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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 2,700 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Catherine Thibault

Associate - Manager, Transportation Planning
San Diego, CA

Catherine Thibault
#Associate - Manager, Transportation Planning# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-thibault-53059b1b/
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Project Management, Sustainable Development, Analytical Skills, Policy Analysis, Sustainability, and Data Analysis. Strong outreach and communication professional with an Academic Master Degree focused in Urban Planning from University of McGill.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Mark Wyllie

Associate | Manager, Engineering Field Services
Calgary, AB

Mark Wyllie
#Associate | Manager, Engineering Field Services# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mark Wyllie has ten years of experience as an engineering technologist with IBI Group and has managed multiple field crews over that timeframe.
#North America#
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Sumeet Sharma

Associate - General Manager
New Delhi, India

Sumeet Sharma
#Associate - General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumeet-sharma-pmp-a484ab5/
Strategizing livable Cities with economic sustainability.
Sumeet has a diverse portfolio of experience in transaction advisory for government bodies to structure public private partnership projects, planning organizational frameworks, real estate joint development projects, techno-economic feasibility studies, marketability analysis of property developments and engineering management for large scale technological projects for smart city developments. He has in-depth knowledge and skillset in development options and feasibility studies including financial and risk analysis of capital intensive infrastructure and real estate projects. He has worked on government infrastructure developments, mega commercial and institutional projects, mixed use developments and housing. As an engineer and being certified project management professional, he is presently involved in management of technological projects including smart urban systems at Bhubaneswar, India.
#Asia#
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Mark Humienny

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Raleigh, NC

Mark Humienny
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Industrial# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Police & Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-humienny-aia-leed-ap-7aa78b5b
I enjoy creating value for clients and opportunities for fellow employees.
Mr. Humienny is an experienced architect skilled in master planning, programming and building design. He’s designed and managed a diverse range of project types, including commercial offices and collaborative work places, higher-ed academic and athletic facilities, clinical and electronics laboratories, municipal operations centers, fleet maintenance and fueling facilities, warehouse distribution and flex facilities, commercial printing plants and senior living communities. Mr. Humienny is a LEED® Accredited professional with experience in achieving LEED® certified projects and sustainable designs. He’s served as an adjunct faculty member at North Carolina State University’s College of Design, where he taught analysis of environment and context as a design determinant. His approach to planning and design stresses the integration of building, site, and context with an emphasis on creating efficient and healthy work-place environments.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.
Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities. Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
#North America#
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Peter Pillman

Director | US Mixed-Use Lead, Buildings
Salt Lake City, UT

Peter Pillman
#Director | US Mixed-Use Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Make it matter.
Peter Pillman holds degrees in both Environmental Studies and Architecture, which is the foundation to his more than 20 years of widespread experience in master planning and urban design projects. This breadth of knowledge and experience is a key factor in his level of comfort working in the multi-disciplined environment of land use planning and transit planning, producing master plans based on the key principles of Transit Oriented Development. Peter provides leadership and administration as part of the US West region, focusing on Utah, Texas, and Colorado. In addition to this role, he is also the US Lead for Living+.
#Mountain West# #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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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# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #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.
#Mountain West# #North America#
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David Chow

Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead
Los Angeles, CA

David Chow
#Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Many firms say they are multidisciplinary, but IBI Group delivers this value from the very beginning of a project. It is part of how we think and what makes us unique.
As US Lead, Infrastructure, David Chow is responsible for the region’s operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical work, staff development, and client satisfaction. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Civil Engineering) from the University of California at Irvine and is both a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and a certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a licensed engineer in California, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina, and is nationally certified by AICP as a planner in North America. David has over 25 years of experience in engineering, planning, and urban design. He has managed major investment studies, complex transportation and land-use projects, Transit Oriented Development projects, as well as the design of local and regional transit systems, and technical work for environmental impact studies.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Kyle Koppes

Associate | Office Lead, Canton
Canton, OH

Kyle Koppes
#Associate | Office Lead, Canton# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Office Lead# #Transportation#
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
http://linkedin.com/in/kyle-koppes-p-e-0735271a
Mr. Koppes has over 16 years of experienced as a design Project Manager/Senior Transportation Engineer in the fields of complex road, highway, street and drainage design.  His experience includes new and rehabilitation projects of both rural and urban roadways/highways and he has experience in ODOT, ODOT-let and Local-let ODOT LPA roadway projects. He has considerable experience in the design of roadways including geometric design, pavement and drainage design, cost estimating and final plan preparation. Kyle has worked on a variety of roadway improvement projects using federal dollars and he has acted as Project Manager and Lead Design Engineer for numerous ODOT projects.
#Midwest# #North America#
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Wendy de Silva

Architect | Mental Health Lead
London, UK

Wendy de Silva
#Architect | Mental Health Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-de-silva-764b0529/
There is no health without mental health' WHO.
Wendy de Silva is an award winning architect and accredited RIBA Client Advisor with over 30 years of industry experience. She has amassed a wealth of knowledge across a range of educational, commercial and residential projects, but her particular expertise is in healthcare design. She has extensive understanding of the mental health sector and has worked with clients who are at the forefront of best practices and she is passionate about service improvements. Her project work has been recognized with awards for innovation and for providing best in class mental health facilities. She has presented papers on mental health design at conferences in the UK and Scandinavia. Wendy has also worked on a wide range of primary and community health facilities and is keenly interested in the integration of health and social care services. She has been involved in competition winning integrated health and housing developments in London regeneration areas and has worked as Technical Advisor to community based NHS Trusts. Wendy’s involvement as a governor of UCLH FT from 2004-2011 also enabled her to gain excellent insight into the rapidly changing NHS environment and the pressures that Foundation Trusts currently face. She continues to serve on its Arts and Heritage Committee.
#United Kingdom#
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Ashish Ghate

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, ON

Ashish Ghate
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Green# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/
With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India. His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.
#North America#
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