Who We Are

IBI Group is a global team of industry leading architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals united by a common desire: to create livable, sustainable, technologically advanced urban environments.

We are a technology-driven design firm.

Our History

Our History

IBI Group was founded in 1974 by nine partners to provide professional services in planning and design for urban development and transportation. Even then, we maintained a relentless focus on integrating all of our different disciplines to provide more holistic solutions to our clients.

From the initial two offices in Toronto and Vancouver, IBI Group has grown to over 60 offices in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with more than 3,200 employees.

In 2000, we experienced strategic growth through acquisitions and in 2004, the firm went public with the formation of the IBI Income Fund. The Fund was converted to a corporation – IBI Group Inc. – at the end of 2010.

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Texas Studio

Texas Studio

In 1995, the Texas studio began as Bay Architects, and was in operation under that name from 1995 until 2011. During Bay Architects, founding Principals, Calvin Powitzky, Jr. and Mark French, had full ownership rights. In 2011, Bay Architects joined the IBI Group of firms as the Texas studio of IBI Group, Inc., Bay-IBI Group, through 2014. In 2014, we began operation as Texas-IBI Group, Inc.

The Texas studio includes offices in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

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What We Stand For

What We Stand For

These are the guiding principles and beliefs that inform and inspire everything our firm does.

Our Mission: Defining the Cities of Tomorrow. We’re dedicated to defining how cities look, how cities feel, and how cities work.

Our Vision: We are the global partner to plan, design, build, and sustain the cities of tomorrow.We are holistically minded, design inspired, environmentally responsible and technology driven.

Our Values: Integrity – We do what is right. Partnerships – We work together. Excellence – We pursue design excellence. Innovation – We embrace ingenuity. Community – We build community. Environment – We take action on climate change.


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