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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 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Sol Wassermuhl

Director
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Carl Clayton

Director, Global Infrastructure
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bridges# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Rail# #Roads & Highways# #Senior Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-clayton-a198836/

Mr. Clayton is the Director of Global Infrastructure at IBI. He is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and construction administration across a range of active transportation, roadway, transit, rail, asset management and transportation economics projects.

He has project experience from across North America as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa in both traditional and alternative project delivery. His experience includes development of a number of widely used industry standard roadway and transit design guidelines as well as agency specific design and construction standards related to active transportation and modern street design. Mr. Clayton joined the firm in 2018 and manages infrastructure services undertaken by over 600 colleagues.

Paula Margaritis

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Office#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paula Margaritis has 15 years of intensive multidisciplinary experience in architecture, planning and interior design. Her architectural background brings solid knowledge on built form modules and allows ultimate flexibility in developing and creating highly progressive and innovative solutions in any environment. As a senior designer, she has participated on several larger scale projects ensuring a highly creative and detailed quality in designing interiors and coordinated with the functional and technical aspects of the projects. As a passionate, energetic, efficient and organized professional, she processes excellent communications, sound project management skills and a team spirited personality.

Dale Richmond

Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors

#english# #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.

Jim Fitzpatrick

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Jim Fitzpatrick has been promoted to serve as Principal of our Portland office. Jim has over 22 years of architectural experience with 16 years of K-12 architectural experience in the Portland office. Jim?s role has been to manage clients, in-house staff, and consultants over the course of multiple education projects of all sizes and complexity. He has an exemplary customer service philosophy of making sure clients get what they need. His attention to detail, thorough planning and communication, and the willingness to go above and beyond ensures projects run smoothly.

Sanjay Patel

Product Lead | Water Optimization Solutions
Alexandria, VA

#english# #Energy# #Operations & Maintenance# #product_BlueiQ# #Software Development# #Water Resources Management#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-patel-12977950/

Sanjay Patel is the Product Lead for IBI Group’s water optimization solutions with 13 years of experience in optimization algorithms and techniques combined with simulation modeling platforms. Sanjay’s expertise includes data management for water utilities ranging from collection through to visualization output, as well as an extensive background in a variety of databases through schema, analysis, data retrieval, security and SQL. He also has strong programming skills in several languages. The optimization software that IBI Group has developed is a real-time tool assisting in operating the existing water distribution assets more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Lorraine Bell

Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee

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Ms. Bell is the Chair of the Audit Committee of IBI Group Inc.. Ms. Bell is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. Ms. Bell is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance Committee of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. Ms. Bell is also a former member of the Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Human Resources and Governance Committee of the Ontario Financing Authority. She worked in capital markets for over 20 years at various firms and specialized in the derivatives market.

Ms. Bell is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, a member of the Board of Directors of the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc. in New York City and a member of the Board of Directors of Hot Docs Foundation (USA) Inc. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.

David En

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
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.

Arend Lootsma

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Waterloo, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Arend Lottsma is responsible for management of municipal infrastructure replacement projects. His duties include ongoing staff management and client liaison during the preparation of engineering designs and contract documents, where he flexes his technical skills in the preparation and review of engineering design and contract documents.

He maintains a consistent presence on the project management front, from coordinating utilities, regulatory agencies and municipalities through to contract administration and project coordination during the construction phase ensuring smooth transitions through the project lifecycle.

Since joining the firm upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Arend has participated in a number of high-profile local projects within the urban downtown areas of Kitchener (King Street, Young Street, College Street, Otto Street and Water Street) and Hespeler Village (Cambridge).

Phil Beinhaker

Director
Tel Aviv, Israel

#english# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transportation#
Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East

Phil Beinhaker founded IBI Group in 1974 and continues to specialize in several areas of consulting activity, including urban design and development, building design, project management, land development, and policy development for land, housing, and transportation. He has been involved, domestically and internationally, in major projects that have included the development of urban hospitals, airports, transit systems, high-rise complexes, and a professional sports complex.

Claudio Venier

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Office#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Claudio Venier is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture, where he earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Claudio has over 25 years of experience working in private practice and in architecture offices, including ARCOP, Dan Hanganu, and Saia Barbese in Montreal, Wilkson Eyre in London, England, and in Toronto with Montgomery and Sisam, HOK Canada, architects Alliance and KPMB. Since May 2016, he has worked as a project architect for IBI Group in Toronto. Claudio’s projects include the Condominiums at One Bedford, the award-winning Maple Leaf Square mixed-use project, Library District Condominiums and Axis Condominiums.

Claudio’s professional work is characterized by the ability to develop and realize high levels of design through his involvement in both the design and construction phases of a project. Claudio also has an interest in architectural education and sustainable design. He has participated in architecture studios at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, and has entered sustainable design competitions, including CMHC’s Equilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative.

Carl Frushour

Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

#english# #Green# #Higher Education# #Innovation Districts# #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Retail / Commercial#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Carl is a Senior Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, having worked on various projects types in the U.S. and abroad. Carl is a lead designer responsible for all phases of projects and is committed to a collaborative process. He is currently working on projects ranging from urban mixed-use developments to resilient waterfront developments and higher education campuses to corporate campus headquarters.

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