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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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Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

Jonathan Blades
#Software Developer# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.

#Europe#
Norma Moores

Associate | Manager, Active Transportation
Hamilton, ON

Norma Moores
#Associate | Manager, Active Transportation# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Transportation#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Norma Moores is an expert in active transportation (cycling and walking) with a thorough knowledge of facilities, networks and policies. She has developed an understanding of pedestrian accessibility needs within public rights-of-way. She is currently instructing workshops for the US National Complete Streets Coalition.She also provides professional services for transportation projects such as, planning and design for municipal and provincial roads, and traffic operational studies.

Many projects have included public consultation programs for which she has been responsible for their organization, facilitation and follow-up. Her honest approach to dealing with citizens’ concerns has earned her a reputation as an effective communicator.

#North America#
Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, ON

Mark Bendix
#Director | Office Lead# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-bendix-46b55b11/
A successful project is usually the result of the close cooperation and team work between the owner, the architect, the engineers, the contractor, and design and construction professionals.

Mark Bendix is a Director and Office Lead with over 35 years of experience in the management, direction and coordination of large technical groups. He has an Electrical Engineering background and has been responsible for the evaluation, planning, design and maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities across a wide cross section of these sectors. This includes transit facilities, automotive plants, water and wastewater facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities, transformer stations, aviation facilities and office buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Mark is responsible for the technical and financial performance of the Toronto West office that provides a diverse range of services and oversees the performance of design teams on complex projects. This includes interpreting and understanding the project requirements, confirming these with the various stakeholders and sponsors, identifying the various design services needed, maintaining and adjusting resources as required to meet schedules and budgets, coordinating the various design tasks and teams and executing the design quality assurance and control processes.

#North America#
Ryan Hutson

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Westerville, OH

Ryan Hutson
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Design Build# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-hutson-pe-ps-00a4163a

Ryan is the Manager for Transportation Engineering in Ohio. With nearly 15 years of experience, he is known for leading our general engineering contracts with the Ohio Department of Transportation. These contracts include all aspects of transportation engineering. Our most recent contract includes ODOT’s first on-call contract for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) services, which will be provided by our intelligence group. An unusual project that Ryan worked on was 24 miles of new border fence in Yuma, Arizona. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Ryan is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and is also a licensed professional surveyor in three states. He also served as the President of the Engineer’s Club of Columbus, Ohio (from 2017-18), which is the one of the oldest clubs of its kind, founded in 1888.

Onofrio Aniello

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Markham, ON

Onofrio Aniello
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Onofrio Aniello has been the lead on a number of lighting, electrical and communications projects. His electrical experience includes power distribution, lighting design, and preparation of tender packages, construction management, contract administration, and construction supervision for electrical projects. His communications experience includes communications infrastructure design, integration and implementation with various building systems. He has also worked on structured cabling design for commercial buildings, security system design and telecommunications systems design and implementation for voice and data applications in healthcare environments.

Onofrio is a Professional Engineer registered with the PEO and is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and he is a member of BICSI and holds the professional designation of Registered Communications Distribution Designer. He is also registered as a qualified designer in the field of Lighting, Detection and Power with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in Ontario.

Maarit Heinonen-Smith

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-Smith
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

Warren Mack

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Warren Mack
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Warren has over 25 years of experience in architectural design for various building typologies, including high-rise residential, mixed-use developments, private homes, hospitality, institutional, children’s camps, restoration, and sports facilities. He has completed work around the world, with project experience in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining IBI, Warren worked for firms including Peter Rose Architect, Diamond and Schmitt Architects, HOK, and partnership of Studio Tangent Architects.

Notable projects in which Warren has been involved in include; Oqyana World First Development, Dubai, UAE; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Harbourview Estates, Toronto, ON; Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio, Rosseau, ON; and Restoration of Windsor Station and master planning for the adjacent Bell Centre, Montreal, QC. In addition to his own project work, Warren is an abstract artist and has shown his work in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Austin, New York and Rome.

#North America#
Mahsa Adib

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Mahsa Adib
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mahsa’s combined design and technical skills have made her a valued asset within IBI Group. She graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York, where she was exposed to innovative contemporary and forward-looking architectural challenges.

Working at well-known firms such as Henriquez, Bing Thom and now IBI have provided her a diverse background in a variety of institutional, residential and commercial projects. She has contributed design and project leadership to a series of high profile projects such as Burrard Place, Granville & 68th Avenue, and Pearson Dogwood. Her artistic eye combined with technical precision brings design excellency to her projects.

#North America#
Matt Colwill

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Vancouver, BC

Matt Colwill
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcolwill/

Matt Colwill, BA.Sc, P.Eng, has 15 years of experience in the fields of road user safety and traffic operations. Matt has conducted operational and safety reviews for a range of public sector clients, at all levels of government, including the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, York Region, the City of Waterloo, Transport Canada, and a number of private sector clients. These projects have involved safety and operational assessments of freeways, rural highways, urban and suburban arterials, and local roadways, and they have addressed the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and specialty road users.

Matt is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and serves as the Transportation Safety Committee representative to the Sustainability Standing Committee. He is also an active participant in the Road Safety Committee of Ontario.

Matt has also published papers and presented at the Transportation Association of Canada annual meeting, addressing topics that include the safety impacts of freeway HOV lanes, the effectiveness of winter weather collision countermeasures, and designing streets to protect vulnerable road users.

#North America#
Paul Lavallee

Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence
Seattle, WA

Paul Lavallee
#Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

As the US Sector Lead, Intelligence, Paul Lavallee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s intelligence practice across the US, working closely with Carl-Henry Piel, James Barbosa, and Ritesh Warade who lead the services, solutions and operations subsectors respectively. Bringing over 30 years of experience as part of IBI Group’s intelligence practice, he has helped organizations at all levels effectively integrate technology into city planning, design and operation, and transform how business is conducted today. He is internationally recognized as a transit technology and revenue collection system specialist with specific expertise in bringing together multi-stakeholder teams and delivering high-profile projects.

Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer currently working with thought leaders to help integrate technology into the daily fabric of people’s lives. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cathryn Chopko-Beck

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Edmonton, AB

Cathryn Chopko-Beck
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cathryn Chopko Beck areas of expertise include landscape and urban design, land use planning, socio-economic analysis/market research, site planning, recreation and tourism planning, policy development and environmental planning.

Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

Garry Howard
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease.

With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change.

In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.

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