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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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Cathy Offenberg

Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Cathy Offenberg has a thorough understanding of the public process and has managed complex projects from inception through construction. She also has considerable experience administering construction phase services on a range of projects, to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents.

Bill Delo, AICP

Associate Director | Office Lead, Irvine
Irvine, CA

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office Lead# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Ports# #Rail# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Systems Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Irvine, California, United States of America

Bill Delo has over 17 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Bill is an experienced project manager, responsible for the successful completion of numerous projects ranging from traffic and parking studies to regional multi-modal transportation studies. His career experience has included extensive participation in public and agency outreach activities.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Michael Kazan is actively involved in the preparation, technical quality, and administration of planning, programming and large-scale public-sector interior design and renovation projects in urban settings. Focused on planning and government projects, Michael has been challenged to integrate historic and contemporary spaces, by introducing state-of-the-art telecommunications, data, and engineering systems, while creating environmentally responsible public-sector facilities. Since joining the firm in 1975 as a facilities planner, Michael has contributed his leadership, strategic planning, and management expertise to community, educational, judicial, municipal, and federal projects throughout the United States. In 1994, he established the office in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide services to our federal and related public-sector clients.

Stephen Shawcross

Director
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Green# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Water Resources Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Personal health and well-being are intrinsically linked to a strong sense of community, which is a product of thoughtful urban design and a balancing of environmental, social, and economic factors. These fundamental principles underlie the places I am inspired daily to create along with my fellow practitioners at IBI Group.

Stephen Shawcross is a planning consultant specializing in master planning, urban design, market research, economic/financial impact analysis, and water resource management. He has over 40 years of experience across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and the USA where he has been involved in hundreds of planning assignments, along with the development of numerous award-winning and environmentally-sustainable communities. Stephen is a sought after conference speaker on the impact of emerging social, environmental, and economic trends on various aspects of community development.

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.

Grant Dickson

Studio Associate Director
Newark, UK

#english# #All# #Operations & Maintenance# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #UK Regional#
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe

Grant Dickson is well-known for his expertise in Geographical Information Systems, GIS/IT consultancy, design of IT systems, databases, websites. software and system testing, system installation, integration, support and maintenance. He also specializes in spatially encoded video surveying, GPS, video and digital cameras, asset management systems and associated technologies.

Bill Bruce

Associate Director | Office Lead, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Bill Bruce brings wide-ranging experience in planning and design for higher education campuses, cities and towns, mixed-use developments, parks and recreational open space. Prior to joining IBI Group, Bill founded and led Community Concepts, Inc., a full service planning and landscape architecture firm located in Marietta, GA. He also co-founded Designing4Health in 2011. The organization brings together health, design, marketing and funding professionals. They study healthy solutions that can increase the overall health of a campus, community or project by utilizing local health data as a guiding principle for policy, planning and design.

Angelo Covello

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Richmond Hill, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways#
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Angelo Covello has over 20 years of experience and has been responsible for overseeing replacement projects for private land development companies, local municipalities, regional municipalities and road infrastructure projects during the design and construction phases within the Greater Toronto Area. Angelo is responsible for project coordination and liaison with clients and approval agencies for final approvals, as well as project management and control of project costs and schedules.

Juan Camilo Barrera

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Industrial# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Juan Camilo Barrera has over 20 years of experience involved in various aspects of civil and municipal engineering. His skills and expertise include utility coordination, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, storm water management planning, water supply systems, earthworks, subsurface utility engineering, municipal engineering, urban planning and project management. Juan has worked as the Civil Engineering Lead and Project Engineer on a number of projects, including in the mining, industrial and infrastructure sectors. He also has extensive project cycle experience, from front-end studies to full EPCM and Design-Bid-Build mandates, as well as P3/Design-Build projects in complex and time-sensitive environments. He is an active member of the Public Utilities Management Subcommittee, which is part of the Maintenance and Construction Standing Committee of the Transportation Association of Canada.

Ashish Ghate

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Green# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.

Ola Ferm

Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

#english# #Architecture# #Automotive# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Maintenance Facilities# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Office# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parks# #Planning & Urban Design#
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Ola is the Office Lead for the Raleigh, NC office. As an architect, he is leading the way in growing IBI Group in commercial, transit and educational based projects, and helping grow our footprint in the region, and along the west coast. Ola has been practicing architecture and building client relationships for 25 years.

Lauren Macaulay

Associate, Architect
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lauren Macaulay is an Architect with more than a decade of experience in the design and construction of residential, mixed-use and institutional projects. She has led projects in a wide range of architectural services including master planning, new construction, renovations and sustainability consulting. She is an effective project manager who can guide a team through all stages of the project, from schematic design through construction to occupancy. Lauren is a LEED AP experienced with the LEED BD+C, ND and EBOM rating systems. Notable examples of her local projects include: Pearson Dogwood, Binning Tower, Trapp and Holbrook, Maddox and West Pender Place.

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