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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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Phil Colleran

Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead
Boston, MA

Phil Colleran
#Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Phil Colleran has directed a range of urban mixed-use development projects in the US and abroad. He has significant experience with complex planning projects and large teams in the Far East, the Middle East and North Africa. In his work, he is responsive to environmental and civic concerns and has deployed ground-breaking design strategies suitable to climate and project conditions.

#North America#
Maurice Macare

Principal | Education, Buildings
San Diego, CA

Maurice Macare
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America

Maurice Macare AIA has 26 years of experience with the majority of that time dedicated predominantly on public sector projects, such as public schools and government facilities.

#North America#
Danny Brewster

Director | Office Lead
Houston, TX

Danny Brewster
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Danny Brewster brings over 20 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. He is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. His commitment to thoughtful strategic planning encourages industry leadership.

#North America#
Steven Thesier

Associate Director | Principal, Education
Binghamton, NY

Steven Thesier
#Associate Director | Principal, Education# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Steven Thesier has more than 26 years of experience with areas of specialty that include project management and project design for new construction and renovations, educational facilities planning, referendum planning for educational facilities, NYSED coordination on school projects, and NYS OGS project development and execution.

David Salton

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

David Salton
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-salton-56b72351/

David is a Senior Consultant based in IBI’s Glasgow office with considerable project management and consultancy experience. In a career spanning over 20 years, David has worked in both technology and transport planning fields. Since joining IBI he has played a lead role on our work with Transport Scotland, where he is now the project manager for the major Traffic Scotland Systems Contract Framework, one of IBI’s largest projects in the UK. This contract covers the development and operation of a number of systems critical to the management of the strategic road network and related functions, as well as other consulting services.

In addition to the project manager role, David continues to lead on specific projects delivered under the Framework, including Scotland’s new National Traffic Data System. This is a significant development for Transport Scotland and has been a complex project which has required a range of skills: engagement and coordination with a wide range of stakeholders; technical ability in respect to system requirements and design; management of the client with the introduction of new processes and procedures; and overseeing the implementation and launch. David holds an Honours degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Transport Planning and Engineering, and is PRINCE2 certified. He is also accredited in Software Testing.

Ray Whitchurch

Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning
Salt Lake City, UT

Ray Whitchurch
#Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Ray Whitchurch is a project manager, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Planner, for large-scale federal, state, municipal, institutional, mixed use villages, commercial, and residential projects. With 26 years of experience, his projects have included landscape designs, architectural design, land planning and re-zoning, municipality general plans, subdivision development, public reviews and outreach.

Jannis Nassoulis

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Systems Engineering
Athens, Greece

Jannis Nassoulis
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Systems Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe

Jannis Nassoulis has more then 18 years of experience in the infrastructure construction and transportation industry. After he successfully managed the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the first large scale ITS project in Greece, he was involved in motorway operations undertaking the role of the Tunnel Safety Officer of the Athens ring road. He coordinated large scale exercises and fire tests in tunnels.

In 2007, Jannis organized the operation and maintenance of the 230km long motorway concession project, Aegean Motorway, as Chief Operations Officer. Holding the position of the COO for nine years, he managed a major operational crisis involving a dramatic rockfall incident, resulting to longlasting international arbitration procedures, legal disputes and claims. He also actively participated in a successful project restructuring process, necessary to mitigate severe problems resulting from the Greek financial crisis, earning serious experience in PPP project financing, contractual arrangements and negotiation practices.

#Europe#
Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, VA

Val Vanchieri
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

#North America#
Larry Baldwin

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Seattle, WA

Larry Baldwin
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Leader# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Larry Baldwin is a multi-modal (speech and touch input) interaction design specialist who has designed and deployed mobile, telematics, web and in-home speech, touch-screen and web-browser applications for the past 12 years. He is a visionary in multi-modal application design with three patents to his name (one pending). Larry lead the interaction design of unique Alaska 511 and South Carolina 511 mobile websites and was the interaction designer for the Florida 511 iPhone application. He was also the lead designer of telematics (in-car) applications such as the Pioneer in-dash system (AVIC-Z1 In-Dash HDD Navigation and Multimedia AV Receiver with DVD). In addition to transportation-related IVR system and application design, Larry was the also the lead speech designer for Voco (The World?s First Voice controlled Wireless Music System). He brings a wealth of design experience and understands the challenges inherent in system design and deployment.

#North America#
Christopher Lent

Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

Christopher Lent
#Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lent-bb35228/

With over three decades of experience in workplace design, Christopher is an IBI Group Associate and Senior Project Manager for the buildings/interiors sector. He has managed a full range of project scopes incorporating all aspects of the workplace design process in sectors including government, military, commercial office, industrial and retail. Christopher has a strong emphasis on end-user client advocacy through the integration of interior design, architecture and engineering principles leading to effective facility management. As Senior Project Manager, Christopher is currently providing specialized design and construction administration expertise facilitating the successful implementation of a large technology firm in Washington, D.C.

Christopher is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a certified interior designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME).

Donald Verbanac

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Donald Verbanac
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/donald-verbanac-677b06a0

Don Verbanac is an interdisciplinary Project Manager specializing in transit facilities. Don has 20 years of combined experience in architecture, urban planning, transportation, retail and industrial design from Canada, the USA, Mexico and the Netherlands. For the past decade, Don has primarily worked on BRT, LRT and subway (metro) stations as well as bus terminals and on-street transit facilities. His multidisciplinary background along with his acumen for complex engineering projects have been applied to Waterloo?s King-Victoria Transit Hub, Mississauga BRT, and the successful bid for two large P3 LRT projects in Canada.

Don has professional degrees in urban planning (BAA) from Ryerson University and an architecture degree (M.Arch) from the University of Manitoba. Don is registered as an architect (Bureau Architectenregister-SBA) in the Netherlands, as an intern architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as well as a registered professional planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Don is currently the Segment (Design) Manager on Science Centre and Kennedy Stations where he is managing interdisciplinary design works in parallel with construction as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Arthur Briggs

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Arthur Briggs
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Arthur Briggs LEED AP has established himself as a team leader over the past ten years with IBI Group. He is highly respected within the industry and has a keen understanding of construction detailing and delivery. He has helped establish IBI Group as a known leader in the design and construction of a wide variety of building types. Arthur presents himself as a resource for all staff and well-respected for his thoroughness.

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