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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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Lisa D’Abbondanza

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Education# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

Don D. Murphy

Associate Director
San Diego, USA

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
San Diego, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/don-murphy-3064265

Don Murphy has over 22 years of experience in the transportation operations/planning and ITS fields. Over the past several years, he has specialized in project management and subject matter expertise support for public agencies planning, designing, and deploying fleet transit & communications management systems, border management systems, and tolling systems. He has led efforts to plan for and integrate emerging technology trends into transit agency systems development efforts. Don’s varied experience encompasses a broad range of transit operations, systems planning/engineering, and software development efforts that allow him to oversee and understand multiple project areas during the full lifecycle.

Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, 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).

Lou Bandiera

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Industrial# #Interiors# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Office# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Toronto West, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25

Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.

Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

Tony Burley

Associate | US Healthcare Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, USA

Tony Burley is the US Healthcare+ Lead and has managed multiple design and project teams for all scales of healthcare and science projects. His experience spans new build, refurbishment and strategic planning of facilities, in roles as both designer and client representative and covers Traditional, Design and Build, Framework and AFP/P3 procurement. The multiple perspectives from this rounded experience provides Tony with a real understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face healthcare facilities, and fuels a passion for ongoing innovation to provide a safer, more efficient and pleasant patient experience. Tony is an excellent communicator and regular conference speaker, who enjoys building strong relationships with clients, users and wider stakeholder groups.

Tony supports IBI THiNK and an evidence-based approach to design, which has included working on joint projects with EDB guru Professor Roger S Ulrich, formerly of Texas A&M University.

Craig Atkinson

Associate, Project Architect
Los Angeles, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Library# #Master Planning# #Police Stations# #Public Outreach#
Los Angeles, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-atkinson-2bba6b42/

Craig Atkinson is a lead in the Southern California Education sector with more than 27 years of experience in the design and construction of public projects in the educational and civic sectors. He has extensive knowledge and ‘know how’ in community relations, project consensus building, design, planning, project delivery, and quality control.

Craig’s years of project management experience for public clients throughout California have made him a resource for client and community relations and quality control within IBI Group. He has also served on the Santa Barbara County, North County Board of Architectural Review, coached various sports including Special Olympics.

Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, USA

#english# #All# #Learning+#
Portland, USA
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.

Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, USA

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

Mark French

Director | US Deputy Education Lead, Buildings
Houston, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Houston, USA

With over 30 years of experience, Mark French LEED AP BD+C offers extensive design and project management experience in educational facilities. He is involved on all aspects of a project including schematic design, design development, construction documents and project management. Mark earned the Recognized Educational Facility Professional designation from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International in 2002 due to his extensive experience in educational facility planning and design. He also achieved the designation of Accredited Learning Environments Planner in 2013.

Rachel DeWitt

Global Director, IBI Learning+
Denver, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Denver, USA

Rachel DeWitt is IBI Learning+ lead. Rachel began this passion as a part of our education team in Houston, joined our team in Portland for 2016, and now currently is based out of our Denver office. She has an M.Ed from Texas A&M University, and is particularly interested in the impact space and place has on student cognition. As a former educator, Rachel has been a speaker at national and international conferences on various education topics. Rachel will be working with all of our senior leaders across the education practice to strategize how to move the education practice forward with particular focus on five key areas: business development, professional development, growth, innovation, and thought leadership.

Andrew Wong

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-c-k-wong-p-eng-pmp-72985b8/

With ten years of experience in traffic and transit operations, Andrew Wong has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ITS. His project work the development of technology plans, benefit-cost analysis, traffic signal control systems, transit dispatch systems, transit signal priority, operation and maintenance plans, and stakeholder consultation, with a recent focus on traffic and transit data collection and analytics.

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