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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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Mike Richardson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

Mike Richardson
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Mike Richardson is the Global Quality Management Steering Committee Chair, Justice Sector Lead and has responsibility for both QM and Health & Safety within the UK & Ireland.


With over 29 years of experience, Mike has developed an acknowledged reputation for high quality, award winning innovative design solutions. Mike has experience developing complex bespoke briefs with Government Departments, clients and stakeholders. He has senior responsibility and specializes in the design and delivery of multi faceted projects including a diverse range of secure, blue light, healthcare, and education building types throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

#Europe#
Brad Chase

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Brad Chase
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brad Chase has over 17 years of extensive experience delivering all aspects of multi-storey residential projects. His experience ranges from concept design, design development, planning and marketing, through to delivery of contract documents and final project delivery. As a Project Lead, Brad is responsible for collaborating with the design team to establish and develop the best design and planning concept for the project. Over the past five years Brad has focused on low-rise, multi-unit residential projects specifically designed for an aging population. The building types that fall under this category are seniors apartments, independent living residences, long-term care facilities and memory care facilities.

#North America#
Ivan Petrovic

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, MI

Ivan Petrovic
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Engineering# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Ivan Petrovic has over 18 year of diverse experience working in architecture, engineering and construction. He continuously monitors and analyzes project resource utilization and reviews production and delivery methods to maximize efficiency, and identify and implement changes for process and cost improvements. Ivan develops and implements strategic planning initiatives related to the public building market sector to identify potential opportunities for better client care. As Project Manager, Ivan serves as the principal design liaison with our client for the duration of the project and is responsible for the communication of information between the client and the various design group leaders.

#North America#
Joe Somfay

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Joe Somfay
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Drawing on 50 years of experience in cities as diverse as Sydney, Toronto and Waterloo, Mr. Somfay brings an acute urban sensibility and sustainability to the design of contemporary buildings.

As a designer and manager he has coordinated large multi-disciplinary teams collaborating on complex university, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the Waterloo Region and Southern Ontario. His projects include architectural designs for mixed used and high rise projects in Mississauga, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Elora areas.

He has taught design and building science for 17 years at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Comfortable with projects at any scale, northern latitudes or the tropics, Mr. Somfay always looks for design opportunities that further the clients’ goals with an original, practical and economical solution. Firmly committed to sustainability, he has taught and consulted on sustainable design for the past 50 years. 

Joe encourages original thinking and is willing to question norms.

Daniel Crosthwaite

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Daniel Crosthwaite
#Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Crosthwaite has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management and business administration. He has extensive experience in project management for complex and multidisciplinary, high-profile design assignments, project costing, project selection and forensic analysis for client projects. Daniel is an electrical engineer with detailed understanding of disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and industrial, which he leverages for advanced project management techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control project portfolios and optimize individual project team performance. He has experience with multiple contract arrangements and has gained this understanding through leading complex, multidisciplinary design projects, which allows him to interface with and coordinate the activities of professionals in these fields.

Anna Dybka

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Anna Dybka
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anna Dybka P.Eng specializes in functional and detail design, implementation and operation of ITS, including Traffic Management Systems, Toll Collection Systems, Traffic Signals, Weather Monitoring Stations and project administration and management. Anna has led an extensive portfolio of system design projects province-wide for MTO, and for clients including 407 ETR, City of Toronto, and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. She recently led the design of the systems fit-in at the new MTO Central Region COMPASS Traffic Management Centre as implemented in advance of the Pan Am Games.

Levi Patterson

Associate Architect
Portland, OR

Levi Patterson
#Associate Architect # #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Portland, Oregon,

Levi is the Design Lead for our practice. As an architect, designer, and leader, Levi comes to every project with a broad perspective and deep understanding of each stage of design and construction. His ability to focus and prioritize as a project moves forward enables him to lead design concepts from inception to completion while maintaining design intent, and achieving the goals of the client and project teams.

Levi’s work before joining our IBI Group includes award-winning K-12 design such as Kodiak High School in Kodiak, AK, A.G. Bell Elementary in Kirkland, WA, and Scappoose High School, in Scappoose, OR.

#North America#
Bill Thomas

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Kingston, ON

Bill Thomas
#Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
http://www.linkedin.com/in/william-thomas-

Bill is a Civil Engineer with approximately 15 years’ experience in Land Development and Municipal Infrastructure. His work involves project management of residential, commercial, and industrial developments, as well as municipal infrastructure design, construction and replacement.

#North America#
Jonathan Darton

Director - Sr. Practice Lead, System Engineering
Calgary, AB

Jonathan Darton
#Director - Sr. Practice Lead, System Engineering# #All# #Data Analytics# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-darton/

Jonathan Darton BCOMM, ISP, ITCP has 15 years of experience in the areas of Intelligent System design, development, and implementation. Jonathan has been actively engaged with stakeholders for many ITS, TMC and systems related projects including ATMS, ATIS, Data Acquisition, and Data Warehousing systems. Jonathan manages the Canada West Intelligent Systems Solutions team which provides service to clients throughout Canada and internationally. He holds the Information System Professional (ISP) and ITCP designations from Canada?s Institute of Information Technology Professionals and is currently serving as Co-chair of the ITS Canada ATMS Technical Committee.

#North America#
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.

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.

Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, BC

Homayoun Vahidi
#Director# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.

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