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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 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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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.

#North America#
Mike Corby

Director - Office Lead, Markham
Markham, ON

Mike Corby
#Director - Office Lead, Markham# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Mike Corby P.Eng is a Transportation Engineer specializing in traffic operations for 20 years. His experience includes the development of transportation practices and policies, design and operation of traffic control devices, as well as the procurement and implementation of traffic signal control systems and transit management systems.

Mike is also highly regarded as a technical expert in the ITS field, specifically in the areas of traffic signal systems and equipment, adapting to the greater emphasis on surface urban transit systems. He works collaboratively with IBI offices across North America, and has been a key contributor to Rapid Transit AFP/P3 projects and procurement.

#North America#
Nicholas Healy

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Nicholas Healy
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Engineering# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Long Term Care# #Healthcare# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Secondary School# #School# #Education# #K-12 Education# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-healy-rla-38ab7b1/

Since joining IBI Placemaking in 2004, Nick has played a key role on a range of public and private sector development projects in the U.S. and abroad. In Nick’s 15 years with the firm, he has participated in project types that include U.S. Embassies; college, university and high school campuses; private urban developments; child wellness and assisted care facilities; housing; public parks; streetscapes; cemeteries and various design competitions. Between 2008 and 2010, Nick served as a key project team member of IBI Placemaking’s Abu Dhabi office, where he was responsible for design studies, site related construction documents and specifications, supervision of site construction, consultant coordination and client relations. Since his return to the States, Nick has worked on several local and regional projects with responsibilities including design development, presentation drawings, contract documentation, specifications and cost estimating with a primary focus on project management and construction administration and supervision.

#North America#
Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, ON

Arend Lootsma
#Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Arend Lottsma is responsible for management of municipal infrastructure replacement projects. His duties include ongoing staff management and client liaison during the preparation of engineering designs and contract documents, where he flexes his technical skills in the preparation and review of engineering design and contract documents.

He maintains a consistent presence on the project management front, from coordinating utilities, regulatory agencies and municipalities through to contract administration and project coordination during the construction phase ensuring smooth transitions through the project lifecycle.

Since joining the firm upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Arend has participated in a number of high-profile local projects within the urban downtown areas of Kitchener (King Street, Young Street, College Street, Otto Street and Water Street) and Hespeler Village (Cambridge).

Stephen Sowa

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Stephen Sowa
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
San Jose, California, United States of America

Stephen Sowa, AIA LEED AP has been a project architect with IBI Group for the last 13 years, and has a total of 28 years of experience. He adds his passion through the design, and management of built projects through a collaborative effort with the client, stake holders, community leaders and staff. Included are his strong insights in sustainable, healthy environments and a commitment to decreasing our footprint into each project.

Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

Keith Sallaway
#Director, Architect# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

Tim Foley

US Lead, Corporate Services
Westerville, OH

Tim Foley
#US Lead, Corporate Services# #All#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

As US Lead, Corporate Services, Tim Foley is responsible for operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical excellence, staff development, and client satisfaction. Tim has a BA in Accounting from Wittenberg University and completed the Owner/President Management course at Harvard in 2001. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the International Board of Standards & Practices for Certified Financial Planners, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

#North America#
Alexandre Haddad

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings
Toronto West, ON

Alexandre Haddad
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings# #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Alex Haddad is a professional engineer with a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with over 25 years of experience. Alex is currently responsible for Business Development activities for the Automotive, Manufacturing and Commercial and Government sectors in Canada. His experience includes design and development of various complex projects for a wide range of building types including commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. His clients have included General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Air Canada, Toronto Hydro, telecommunications firms, and post-secondary education institutions. Alex has been involved in master planning design, management and business development activities. His experience encompasses Construction Management, Design-Bid-Build and Design Build projects.

#North America#
Phil Colleran

Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead
Boston, MA

Phil Colleran
#Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Phil Colleran has directed a range of urban mixed-use development projects in the US and abroad. He has significant experience with complex planning projects and large teams in the Far East, the Middle East and North Africa. In his work, he is responsive to environmental and civic concerns and has deployed ground-breaking design strategies suitable to climate and project conditions.

#North America#
David Wood

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

David Wood
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Public Outreach#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.

Maarit Heinonen-Smith

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-Smith
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #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.

Jay Deshmukh

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Jay Deshmukh
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayashri-jay-deshmukh-41aa1a4/
At a time when educational institutions are transforming in response to rapid socioeconomic change, design retains the powerful potential to shape campus environments that spark curiosity, enable innovation, build partnerships and foster lifelong learning.

An award-winning architect with over 20 years of experience, Jay is a recognized thought leader and design lead for institutional architecture of varied scales and typologies. She focuses on the design, strategic thinking and planning for higher education projects, and engages meaningfully with clients, stakeholders and consultants to define and implement the project’s vision through place-centric design. She has experience in both design and project management for master planning and urban design, in addition to architecture for new structures, additions and renovations of diverse scales and complexity.

In addition to education projects, Jay’s diverse portfolio includes complex and innovative projects for healthcare, civic and corporate clients in Canada and overseas. Her projects have won local and international design awards and been published extensively. She is an active participant in Toronto’s design community, guest-teaching at local design schools and currently serving on the Board of Trustees at the Textile Museum of Canada.

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