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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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Heather Semple

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Environmental Assessment# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Heather Semple LEED AP is a talented Architect and Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in a range of projects however the majority of her work has focused on health care/ laboratory design. Her strength lies in her ability to produce well-designed projects; coordinating both the design and contract documents. She is currently the Project Manager for The Visitor Welcome Centre Phase 1 on Parliament Hill. She was also part of the McGill University Health Centre team, specializing in logistics and material handling.

Heather is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Award (McGill University Health Centre/Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships) as well as the Design Thesis Book Prize (Architecture Magazine), and the Henry Adams Design Award Graduation Design Thesis (American Institute of Architects).

David Forsey

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Forsey specializes in travel demand forecasting and public transportation systems. He has recently served as project manager for the Peel Region Travel Demand Forecasting Model Update and the National Capital Region Travel Trends Study, as well as leading the technical work for public transit and travel demand forecasting for Niagara Region and the estimation and land use forecasting model for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Jared Marcus

Associate | Manager, Planning
Hamilton, ON

#english# #All# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Jared Marcus is a seasoned veteran of the Hamilton planning practice and has played an integral role in the successful execution of a long list of land development projects in the Hamilton and Niagara markets. Known as the office?s go-to problem solver for matters of site and subdivision design, his expertise in conceptual and technical design and quality assurance coupled with a deep understanding of the planning approvals process has made him a mentor and resource to junior staff over the years.He is responsible for the continued development and growth of design talent and QA initiatives in the practice and more broadly through the office.

Gene Simmons

Field Services Director
Houston, TX

#english# #All# #Learning+# #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

Steve Schibuola

Director - Sr. Principal, Transportation Engineering
San Diego, CA

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
San Diego, California, United States of America

Steve Schibuola is the US Transportation Planning Lead with 25 years of experience in a variety of urban transportation disciplines. He provides strategic and service planning for public transportation, including major investment studies, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments of transportation improvements; policy and research studies in the field of sustainable transportation; and user needs assessments, software design, and operations planning for intelligent transportation systems.

Denise Medcraff

Studio Principal
Brighton, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-medcraff-83304436/

Denise Medcraff studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and has a wide range of experience designing for commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors during her successful career with IBI Group. As Office Principal, Denise oversees the operational and service quality of various sizes and complexity of projects via various procurement routes including.A talented architect herself, Denise is extremely practiced at managing in-house architectural teams as well as coordinating consultants. Her project management skills allow her to direct the team while ensuring the projects achieve design excellence via a robust quality management system.

In healthcare, Denise has wide-ranging experience working with Trusts, private health providers and contractors to deliver estate strategies, master planning, refurbishment and new build commissions. In Education, Denise is specializes in the design development stages of Higher Education projects, reviewing the student journey and experience through the built environment. Denise?s practical knowledge of client and working group consultation, follows the design process though a structured series of meetings and end user workshops which in turn develops the client?s vision through to fruition.

Johanna Power

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Calgary, AB

#english# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Fire Stations# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hospitality# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Library# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Johanna is the Interiors Practice Lead for our Calgary office. With 17 years of experience in designing high quality interior environments for healthcare, hospitality, corporate, residential and educational clients, Johanna brings a diverse set of skills to her role. The Calgary interiors practice was started in 2014 and has since grown to seven people, with a wide portfolio of projects. Johanna has been integral to that growth, providing mentorship, strategic direction and client outreach throughout her time with IBI.

Johanna has a Bachelor’s of Interior Design (Applied), has achieved NCIDQ accreditation and is a member of the IDC, all of which provide credibility and connection in the local and regional marketplace. Her professional experience working overseas in the UK provides a global perspective that benefits her ability to successfully collaborate across offices and time zones with colleagues and clients.

Rares Caraba

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Geomatics
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #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.

Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #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.

Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
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.

Martin Bruckner

Director, Architect
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Public Outreach# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University and a member of Pragma Council (University of Waterloo), Lambda Alpha, and the Urban Land Institute.

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