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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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Filomena Monteiro

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Filomena Monteiro
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filomena Monteiro has been practising Interior Design in Ontario for over 35 years. Her project experience spans a wide range of industries and has provided her with a deep understanding of corporate dynamics and the change process. Filomena is a consummate professional and manages the many aspects of a project with decisiveness and tact. Her ability to ask the right questions to gain an understanding of the organizations current and future needs results in innovative environments with built in flexibility for future change. She has a thorough grasp of new officing concepts and furniture applications that support the new ways of working.

#North America#
Bernardo Ortiz

Director, Latin America
Mexico City, Mexico

Bernardo Ortiz
#Director, Latin America# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America

Bernardo Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in the planning, design, deployment and supervision of systems and technology. He specializes in the modernization and optimization of operations in the transportation sector. Bernardo’s experience includes the strategic planning, vision, conceptual design and implementation of transportation projects, particularly roads at a national level, including the development of AFP/P3 schemes.

#Latin America#
Brad Hughes

Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Brad Hughes
#Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Brad Hughes is a Registered Architect with 30 years of experience in institutional, commercial and educational projects. He is responsible for the complete delivery of the project and has provided design, planning and construction management for hundreds of projects ranging from new facilities, additions, renovations, and historic preservation. His experience affords a comprehensive approach to problem solving and quality service to clients and he excels in the delivery of projects with tight constraints and budgets.

#North America#
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.

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.

Nick Tsatas

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Athens, Greece

Nick Tsatas
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Leader# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-tsatas-59415437/

Nick specializes in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project management, including the design and engineering, installation supervision, testing, integration and commissioning, and system support and software maintenance of toll/revenue systems. He is actively involved in the design and implementation of real-time electronic payment systems for tolling operations. He has been the Project Manager for several systems IBI Group has supplied to motorway concessions in Greece.

He was also part of the OneIBI Quality Task Force, helping with the delivery of recommendations for the development and implementation of a Quality Management Program across the firm. He is currently involved in business development and management of deployment projects, as well as systems support and software maintenance.

Marek Otwinowski

Associate Director
Calgary, AB

Marek Otwinowski
#Associate Director# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Marek Otwinowski has extensive knowledge of building and construction systems and has the complete ability to develop designs into built form. His education in contracting, technical detailing and architecture is bolstered by 23 years of experience in the Canadian market.

#North America#
Stephen Sowa

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Stephen Sowa
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
San Jose, California, United States of America

Stephen Sowa, AIA LEED AP has been a project architect with IBI Group for the last 13 years, and has a total of 28 years of experience. He adds his passion through the design, and management of built projects through a collaborative effort with the client, stake holders, community leaders and staff. Included are his strong insights in sustainable, healthy environments and a commitment to decreasing our footprint into each project.

#North America#
Ruth Loetterle

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Ruth Loetterle
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #All# #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Secondary School# #School# #Education# #K-12 Education# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-loetterle-5304aa11/

Ruth joined IBI Placemaking in 1980. Since that time she has worked on a variety of projects from master planning and site design of public and mixed income housing to signage design. More recently her work has focused on the master planning and site design for a variety of institutions – colleges, universities, secondary schools, neighborhood groups, nature centers, and botanical gardens. Ruth enjoys working with institutional communities to plan and design facilities that meet their needs and reflect their image and unique character, using workshops to gather the critical information and discover collective solutions. Ruth serves on the board of Grow Native Massachusetts, a small non-profit that promotes the recognition of the ecological potential of every corner of the state, no matter how small.

#North America#
Sam Hickey

Associate - Manager, Transit Data
Seattle, WA

Sam Hickey
#Associate - Manager, Transit Data# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelhickey

Sam has over eight years of experience working with transit real-time passenger information systems and CAD/AVL systems. Sam leads the implementation and operations and maintenance of IBI Group’s transit data suite of software for clients including TransLink (Vancouver), Los Angeles Metro, and RTD (Denver). This suite of software includes TRANSIT-alerts, which is used to enter, manage, and disseminate service alerts, and TRANSIT-realtime, which aggregates, manages, and disseminates real-time locations and predictions. Sam also has a focus on real-time passenger information systems for rail and has designed and developed light rail and commuter rail real-time passenger information systems for RTD (Denver), SunRail (Orlando), and NFTA (Buffalo). Prior to joining IBI Group in 2015, Sam worked for the MBTA (Boston) for over four years. At the MBTA he designed and developed software that generated real-time arrival predictions for the subway lines and published the predictions on countdown signs and for app developers, served as system administrator for the bus CAD/AVL system, and managed the MBTA’s GTFS data. Sam has a Master’s degree in Transportation and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, ON

Charles Finley
#Global Director, Marketing & Communications# #All# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

Stacy Unholz

Sr. Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Unholz
#Sr. Project Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-unholz-48b95616/

Stacy Unholz is an expert Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience managing projects in all areas of intelligent transportation systems such as advanced traveler information services (ATIS), advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), and strategic planning.  Ms. Unholz has supported several projects in the areas of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT), helping to design and deploy technology solutions to mobility, sustainability and livability.

Ms. Unholz is currently the Project Manager for the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (LA SAFE) 511 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system covering the greater Los Angeles area.   She is also supporting the design and development of a ground transportation permitting system for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

Ms. Unholz has extensive experience with 511 traveler information systems and has been involved in several 511 projects at all levels, from definition of functional requirements to implementation, operation, and successful upgrade and enhancements of services.  Ms. Unholz works with IBI’s Solutions group to support national deployment of an integrated suite of services that includes integration of third party data feeds, and the distribution of traveler information via website, mobile application, IVR systems and social media platforms.

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