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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 2,700 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Emmanuel SanMiguel

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Emmanuel SanMiguel
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
It may not be easy to reach point A to B but if you have a goal in mind, you're sure to reach your destination.
Emmanuel has more than 17 years cumulative international experience in master planning & urban design, architecture, interior design, visual arts & multimedia presentations, operations, and project management of property developments in most parts of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South East Asia and North America. He had the opportunity to work on various project types, e.g. commercial, residential, retail, intermodal-transport terminal, offices, and other mixed-use components, in various jurisdictions and localities. As an Associate, he is responsible for managing projects, applying sound approaches/ideas and maintains multiple internal/external collaborative relationships with different stakeholders. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Leicester, a LEED AP BD+C, and is a registered architect in BC, Canada. In his spare time, Emmanuel likes to play basketball and enjoys traveling with family and friends.
#North America#
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Usha Elyatamby P.Eng

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

Usha Elyatamby P.Eng
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/usha-elyatamby-7275908/
Usha Elyatamby P.Eng has over 20 years of experience working with software systems and technology solutions. She is integral to establishing clients and project in managed lanes, revenue systems, advanced traffic management systems, and control centre operations across the globe. Her project experience in technology solutions include feasibility and research studies, planning, design, cost analysis, implementation, installation inspection, software supply, and operations and maintenance. As a leader in the solutions practice, Usha has led projects and been a specialty advisor on various technology deployments for public highway authorities and private road concession companies. Coupled with her experience and knowledge on business and system processes, software systems, platforms, communication infrastructure and tools required to increase efficiency in different system environment, she has played a senior advisory role on projects in the US and globally on highway P3 pursuits.
#North America#
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Levi Patterson

Associate Architect
Portland, OR

Levi Patterson
#Associate Architect # #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Portland, Oregon,
Levi is the Design Lead for our practice. As an architect, designer, and leader, Levi comes to every project with a broad perspective and deep understanding of each stage of design and construction. His ability to focus and prioritize as a project moves forward enables him to lead design concepts from inception to completion while maintaining design intent, and achieving the goals of the client and project teams. Levi’s work before joining our IBI Group includes award-winning K-12 design such as Kodiak High School in Kodiak, AK, A.G. Bell Elementary in Kirkland, WA, and Scappoose High School, in Scappoose, OR.
#North America#
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Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, ON

Tony Withall
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Missssauga, Ontario, Canada
Tony Withall has over 12 years of land use planning and development experience with residential, commercial and mixed use developments. His responsibilities involve reviewing and interpreting Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Site Plan Guidelines and Urban Design Guidelines. He is involved in every aspect of the planning process from conceptual design to application submission and approval coordination. Primarily focusing on commercial developments for several large private Canadian companies, Tony has used his expertise in planning instrument analysis and interpretation, and site design to obtain approval for a large number of QSR restaurants and service stations throughout Ontario.
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Scott Arbuckle

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning Canada East
Hamilton, ON

Scott Arbuckle
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning Canada East# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Scott Arbuckle has 25 years of diverse land development and urban planning experience and is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is a Registered Professional Planner. Scott is recognized by the Ontario Municipal Board (OPPI) as an expert in the area of land use planning. Areas of practice include: Planning Feasibility/ Due Diligence Studies, Community Design Visioning, Official Plans, Official Plan Amendments, District/ Secondary Plans, Block Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances, Site Plans and Open Space Design. Scott is the principal client liaison and project manager for a full scale of land development projects and is ultimately accountable for achieving client performance expectations including schedule, budget and product delivery. As such, he is responsible for leading an in-house team of planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture and design professionals; as well as the management of interdisciplinary teams of sub-consultants including urban design, architectural, environmental, geotechnical, hydro geological, transportation, infrastructure and storm water management consultants.
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Carl Frushour

Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

Carl Frushour
#Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Carl is a Senior Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, having worked on various projects types in the U.S. and abroad. Carl is a lead designer responsible for all phases of projects and is committed to a collaborative process. He is currently working on projects ranging from urban mixed-use developments to resilient waterfront developments and higher education campuses to corporate campus headquarters.
Steve Shawcross

Director, Planner
Calgary, AB

Steve Shawcross
#Director, Planner# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, North America
At IBI my team and I strive daily to create desirable places to live, work, play, shop, learn and heal, optimizing key social, economic and economic objectives and drawing inspiration from the 'genius loci'.
Stephen Shawcross joined the IBI Group Toronto office in 1979. In 1980 he moved to Calgary and became a partner in 1987. Mr. Shawcross was instrumental in the growth of the practice, which he led along with Architect Ross Hayes for many years. Under his direction the Calgary office added civil engineering, landscape architecture, graphics, and expanded the scope of the planning group to include land valuation, market research, economics and benefit/cost analysis to complement the land use and urban design functions. During his tenure, the planning and landscape groups garnered numerous honours including AACIP and CIP awards. More recently Mr. Shawcross and his team, including the full complement of IBI disciplines, have created state-of-the-art tools for use in Flood Damage Reduction projects. This work has culminated in the authorship of the Canadian Guidelines and Database of Flood Vulnerability Functions for Natural Resources and Public Safety Canada.
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Rares Caraba

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Geomatics
Calgary, AB

Rares Caraba
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Geomatics# #All# #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Leader# #Subject Matter Expert#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Rares Caraba, Alberta Land Surveyor, Canada Land Surveyor, and Engineer, is responsible for acquiring accurate field data, quality control, and applications for land development to the City of Calgary and surrounding Counties and Municipal Districts.
#North America#
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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.
#North America#
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Anthony Sgro

Systems Engineer
Toronto, ON

Anthony Sgro
#Systems Engineer# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #CurbIQ# #Transportation# #Curbside Management# ## #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Design Technology# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anthony Sgro, a Professional Engineer in Ontario, has over 7 years of experience with IBI Group providing consulting and advisory services, engineering oversight, and systems deployment for a variety of ITS projects including revenue collection and traffic management systems. Anthony has led toll system deployments, cost and feasibility studies, and preliminary and detailed design reviews, system requirement definition, and the development of standard operating procedure and technical specifications to support our clients.
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Elizabeth Kadela

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Elizabeth Kadela
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.
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Buddy Woerner

Office Lead
Alexandria, VA

Buddy Woerner
#Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
https://www.linkedin.com/in/buddy-woerner-9b660810/
Buddy Woerner has over 28 years of experience practicing architecture. His work is comprised of complex mixed-use projects, including low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise mixed-use residential, office, hospitality, and retail, along with university housing projects. His proficiency in multiple project types, combined with his ability to maintain focus on the client’s customized design and development goals, allow Buddy to target his leadership with the design team, resulting in creative solutions for clients in planning and density studies, and concept design through final project delivery. Buddy’s propensity to build collaborative teams has led to long standing relationships with developers, brokers, general contractors, consultants, and jurisdictional entities. Some of Buddy’s past projects achieved awards from the Congress of New Urbanism, ULI, NAIOP, and Delta Associates. He is NCARB certified, currently holding Architectural Licenses in multiple jurisdictions including Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Ohio. He holds memberships with AIA and ULI.
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