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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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Matt Colwill

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Vancouver, BC

Matt Colwill
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcolwill/

Matt Colwill, BA.Sc, P.Eng, has 15 years of experience in the fields of road user safety and traffic operations. Matt has conducted operational and safety reviews for a range of public sector clients, at all levels of government, including the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, York Region, the City of Waterloo, Transport Canada, and a number of private sector clients. These projects have involved safety and operational assessments of freeways, rural highways, urban and suburban arterials, and local roadways, and they have addressed the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and specialty road users.

Matt is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and serves as the Transportation Safety Committee representative to the Sustainability Standing Committee. He is also an active participant in the Road Safety Committee of Ontario.

Matt has also published papers and presented at the Transportation Association of Canada annual meeting, addressing topics that include the safety impacts of freeway HOV lanes, the effectiveness of winter weather collision countermeasures, and designing streets to protect vulnerable road users.

#North America#
Christopher Campbell

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Christopher Campbell
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christopher is a Senior Consultant with the intelligent systems group in the Toronto office. His 21-year career in intelligent transportation systems with IBI Group spans a variety of roles and clients, including the design and construction management of infrastructure for traffic management systems, travel time information systems, traffic signals and highway signage. His strengths include effective, non-confrontational negotiation, which makes him very effective in administration of construction contracts. Christopher is currently managing construction administration of an 8-km expansion of the MTO’s COMPASS system and he is the lead ITS designer on Phase II of the Hwy 407 East extension.

#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#
Bernardo Ortiz

Director, Latin America
Mexico City, Mexico

Bernardo Ortiz
#Director, Latin America# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America

Bernardo Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in the planning, design, deployment and supervision of systems and technology. He specializes in the modernization and optimization of operations in the transportation sector. Bernardo’s experience includes the strategic planning, vision, conceptual design and implementation of transportation projects, particularly roads at a national level, including the development of AFP/P3 schemes.

Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, BC

Homayoun Vahidi
#Director# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
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.

Heather Semple

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

Heather Semple
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
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 Funchall

Studio Associate
Newark, UK

David Funchall
#Studio Associate# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Operations# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-funchall-53816813/

David is a specialist in asset data management policy and systems and has a wealth of knowledge in applied research, highway surveying techniques and organisational assessment and capability building. His experience in operations led to his engagement as a lead researcher investigating emerging best practice and technologies for application to the management of the UK strategic road network, climate change adaptation for infrastructure and developing models for understanding the financial impact of policy and practice as well as the development of cost effective data collection methodologies. His current area of involvement has focused on Highways England Asset Management systems and practice.

David is a chartered professional with 20 years’ experience.

#Europe#
Trevor McIntyre

Global Director, Placemaking & International
Toronto, ON

Trevor McIntyre
#Global Director, Placemaking & International# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We have passed the point where half of the world's population is living in cities. If we as planners and designers want to continue to fight urban sprawl, then we need to focus on maintaining a high quality of green infrastructure in our cities and in particular around transit. The public realm, including parks, streets, shared streets and public plazas need to be designed to maximize the human experience. How we animate those spaces, and manage them with a mix of good design and technology will dictate the quality of life in our future cities.

Trevor McIntyre is Global Director, Placemaking & International. He is responsible for International operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical excellence, staff motivation and development, and client satisfaction. He is a Landscape Architect and member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architecture.

Trevor has been a leading planner, landscape architect, and urban designer for more than 20 years, with projects in Canada, USA, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia. He leads the Toronto IBI Group design practice in community planning and design, master planning, and landscape architecture. He has a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph.

#North America#
Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Ian Nelson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

#North America#
Douglas W. Stewart

Associate | Manager, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Douglas W. Stewart
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
No planning challenge too great to resolve.

Douglas Stewart has over 17 years of experience and his areas of expertise include Class Environmental Assessment. Official Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Regional Official Policies Plan Amendments, Community Plans, District/Secondary Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Plans of Condominium, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Variances, Site Plans, Feasibility Studies, Planning Summary Reports, Brownfield Redevelopments, Extensive Ontario Municipal Board Experience.

Arthur Briggs

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Arthur Briggs
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Arthur Briggs LEED AP has established himself as a team leader over the past ten years with IBI Group. He is highly respected within the industry and has a keen understanding of construction detailing and delivery. He has helped establish IBI Group as a known leader in the design and construction of a wide variety of building types. Arthur presents himself as a resource for all staff and well-respected for his thoroughness.

Stephen Shawcross

Director, Planner
Calgary, AB

Stephen Shawcross
#Director, Planner# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, North America
At IBI my team and I strive daily to create desirable places to live, work, play, shop, learn and heal, optimizing key social, economic and economic objectives and drawing inspiration from the 'genius loci'.

Stephen Shawcross joined the IBI Group Toronto office in 1979. In 1980 he moved to Calgary and became a partner in 1987. Mr. Shawcross was instrumental in the growth of the practice, which he led along with Architect Ross Hayes for many years. Under his direction the Calgary office added civil engineering, landscape architecture, graphics, and expanded the scope of the planning group to include land valuation, market research, economics and benefit/cost analysis to complement the land use and urban design functions. During his tenure, the planning and landscape groups garnered numerous honours including AACIP and CIP awards. More recently Mr. Shawcross and his team, including the full complement of IBI disciplines, have created state-of-the-art tools for use in Flood Damage Reduction projects. This work has culminated in the authorship of the Canadian Guidelines and Database of Flood Vulnerability Functions for Natural Resources and Public Safety Canada.

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