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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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Ben Lee

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Calgary, AB

Ben Lee
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Green# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ben Lee specializes in Urban Design and Placemaking. His unique experience encompasses a broad range of projects including sustainable land development strategies, policy and market research, community development, urban design and public consultation. Ben has been the Project Manager for many complex research and development assignments on behalf of governments and private sector clients across Alberta and Canada.

#North America#
Puneet Kumar

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Puneet Kumar
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Let's get it done and done right.

Puneet Kumar joined IBI in 2012. He is an Associate at IBI Group and a professional with over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Design to Project Management for projects in British Columbia (Canada), California and India. He offers outstanding talent in project management, problem solving, consultant coordination, and training team members. He is skilled in developing design concepts; production of construction documentation (working drawings, details, specification coordination, and tender) and liaising with clients, consultants, construction groups and city authorities. His experience in British Columbia and California is primarily in mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His past experience in India includes design of corporate offices including interior design, Transit centers and various residential projects. Mr. Kumar is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design to site administration. Recent projects include, River Green Parcel 9 and Lot 12 in Richmond BC and two 45 Storey Residential Towers in San Diego, California. Puneet has a keen interest in use of Technology for various aspects of project design and construction documentation.

#North America#
Vivian Tong

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Vivian Tong
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vivian is currently a Project Manager on the IBI Living+ team. She has 10 years of experience within the architecture and urban design sectors at IBI Group. With her specialization in multi-family residential and mixed-use developments, Vivian’s expertise is in overseeing and coordinating projects through rezoning and development permitting phases.

Her strong organizational skills and ability to introduce innovative solutions are assets to her team and her clients. Vivian’s most recently completed project is Centreview in North Vancouver, a multi-tower residential and office development with retail, affordable housing and daycare components. She is currently working on two rental projects in Vancouver’s historic Victory Square area and an office building in Mt. Pleasant. Vivian has received both a Masters of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography from the University of British Columbia.

#North America#
Phil Colleran

Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead
Boston, MA

Phil Colleran
#Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Phil Colleran has directed a range of urban mixed-use development projects in the US and abroad. He has significant experience with complex planning projects and large teams in the Far East, the Middle East and North Africa. In his work, he is responsive to environmental and civic concerns and has deployed ground-breaking design strategies suitable to climate and project conditions.

Mark French

Director | US Deputy Education Lead, Buildings
Houston, TX

Mark French
#Director | US Deputy Education Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Houston, Texas, United States of America

With over 30 years of experience, Mark French LEED AP BD+C offers extensive design and project management experience in educational facilities. He is involved on all aspects of a project including schematic design, design development, construction documents and project management. Mark earned the Recognized Educational Facility Professional designation from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International in 2002 due to his extensive experience in educational facility planning and design. He also achieved the designation of Accredited Learning Environments Planner in 2013.

Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

Jonathan Blades
#Software Developer# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.

Graham Harris

Studio Principal
London, UK

Graham Harris
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Graham Harris is an experienced architect and project director and has taken an active involvement in driving IBI Group?s design processes, ensuring heightened standards in architectural output and efficient working methods, including BIM & 3D Visualisation. Skilled at delivering all aspects of a project, he is particularly strong at executing innovative stakeholder consultation processes. He places collaborative working as the focus of his leadership, winning awards for outstanding team delivery and high client satisfaction.

In healthcare, he works alongside clients to transform their ‘model of care’ into an efficient and therapeutic healing environment, ensuing overall cost savings and improving service delivery. Graham is highly competent at meeting the design challenges posed by complex refurbishment works within a live hospital environment. His experience includes the development of complicated phasing plans to meet both clinical and construction requirements. With a rich background in healthcare design, Graham is very aware of Trust requirements, ensuring solutions address future flexibility, energy efficiency and most importantly reduced infection rates by introducing innovations such as the IBI Group ‘cruciform ward’.

In education, Graham has been exposed to a number of Government initiatives, including Building Schools for the Future and the Primary Capital programme. He has hands-on experience of the tight parameters specified by these schemes, responding with holistic solutions to safeguard design quality and exceed clients’ ‘value for money’ expectations.

#Europe#
James Barbosa

Director | US Solutions Lead, Intelligence
Pompano Beach, FL

James Barbosa
#Director | US Solutions Lead, Intelligence# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #InForm# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America

James Barbosa has 18 years of software systems planning, specification, design, development, deployment and operations experience, 14 years of project and development management experience, and ten years of program and product development experience. His areas of expertise include Traffic Management, Dynamic Pricing / Tolling, Traveler Information, Asset Management and Analytics / Operations Management. James is increasingly involved in the integration and synthesis of intelligent software systems targeting integrated corridor management and multi-modal transportation network analytics and optimization.

#North America#
Stephen Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
Toronto, ON

Stephen Taylor
#Chief Financial Officer# #All# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mr. Taylor is the Chief Financial Officer of IBI Group. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international financial experience in all areas of corporate management, including acquisitions of new businesses, operational management, and investments.

Mr. Taylor was previously the Chief Financial Officer of a private healthcare company and prior to that the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded multinational online software provider for six years. His functional experience in investment banking, corporate advisory, operations, corporate development and financial oversight includes accounting, public company financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, valuation, process management, enterprise integration, and investor relations.

#North America#
Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transit Technology# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America.

Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.

Ola Ferm

Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

Ola Ferm
#Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Planning & Urban Design#
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Ola is the Office Lead for the Raleigh, NC office. As an architect, he is leading the way in growing IBI Group in commercial, transit and educational based projects, and helping grow our footprint in the region, and along the west coast. Ola has been practicing architecture and building client relationships for 25 years.

Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Ian Nelson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

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