IBI Group, founded in 1974 by Neal Irwin and Phil Beinhaker, is a global team of industry-renowned architects, engineers, planners, designers, and technology experts united by a shared desire to build livable, sustainable, technologically advanced urban environments. Even so, they remained steadfast in their commitment to integrating all of their many disciplines in order to provide more comprehensive solutions to their clients.
The consulting services branch of IBI Group is divided into three practice areas: intelligence, buildings, and infrastructure. By combining productivity tools, processes, and technological innovations established by IBI’s Intelligence practice, the company has been able to achieve incremental growth in its conventional building and infrastructure businesses while producing more efficient solutions for IBI clients. The company’s objective is to define tomorrow’s cities, and its ambition is to be the worldwide partner for planning, designing, and sustaining tomorrow’s cities.
They design everything from high-rises to industrial structures, schools to cutting-edge hospitals, transit stops to motorways, airports to toll systems, and bike lanes to parks. The collaborative approach focuses on long-term solutions. They are bridging the design-technology divide, unlocking unprecedented possibilities in data-driven contexts.
IBI Group has grown from two offices in Toronto and Vancouver to over 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, with over 3,000 workers. IBI Group has subsequently grown to become one of the world’s largest architectural or architecture/engineering businesses. In 2011, it was ranked fourth or sixth (depending on the methodology used); in 2016, it was ranked as the eighth largest architecture firm (with 836 fee-earning architects) by BD Online; and in 2016, Archdaily ranked its United States operations as the thirteenth largest architecture firm in the United States.