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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.

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Terry Ruszczak

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Terry Ruszczak
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Terry Ruszczak is a dedicated, results-oriented, energetic and creative Architectural Technologist, with 35 years of experience in contract administration/field inspection, with an emphasis on project management and leadership. He directs the drafting team for working drawings, tendering, shop drawing review and monitored/inspected the project on-site as liaison between the client, consultants and contractors. He is commended for his communication with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of designs into construction documents. Comprehensive knowledge of building science principles, construction methods and techniques and his understanding of zoning by-laws allow for Terry’s unique and creative ability to execute accurate working drawings for building permit application and construction maintaining the highest levels of Life Safety.
#North America#
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Rick Mello

Associate Director - Principal, Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA

Rick Mello
#Associate Director - Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America
Rick Mello has grown to become a firm-wide resource for Quality Documents and Construction Administration. With over 25 years of professional experience, he brings the confidence and knowledge of a veteran to the volatile construction process. Rick has performed Construction Administration services on institutional projects including health care and public facilities. He leads the Construction Administration and sets the standards and develops the tools by which we function.
#North America#
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Peter Bull

Director
Edmonton, AB

Peter Bull
#Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Energy# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Solar# #Energy# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Peter Bull is a Registered Architect and LEED AP with over 38 years of experience. As a leader in the Edmonton office architectural practice, Peter has worked on protective services, municipal, civic, industrial, office, healthcare, and educational projects. Peter is licensed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Among his various professional memberships, Peter is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
#North America#
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Jessica Deslippe

Transportation Engineer
Toronto, ON

Jessica Deslippe
#Transportation Engineer# #All# #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdeslippe/
Jessica Deslippe is a Transportation Engineer with over 5 years of experience, focusing on traffic operations and road user safety for both public and private sector clients. Her experience in transportation engineering is broad, and includes the preparation of traffic operations analysis, traffic signal operations, microsimulation modelling, traffic safety analysis, roundabout analysis, and the development of strategic plans. Jessica has completed signal timing coordination studies for numerous agencies, including the City of Toronto and Durham Region, as well as developed optimized timing plans for different stages of construction for large-scale transit projects, including as the vivaNext Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in York Region. Jessica also has experience with curbside management, congestion management, and event management planning. Working on these types of projects has provided her with a thorough understanding of mobility trends, the balance between mobility and safety, and trade-offs between different road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit, trucks, vehicles, and other unique road users.
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Daniel Hsueh

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Daniel Hsueh
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-hsueh-21779227/
Daniel Hsueh, LEED AP is an OAA licensed architect. He has over 20 years of architectural experience in Canada and Southeast Asia. His design portfolio features a range of projects including large scale, mix-used developments, institutional, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers creative ideas and unique solution to the design of these projects. Daniel’s projects include Sobey’s regional headquarter that won the Mississauga Urban Design Awards 2016, an award-winning residential project at 1451 Wellington Street West in Ottawa and the “Vision” project at Pat Bayly Square in Ajax that won the 2019 Rental Development of the Year (High-Rise) award. Daniel has a passion for the design process and for high-level engagement with owners to deliver excellent work. He earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Hong Kong and a Degree in Architecture from Birmingham City University in England.
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James Gibson

Technical Lead
Toronto, ON

James Gibson
#Technical Lead# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Design Technology# #Energy# #Industrial# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Smart Cities# #Solar# #Energy# ## #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Wind# #Energy# ##
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.
Bill Conboy

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Bill Conboy
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Portland, Oregon, North America
Bill has over 30 years of managing school design and construction projects, where he uses his design and project management abilities to ensure success for the districts with whom he collaborates. Bill believes in staying actively connected on projects from planning through construction, to help ensure quality, consistency, and communication are maintained over the life of the project.
#North America#
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Michael Nobrega

Independent Director

Michael Nobrega
#Independent Director# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Nobrega is the Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence, an Ontario based organization that drives the commercialization of leading edge technologies across the transportation, communications and other key market sectors. He is also the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterfront Toronto. Mr. Nobrega was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Pension System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest pension funds, from 2007 to 2014, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment entity of OMERS, from 1998 to 2007. Prior to Borealis, Mr. Nobrega was a tax partner of Arthur Andersen. Between 2014 and 2016, Mr. Nobrega was appointed by the Ontario provincial government as Chair of the Expert Panels on the financial restructuring of MaRS (Ontario’s innovation hub for medical and related sciences) and on the reconstruction of the Macdonald Block in Toronto. Mr. Nobrega holds an Honours BA (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
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Donald Verbanac

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Donald Verbanac
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #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.
#North America#
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John Bayley, P.Eng

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Waterloo, ON

John Bayley, P.Eng
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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John Bayley provides over 30 years of qualified professional experience in the areas of environmental study, preliminary design, detailed design, and contract administration of municipal servicing, transportation, urban and rural infrastructure upgrading projects, and storm water management facilities. John has also managed both transportation and municipal engineering teams and divisions during his time. John has managed and provided technical expertise on multiple Class Environmental Assessment studies and detailed design projects, including route alignment/location, transportation system expansion/upgrading and servicing projects, as well as site and subdivision land development and construction administration. In addition to consulting engineering, John has also managed several projects for a large Ontario-based sewer and watermain contractor, group leadership in the transportation engineering field and technical discipline mentorship in the consulting engineering field. John has researched and created municipal design standards at the local and regional municipal levels and has applied experience with municipal infrastructure management systems.
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William Monahan

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Binghamton, NY

William Monahan
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Education# #School# ## #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Binghamton, New York, United States of America
William Monahan is an Electrical Engineer with 26 years of experience. His area of specialty is electrical system design for buildings and infrastructure projects, including educational facilities, medical facilities, municipal wastewater, and water treatment facilities.
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Lauren Macaulay

Director | Office Lead, Kelowna
Vancouver, BC

Lauren Macaulay
#Director | Office Lead, Kelowna# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
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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