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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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Kevin Wood

Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering
Westerville, OH

Kevin Wood
#Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

As the US Lead on Water/Wastewater, Kevin Wood’s goal is to provide communities with an improved quality of life through superior engineering, particularly with reference to local jurisdiction water and wastewater projects. Kevin has helped municipalities and townships identify, apply for and receive state and federal grant and loan monies for infrastructure development projects, after providing the facilities planning necessary to establish community needs and costs.
His expertise matching infrastructure and economic development needs of communities with available resources is critical to providing satisfactory solutions. As Project Manager for water and wastewater projects, his project involvement begins at the inception of the project and continues through to the design, funding, construction and rate determination stages.

#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.

#North America#
Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, ON

Grace Gao
#Associate | Manager, Urban Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grace Gao has over 16 years of multidisciplinary experience in urban design, planning and architecture. Her approach to urban planning strives to create healthy, meaningful, balanced and connected communities in a sustainable framework. Grace contributes to a broad range of local and global projects including: urban design and place making; mixed use master planning; TOD neighbourhood development; open space and streetscape, and sports events, on behalf of private, public and institutional sector clients.Her architectural and planning background combined with extensive work experience in a landscape architectural firm have strengthened a comprehensive academic knowledge and a keen sense of scales/ coordination for various type developments. Her effective project management skills, team collaborative spirit, multitasking efficiency and creative design capabilities, are a constant asset to her projects and teams.

#North America#
Stuart Jones

Director, Landscape Architect
Vancouver, BC

Stuart Jones
#Director, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Stuart Jones is head of the Vancouver-based urban design practice. Trained in landscape architecture, his professional experience spans over 20 years and includes work on both the development and the planning sides of the business. His projects have ranged from downtown infill sites to large master planned communities in locations across North America, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. He is skilled at creating a compelling story and sense of place for projects, which he communicates through drawings, standards, guidelines, and zoning. He has a strong understanding of the key issues affecting development including building types, street design, transit, servicing and the public realm, and he is an effective manager of the specialists in these fields.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

Neno Kovacevic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Neno Kovacevic
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Energy# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neno-kovacevic-91971015/

Neno Kovacevic is a leading Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who has worked on numerous initiatives in North America, Central America and internationally. He brings more than 20 years of experience to environmentally sensitive design, integrating sustainability into community master planning, parks, open space, urban public plazas and streetscape design. His experience reflects the diverse, evolving role of landscape architecture in facilitating economic development, community building and sustainability. His work is distinguished by a talent to identify and resolve client issues through visionary and practical design solutions, supported by solid project management skills and a proven ability to work as a contributing member of a collaborative design team.
In 1994 he completed his Masters degree in landscape architecture at Edinburgh University and is fully registered to practise in Canada, the United States and Montenegro.

David Duong

Associate - Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

David Duong
#Associate - Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/david-duong-78670440
Great transit is about providing a seamless & smooth customer experience for riders. Transit technology can help realize those positive experiences.

David joined IBI Group in 2012 as a Transit Technology Analyst in the Transit Technology Practice, and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Civil Engineering program. David has been an Associate – Manager, Transit Data and Technology since May 2019. David’s current/past roles/projects include: Project Manager for TTC Wheel-Trans to upgrade their scheduling, dispatching, and customer-facing (e.g. Website, Mobile App) systems to improve mobility for those with disabilities travelling on public transit; Project Manager for the PRESTO project, helping deploy Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) and Add-Value Machines (AVMs) on the TTC network.

He has experience in managing cross-office multi-disciplinary teams for all phases of a project, including: needs assessment, concept of operations, system specification development, procurement, and deployment. David has experience in a wide-range of Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions, such as Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), Rail and Bus Scheduling Systems, Real-time Information Systems (RTIS), and Fare Management Systems.

#North America#
Iliad Terra

Associate Principal - Interior Design, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

Iliad Terra
#Associate Principal - Interior Design, Buildings# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Strategic Planning# #Transportation#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
linkedin.com/in/iliadterra
In the age of Artificial Intelligence, it is increasingly important to design for the Human Element, and to safeguard and indeed empower what is essential in all of us.

Iliad is a visionary design thinker and thought leader who is passionate about developing projects that empower and build capacity. He creates next-gen sustainable solutions that are centered on the Human Element, while financially viable. This is especially significant in the current context where Human Value is challenged by Artificial Intelligence and self-learning machines and systems.

Iliad’s background consists of extensive world travel to Asia, South and Central, Africa, Europe, throughout the US, working as a consultant and contractor in diverse project and field conditions. He brings a large well-qualified network of governmental, enterprise, technology resources, and investors to project opportunities, and custom-tailor the right team for each project.

With his experience in the Army, intensive study as a Fine Arts Major, and training in a Master of Architecture Program, combined with his network and leadership skills, Iliad is able to bring integrative processes to projects, from conception to implementation, combining conventional strategies with out-of-the-box, or asymmetric approaches.

Innovation is derived from boldly building on lessons of history while reaching for new possibilities, never ceasing toe questions, and never being afraid to grow, no matter how exhilarating or painful a lesson it may be.

As we navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must keep in mind both the opportunities and the challenges we face, and accordingly design buildings, cities, and environments that address our current and future needs, and also delight that which makes humans special.

#North America#
Douglas W. Stewart

Associate | Manager, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Douglas W. Stewart
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
No planning challenge too great to resolve.

Douglas Stewart has over 17 years of experience and his areas of expertise include Class Environmental Assessment. Official Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Regional Official Policies Plan Amendments, Community Plans, District/Secondary Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Plans of Condominium, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Variances, Site Plans, Feasibility Studies, Planning Summary Reports, Brownfield Redevelopments, Extensive Ontario Municipal Board Experience.

#North America#
Warren Mack

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Warren Mack
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Warren has over 25 years of experience in architectural design for various building typologies, including high-rise residential, mixed-use developments, private homes, hospitality, institutional, children’s camps, restoration, and sports facilities. He has completed work around the world, with project experience in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining IBI, Warren worked for firms including Peter Rose Architect, Diamond and Schmitt Architects, HOK, and partnership of Studio Tangent Architects.

Notable projects in which Warren has been involved in include; Oqyana World First Development, Dubai, UAE; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Harbourview Estates, Toronto, ON; Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio, Rosseau, ON; and Restoration of Windsor Station and master planning for the adjacent Bell Centre, Montreal, QC. In addition to his own project work, Warren is an abstract artist and has shown his work in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Austin, New York and Rome.

Clement Pun

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Clement Pun
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Clement Pun’s professional experience runs the gamut from architectural design to project management for projects across North America. He is skilled in schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and liaising with consultants, construction groups, city authorities, and clients. Clement’s recent experience primarily features mixed-use, high-rise residential buildings. Notable projects include: The Ivy, The Spot, River Green, and The Modern.

Cristina Martinez

Transportation Planner
Irvine, CA

Cristina Martinez
#Transportation Planner# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-cristina-martinez-11500777/

Cristina Martinez is a Transportation Planner with experience ranging from large-scale freeway and transit impact projects to local active transportation projects, transit-oriented development, master and specific plans, and parking/traffic management studies. Her work in public, private, and non-profit sector planning has shaped her passion for creating community-inclusive solutions to issues that affect our urban and social environments.

As Regional GIS Lead for the United States, Cristina helps coordinate IBI’s global network of GIS professionals and is involved with internal initiatives to further integrate geospatial technology into IBI’s project work. Her expertise in GIS includes data management and analysis, data visualization, geospatial analysis, and interactive map development.

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