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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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Peter Boccia

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Alexandria, VA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

As a registered architect, Peter Boccia has over 30 years of professional experience. He has actively participated on a wide range of projects and building types, with an aggregate area in excess of three million sq ft of commercial space. Because of his extensive knowledge of model building codes, he is responsible for all code research and compliance.

He is also fully conversant in modern construction materials and methods as well as with best practices in sustainable design. In instances where the size of a project may dictate a more streamlined management approach, Peter has assumed dual role as Project Manager/Project Architect for projects such as the John A. Wilson Building, Washington, District of Columbia; the District of Columbia Courts Master Plan and One Judiciary Square, Washington, DC.

Sandra Hayman

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
London, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Transportation# #Water Resources Management#
London, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Hayman has over 30 years of experience in the civil consulting field in southwestern Ontario. Her areas of expertise are water resources stormwater management and municipal servicing design. Her experience brings a level of due diligence to project designs, ensuring they not only meet provincial and municipal requirements but timelines and budgets as well.Sandra was the Senior Design Engineer/Project Manager for the Riverside Drive reconstruction project in London, Ontario and is currently wrapping design for the Pincombe Drain Stormwater Management Facility.

Grant Dickson

Studio Associate Director
Newark, UK

#english# #All# #Operations & Maintenance# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #UK Regional#
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe

Grant Dickson is well-known for his expertise in Geographical Information Systems, GIS/IT consultancy, design of IT systems, databases, websites. software and system testing, system installation, integration, support and maintenance. He also specializes in spatially encoded video surveying, GPS, video and digital cameras, asset management systems and associated technologies.

Suzette Shiu

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

#english# #Environmental Assessment# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Suzette is a Project Manager in the Toronto transportation planning group and has been the lead engineer for transportation planning, travel demand modelling and data analysis for a wide range of studies ranging from strategic master plans and environmental assessments to traffic operations.

With 20 years of experience in consulting in Canada and the United States, she has successfully managed numerous large and complex studies involving various government agencies, stakeholders and the public. Her success stems from the strong trust, reliability and integrity she brings to client and staff relationships. Suzette is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and has completed numerous high-profile and challenging studies, including major transportation master plans for York Region, Niagara Region and Durham Region and major rapid transit corridor projects such as the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit.

Mojgan Nozari

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mojan Nozari is an Intern Architect experienced in mixed-use residential/commercial high-rises, libraries, office buildings, and community centres. She has expertise in schematic design and development; technical drawings and detailing; as well as building codes in British Columbia and California. Her LEED and MAIBC registrations are in progress.

Ashish Ghate

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Green# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.

Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grace Gao has over 16 years of multidisciplinary experience in urban design, planning and architecture. Her approach to urban planning strives to create healthy, meaningful, balanced and connected communities in a sustainable framework. Grace contributes to a broad range of local and global projects including: urban design and place making; mixed use master planning; TOD neighbourhood development; open space and streetscape, and sports events, on behalf of private, public and institutional sector clients.Her architectural and planning background combined with extensive work experience in a landscape architectural firm have strengthened a comprehensive academic knowledge and a keen sense of scales/ coordination for various type developments. Her effective project management skills, team collaborative spirit, multitasking efficiency and creative design capabilities, are a constant asset to her projects and teams.

Danielle Sernoskie

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Danielle Sernoskie is an Architect with the Transit Architecture Team at IBI Group and is currently the Architectural Project Manager for the three underground stations of the Ottawa LRT – Confederation Line.

Danielle joined IBI Group by way of SGA in 2012 after completing degrees in Architecture at Ryerson University (B.Arch.Sci.) and the University of Toronto (M.Arch). Prior to joining IBI Group she gained experience at a variety of design firms in Toronto as well as in Ireland and Slovakia – working on projects that range from entertainment, commercial and institutional to residential.

During her last six and a half years with IBI Group, Danielle has almost exclusively been involved with the OLRT project beginning with the Pursuit Phase and continuing through the Design Development Phase and, now, Construction Phase. Outside of project work, she is responsible for the hiring and mentoring of co-op students for the Transit Architecture Team, is an active member of STRIVE and is always seeking new opportunities to get involved in business development.

Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, ON

#english# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Mixed Use# #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.

Omar Da Barp

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Omar Da Barp has over 30 years of experience ranging from design development, preparation of construction documents, contract administration and project management in residential, assisted living, commercial, institutional and recreational projects. Omar is currently overseeing a production department counting over 50 staff members.

Barbara Sheehan

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Education# #Healthcare# #K-12 Education# #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #P3# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #Transit Facilities#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-sheehan-58b85b48/

Barbara is an Associate and Senior Landscape Architect in the Edmonton office, with over 13 years of experience in a diverse range of innovative and complex projects focused on urban design, recreational spaces, parks, transit corridors, place-making and master planning, for both private and public sector clients. She received her professional credentials in 2011 (AALA, CSLA).

Barbara is a skilled communicator and focused team leader, leading projects successfully from initiation to completion. Barbara was with IBI initially from 2005 to 2012, and returned in 2016 to rejoin the landscape architecture team. Since her return to IBI, she has played a leading role in the landscape architecture and sustainable urban integration elements for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT project as well as other significant public realm projects.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, VA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

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