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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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Andy Simpson

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

#english# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Fire Stations# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-andrew-s-47ab456
Together, let’s make lasting places that delight and inspire the citizen leaders of tomorrow.

Andy brings over 27 years of professional experience and a keen interest in stakeholder consensus to educational and municipal projects. In addition to his focus on public school facilities in districts across Texas, Andy has led teams in the development of municipal facilities master plans and civic building designs, including police and fire stations and public works.

Andy has provided facility planning projections for cities and school districts, property condition assessments for commercial real estate developments, and building design visualizations for community support and funding initiatives.

Andy has served on the board of directors for multiple community service oriented organizations. He is a strong believer that the form of the built environment can be a great contributor to positive outcomes for student learning, public health and economic development. He is a licensed architect in the state of Texas.

Emma Artis

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Land Use Planning# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Emma Artis is an Associate based in the Vancouver office. For the past 10 years, Ms. Artis has worked in the architectural sector, designing and constructing residential and mixed-use projects. Her expertise is in overseeing and coordinating projects through the initial permitting and design phases through construction and occupancy. Ms. Artis’ project work includes a wide range of architectural services including master planning, new construction, heritage restoration, and Passive House projects.

Ms. Artis is a Registered Architect with the AIBC and has served on a UBC panel providing design critiques to architectural students. Emma engages in the design process, implementing innovative solutions and serving clients and colleagues with excellence. Her efficiency, exceptional organization skills and eye for detail contribute to the successful planning and construction of developments. Notable examples of local projects include: The Pacific Tower, Pearson Dogwood Rezoning, The Spot, 1500 Robson, Binning Tower, and Trapp and Holbrook.

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.

Ryan Hutson

Associate - Manager, Transportation Engineering
Westerville, OH

#english# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Technology# #Transportation Engineering#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-hutson-pe-ps-00a4163a

Ryan is the Manager for Transportation Engineering in Ohio. With nearly 15 years of experience, he is known for leading our general engineering contracts with the Ohio Department of Transportation. These contracts include all aspects of transportation engineering. Our most recent contract includes ODOT’s first on-call contract for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) services, which will be provided by our intelligence group. An unusual project that Ryan worked on was 24 miles of new border fence in Yuma, Arizona. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Ryan is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and is also a licensed professional surveyor in three states. He also served as the President of the Engineer’s Club of Columbus, Ohio (from 2017-18), which is the one of the oldest clubs of its kind, founded in 1888.

Colin Bruce

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Colin brings over 30 years of architectural experience to IBI. Emigrating from the UK to Canada in 1995, he has been involved and managed various projects in the UK, U.S. and Middle East that include high-rise and low-rise structures, mixed-use commercial office and residential projects, and others. His clients are diverse, ranging from public and private sector organizations, to defense establishments and religious groups. Colin has extensive experience with a number of differing forms of construction from concrete, steel and wood frame, as well as the use of vernacular architecture construction techniques for the given region.

Notable projects include the residential high-rise Binning Tower in Vancouver, the head office of Ahmed Tea of London, and the Chemical and Biological Facility in Vancouver. Presently Colin is project managing One Burrard, a 56-level, mixed use high-rise in Vancouver. Colin‘s key strengths are currently centered around site operations and communications. He has a practical approach to the management of projects and successfully adheres to budgets and scheduling.

Jane Juranek

Senior Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

#english# #Interiors# #Office# #Project / Programme Management#
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.

Stephen Donnelly

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Higher Education# #Learning+# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-donnelly-75900069/?ppe=1

Stephen Donnelly is one of the firm’s leading specialists in the design and construction of educational facilities. His experience ranges from childcare centres, elementary and secondary schools to award winning College and University buildings. He has been involved in all facets of project realization for many of the firm’s large-scale sophisticated projects at several Canadian Universities.

Stephen is currently the project manager and lead designer for the new Applied Health Sciences Addition at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience delivering projects via a variety of delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and P3 procurement.

Manish Saini

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
New Delhi, India

#english# #Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Manish joined IBI in 2007 and has 15 years of experience. He has been leading the toll system and traffic system implementation projects in India and has been active on the consulting assignments in transit ITS, smart cites solutions and is trained on world bank procurement processes. Some of the notable projects on which Manish has played a critical role include being a project manager for the Bangalore Elevated Toll System, Bhubaneswar Smart City ICOMC program management, procurement expert on the Shendra Smart City – AURIC, transit lead on Hubli Dharwad BRT system and Indore BRT system, and implementation lead on the Hyderabad ITMS project. He has been instrumental in building the operations and maintenance practice in India for the toll and traffic management systems. He is also actively involved with the IBI Smart City Platform team.

Calin Caliman

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Calin Caliman is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with over 20 years of experience as an architect, and over 15 years of experience specifically in the high-rise residential and commercial sector. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects, such as L’Avenue in Montreal, King Blue Condos and Dundas Square Gardens in Toronto, has honed his skills both in design and contract documentation.

David Nicholas

Associate Director - Principal, Landscape Architecture
Salt Lake City, UT

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Hotels# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Transit Oriented Development#
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-nicholas-b1270a85/

David Nicholas is a registered Landscape Architect that brings diverse planning, design and implementation experience to IBI Group with an emphasis in parks and recreation, urban design and institutional work. With a Bachelors degree in design from Arizona State University, David has managed and led award-winning projects that have become focal points of their communities.

Ernie Webster

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Industrial# #Landscape Architecture# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Transportation#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-webster-07000931/

Ernie Webster is an accomplished designer with over 20 years project experience in the UK and Canada. He has been involved with several wide ranging and prestigious projects and his strengths lie in creating unique, interesting concepts and making them technically sound and constructible within a given budget. He has become known and respected as a well-organized project manager, playing a leading role on various multidisciplinary teams.

Lisa D’Abbondanza

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Education# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

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