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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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Stephen Sowa

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Stephen Sowa
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Green# #Learning+# #Education# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
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.

#North America#
John Boudreau

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, AB

John Boudreau
#Associate | Manager, Geomatics# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Industrial# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, 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.

#North America#
Bill Quan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Bill Quan
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bill Quan has over 16 years of working experience in Canada and the USA and offers outstanding talents in architectural design, problem solving, project management, consultant coordination, and training team members. Bill is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design through to site administration.

#North America#
John Ariens

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Hamilton, ON

John Ariens
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Municipal Services# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

John Ariens is independently responsible for representing the interests of development clients, both public and private, through the planning and development process for the Hamilton office. He coordinates all aspects of the development process starting at the initial design through municipal approval to engineering design, registration and construction. John is responsible for negotiations and liaison with the various levels of government and technical review agencies as well as coordinating the efforts of professionals, such as lawyers, engineers, and surveyors. This area of practice has brought John before many Municipal and Regional Committees and Councils, Conservation Authorities, Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ontario Municipal Board as an expert witness.

Jeff Christianson

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Jeff Christianson
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jeff Christianson is a Project Architect with more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction administration of multi-family residential, hotel, and mixed-use projects in Vancouver. He has been involved in all aspects of project development with emphasis on design development through project completion. With over 20 towers completed, he is an experienced Project Leader with expertise in design, design development, working drawings, and construction administration. Recent projects include several high-rise developments for Concord Pacific Place.

Andy Simpson

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

Andy Simpson
#Associate Director | Principal, Architecture# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #Education# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-andrew-s-47ab456
Together, let’s make lasting places that delight and inspire the citizen leaders of tomorrow.

Andy brings over 27 years of professional experience and a keen interest in stakeholder consensus to educational and municipal projects. In addition to his focus on public school facilities in districts across Texas, Andy has led teams in the development of municipal facilities master plans and civic building designs, including police and fire stations and public works.

Andy has provided facility planning projections for cities and school districts, property condition assessments for commercial real estate developments, and building design visualizations for community support and funding initiatives.

Andy has served on the board of directors for multiple community service oriented organizations. He is a strong believer that the form of the built environment can be a great contributor to positive outcomes for student learning, public health and economic development. He is a licensed architect in the state of Texas.

Carl Clayton

Director, Global Infrastructure
Edmonton, AB

Carl Clayton
#Director, Global Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Bridges# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Senior Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-clayton-a198836/

Mr. Clayton is the Director of Global Infrastructure at IBI. He is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and construction administration across a range of active transportation, roadway, transit, rail, asset management and transportation economics projects.

He has project experience from across North America as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa in both traditional and alternative project delivery. His experience includes development of a number of widely used industry standard roadway and transit design guidelines as well as agency specific design and construction standards related to active transportation and modern street design. Mr. Clayton joined the firm in 2018 and manages infrastructure services undertaken by over 600 colleagues.

#North America#
Stephen Shawcross

Director
Calgary, AB

Stephen Shawcross
#Director# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Green# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Personal health and well-being are intrinsically linked to a strong sense of community, which is a product of thoughtful urban design and a balancing of environmental, social, and economic factors. These fundamental principles underlie the places I am inspired daily to create along with my fellow practitioners at IBI Group.

Stephen Shawcross is a planning consultant specializing in master planning, urban design, market research, economic/financial impact analysis, and water resource management. He has over 40 years of experience across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and the USA where he has been involved in hundreds of planning assignments, along with the development of numerous award-winning and environmentally-sustainable communities. Stephen is a sought after conference speaker on the impact of emerging social, environmental, and economic trends on various aspects of community development.

#North America#
Guy Pearson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

Guy Pearson
#Studio Director# #All# #Architecture# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Guy Pearson is a qualified architect and urban designer. His interest and skills lie in the links between the two disciplines, including master planning and designing mixed use, high density urban neighbourhoods. Guy is an advocate of sustainable design to create liveable, healthy communities.

#Europe#
Tom Shannon

Associate | Project Manager
Toronto, ON

Tom Shannon
#Associate | Project Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-shannon-09a88012/

Tom Shannon has 20+ years of experience in the field of systems integration and deployment for public and private sector clients. He has enhanced his technical background in electrical engineering with a Masters of Business Administration and PMP certification. For the past nine years, Tom has been working with the Ministry of Works and Transport in Trinidad as the Project Manager for the successful deployments of the National Traffic Management System, Red Light and Speed Enforcement systems. He recently concluded an assignment as the Project Manager for the Ground Transportation AVI System for the Hillsboro County Aviation Authority at the Tampa Airport. This system monitors and tracks commercial vehicles and assesses fees based on the vehicle and type of trip. Past assignments include work for Federal (NPS, FHWA), State (CT, NY) and local levels of government.

Caz Thomson

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Caz Thomson
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Caz Thomson has 20 years of commercial experience in systems architecture design and full lifecycle development within many disciplines, ranging from utilities management, through medical insurance to manufacturing and transportation systems. Caz has excellent technical expertise in a number of development platforms and significant experience in requirements analysis, system design and architecture, the management of large development teams and the delivery of mobile, web and system development projects. Caz also architected IBI Group’s Software and System Development processes and procedures in the UK, using the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology. She currently co-manages the UK Systems team, which now numbers some 20 developers and specialists.

Zohra Mutabanna

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Zohra Mutabanna
#Associate | General Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Highway / Road Design# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Zohra Mutabanna is a city and transportation planner, and urban designer with a wide range of experience in transportation planning, architecture, and urban design through projects in the US and India. Zohra has worked on projects involving transit oriented development, non-motorized transportation planning, streetscape design, transit service planning, microsimulation modeling and transit technologies.She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in City Planning and a concentrated focus in transportation planning and urban design.

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