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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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Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Elvin Karpovich
#Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.

#North America#
Neil Evans

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

Neil Evans
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

Neil?s early days at Percy Thomas Partnership and Studio BAAD, provided him with a firm grounding in healthcare design but he also gained significant experience in the both the commercial and industrial sectors. Neil was appointed Office Principal of IBI Group’s Rochdale Office in July 2006.

#Europe#
Jane Juranek

Associate - Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jane Juranek
#Associate - Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.

#North America#
Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, AB

Mel Johnson
#Director# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mel Johnson is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience specializing in the engineering design, construction, contract administration, and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in the greater Edmonton area. He is involved in managing the civil engineering department which includes over 40 full-time engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Mel is experienced in working with numerous private/municipal land developers and licensing/approving authorities through all elements of the land development process.

David En

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Toronto West, ON

David En
#Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

David En has over 22 years of experience in the controls industry. He is practiced in all phases of control system design, software development, installation, commissioning and testing for a number of industrial applications. He also provides extensive technical support and sales for the system integrators and end customers in East Asia. David?s solid knowledge of control theory and proficient in programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, intelligent loop controllers, HMI and SCADA systems has benefitted industrial projects in Canada, Europe and Asia.

Blair Hamilton

Associate Director - Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

Blair Hamilton
#Associate Director - Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Blair Hamilton contributes over 35 years of diverse architectural experience to IBI Group. He is responsible for all aspects of a project, with particular emphasis on construction documents, project management, and contract administration. His responsibilities include development and management of the firm’s master specifications and quality control standards; as well as contract review and approvals.

Colin Wilson

Director - UK Services Lead, Intelligence
Manchester, UK

Colin Wilson
#Director - UK Services Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Colin Wilson is a European Engineer and a Chartered Engineer with a wide range of experience of delivering ITS projects in Europe, North America, Asia and the Caribbean. Specialising in management, procurement and delivery, he has undertaken projects on behalf of public agencies including the European Commission, Highways Agency, Transport for London, and the National Roads Authority and Road Safety Authority in Ireland.

#Europe#
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#
Matthew Belaen

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Matthew Belaen
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Matt is an Architect Project Manager at the 55 St. Clair W office and has been with IBI for four years. He has experience leading large complex projects with fully integrated multi-discipline project teams, working closely with the Toronto West and Richmond Hill offices. Matt works directly with clients from the initial project vision and programming stage through to construction. Recent projects that he has been a team leader on include the Magna International Head Office and multiple Metrolinx Transportation Pursuits.

Prior to joining IBI, Matt was a manager and a design team member for the concept and approvals phase of the Parq Vancouver project, an 800,000 sq. ft. multi-hotel, conference centre, and casino complex. He has been a design team member for various architecture design competitions for cultural buildings and libraries in Quebec, several of which have been recognized internationally for design merit. Matt has also worked on, and lead, various cultural and community architecture projects in Asia, with a focus on Indonesia and Taiwan. Matt is a member of the OAA and RAIC.

#North America#
Andrew Street

Studio Director
Cardiff, UK

Andrew Street
#Studio Director# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Strategic Planning# #UK Regional#
Cardiff, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-street-56428b13/?originalSubdomain=uk

Andrew is a qualified architect specialising in healthcare, education, housing, and arts and community-based design with over 15 years’ experience in the sector, specifically in Wales. As a strong team leader, he has managed the design and delivery of projects under various public sector procurement routes and contracts, delivering a variety of types of facilities. Andrew’s broad and strong skill base allows him to engage at all stages of a project and balances established presentation and design qualities with technical excellence. Andrew is involved with a number of multi-agency, diverse stakeholder group projects, where he is able to bring clear communication and innovative solutions which result in stakeholder buy-in. This has led him to become involved in a diverse range of consultations, from community gardening to large stakeholder workshops. Andrew is project director for Cardiff University’s Centre for Student Life, Cardiff University Community Gateway’s Grangetown Pavilion Project, Swansea City Health Wellbeing Centre and Tredegar Health Wellbeing Centre.

Graham Harris

Studio Principal
London, UK

Graham Harris
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Graham Harris is an experienced architect and project director and has taken an active involvement in driving IBI Group?s design processes, ensuring heightened standards in architectural output and efficient working methods, including BIM & 3D Visualisation. Skilled at delivering all aspects of a project, he is particularly strong at executing innovative stakeholder consultation processes. He places collaborative working as the focus of his leadership, winning awards for outstanding team delivery and high client satisfaction.

In healthcare, he works alongside clients to transform their ‘model of care’ into an efficient and therapeutic healing environment, ensuing overall cost savings and improving service delivery. Graham is highly competent at meeting the design challenges posed by complex refurbishment works within a live hospital environment. His experience includes the development of complicated phasing plans to meet both clinical and construction requirements. With a rich background in healthcare design, Graham is very aware of Trust requirements, ensuring solutions address future flexibility, energy efficiency and most importantly reduced infection rates by introducing innovations such as the IBI Group ‘cruciform ward’.

In education, Graham has been exposed to a number of Government initiatives, including Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital programme. He has hands-on experience of the tight parameters specified by these schemes, responding with holistic solutions to safeguard design quality and exceed clients’ ‘value for money’ expectations.

James Sorensen

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

James Sorensen
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut’s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.

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