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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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Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

Keith Sallaway
#Director, Architect# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

#North America#
Liviu Birjega

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Liviu Birjega
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/LiviuBirjega
Honesty and truth is the ultimate sophistication.

Liviu Birjega has over 17 years of extensive involvement in IBI Group – Intelligent Systems division and more than 27 years of experience working in software development, IT and academia. Mr. Birjega provides functional and technical expertise, strategies and leadership in the development of new IBI Group projects and enhancements of existing ones delivering results across multiple verticals and technology platforms to enterprise clients. Monitors technology trends that will impact products in the years to come and recommends suitable new technologies and standards to create strategic prioritization and add higher value to customers. A champion for product quality, specializes in systems architecture, design, development and integration, software development life cycle, user experience complex processes, business analysis and integration.

#North America#
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.

#North America#
David Valerius

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

David Valerius
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

David is a leader and part of the Learning+ team in the Houston office. With over 30 years of experience as an architect, primarily in the educational facility design field, he has developed the skill of being able to work toward the large project goals while also focusing on the important details. Notable projects include Bane Elementary School, Dean Middle School and Cypress Falls High School modernization. David is a Registered Architect in Texas and a LEED-accredited professional. He is involved in the American Institute of Architects and the Association for Learning Environments. David also volunteers for the Spring Branch Education Foundation.

Milena Radakovic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Milena Radakovic
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milena-radakovic-67105848/

Milena Radakovic believes today’s designer must embrace all facets of the design process and provides an in-depth knowledge of corporate design strategies, furniture, design and specification, scheduling and construction administration. She sees her role as crucial in overseeing her team from start to finish, inviting all the new, progressive measures of design today. Her forward thinking nature and positive approach are immediately recognizable; her professionalism and attention to business goals and strategy is her number one priority. Milena fuses her design education with technical and construction knowledge. Her work is streamlined, efficient, multi-disciplined, dynamic and process oriented.

Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, ON

Mark Bendix
#Director | Office Lead# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-bendix-46b55b11/
A successful project is usually the result of the close cooperation and team work between the owner, the architect, the engineers, the contractor, and design and construction professionals.

Mark Bendix is a Director and Office Lead with over 35 years of experience in the management, direction and coordination of large technical groups. He has an Electrical Engineering background and has been responsible for the evaluation, planning, design and maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities across a wide cross section of these sectors. This includes transit facilities, automotive plants, water and wastewater facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities, transformer stations, aviation facilities and office buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Mark is responsible for the technical and financial performance of the Toronto West office that provides a diverse range of services and oversees the performance of design teams on complex projects. This includes interpreting and understanding the project requirements, confirming these with the various stakeholders and sponsors, identifying the various design services needed, maintaining and adjusting resources as required to meet schedules and budgets, coordinating the various design tasks and teams and executing the design quality assurance and control processes.

Lars Erickson

Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture
Salt Lake City, UT

Lars Erickson
#Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
http://linkedin.com/in/lars-erickson-82b92311

Lars Erickson has a passion for design, especially the and the integration of the built and natural environments. As a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer he pursues the creation of meaningful and sustainable places. Lars has a deep understanding of the design process and is experienced in all phases of project delivery, visioning through implementation.

#North America#
Nicholas Healy

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Nicholas Healy
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Engineering# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Long Term Care# #Healthcare# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Secondary School# #School# #Education# #K-12 Education# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-healy-rla-38ab7b1/

Since joining IBI Placemaking in 2004, Nick has played a key role on a range of public and private sector development projects in the U.S. and abroad. In Nick’s 15 years with the firm, he has participated in project types that include U.S. Embassies; college, university and high school campuses; private urban developments; child wellness and assisted care facilities; housing; public parks; streetscapes; cemeteries and various design competitions. Between 2008 and 2010, Nick served as a key project team member of IBI Placemaking’s Abu Dhabi office, where he was responsible for design studies, site related construction documents and specifications, supervision of site construction, consultant coordination and client relations. Since his return to the States, Nick has worked on several local and regional projects with responsibilities including design development, presentation drawings, contract documentation, specifications and cost estimating with a primary focus on project management and construction administration and supervision.

#North America#
Omar Da Barp

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Omar Da Barp
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Omar Da Barp has over 30 years of experience ranging from design development, preparation of construction documents, contract administration and project management in residential, assisted living, commercial, institutional and recreational projects. Omar is currently overseeing a production department counting over 50 staff members.

#North America#
Carl Clayton

Director, Global Infrastructure
Edmonton, AB

Carl Clayton
#Director, Global Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-clayton-a198836/

Mr. Clayton is the Director of Global Infrastructure at IBI. He is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and construction administration across a range of active transportation, roadway, transit, rail, asset management and transportation economics projects.

He has project experience from across North America as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa in both traditional and alternative project delivery. His experience includes development of a number of widely used industry standard roadway and transit design guidelines as well as agency specific design and construction standards related to active transportation and modern street design. Mr. Clayton joined the firm in 2018 and manages infrastructure services undertaken by over 600 colleagues.

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
Shari Gratke

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Shari Gratke
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Jose, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-gratke-russo-0a275198/

Shari is a Project Manager specializing in K-12 projects and a co-office lead in our San Jose office. With over 20 years of experience in designing education facilities, she has led notable projects in northern California such as the Lincoln Elementary School Modernization and the Cupertino Middle School Modernization for our Cupertino School District client, among many others. A forward-thinking and progressive architect, Shari plays an integral role on projects bringing her experience and confidence to our key clients in education. Shari is a licensed architect in the state of California.

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