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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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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.

#North America#
Heidi Rose

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Heidi Rose
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Heidi Rose is a team design lead with well over a decade of experience in the field of Interiors. She specializes in conceptual design in both hospitality and high-rise residential interiors. With her experience she has developed a keen eye for detail with the utmost attention to quality and design, and has the ability to establish and identify creativity in each new opportunity.

Heidi’s strengths lie in concept through to construction focusing on building honest client relationships, while maintaining the overall design intent and direction. She has the ability to provide creative design solutions that adapt seamlessly to aesthetic, and project goals. Her design approach is to collaboratively provide tasteful, and thoughtful interiors that are relevant and cultivated.

Some of Heidi’s experience is built from working on the Public Hotel in Chicago, the Editions Hotel in Miami, and the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City to name a few during her growth at Yabu Pushelberg. IBI Group initiatives have brought her multiple high-rise residential opportunities ranging from high to low end markets making her experience vast and adaptable. The ties between hospitality and residential design are like-minded in creating lasting interiors to surprise the visual senses of the end user.

#North America#
Visweswara Rao Gantasala

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
Hyderabad, India

Visweswara Rao Gantasala
#Associate Director | Senior General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Hyderabad, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gantasala/
"The biggest strength of IBI is its philosophy of looking at the cities from the dimension of a citizen while working for the betterment of the cities.”

Visweswara joined IBI Group as a Transportation Systems Engineer in the year 2007 after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). As one of the first few hires of IBI India, he has started his career working on toll and HTMS implementation projects for highways. He was involved from the inception of the Indore BRT ITS implementation project (the firm’s first World Bank project in India), which subsequently helped the firm in securing a stream of contracts from The World Bank. In the recent times, he is working on the Hyderabad Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) Project. Visweswara has been instrumental in building the software development practice in India and is currently working as the Product Manager for the IBI’s Smart City Platform and is also responsible for developing various Urban ITS Software solutions for IBI. He is also the office lead for our Hyderabad office.

#Asia#
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.

Brent Mauti

Global Director, Design Technology
Toronto West, ON

Brent Mauti
#Global Director, Design Technology# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Design Build# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Senior Management# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brent-mauti-54a80618/

Brent Mauti is a licensed Architect with 15 years of experience in design and construction management projects from multiple business sectors. Brent’s architectural responsibilities include design, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and rendering, the preparation of presentation and working drawings, specification production, and services during construction for various types of projects. Brent has significant experience with 3D design as he has been involved with its implementation for numerous large-scaled projects over the course of his career.

Brent works with project leaders to identify issues and benefits regarding the use of BIM / CAD tools, advising of the benefits regarding design automation implementation and the application of design automation standards. His prime focus for BIM Implementation is multi-platform interoperability across Building, Civil and Plant deployed globally while ensuring consistent application of CAD standards.

Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

Tony Wai
#Associate, Architectural Graduate# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context.

Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.

Heather Semple

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

Heather Semple
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Heather Semple LEED AP is a talented Architect and Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in a range of projects however the majority of her work has focused on health care/ laboratory design. Her strength lies in her ability to produce well-designed projects; coordinating both the design and contract documents. She is currently the Project Manager for The Visitor Welcome Centre Phase 1 on Parliament Hill. She was also part of the McGill University Health Centre team, specializing in logistics and material handling.

Heather is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Award (McGill University Health Centre/Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships) as well as the Design Thesis Book Prize (Architecture Magazine), and the Henry Adams Design Award Graduation Design Thesis (American Institute of Architects).

#North America#
Cristina Martinez

Transportation Planner
Irvine, CA

Cristina Martinez
#Transportation Planner# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-cristina-martinez-11500777/

Cristina Martinez is a Transportation Planner with experience ranging from large-scale freeway and transit impact projects to local active transportation projects, transit-oriented development, master and specific plans, and parking/traffic management studies. Her work in public, private, and non-profit sector planning has shaped her passion for creating community-inclusive solutions to issues that affect our urban and social environments.

As Regional GIS Lead for the United States, Cristina helps coordinate IBI’s global network of GIS professionals and is involved with internal initiatives to further integrate geospatial technology into IBI’s project work. Her expertise in GIS includes data management and analysis, data visualization, geospatial analysis, and interactive map development.

#North America#
Sol Wassermuhl

Director
Toronto, ON

Sol Wassermuhl
#Director# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

#North America#
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.

Grant Dickson

Associate Director
Newark, UK

Grant Dickson
#Associate Director# #All# #Operations# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #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.

Susanna Pon

Associate | Architecture
Calgary, AB

Susanna Pon
#Associate | Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

As an architect with a structural engineering background, Susanna Pon brings multidisciplinary views and solutions to any project. She has over ten years of experience in master planning, site planning, programming, design, technical production, document coordination, project management, construction administration, and project close-out of new and renovated commercial, institutional, recreational, hospitality, and residential projects. She has worked with numerous client user groups on institutional and recreational projects to consolidate their needs and provide a design that accommodates all groups in a multi-purpose setting.

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