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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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Donald Verbanac

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #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.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, VA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #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.

Lamberto Smigliani

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, MI

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Industrial# #Manufacturing#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

As an Architect, Lamberto Smigliani is responsible for design and development including organizing and maintaining administrative controls from inception to completion of the programs. He is also responsible for staffing and implementation of continuing education in the architectural discipline. Lamberto draws from both domestic and international experience in architectural operations and development.

Lamberto serves as chairman of a local planning commission and is active in local governance and community activities.

Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context.

Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.

Brent Mauti

Global Director, Design Technology
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Build# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Senior Management# #Systems Integration# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brent-mauti-54a80618/

Brent Mauti is a licensed Architect with 15 years of experience in design and construction management projects from multiple business sectors. Brent’s architectural responsibilities include design, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and rendering, the preparation of presentation and working drawings, specification production, and services during construction for various types of projects. Brent has significant experience with 3D design as he has been involved with its implementation for numerous large-scaled projects over the course of his career.

Brent works with project leaders to identify issues and benefits regarding the use of BIM / CAD tools, advising of the benefits regarding design automation implementation and the application of design automation standards. His prime focus for BIM Implementation is multi-platform interoperability across Building, Civil and Plant deployed globally while ensuring consistent application of CAD standards.

Leanne Soligo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Leanne Soligo is a Registered Architect and LEED AP who has been involved in all aspects of design throughout her 25 years of experience. This includes , feasibility analysis, concept design, documentation and ultimately construction. Her expertise spans design and project management in both the private and public sectors with a specific emphasis on civic, institutional and educational projects. Her experience leading numerous renovations projects over her career, Leanne is aware of the special attention to facility review and documentation that is required to make a renovation project successful. On her new-build projects, this attention to detail and technical knowledge makes Leanne a valuable asset to any project. Her talents focus on design, management and finding creative approaches to resolving each project’s challenges and opportunities.

Mark Jenkins

Associate Director | UK Operations Lead, Intelligence
Newark, UK

#english# #Airports# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #UK Regional# #Water Resources Management#
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-jenkins-a92b711a/

Mark Jenkins is an acknowledged specialist in the field of transportation asset management and pavement engineering with a wealth of knowledge in many types of remote sensing and highway surveying techniques. He has spent most of the last decade with IBI Group, working for both government agencies and authorities advising on asset management best practice, innovative technologies/software solutions and managing our Operations Group in the UK.

Robyn Brown

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Planning & Urban Design# #Research & Development#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robyn Brown is a key figure in the Toronto office Real Estate, Economics & Planning team. As a dedicated professional, her project work is geared to giving her clients the best advice possible. Her work transcends a broad spectrum of real estate advice, including highest and best-use studies/disposition strategies; economic development strategies; growth management; market studies; feasibility studies; community services and facilities studies; economic impact analysis; demographic analysis and related skills. She is involved in a wide range of external organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (including their Women’s Leadership Initiative and Mentorship Committee), TCREW, BILD and s. She has proven to be an excellent and effective IBI Group ambassador. Robyn is the ultimate team player, inspiring and pushing s to think creatively and proactively.

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.

Claudia Stodt

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

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

Claudia Stodt is a Senior Designer with 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. Her experience in a wide range of high-profile projects, such as The Ritz Carlton Hotel, The Delta Hotel and The Rose Theatre in Brampton, has enabled her to work effectively in all aspects of design during the project documentation phase. Claudia is a highly organized individual with an innate ability to manage client and consultant relationships. Her work features all aspects of design, design development, site plan applications and dealings with various municipalities.

Mitch Altier

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
New Lexington, OH

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
New Lexington, Ohio, United States of America

Mitch Altier is responsible for handling water, wastewater, street, and ground/well water projects for local municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts in New Lexington. As such, he also helps locate funding sources for various communities. His knowledge and skills allow him to successfully lead the municipal engineering team in the New Lexington Office. His specialization extends across all aspects of water and wastewater design. This expertise, coupled with Mitch’s working relationships and communication style, prove valuable when acting as a liaison to project stakeholders.

James Gibson

Technical Lead
Toronto, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #Civic & Government# #Energy# #Industrial# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parks# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Smart Cities# #Solar# #Spatial Intelligence# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Wind#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

James has over 10 years of experience applying GIS technology to solve problems in a wide variety of business sectors including land use planning, real estate & economic planning, municipal infrastructure, transportation, and renewable energy. As a Certified GIS Professional and Certified Planning Technician, James is able to combine his understanding of land use planning and land development with his knowledge of Geographic Information Systems to perform meaningful analysis and identify spatial patterns and trends. James has played a key role in numerous projects requiring land use analysis, development constraint analysis, master servicing plans, conceptual designs, transportation planning, asset management and inventories, site selection analysis, data management, data collection and manipulation, data visualization, and database design.

Serving as a Regional GIS Lead, James is also involved in a variety of global initiatives that aim to promote and increase IBI’s use of geospatial technology across the firm. These initiatives have helped to highlight the power of spatial analysis and demonstrate why GIS technology can and should be leveraged across all of IBI’s business sectors.

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