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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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Anita Leonoff

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Leader# #Learning+# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Anita Leonoff joined IBI Group shortly after graduating from UBC’s Architecture School and learned quickly. In the mid 1980s, Anita began the renovation work on the Hotel Vancouver, one of her longest running projects and one she continues to work on to this day. In the 1990s, Anita took on the local work for Holt Renfrew which at the time was renovation work. This later turned into a new store for Vancouver, followed by Calgary, and a number in Ontario and Quebec, which is a testament to her work. Anita’s areas of specialty include institutional and hospitality facilities design, retail and office tenant fit-ups, heritage renovations, and the management of the approvals and public consultation processes.

Douglas W. Stewart

Associate | Manager, Planning
Waterloo, ON

#english# #All# #Brownfield Development# #High Rise Residential# #Land Use Planning# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise 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.

David Nicholas

Associate, Landscape Architect
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.

Wendy Atkinson

Studio Associate Director
Birmingham, UK

#english# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Data / Operations Centre# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Traffic Management#
Birmingham, United Kingdom Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-atkinson-b4729930/

Wendy is a recognised expert in the development and implementation of operational procedures for highway network management. Prior to joining IBI Group, she worked for Gloucestershire Police, supervising two control rooms, and for Highways England’s Traffic Officer Service, managing incidents both on the network and from the Regional Control Centre. She managed Highways England’s National Occupational Standards Programme, which she also developed into a formal Traffic Management Diploma, accredited by City and Guilds.

Since joining IBI Group in 2010, Wendy has advised clients such as Glasgow City Council and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), as well as continuing her role as technical advisor to Highways England. She has provided specialist support to Smart Motorway operations and led projects including the Stationary Vehicle Detection Trial and the development of Smart Motorway Driver Information Requirements. Wendy currently coordinates IBI’s work to enhance Highways England’s signalling policy and capability. She is integral to expanding the firm’s services to other highway network managers across the UK and to the emergency services.

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #product_BedPod# #product_MedBedHead# #product_Norbury Lounge Chair# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom Europe

Richard Mazuch is an architect and designer who gains great satisfaction from translating holistic ideas into radical but pragmatic solutions. An authority on healthcare, Richard provides profound insight into designing for global trends, patient groups and clinical provision – informing key decisions throughout the architectural process. Richard has worked on healthcare projects in Italy, Hong Kong, Brazil, Oman, UAE, and more recently Australia. He has been elected as a World Architecture Jury member, as well as being a University lecturer/examiner and speaker at the International Conferences.

Richard has strong relations with key health bodies. He has worked extensively with the NHS contributing to Health Building Notes, Health Technical Memorandum, and their ‘therapeutic environment’ website feature entitled “Slight Sensitive Design and Sound Sensitive Design” enabling designs to build evidence-based healthcare environments.

Richard is a founder and champion of IBI TH!NK. An advocate of evidence-based design, Richard creates innovations that positively impact the psychology and physiology of patient groups. Sense Sensitive Design, Emotional Mapping, the Design Prescription and the hPod are a few of the models that Richard has successfully pioneered. This has led to him authorising two new NHS guidelines for ‘Evidence-based Design Healthcare Environments’.
Richard is a product designer. In collaboration with manufacturers, he creates interventions, such as the BedPod, to support and improve patient care.
Richard works frequently with the NHS and DOH Expert Working Groups and Reference Groups helping to develop new Healthcare Strategies and Guidelines. More recently he has co-authored three key Paediatric Guideline documents entitled: ‘Hospital Accommodation for children and young peopleHBN 23’, ‘Friendly healthcare environments for children and young people’ and ‘Mental Health faculties for children and young people’.

Richard was also an active member and contributor to the Expert Reference Group responsible for ‘Facilities for Maternity Care’ HBN21. He was a key contributor to ‘The Children’s National Service Framework’ an NHS and Department of Health document with evaluation process and recommendations Richard made early contributions and document reviews of ‘Creating a Better Health Environment’ an Audit Took Kit by The National Childbirth Trust in 2003.
In education, Richard is translating his work in healthcare paediatrics to benefit teachers and students. Working alongside University partners, he is pioneering the development of an ‘optimal learning environment’, improving motivation, behaviour and concentration amongst pupils, especially those with special educational needs.

Neil Murphy

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom Europe

Neil Murphy has extensive experience directing complex public sector projects under a range of contract and procurement routes. He is a very strong leader, working alongside contractors, consortia and supply-chains to consistently deliver project milestones and add value to the overall service offering. His ‘can-do’ ethos and the trademark teamwork he established with the multiple stakeholders of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children was a key factor in its success. Neil has helped Trusts to deliver acute, primary care and mental health schemes and has good knowledge of the key design and operational drivers to develop a successful solution.

He is competent to deal with challenges such as phasing, reducing environmental impact on live sites, health and safety as well as managing the progress of simultaneous projects at various locations. Neil is one of the key practice representatives for P21+, notably delivering schemes such as the award winning Personality Disorder Unit in East London. Neil was also responsible for the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease refurbishment scheme, which won the Building Better Healthcare award for Best Interior Design.

Roxana Forliti

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Roxana has 20 years of total experience including 12 years of experience with IBI Group. Her most notable projects include the private residences at Hotel Georgia in Vancouver and 41 East Hastings – a project that was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and achieved this status in February 2018. Roxana is a Registered Architect in Mexico and is currently an intern architect in Vancouver. She received the best innovative feature award in 2012 for her work with the private residences at Hotel Georgia. Her most notable current project is Sun Towers in Burnaby. As the Project Manager, she has worked on the project from the design development stage and has provided coordination to ensure the architectural design met with the consultant requirements.

Susan Christensen

Associate Director | Office Lead
Binghamton, NY

#english# #All# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead#
Binghamton, New York United States of America

Susan Christensen has over 15 years of experience in marketing management, e-commerce marketing, marketing communication, business development, and global brand management.

Norma Moores

Associate | Manager, Active Transportation
Hamilton, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Highway / Road Design# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Transportation#
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Norma Moores is an expert in active transportation (cycling and walking) with a thorough knowledge of facilities, networks and policies. She has developed an understanding of pedestrian accessibility needs within public rights-of-way. She is currently instructing workshops for the US National Complete Streets Coalition.She also provides professional services for transportation projects such as, planning and design for municipal and provincial roads, and traffic operational studies.

Many projects have included public consultation programs for which she has been responsible for their organization, facilitation and follow-up. Her honest approach to dealing with citizens’ concerns has earned her a reputation as an effective communicator.

Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Mental Health Care# #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom Europe

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.

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 Thom

President
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Board Member# #Senior Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

As the President of IBI Group and member of the Board of Directors, David Thom is responsible for providing executive leadership to the company with a particular focus on managing and leading the firm’s multidisciplinary teams of professionals. He specializes in the planning and design of complex projects that integrate planning, architecture, and transportation. He has had senior responsibility for many major urban development projects across Canada, in the USA and internationally including public/private partnerships and private finance initiatives.

David joined the firm in 1975 after graduating from the architecture program at the University of Toronto, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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