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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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Brad Chase

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Brad Chase
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brad Chase has over 17 years of extensive experience delivering all aspects of multi-storey residential projects. His experience ranges from concept design, design development, planning and marketing, through to delivery of contract documents and final project delivery. As a Project Lead, Brad is responsible for collaborating with the design team to establish and develop the best design and planning concept for the project. Over the past five years Brad has focused on low-rise, multi-unit residential projects specifically designed for an aging population. The building types that fall under this category are seniors apartments, independent living residences, long-term care facilities and memory care facilities.

#North America#
Susan Christensen

Associate Director | Office Lead
Binghamton, NY

Susan Christensen
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Education# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
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.

#North America#
Jonathan Levy

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
San Diego, CA

Jonathan Levy
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America

Jonathan Levy has 40 years of experience in engineering and public works and known for his ability to produce results working with complex public agencies including the, the City of Los Angeles, Caltrans, CPUC and the City of San Diego.

Jonathan is registered both as a Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California, and as a Professional Engineer in the State of New York. His various responsibilities over the years included multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, construction management, and public works maintenance.

#North America#
Jennifer Ujimoto

Associate | US Transit Design Lead, Buildings
New York, NY

Jennifer Ujimoto
#Associate | US Transit Design Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
New York, New York, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferujimoto/

Jennifer Ujimoto has over 15 years of experience, over which she has crafted her understanding of project administration from pre-design analysis and through design development phases and both in-office and on-site aspects of contract administration. She is thoroughly familiar with building and development approvals processes and has an understanding of the complexities of the municipal project procurement environment.

As a designer, Jennifer has a keen understanding of the collaborative process that is essential to the practice of architecture. Her ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors has made her a valuable key team member on projects situated within complex and challenging social and physical constraints.

She brings a deep commitment to design excellence on all levels including conceptual, technical and social parameters. Her multidisciplinary experience, includes award-winning high-end residential design, exhibit design, curatorial work, academic writing and teaching, demonstrating her ability to implement rigorous design, project management and construction standards.

Stephen Sowa

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Stephen Sowa
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Green# #Learning+# #Education# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
San Jose, California, United States of America

Stephen Sowa, AIA LEED AP has been a project architect with IBI Group for the last 13 years, and has a total of 28 years of experience. He adds his passion through the design, and management of built projects through a collaborative effort with the client, stake holders, community leaders and staff. Included are his strong insights in sustainable, healthy environments and a commitment to decreasing our footprint into each project.

Andrea Katz

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Andrea Katz
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-katz-8220a714/

Andrea’s passion for urban design and affinity for creating inspiring spaces are the bases of her architectural interests. Her specific area of expertise is the design and implementation of complex residential buildings in development sites and she brings with her a keen business sense and analytical skills, having completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy. Through her work, Andrea has developed a deep understanding of zoning by-laws and municipal legal processes, which add to her noted ability to develop the value in any site. Her originality, ability to find creative solutions, and experience in coordinating teams of consultants are key to Andrea’s creation of sustainable and aesthetically appealing work.

Hemantha Perera Trevelyan

Sales and Marketing Lead, UK
London, UK

Hemantha Perera Trevelyan
#Sales and Marketing Lead, UK# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

A seasoned professional, Hemantha champions business relations with experience leading creative integrated marketing and communications campaigns on a diverse range of projects located across the globe. Multifaceted with a background in design, stakeholder engagement and strategic development across many sectors and industries, she leads the Sales and Marketing team on a variety of business development and marketing initiatives for the UK and Ireland region and MENA. Hemantha is developing and leading the client relations programme across the Region with the plus brands and integrating it with the strategic marketing programme to ensure that our clients and end user needs are met. She is passionate about good design, teamwork and a sustainable approach to building healthy resilient communities.

#Europe#
Joe Pettipas

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Joe Pettipas
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Interiors# #Leader# #Library# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-pettipas-47871ba/

With over three decades of broad experience, Joe has an innate understanding of the challenges facing corporate, hospitality, retail and healthcare clients today. His international experience in the Middle East, Asia, and across North America gives him an appreciation for the importance of brand and how it must be synthesized into the built environment for corporate success. Joe leads a creative and talented group of professionals focusing on the interior spaces within buildings that spans across Corporate Workplace, Transportation, Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Higher Education and Institutional arenas.

#North America#
Matthew Belaen

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Matthew Belaen
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Library# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #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#
Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, AB

Mel Johnson
#Director# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Development Engineering# #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.

Ivan Petrovic

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, MI

Ivan Petrovic
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Engineering# #Interiors# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Ivan Petrovic has over 18 year of diverse experience working in architecture, engineering and construction. He continuously monitors and analyzes project resource utilization and reviews production and delivery methods to maximize efficiency, and identify and implement changes for process and cost improvements. Ivan develops and implements strategic planning initiatives related to the public building market sector to identify potential opportunities for better client care. As Project Manager, Ivan serves as the principal design liaison with our client for the duration of the project and is responsible for the communication of information between the client and the various design group leaders.

Grant Dickson

Studio Associate Director
Newark, UK

Grant Dickson
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Operations & Maintenance# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ## #UK Regional#
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe

Grant Dickson is well-known for his expertise in Geographical Information Systems, GIS/IT consultancy, design of IT systems, databases, websites. software and system testing, system installation, integration, support and maintenance. He also specializes in spatially encoded video surveying, GPS, video and digital cameras, asset management systems and associated technologies.

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