Our People

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 2,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, Canada

english All Economic / Financial Analysis Leader Mixed Use Office Lead Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Project / Programme Management Senior Management
Toronto, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University and a member of Pragma Council (University of Waterloo), Lambda Alpha, and the Urban Land Institute.

Patricia Ramudo

Engineering Manager
Pompano Beach, USA

english All Civil Engineering Civil Infrastructure Contract Admin / Field Inspection Engineering Project / Programme Management Water / Wastewater Water Resources Management
Pompano Beach, USA

Patricia Ramudo has over 32 years of experience in the civil engineering field. She has extensive experience in the design of hydraulic systems, including site development projects, water distribution systems, flood mitigation projects and the computer simulation of steady-state and transient flow of fluid transmission system. She has carried projects from conceptual design and modeling through construction and monitoring and was additionally responsible for hydraulic analyses, construction administration, design and analysis of water/sewer/storm water systems and permit acquisition at the federal, state and local levels. Patricia is also experienced in the design and rehabilitation of existing systems which are in violation of jurisdictional codes or require modification for upgrading.

Lydia La Point

Engineer
Irvine, USA

english All Engineering Traffic Engineering Traffic Management Transit Facilities Transportation Transportation Engineering
Irvine, USA

As a Transportation Engineer in the Irvine office, Lydia La Point has performed traffic impact analyses, computer modeling, and quality control for several transit projects. She was also involved in the production of cost estimates for traffic signal components and roadway striping in signalized intersections.

William Sanabria

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Toronto West, Canada

english All Bridges Civil Infrsatructure Contract Admin / Field Inspection Engineering Environmental Assessments Project / Programme Management Roads & Highways Spanish Regional Subject Matter Expert Transportation Engineering Water / Wastewater
Toronto West, Canada

William Sanabria has over 24 years of experience in the management of transportation design and construction projects in the areas of highways, freeways, arterial roads and urban streets, as well as, storm and sanitary sewers. His design work includes all aspects of highway and municipal infrastructure, including Class Environmental Assessments, roadway, drainage, roadside protection, utility coordination, drafting and contract documentation. William has a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and applicable codes and standards, including York Region Design Standards and Guidelines and Ontario Provincial Standards.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a member of the Transportation Association of Canada Geometric Design Standing Committee.

John Ariens

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Hamilton, Canada

english All Brownfield Development Development Engineering Municipal Services Planning & Urban Design Subject Matter Expert Water Resources Management
Hamilton, Canada

John Ariens is independently responsible for representing the interests of development clients, both public and private, through the planning and development process for the Hamilton office. He coordinates all aspects of the development process starting at the initial design through municipal approval to engineering design, registration and construction. John is responsible for negotiations and liaison with the various levels of government and technical review agencies as well as coordinating the efforts of professionals, such as lawyers, engineers, and surveyors. This area of practice has brought John before many Municipal and Regional Committees and Councils, Conservation Authorities, Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ontario Municipal Board as an expert witness.

Randy Knapick

Associate Director, Transportation Planner
Portland, USA

english Active Transportation All Architecture Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Civil Infrastructure Data Analytics Engineering Land Use Planning Light Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities Master Planning Mixed Use Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-modal Transportation Operations & Maintenance Parking Placemaking Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Rail Research & Development Revenue / Tolling Strategic Planning Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Terminals Traffic Management Transit Facilities Transit Management Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning Transit Technologies Transportation Transportation Planning Traveller Information Wayfinding & Signage
Portland, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-knapick-b8a80b4

In this time of extraordinary urban growth and technological innovation, Randy Knapick helps communities and organizations envision their transportation futures through an interdisciplinary approach to urban mobility challenges. Randy brings the full perspective and capabilities of IBI Group’s core disciplines to help our clients develop innovative solutions for complex urban and operational environments. His experience includes multi-modal transportation planning, public transit (BRT, LRT, heavy rail, and bus), active transportation, smart cities, connected/autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and organizational consulting.

He has project experience across North America and globally. Randy is an effective communicator with both technical and non-technical audiences, including executive decision makers, agency staff, and the citizens of the communities we serve.

Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, Canada

english Airports All Architecture Automotive Bridge Engineering Brownfield Development Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Civil Engineering Civil Infrastructure Community / Recreational Facilities Courts Data Analytics Design Build Electrical Engineering Energy Engineering Hospitality Hotels Industrial Land Use Planning Leader Light Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities Manufacturing Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-modal Transportation Office Office Lead Parking Project / Programme Management Resorts Strategic Planning Sustainability & Environmental Management Systems Systems Integration Terminals Transit Planning Transportation Warehouse & Distribution Centre
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-bendix-46b55b11/
A successful project is usually the result of the close cooperation and team work between the owner, the architect, the engineers, the contractor, and design and construction professionals.

Mark Bendix is a Director and Office Lead with over 35 years of experience in the management, direction and coordination of large technical groups. He has an Electrical Engineering background and has been responsible for the evaluation, planning, design and maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities across a wide cross section of these sectors. This includes transit facilities, automotive plants, water and wastewater facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities, transformer stations, aviation facilities and office buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Mark is responsible for the technical and financial performance of the Toronto West office that provides a diverse range of services and oversees the performance of design teams on complex projects. This includes interpreting and understanding the project requirements, confirming these with the various stakeholders and sponsors, identifying the various design services needed, maintaining and adjusting resources as required to meet schedules and budgets, coordinating the various design tasks and teams and executing the design quality assurance and control processes.

Norma Moores

Associate | Manager, Active Transportation
Hamilton, Canada

english Active Transportation All Civil Infrastructure Highway / Road Design Policy & Design Guidelines Transportation
Hamilton, Canada

Norma Moores is an expert in active transportation (cycling and walking) with a thorough knowledge of facilities, networks and policies. She has developed an understanding of pedestrian accessibility needs within public rights-of-way. She is currently instructing workshops for the US National Complete Streets Coalition.She also provides professional services for transportation projects such as, planning and design for municipal and provincial roads, and traffic operational studies.

Many projects have included public consultation programs for which she has been responsible for their organization, facilitation and follow-up. Her honest approach to dealing with citizens’ concerns has earned her a reputation as an effective communicator.

Lamberto Smigliani

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, USA

english All Architecture
Southfield, USA

As an Architect, Lamberto Smigliani is responsible for design and development including organizing and maintaining administrative controls from inception to completion of the programs. He is also responsible for staffing and implementation of continuing education in the architectural discipline. Lamberto draws from both domestic and international experience in architectural operations and development.

Lamberto serves as chairman of a local planning commission and is active in local governance and community activities.

Zain Ali

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Dubai, UAE

english Active Transportation Airports All Brownfield Development Bus Rapid Transit Civic & Government Education Electrical Engineering Engineering High Rise Residential Highway / Roadway Design Hospitality Hotels Industrial K-12 Education Light Rail Transit Living+ Low Rise Residential Mid Rise Residential Mixed Use Mobility+ Multi-modal Transportation Parking Planning & Urban Design Policy & Design Guidelines Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Residential Resorts Retail / Commercial Software Development Subject Matter Expert Systems Engineering Terminals Traffic Engineering Traffic Management Transit Oriented Development Transit Planning Transportation Transportation Engineering Traveller Information Warehouse & Distribution Centre
Dubai, UAE
https://www.linkedin.com/in/zain-ali-31116121/

Zain Ali has over ten years of experience specializing in the areas transportation planning, traffic engineering, safety and geometric design combined with extensive experience in urban and landscape planning. He has managed and led a wide variety of long-range and multi-modal transportation projects related to public transit planning, transportation master planning, travel demand modelling, traffic simulation modelling, transportation assessments and parking, both in Canada and in the Middle East. Zain brings a keen eye for devising ‘balanced’ transportation solution considering transportation-land use integration to create attractive, liveable and sustainable built-environments. Being an avid supporter of active transportation modes, Zain is actively involved in a wide-range of multi-modal mega development projects promoting context-sensitive design solutions across the Middle East region. Zain is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada as well as in UAE and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Peter Spal

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources
Ottawa, Canada

english All Civil Infrastructure Contract Admin / Field Inspection Engineering Subject Matter Expert Water / Wastewater Water Resources Management
Ottawa, Canada

Peter Spal, P.Eng has over 28 years of experience as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist in the field of stormwater management planning, stormwater master servicing and drainage projects, including detailed design, contract administration and inspection. His experience includes various projects ranging from stormwater management studies and infrastructure projects to master drainage plans and flood analysis, which includes numerous projects for the City of Ottawa and the former Region Municipality of Ottawa, Carleton as well as private developers. He has completed numerous stormwater management projects related to site plans for urban development and commercial sites for both infield and greenfield sites.

Peter has been at the forefront of developing creative stormwater management solutions either by generating new solutions or upgrading of the existing aging infrastructure.

Mark Auger

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, Canada

english All Automotive Civil Infrastructure Engineering Industrial Project / Programme Management
Toronto West, Canada

Mark Auger has over 30 years of experience in engineering and project management. His project experience ranges from detailed design of a bascule bridge for Barra Strait in the infrastructure sector, to the management of multidisciplinary expansions in the industrial/automotive sector. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He is a firm believer that communication, organization and cooperation are the key factors in the successful completion of any project. His dedication to delivering a high level of quality on his projects earned him the opportunity to work with repeat clients for many years. Mark’s greatest strength is his ability to handle multiple projects working successfully with contractors, designers, construction managers and clients as well as the public at large. His direct, honest approach to people translates into successful projects regardless of size or complexity

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