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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 3,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Peter Stampone

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Markham, ON

Peter Stampone
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Peter is an experienced Construction / Project Manager with a demonstrated 25 year history of working in the municipal water / waste water consulting industry. Possessing skills in Customer Service, Engineering, Leadership, and Project Management allows him to be a strong operations professional with a focus on all types of stakeholders. Peter holds a B.Sc. KIn McMaster University and a 3 Year Eng. DIpl. Mohawk College.
#North America#
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Luc Deniger

Associate, Landscape Architect
Edmonton, AB

Luc Deniger
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/luc-deniger-aala-aapq-csla-79259116/
Luc Deniger has over 14 years of experience and has worked on numerous urban design and rehabilitation projects, from plazas and parks to large scale, high profile district design and rehabilitation master plans. Luc has developed experience in pedestrian circulation plans, signage and wayfinding strategies, building and streetscape interface strategies and public spaces. Through his projects, he has gained experience in green roof technologies, native eco-system rehabilitation and environmental design practices. His knowledge of, and talent for, urban landscape architecture and design has earned him awards for innovative approaches to Landscape Architecture. His experience includes urban design and rehabilitation and streetscape projects in Victoria, BC, Montreal and Quebec City.
#North America#
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David Paterson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Design Technology
Toronto, ON

David Paterson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Design Technology# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Design Technology# #Education# #School# ## #Energy Solutions# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Industrial# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Visualization# #BIM & 3D Visualization# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-paterson-14567083/
David Paterson is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Toronto visualization group aiming to produce 3D conceptual design models, high quality 3D renders, animations and virtual reality allowing our clients to easily envision their finished projects. His efforts extend beyond Toronto to engage and collaborate globally, connecting a network of over 50 visualization specialists scattered across IBI Group offices. David’s focus remains on all aspects of a project’s lifecycle, bringing these solutions to file whether for proposals, detail design coordination, or the visualization of completed projects.
#North America#
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Jessica Deslippe

Transportation Engineer
Toronto, ON

Jessica Deslippe
#Transportation Engineer# #All# #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdeslippe/
Jessica Deslippe is a Transportation Engineer with over 5 years of experience, focusing on traffic operations and road user safety for both public and private sector clients. Her experience in transportation engineering is broad, and includes the preparation of traffic operations analysis, traffic signal operations, microsimulation modelling, traffic safety analysis, roundabout analysis, and the development of strategic plans. Jessica has completed signal timing coordination studies for numerous agencies, including the City of Toronto and Durham Region, as well as developed optimized timing plans for different stages of construction for large-scale transit projects, including as the vivaNext Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in York Region. Jessica also has experience with curbside management, congestion management, and event management planning. Working on these types of projects has provided her with a thorough understanding of mobility trends, the balance between mobility and safety, and trade-offs between different road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit, trucks, vehicles, and other unique road users.
#North America#
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Jorge Arevalo

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Jorge Arevalo
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Jorge Arevalo has 25 years of experience in the aerospace and electrical consulting industries and has been involved in electrical specifications, schematic and detail design for all electrical building systems for commercial, industrial and government buildings. He develops projects with accuracy, efficiency and within time limits and ever responsive to client needs, Jorge is able to adjust design and find solutions to fit within budget constraints. For the last few years Jorge has been leading IBI Group’s electrical teams in the transit field including work at multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road and the Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton. Most recently Jorge has led a ten-man electrical team for four stations on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.
#North America#
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Lou Bandiera

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, ON

Lou Bandiera
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25
Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.
#North America#
Ben Lee

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Calgary, AB

Ben Lee
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Green# #Leader# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #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#
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Lisa D'Abbondanza

Director - Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Lisa D'Abbondanza
#Director - Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa’s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.
#North America#
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Bryce Bankston

IT Manager
Houston, TX

Bryce Bankston
#IT Manager# #All# #Leader# #Operations# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, North America
Mr. Bankston has been with IBI Group since 1999 and is an Associate Principal with the firm. Bryce has extensive experience leading operations for technology, business development, budgeting, acquisitions, integrations, and application development while coordinating with global technical teams. He is also an integral part of the strategic planning initiative for IBI at the corporate level. Bryce not only oversees all of the computers in our Houston office, he is a critical member of the IBI West Region Support Team covering multiple locations. He supports all aspects of our computer network, including development and implementation of wiring configuration standards connectivity solutions, overall network operation systems, network software, server hardware configurations, network file systems, directory structure, LAN/WAN system integrity and security, and the installation and configuration of network hardware and software. In other words, he keeps us working.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Heidi Rose

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Heidi Rose
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Heidi Rose is a team design lead with well over a decade of experience in the field of Interiors. She specializes in conceptual design in both hospitality and high-rise residential interiors. With her experience she has developed a keen eye for detail with the utmost attention to quality and design, and has the ability to establish and identify creativity in each new opportunity. Heidi’s strengths lie in concept through to construction focusing on building honest client relationships, while maintaining the overall design intent and direction. She has the ability to provide creative design solutions that adapt seamlessly to aesthetic, and project goals. Her design approach is to collaboratively provide tasteful, and thoughtful interiors that are relevant and cultivated. Some of Heidi’s experience is built from working on the Public Hotel in Chicago, the Editions Hotel in Miami, and the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City to name a few during her growth at Yabu Pushelberg. IBI Group initiatives have brought her multiple high-rise residential opportunities ranging from high to low end markets making her experience vast and adaptable. The ties between hospitality and residential design are like-minded in creating lasting interiors to surprise the visual senses of the end user.
#North America#
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Kareem Negm

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Kareem Negm
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Commercial# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Smart Cities#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kareemnegm/
I aspire to create a new paradigm for the built environment where beautiful, high-performance architecture, resilient urbanism, and propositions such as experience design and biomimicry, interact symbiotically.
Kareem is a registered architect and LEED AP with 20 years of experience. He successfully led multiple teams in the delivery of several multimillion-dollar projects in BC and internationally. He possesses exceptional design, analytical, and communication skills, and his areas of expertise include client liaison, concept generation, and sustainable design. Kareem was brought on to contribute extensive wood-frame project experience to IBI’s Living+ team. This includes spearheading internal professional development, bolstering BD efforts, as well as upholding technical standards. Kareem holds a joint master’s degree in Digital Media from UBC, SFU, ECUAD, BCIT, as well as BSc in Architectural Engineering & Environmental Design. He currently sits on the District of Squamish Advisory Design Panel.
#North America#
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William (Will) Heywood

Associate | Manager, Stormwater Management
Markham, ON

William (Will) Heywood
#Associate | Manager, Stormwater Management# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Residential# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/william-heywood-495b4957
Will has extensive progressive engineering experience both in Canada and abroad in the field of Water Resources. He is currently an Associate Manager for the Stormwater Management Solutions and Water Resources teams in Markham. His areas of expertise include hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, watershed studies, stormwater management design (including Low Impact Development (LID)), flood plain analysis, erosion and sediment control, municipal engineering including design of major and minor conveyance systems, highway drainage including culvert and bridge hydraulics, Computer Modelling associated with the above analyses, preparation of tender documents, cost estimates, and specifications for Water Resources projects. As Team Lead, Will is also responsible for engineering project management, technical support, staff coordination, peer review, client relations, and business development. He is a member of the Ontario Good Roads Association Sewer Design Curriculum Development Committee and coordinator and annual lecturer for their Sewer Design course
#North America#