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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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Seamus Lennon

Studio Principal
Manchester, UK

Seamus Lennon
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #Residential# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Studio Principal of our Manchester office, architect Seamus Lennon establishes innovative design strategies and solutions across residential, cultural, commercial and urban design sectors in the UK and Europe. He is currently Project Director for the award-winning £180m ‘The Glass Works’ Barnsley leisure and retail project, and has led a number of multi-award winning and extensively published projects including the Roald Dahl Museum, Oxfordshire; the New Art Exchange, Nottingham; and the Sterling Prize shortlisted Park Hill in Sheffield. Seamus has also been invited to teach and lecture at a number of leading architecture schools in the UK, including an ongoing relationship with the University of Ulster in Belfast.

#Europe#
Lisa D’Abbondanza

Director - Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Lisa D’Abbondanza
#Director - Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

#North America#
Gareth Bower

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Gareth Bower
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Data Analytics# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Gareth Bower has over ten years of experience and a long track record in delivery of complex system and technology projects. He has a background in system architecture design, software development and technical consultancy and particular expertise in Geographic Information Systems, application development, data modelling, databases and web systems. Gareth is a technical coordinator and systems manager for numerous projects at IBI Group, and has managed development teams on a number of key projects for Transport Scotland, Transport for London and National Roads Authority. Gareth is also jointly responsible for the UK Systems group, managing a team of designers, developers and technology specialists.

#Europe#
Sam Youssef

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Municipal Engineering
Markham, ON

Sam Youssef
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Municipal Engineering# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Matt Clementson

Global Portfolio Manager
Calgary, AB

Matt Clementson
#Global Portfolio Manager# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Build# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclem

Matt joined IBI Group in 2003. In 2014 he relocated to Canada, joining the IBI Group Calgary team. He is currently Design Technology Portfolio Manager for Visualization Services and is responsible for coordinating IBI Group’s visualization products worldwide. Before joining IBI Group, he was a director of a successful 3D visualization company, guiding it from startup to a thriving small business. He is a strong advocate for new visualization techniques such as real-time technologies and virtual/augmented realities. Matt is a graduate of the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, UK, where he has also taught 3D visualization techniques and skills.

Christopher Lent

Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

Christopher Lent
#Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lent-bb35228/

With over three decades of experience in workplace design, Christopher is an IBI Group Associate and Senior Project Manager for the buildings/interiors sector. He has managed a full range of project scopes incorporating all aspects of the workplace design process in sectors including government, military, commercial office, industrial and retail. Christopher has a strong emphasis on end-user client advocacy through the integration of interior design, architecture and engineering principles leading to effective facility management. As Senior Project Manager, Christopher is currently providing specialized design and construction administration expertise facilitating the successful implementation of a large technology firm in Washington, D.C.

Christopher is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a certified interior designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME).

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#
Anna Mori

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Anna Mori
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anna Mori has spent her entire 20-year transportation planning career with IBI Group. Anna specializes in transportation data collection and analysis, as well as geographic information systems/mapping/visualization of travel patterns and trends. She has managed several large-scale travel origin-destination surveys for commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and transit, through which she has gained rich insights into travel behaviour. She has also been responsible for a variety of studies in support of transportation planning activities and transportation policy development. Signature projects include the Ontario Commercial Vehicle Survey and the multi-faceted Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario. She is currently developing highway rest areas guidance for Northern Ontario and is the technical lead on a Road Rationalization Study for the County of Essex.

Anna has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Society from McMaster University, and a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Toronto.

#North America#
Caz Thomson

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Caz Thomson
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Caz Thomson has 20 years of commercial experience in systems architecture design and full lifecycle development within many disciplines, ranging from utilities management, through medical insurance to manufacturing and transportation systems. Caz has excellent technical expertise in a number of development platforms and significant experience in requirements analysis, system design and architecture, the management of large development teams and the delivery of mobile, web and system development projects. Caz also architected IBI Group’s Software and System Development processes and procedures in the UK, using the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology. She currently co-manages the UK Systems team, which now numbers some 20 developers and specialists.

#Europe#
Keith Ponton

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Edmonton, AB

Keith Ponton
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-ponton-8b78884/

Keith is a Professional Engineer and a seasoned telecommunications veteran with over 28 years of telecommunications and information communication technology experience across engineering, sales, product management, marketing and executive level management functions. He has worked with municipalities, transit agencies, utilities, carriers, and vendors, developing strategic plans based on needs assessments, devising strategies for monetizing technology investments; services and product differentiation through market analysis and competitive positioning; business model development; risk mitigation and contingency planning; vendor selection and contract negotiations.

Keith has provided Canadian municipalities strategic guidance and reviews of CRTC decisions relating to local and wholesale telecommunications competition and Internet as a basic service.

Abhijeet Mankar

Associate Director | Principal, Mixed-Use
Los Angeles, CA

Abhijeet Mankar
#Associate Director | Principal, Mixed-Use# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhijeet-mankar/
The key to a successful project is listening to your client’s expectation and realizing his or her vision.

Mr. Mankar leads our Living+ practice in California and the Western United States. He is responsible for implementing Living+ growth strategies, developing new and existing clients, and will continue to collaborate with his extensive network in the developer, builder and professional communities. His eclectic background includes a diverse range of project experience with a concentration in mixed-use, high-rise and mid-rise projects. He has focused on providing exceptional (World Class) design management delivery and execution services. Abhijeet’s expertise in alternative delivery methods is an asset to IBI.

Mr. Mankar has a passion for the design process and for high level engagement with owners to deliver excellent work.

Tom Bacus, PE

Director | US Sector Lead, Infrastructure
Salt Lake City, UT

Tom Bacus, PE
#Director | US Sector Lead, Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tombacus/

Tom Bacus, office lead for both the Salt Lake City and Denver offices, brings over 20 years of experience in planning and civil engineering to the IBI team. During his career, he has successfully delivered numerous projects including work on tech campuses, large planned communities and light rail transit projects. His experience includes project work in transit corridors, transit oriented development, integrated water systems, streetscape design, parks, open space and trail design, site civil design, utility infrastructure, development entitlements, permitting, cost estimating and feasibility analysis.

In addition to planning and design work, Tom has done significant public policy work around transit and sustainability, including the development of green infrastructure standards for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), regional air quality guidelines at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, transit funding initiatives in Dallas, Denver and Salt Lake City, implementation of regional bike sharing in Salt Lake City, and public/private/NGO coalition building around air quality and smart growth initiatives.

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