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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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Rick Williams

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Rick Williams
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-williams-a3497911/

Rick has 17+ years of experience in landscape architecture. Since joining the firm in 2001, Rick has participated in a broad spectrum of project types. His experience ranges from urban parks and plazas, on-structure projects, intensive and extensive green-roofs, corporate and academic campuses, streetscapes, bikeways, canalways, perimeter security and natural resource management. As a technical resource within the office, Rick has extensive experience in making design concepts reality, solving complex constructability issues, and ensuring quality control throughout the construction process.

#North America#
Yong Kang

Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Yong Kang
#Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-j-kang-aia-60281a11/

As the US Sector Lead, Buildings, Yong Kang is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s architectural, engineering and interior design practices nationwide. Bringing over two decades of proven experience in leading and managing major projects, Yong is a recognized leader in his profession. He is internationally recognized for having led the design of more than 15 million square feet of complex building environments for his clients throughout North America and Asia including multi-national conglomerates.

Yong is a licensed architect and is actively affiliated with numerous professional organizations including: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) amongst others. Yong holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

#North America#
Horace Aikman

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Horace Aikman
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/horace-aikman-701a228/

Horace Aikman serves IBI Placemaking with a broad portfolio of project experience and responsibilities related to technical and management standards. Over the past 30+ years he has overseen a wide range of project types, from large infrastructure projects to small residential-scale installation, in the public, private and institutional markets. He has worked on projects in all of the New England states, in the mid-West and mid-Atlantic regions, and on a variety of overseas projects.

Horace develops and maintains our library of site-related technical specifications, including site unit masonry, wood construction, landscape metals, site concrete, green roofs, pavements and earthwork systems. He serves as the on-call technical consultant to Project Managers and staff Landscape Architects, responding to technical challenges during design, preparation of construction documents and during construction phase services.

#North America#
Kim Van Ruskenveld

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Edmonton, AB

Kim Van Ruskenveld
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A NCIDQ-Certified Interior Designer with over ten years of design and management experience, Kim is the Regional Interior Design Lead for Canada West. Kim has acted as design lead on a wide range of projects, overseeing the entire project process from programming, design development, through to contract administration. Kim has experience in corporate, commercial, office, healthcare, residential, retail, and institutional projects.

Her current work includes the City of Edmonton Co located Emergency Dispatch 911 Centre, the Grande Prairie Regional College National Bee Diagnostic Centre, and the Alberta Education – Provincial Marking Centre Relocation. Kim holds memberships with Canada Green Building Council, Interior Designers of Alberta, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Jared Marcus

Associate | Manager, Planning
Hamilton, ON

Jared Marcus
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Jared Marcus is a seasoned veteran of the Hamilton planning practice and has played an integral role in the successful execution of a long list of land development projects in the Hamilton and Niagara markets. Known as the office?s go-to problem solver for matters of site and subdivision design, his expertise in conceptual and technical design and quality assurance coupled with a deep understanding of the planning approvals process has made him a mentor and resource to junior staff over the years.He is responsible for the continued development and growth of design talent and QA initiatives in the practice and more broadly through the office.

Steve Woods

Associate, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

Steve Woods
#Associate, Landscape Architecture # #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-woods-5a00929/

Steve offers a highly unique and creative design approach to every project he pursues. Since joining the firm in 2001, he has helped lead in the creative design of a wide range of projects, from urban office plazas and riverfronts to 100 acre eco-parks and highway corridors. In every project, Steve strives to engage the client in a collaborative dialogue of experiencing the landscape in new and exciting ways. He is currently managing a range of exciting urban design and mixed use commercial projects.

Pip Burrows

Interior Designer
Brighton, UK

Pip Burrows
#Interior Designer# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe

Pip Burrows is an interior designer, tasked with supporting the wider IBI Group interiors team, and working principally in the healthcare, science and education sectors. He consistently strives to create environments that inspire wellbeing across multiple sectors and takes a people focused approach to any scheme. He has taken a keen interest in healthcare design and is continually applying his design skills to aid in the production of high quality schemes. Pip has evolved a skill set well adapted to producing captivating visualisations and accurate technical detailing. He is also familiar with the associated challenges presented throughout a project and is capable of responding to these with innovative solutions.

#Europe#
Hemantha Perera Trevelyan

Sales and Marketing Lead, UK
London, UK

Hemantha Perera Trevelyan
#Sales and Marketing Lead, UK# #All# #Leader# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

A seasoned professional, Hemantha champions business relations with experience leading creative integrated marketing and communications campaigns on a diverse range of projects located across the globe. Multifaceted with a background in design, stakeholder engagement and strategic development across many sectors and industries, she leads the Sales and Marketing team on a variety of business development and marketing initiatives for the UK and Ireland region and MENA. Hemantha is developing and leading the client relations programme across the Region with the plus brands and integrating it with the strategic marketing programme to ensure that our clients and end user needs are met. She is passionate about good design, teamwork and a sustainable approach to building healthy resilient communities.

#Europe#
Gwyn Vose

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Gwyn Vose
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gwyn Vose has over 15 years of experience and has led projects in Canada, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. He is an exceptionally creative designer who has a number of award-winning contemporary buildings to his credit. He specializes in mixed-use residential buildings and thrives on the opportunities presented in “conversion” projects. Gwyn’s work spans a wide range of typologies, but focuses primarily on multi-family residential and mixed-use projects, which range in scale from duplex houses to over 500 ft tall towers. Notable examples of his local projects include: Harbour Green Three, One Burrard Place, 564 Beatty Street, The Spot, Opsal & Sitka.

#North America#
Stephen Shawcross

Director, Planner
Calgary, AB

Stephen Shawcross
#Director, Planner# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, North America
At IBI my team and I strive daily to create desirable places to live, work, play, shop, learn and heal, optimizing key social, economic and economic objectives and drawing inspiration from the 'genius loci'.

Stephen Shawcross joined the IBI Group Toronto office in 1979. In 1980 he moved to Calgary and became a partner in 1987. Mr. Shawcross was instrumental in the growth of the practice, which he led along with Architect Ross Hayes for many years. Under his direction the Calgary office added civil engineering, landscape architecture, graphics, and expanded the scope of the planning group to include land valuation, market research, economics and benefit/cost analysis to complement the land use and urban design functions. During his tenure, the planning and landscape groups garnered numerous honours including AACIP and CIP awards. More recently Mr. Shawcross and his team, including the full complement of IBI disciplines, have created state-of-the-art tools for use in Flood Damage Reduction projects. This work has culminated in the authorship of the Canadian Guidelines and Database of Flood Vulnerability Functions for Natural Resources and Public Safety Canada.

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.

Eric Czerniak

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Eric Czerniak
#Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects# #All# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Eric Czerniak has over 20 years of experience in design and project management serving both public and private sector clients. His expertise spans the transit, industrial, commercial, energy and land development sectors. Eric has been involved in all aspects of project development, from the feasibility study phase through to preparation of technical documentation including design drawings and specifications; permitting, licensing and approvals; tendering and award; contract administration; testing and commissioning and project close-out. He is experienced in leading teams representing IBI Group as the owner’s engineer and architect which includes preparing the terms of reference; being the client’s technical advisor and representing different clients in the procurement and award of design and construction contracts. Eric is a team player and an effective communicator having managed multidisciplinary teams on projects delivered under different delivery methods including design-bid-build; design-build and AFP/P3. Eric is also a volunteer with the Professional Engineers Ontario, serving on a professional standards sub-committee for joint coordinating professionals.

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