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

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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).

Heather Semple

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Ottawa, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Contract Admin / Field Inspection Healthcare+ Labs & Life Sciences P3 Project / Programme Management Sustainability & Environmental Management
Ottawa, Canada

Heather Semple LEED AP is a talented Architect and Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in a range of projects however the majority of her work has focused on health care/ laboratory design. Her strength lies in her ability to produce well-designed projects; coordinating both the design and contract documents. She is currently the Project Manager for The Visitor Welcome Centre Phase 1 on Parliament Hill. She was also part of the McGill University Health Centre team, specializing in logistics and material handling.

Heather is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Award (McGill University Health Centre/Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships) as well as the Design Thesis Book Prize (Architecture Magazine), and the Henry Adams Design Award Graduation Design Thesis (American Institute of Architects).

Walid Bakhos

Associate | Manager, Planning
Dubai, UAE

english All Landscape Architecture Planning & Urban Design
Dubai, UAE
Bart Cima

Director
Seattle, USA

english All Bus Rapid Transit Data / Operations Centre Design Build Leader Mechanical Engineering Mobility+ Municipal Services Office Lead P3 Project / Programme Management Sustainability & Environmental Management Systems Systems Engineering Traffic Management Transit Facilities Transit Planning Transportation Engineering
Seattle, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bart-cima-b17a5b1b/
Transportation is not the problem. It is part of the solution. The need to travel from A to B is the issue.

Bart Cima has over 40 years of experience in the planning, design, deployment, and operations of ITS, managed lanes, and tolling solutions. For much of his career, he has focused on the application of technology to transportation. He is particularly adept at working with clients to clearly define project requirements as a sound basis for developing appropriate and feasible solutions, which has proven beneficial in the delivery of design-build and AFP/P3 projects.

Sam Youssef

Associate, Project Manager
Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
Brad Kimball

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Edmonton, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Healthcare+ Labs & Life Sciences Leader Office Police Stations Public Outreach Subject Matter Expert
Edmonton, Canada

Brad Kimball has 25 years of experience in various aspects of facilities, facility design, interior design, and building infrastructure evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Brad specializes in user group facilitation and concept planning. Some of Brad’s recent projects of note include the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, Habitat for Humanity Neufeld Landing, and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Brad is a Registered Architect in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brad is a volunteer member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Architectural Academic Advisory Committee. He is currently working with the Grande Prairie Regional College on a new purpose built laboratory and office facility for the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, a shared research Centre of Excellence between the College, Alberta Government, and Agriculture Canada.

Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Contract Admin / Field Inspection Leader Project / Programme Management Subject Matter Expert
Ottawa, Canada

Diane Phillips is responsible for architectural projects in the Ottawa practice, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her architectural, project management, and leadership skills, Diane quickly and accurately grasps her clients’ visions. With over 30 years of practicing architecture in Ontario, Diane has been responsible for the project management, design, contract documents, and contract administration for a wide range of award-winning and published projects.

Adriana Davis

Project Designer
New York, USA

english All Architecture Green Living+ Mid Rise Residential Product_sAVe App Residential Seniors Communities Sustainability & Environmental Management Transit Technologies
New York, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriana-davis-a4325892

Adriana Davis, LEED GA, is a young, up and coming architectural designer in the New York City office housing studio with a commitment to bringing affordability and convenience back to our public spaces. Her recent successes at IBI include the AEC Trendsetters Habitat for Humanity Design Challenge, and the New York City Driverless Future Challenge. She was also awarded a prize in the Fairy Tales 2017 Competition, a project that explores the intersection between architectural narrative and graphic representation.

Stuart Jones

Director, Landscape Architect
Vancouver, Canada

english All Landscape Architecture Leader Living+ Master Planning Mobility+ Placemaking Planning & Urban Design
Vancouver, Canada

Stuart Jones is head of the Vancouver-based urban design practice. Trained in landscape architecture, his professional experience spans over 20 years and includes work on both the development and the planning sides of the business. His projects have ranged from downtown infill sites to large master planned communities in locations across North America, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. He is skilled at creating a compelling story and sense of place for projects, which he communicates through drawings, standards, guidelines, and zoning. He has a strong understanding of the key issues affecting development including building types, street design, transit, servicing and the public realm, and he is an effective manager of the specialists in these fields.

Blair Hamilton

Principal Architect
Houston, USA

english All Architecture Contract Admin / Field Inspection
Houston, USA

Blair Hamilton contributes over 35 years of diverse architectural experience to IBI Group. He is responsible for all aspects of a project, with particular emphasis on construction documents, project management, and contract administration. His responsibilities include development and management of the firm’s master specifications and quality control standards; as well as contract review and approvals.

Drummond Hassan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english All Architecture High Rise Residential Living+ Planning & Urban Design Project / Programme Management Residential Retail / Commercial Subject Matter Expert
Toronto, Canada

With over 40 years of experience, Drummond Hassan’s portfolio has ranged from residential, office/manufacturing, commercial and urban design projects. He is a Registered Architect that has received a Governor General’s Award for Residential Design, the Mississauga Urban Design Award and the Financial Post Design Effectiveness Award. He is currently leading a number of high-rise residential projects across the GTHA, collaborating with various offices in the Region as well as retail projects including the LCBO program and Holt Renfrew.

Prior to joining IBI Group, Drummond Hassan was affiliated with architectural firms in London, England and Glasgow, Scotland. He received a B.Sc (Hon) and a B.Arch from Strathclyde University Department of Architecture and Building Science in Scotland.

Rob Cascaden

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
London, Canada

english All Brownfield Development Civil Infrastructure Energy Engineering Environmental Assessment Master Planning Mid Rise Residential Project / Programme Management Public Outreach Roads & Highways Seniors Communities Transportation Planning Water / Wastewater Wind
London, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/rob-cascaden-1768ab27

Rob Cascaden has 20 years of experience in the civil consulting field in Ontario. His involvement in the design and implementation of a wide scope of projects over this period provides him with a broad base of experience in the land development field. Rob’s areas of expertise include water resources, stormwater management, residential land development and site plan design and approvals. His experience and knowledge of the land development process are key factors in the successful design and management of land development projects. Rob has gained the necessary skills and experience in water resources/stormwater management design to allow him to complete stormwater management and floodplain mapping assignments. Typical project skill sets include storm and sanitary sewer design, stormwater management, road alignment and localized improvements, site and area grading, site servicing, cost estimating, preparation of contract documents, construction administration, as-builts, topographic surveys, and supervision of survey crews for field work.

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