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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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Mark Jenkins

Director | UK Operations Lead, Intelligence
Newark, UK

Mark Jenkins
#Director | UK Operations Lead, Intelligence# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #UK Regional# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-jenkins-a92b711a/

Mark Jenkins is an acknowledged specialist in the field of transportation asset management and pavement engineering with a wealth of knowledge in many types of remote sensing and highway surveying techniques. He has spent most of the last decade with IBI Group, working for both government agencies and authorities advising on asset management best practice, innovative technologies/software solutions and managing our Operations Group in the UK.

#Europe#
John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Waterloo, ON

John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-torrance-perks-mba-p-eng-2349b1b/

John Perks is designated by PEO as a Consulting Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of experience as a project manager and senior engineer for a diversity of transportation and municipal projects involving feasibility studies, Class Environmental Assessments, functional, preliminary and final designs, contract preparation, and construction administration and inspection.

His project work includes both new and reconstruction of existing civil infrastructure. This broad experience across many municipalities has provided John with the ability to large, manage multidisciplinary projects and understand the complexities of public, political, approval agency and municipal pressures and requirements on a project.

John is also one of the few Region of Waterloo approved acoustical engineers and has completed the MOE noise assessment course as well as numerous seminars with expertise acoustical studies for both road and rail transportation, and stationary noise sources.

#North America#
Bruce Han

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Bruce Han
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bruce Han has over 25 years of combined experience in architectural design, urban design, city planning, as well as transit design, specializing in public transportation, institutional, commercial and residential complex projects. His design portfolio features large scale, complex architecture, urban design, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers innovative ideas and multidisciplinary solutions in both North America and internationally.
Bruce is an OAA licensed architect and member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; he is also a member of Toronto Society of Architects. He received his Master of Urban Design degree from University of Toronto, and also possesses a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While pursuing his master degree, he attended advance architecture studio hosted by scholar from GSD, Harvard University and gained in-depth knowledge of contemporary architecture design.

#North America#
Chris Pickup

Studio Associate
Manchester, UK

Chris Pickup
#Studio Associate# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Research & Development# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pickup-397373a0/

Chris has many years of experience across a broad spectrum of sectors at IBI Group, including education, healthcare, private housing, urban design, masterplanning and 3D visualisation. Chris has a role as leader, designer and deliverer of key projects within IBI Group, particularly education schemes, and is the studio sector lead for Schools in the UK.

Chris has strong interests in the design process and currently leads the UK Design Excellence agenda, having been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a successful design review process at IBI Group. He is highly adept at communicating concepts and turning these ideas into a deliverable reality.

Dale Richmond

Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors

Dale Richmond
#Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Richmond is the past Chair of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. He has participated on a number of corporate boards and has served the community as past Chair of The Toronto Board of Trade, The Canadian Urban Institute and Humber College. From 1993 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (OMERS).

Prior to 1993, Mr. Richmond served with the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto for 17 years, where he held various positions including Chief Administrative Officer (for a period of eight years), Deputy Commissioner of Transportation, and Commissioner of Management and Computer Services. He also held various public sector positions in Halifax, Calgary and Sudbury.

Mr. Richmond received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

Mark Touw

Associate | Office Lead
Kingston, ON

Mark Touw
#Associate | Office Lead# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design#
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A Land Use Planner by trade, Mark Touw is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Mark manages a diverse planning practice that covers Eastern Ontario however his area of specialty is development and urban planning for both the private and public sector. He is the principal municipal planner for the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee. For the private sector he leads planning projects that include: Planning Feasibility/ Due Diligence Studies, Community Design Visioning, Secondary Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Block Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances and Site Plans.

Jeffrey B. Koehn

Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Cincinnati, OH

Jeffrey B. Koehn
#Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-koehn-1586bb5/

Jeffrey B. Koehn is the US Transportation Engineering Lead, specializing in the design of infrastructure for complex and innovative projects in both the private and public sectors. He is known in the industry for his ability to focus on the critical details required and delivering exceptional results.

Jeffrey’s responsibilities include management, design, construction management/administration of transportation improvement projects. He is also a recognized expert in the design of sustainable storm water systems, including storm water capture and re-use; large scale dry wells; pervious pavement systems and bio-retention facilities. Recent notable projects include: Washington Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, Armleder Park, Oakley Station CSO Separation Design Build, and several sections of the Ohio River trail.

#North America#
Jay Deshmukh

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Jay Deshmukh
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayashri-jay-deshmukh-41aa1a4/
At a time when educational institutions are transforming in response to rapid socioeconomic change, design retains the powerful potential to shape campus environments that spark curiosity, enable innovation, build partnerships and foster lifelong learning.

An award-winning architect with over 20 years of experience, Jay is a recognized thought leader and design lead for institutional architecture of varied scales and typologies. She focuses on the design, strategic thinking and planning for higher education projects, and engages meaningfully with clients, stakeholders and consultants to define and implement the project’s vision through place-centric design. She has experience in both design and project management for master planning and urban design, in addition to architecture for new structures, additions and renovations of diverse scales and complexity.

In addition to education projects, Jay’s diverse portfolio includes complex and innovative projects for healthcare, civic and corporate clients in Canada and overseas. Her projects have won local and international design awards and been published extensively. She is an active participant in Toronto’s design community, guest-teaching at local design schools and currently serving on the Board of Trustees at the Textile Museum of Canada.

#North America#
Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Rakesh Pandey
#Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Green# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

#North America#
Doug McLachlan

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Doug McLachlan
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Doug McLachlan’s professional experience includes project management, master planning, medical planning, and construction document production for various projects. As Project Manager for several master planning and renovation projects, he leads the coordination and production of indicative design drawings and output specifications, has involvement leading several user group meetings, and overseeing production of a facilities assessment report. Doug is also immersed in managing and producing schematic design drawings, working drawings, and specifications, as well as performing construction administration services.

Michael Lee

Regional Computational Design Lead
Toronto East, ON

Michael Lee
#Regional Computational Design Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Design Technology# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parametric Design# #Design Technology# ## #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto East, Ontario, North America

‘Michael is a computational designer holding a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. Since joining IBI, Michael has brought innovative tech-driven design solutions across the firm’s wide-ranging practice areas including architecture, interior design, and urban planning. As Regional Computational Design Lead, Michael brings his expertise in parametric modeling, analysis, and design automation to improve workflow efficiency and design capability through all aspects of design.

Paul Whittlestone

Global Director, IBI Healthcare+
London, UK

Paul Whittlestone
#Global Director, IBI Healthcare+# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

As Global Director of IBI Healthcare+, Paul Whittlestone leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in healthcare strategy, the design of healthcare buildings and infrastructure, and the application of intelligent systems to the delivery of healthcare solutions. This expertise is drawn from IBI offices around the globe and provides our clients with innovative solutions to the increasingly challenging problem of delivering high-quality, affordable and sustainable healthcare services. Paul has over 30 years of experience working on healthcare projects around the world. During this time he has been involved in several major clinical reconfiguration exercises across both whole healthcare systems and individual hospitals, as well as contributing to and leading on the investment of several billion USD in the redevelopment of healthcare infrastructure, including major new hospital projects in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East.

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