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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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Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

Keith Sallaway
#Director, Architect# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

#North America#
Ron Stewart

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Ron Stewart
#Deputy Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Deputy Regional Director for Canada East, Ron Stewart’s primary focus is liaising with the Ontario office leads outside Toronto. Ron is a transportation engineer, and member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Association of Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in both the private and public sectors at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels across Canada. His experience includes Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Transportation Planning, Transit Systems, ITS, and Signal System Operations and Maintenance.

Ron has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from York University.

#North America#
Yong Kang

Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Yong Kang
#Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-j-kang-aia-60281a11/

As the US Sector Lead, Buildings, Yong Kang is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s architectural, engineering and interior design practices nationwide. Bringing over two decades of proven experience in leading and managing major projects, Yong is a recognized leader in his profession. He is internationally recognized for having led the design of more than 15 million square feet of complex building environments for his clients throughout North America and Asia including multi-national conglomerates.

Yong is a licensed architect and is actively affiliated with numerous professional organizations including: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) amongst others. Yong holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

#North America#
Ross Parker

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Seattle, WA

Ross Parker
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Seattle, Washington, North America

Ross is a senior architect and learning environment planner with more than 30 years of experience, with the past 20 years specializing in educational architecture. He is highly experienced in all phases of projects, from visioning through to final completion; and in a wide variety of project sizes, including new construction, renovation, historic preservation and reuse, and STEM focused schools.

A seasoned advocate for K-12 education, he has seen two of his projects recognized by the CEFPI (now A4LE) James D. MacConnell Awards committee. Ross is passionate about using design to connect students to their learning and natural environment and is a strong proponent of inclusive and culturally relevant community engagement for schools. His volunteer efforts include “working the phones” in support of school districts’ capital bond measures, local food banks and community non-profits, and speaking engagements at educational design conferences.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Audrey Jacob
#Deputy Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis.

Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University, is the Chair of the Executive Committee of Pragma Council at the University of Waterloo (a forum of business, education and government leaders), a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Champion.

Gene Simmons

Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings
Houston, TX

Gene Simmons
#Associate Principal | Field Services, Buildings# #All# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

Mathew Braun

Associate Principal - Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Mathew Braun
#Associate Principal - Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader#
Portland, Oregon,

During Mat’s 17 years with the firm he has enjoyed a diverse and extensive collection of projects. A recent effort has been the new Hockinson Middle School, an innovative public school in Southwestern Washington. He worked collaboratively with the contractor to bring it to completion, while being an advocate for key design concepts. Mat takes great care in all facets of the design process, applying a critical eye throughout every stage of a project. He is a valuable member of any team, willing to handle any task asked of him in order to adhere to project schedule and budget without compromising on design quality and intent.

Providing clients with a final product that satisfies and exceeds their vision is what inspires Mat. He was a key player in the modernization projects for North Santiam School District that involved upgrades to existing schools, and is project architect for Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Twality Middle School.

#North America#
Luc Deniger

Associate, Landscape Architect
Edmonton, AB

Luc Deniger
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luc-deniger-aala-aapq-csla-79259116/

Luc Deniger has over 14 years of experience and has worked on numerous urban design and rehabilitation projects, from plazas and parks to large scale, high profile district design and rehabilitation master plans. Luc has developed experience in pedestrian circulation plans, signage and wayfinding strategies, building and streetscape interface strategies and public spaces. Through his projects, he has gained experience in green roof technologies, native eco-system rehabilitation and environmental design practices. His knowledge of, and talent for, urban landscape architecture and design has earned him awards for innovative approaches to Landscape Architecture. His experience includes urban design and rehabilitation and streetscape projects in Victoria, BC, Montreal and Quebec City.

#North America#
Pauline Ho

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Pauline Ho
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pauline Ho is a Landscape Architect with 20 years of professional experience in design and management of a variety of public and private sector works including parks/open spaces, institutional, large scale residential projects, and health care facilities. She has acquired a deep understanding of the design process from concept to design development on both international and local work. Pauline has also been involved in the coordination of sub-consultants and leads the documentation team with the preparation of detailed design, construction documents, presentation drawings and contract administration work.

#North America#
Carl-Henry Piel

Director | US Services Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Carl-Henry Piel
#Director | US Services Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Carl-Henry Piel is a registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in systems engineering and over 25 years specifically in Intelligent Transportation Systems. His ITS work has focused on systems integration and computer, communications, and sensing technologies. Carl-Henry leads IBI Group’s Intelligent Systems Sector Consulting Services practice and is recognized for his expertise in transportation technologies and systems. He has a broad systems engineering background, encompassing telecommunications and power distribution systems design with additional experience in the design and applications of control systems, real-time data acquisition and signal processing systems, and artificial neural networks.

Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, ON

Amy Shepherd
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amy Shepherd is a certified planner with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in strategic land and realty asset planning, Transit Oriented Development, policy and community needs assessments. She has undertaken policy reviews, led multidisciplinary master planning exercises, prepared market assessments and growth strategies, assisted with site selection and obtained development approvals on behalf of public, private and institutional clients. Amy also has extensive experience with the formation and execution of inclusive consultation strategies, and has led surveys, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, public open houses and prepared media releases and marketing/information packages.

Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Elvin Karpovich
#Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.

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