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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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David McKenna

Studio Associate Director
Manchester, UK

David McKenna
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Spiritual Places# #Civic & Government# ## #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mckenna-06485522/
Designing streets and spaces for people whilst accommodating traffic.

David McKenna has over 25 years of experience with the added bonus of dual-qualifications as both a Chartered Landscape Architect and Chartered Engineer. This knowledge and accreditation has enabled David to take a creative, yet practical approach to design and to communicate effectively with professionals.
David is considered a subject matter expert on the IBI landscape team and has particular experience in designing streets and spaces for people. He is particularly adept in projects where water is a significant element and also specializes in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments.

#Europe#
David Wood

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

David Wood
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Public Outreach#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.

#North America#
Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

Diane Phillips
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Diane Phillips is responsible for architectural projects in the Ottawa practice, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her architectural, project management, and leadership skills, Diane quickly and accurately grasps her clients’ visions. With over 30 years of practicing architecture in Ontario, Diane has been responsible for the project management, design, contract documents, and contract administration for a wide range of award-winning and published projects.

#North America#
M. Gaston Salinas Carpio

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Mexico City, Mexico

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Engineering# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software Development# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America
www.linkedin.com/in/gaston-salinas-carpio-563b966a
Best ideas comes when you're outside your comfortable zone. Always change so you never get comfortable!

M. Gaston Salinas Carpio has over ten years of experience working in the electronic/automatic vehicle identification field. He is responsible for the design of technological solutions that meet the demand of the market for Electronic Vehicle Registration, ITS, Manual Toll Collection and Electronic Toll Collection systems.

Gaston has extensive experience in the design, cost estimation, integration, installation, supervision and implementation of these projects as well as defining and adjusting system architecture requirements from field devices up to Back Office Systems. His technical understanding, coupled with his appreciation for the needs of clients allows him to develop custom-fit solutions.

Chris Pickup

Studio Associate
Manchester, UK

Chris Pickup
#Studio Associate# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Master Planning# #Research & Development# #Residential# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pickup-397373a0/

Chris has many years of experience across a broad spectrum of sectors at IBI Group, including education, healthcare, private housing, urban design, masterplanning and 3D visualisation. Chris has a role as leader, designer and deliverer of key projects within IBI Group, particularly education schemes, and is the studio sector lead for Schools in the UK.

Chris has strong interests in the design process and currently leads the UK Design Excellence agenda, having been instrumental in establishing and maintaining a successful design review process at IBI Group. He is highly adept at communicating concepts and turning these ideas into a deliverable reality.

Terry Brule

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Ottawa, ON

Terry Brule
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pauline Ho

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Pauline Ho
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Civic & Government# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #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#
Nick Tsatas

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Athens, Greece

Nick Tsatas
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration#
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-tsatas-59415437/

Nick specializes in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project management, including the design and engineering, installation supervision, testing, integration and commissioning, and system support and software maintenance of toll/revenue systems. He is actively involved in the design and implementation of real-time electronic payment systems for tolling operations. He has been the Project Manager for several systems IBI Group has supplied to motorway concessions in Greece.

He was also part of the OneIBI Quality Task Force, helping with the delivery of recommendations for the development and implementation of a Quality Management Program across the firm. He is currently involved in business development and management of deployment projects, as well as systems support and software maintenance.

#Europe#
Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Civic & Government# ## #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.

#Europe#
Shari Gratke

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Shari Gratke
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #Interiors# #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Library# #Civic & Government# ## #Master Planning# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Jose, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-gratke-russo-0a275198/

Shari is a Project Manager specializing in K-12 projects and a co-office lead in our San Jose office. With over 20 years of experience in designing education facilities, she has led notable projects in northern California such as the Lincoln Elementary School Modernization and the Cupertino Middle School Modernization for our Cupertino School District client, among many others. A forward-thinking and progressive architect, Shari plays an integral role on projects bringing her experience and confidence to our key clients in education. Shari is a licensed architect in the state of California.

Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Principal, Education
Binghamton, NY

Daniel Whelan
#Associate Director | Principal, Education# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Civic & Government# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

Helen Parkyns

Studio Principal
Birmingham, UK

Helen Parkyns
#Studio Principal# #All# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Highway / Road Design# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Europe

Helen Parkyns has 20 years of experience working on many of the UK and Europe’s flagship ITS projects. She is an internationally respected project manager who combines technical insight and accomplished communication and team management skills to deliver operational ITS projects and services. She has worked on all aspects of the lifecycle of ITS projects, from feasibility studies through to implementation and post-project evaluation. Helen has extensive experience in the development of policy and business cases, operational management of road networks and traffic control centres, driver information systems and behavioural responses to such systems, data exchange, trends analysis and data manipulation, national and European projects.

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