resources and Governance Committee of the Ontario Financing Authority. She worked in capital markets for over 20 years at various firms and specialized in the derivatives market.

Ms. Bell is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, a member of the Board of Directors of the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc. in New York City and a member of the Board of Directors of Hot Docs Foundation (USA) Inc. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.

Shahin Abji

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Edmonton, AB

Shahin Abji
#Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Operations# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Shahin Abji has 16 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of transportation systems and is currently working as part of a team specializing in ITS and broadband telecom systems. His experience includes systems planning and design, material requirements and specifications, procurement, material and installation inspections, commissioning, operations, maintenance, construction contract administration, quality control/quality assurance.

#North America#
Claudia Stodt

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Claudia Stodt
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claudia Stodt is a Senior Designer with 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. Her experience in a wide range of high-profile projects, such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Delta Hotel and The Rose Theatre in Brampton, has enabled her to work effectively in all aspects of design during the project documentation phase. Claudia is a highly organized individual with an innate ability to manage client and consultant relationships. Her work features all aspects of design, design development, site plan applications and dealings with various municipalities.

#North America#
Ray Whitchurch

Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning
Salt Lake City, UT

Ray Whitchurch
#Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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.

#North America#
Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, AB

Mel Johnson
#Director# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mel Johnson is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience specializing in the engineering design, construction, contract administration, and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in the greater Edmonton area. He is involved in managing the civil engineering department which includes over 40 full-time engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Mel is experienced in working with numerous private/municipal land developers and licensing/approving authorities through all elements of the land development process.

Cristina Martinez

Transportation Planner
Irvine, CA

Cristina Martinez
#Transportation Planner# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #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.

Jeremy Siviter

Associate
Alexandria, VA

Jeremy Siviter
#Associate# #All# #Operations# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Jeremy Siviter has managed a wide variety of ITS research, design, implementation and operation projects and has extensive experience in electronic revenue collection, transit technology applications, traffic management systems and traveller information systems. Jeremy’s skills range from detailed technical analysis and testing through set-up and management of customer service operations.

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