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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James Barbosa

Director
Pompano Beach, USA

english All Leader Mobility+ Office Lead Operations & Maintenance Project / Programme Management Software Development Subject Matter Expert Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Transit Technologies
Pompano Beach, USA

James Barbosa is the US Solutions Lead where he has successfully utilized knowledge gained through extensive systems and software engineering experience to effectively manage numerous projects. He has more than 15 years of ITS and system planning, specification, design, implementation, testing and operations experience, 12 years of development and project management experience, and eight years of program and practice management experience.

Lee Ann Mangin

Associate Director
Seattle, USA

english All Operations & Maintenance Project / Programme Management Software Development Systems Systems Engineering Systems Integration Transit Technologies
Seattle, USA

Lee Ann Mangin has 12 years of experience in ITS, project management and Systems Engineering and has the know-how to manage transportation technology, communication and construction projects for public and private clients from conceptual design through deployment. She has expertise in toll systems and facilities, freeway management systems, fiber communication systems, advanced traveller information systems, parking information systems, traffic management center design and regional fiber optic networks. Her ITS experience in particular includes both management and design roles in the development of Concepts of Operation, system requirements, detailed design, PS&E packages, technical oversight during construction and management of project closeout. Lee Ann has managed multidisciplinary teams through the planning, design and construction process of projects, and has strong skills in the coordination and communication processes required to engage stakeholders, and maintain project schedule, budget and quality.

Bankim Kalra, AICP

Manager, Urban Planning
Pompano Beach, USA

english Active Transportation Mixed Use Mobility Hub Multi-modal Transportation Placemaking Policy & Design Guidelinees Subject Matter Expert Transportation
Pompano Beach, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bankim-kalra-aicp-886a851/

Bankim Kalra has over 15 years of consulting experience on IBI projects in Florida, South Carolina, and Edmonton prior to his relocation to lead IBI India’s urban planning and design practice. With a background in architecture, urban planning and a specialization in economic development, Bankim has developed a diverse portfolio integrated transit and land use planning, urban design, redevelopment planning, streetscape design and strategic TOD projects to his credit.

During his time with IBI Group, he has grown into being an effective Project Manager and a seasoned professional with global experience and a unique perspective in understanding the challenges of integrating diversity in community building. Bankim has been part of several award-winning IBI projects including the Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan in India and the Downtown Tavares Master Plan in Florida.

Calin Caliman

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english All Architecture High Rise Residential Residential Retail / Commercial
Toronto, Canada

Calin Caliman is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with over 20 years of experience as an architect, and over 15 years of experience specifically in the high-rise residential and commercial sector. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects, such as L’Avenue in Montreal, King Blue Condos and Dundas Square Gardens in Toronto, has honed his skills both in design and contract documentation.

Billy Shum

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

english All Bus Rapid Transit Engineering Highway / Road Design Light Rail Transit Operations & Maintenance Subject Matter Expert Traffic Engineering Traffic Management Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

Billy Shum has over 15 years of combined experience in Traffic Engineering and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. He has directly carried out or been in charge of Traffic Signal Design, Operations, and Planning activities for roadway projects, in both Canada and USA. Billy has been the Traffic/Electrical Lead for multiple LRT/BRT projects and arterial widening projects including: Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Tunneling; York Region vivaNext BRT; Mississauga GO BRT; and City of Edmonton Valley Line LRT.

Billy is a professional engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario, a California/Ohio licensed professional Civil and Traffic engineer, and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He received his ISO 9001:2008 QMS Lead Auditor Certificate from International Register of Certificated Auditors, and for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Santosh Mishra

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Boston, USA

english All Engineering Mobility Hub Mobility+ Multi-modal Transportation Municipal Services Project / Programme Management Research & Development Software Development Sustainability & Environmental Management Systems Systems Integration Traffic Engineering Transit Facilities Transit Management Transit Technologies Transportation Engineering Traveller Information Wayfinding & Signage
Boston, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/smishra-transit

Santosh Mishra has over 15 years of experience with a specialization in transit technology, consulting for all transit modes. Santosh’s work encompasses planning, procurement and implementation of a full range of transit technologies that address the full spectrum needs of a transit agency and to date, he has assisted more than 50 agencies nationwide.

Apart from transit technology deployments, Santosh has significant expertise in large transportation data (transit and non-transit) acquisition, management and utilization and was invited to write a guest article in the Mass Transit Magazine under Best Practices column. Santosh also has significant experience in transportation technology research and evaluation and co-authored TCRP Project A-31 Transit, Call Centers and 511: A Guide for Decision Makers, and TCRP Project J-09, Task 12: ‘New and Emerging Technologies’. Further, he has led several tasks related to recent USDOT research and demonstration projects, including United We Ride/Mobility Service for All Americans and Connected Vehicle/Dynamic Mobility programs.

Susanna Pon

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Calgary, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Community / Recreational Facilities Contract Admin / Field Inspection Hospitality Master Planning Project / Programme Management Residential Retail / Commercial Structural Engineering
Calgary, Canada

As an architect with a structural engineering background, Susanna Pon brings multidisciplinary views and solutions to any project. She has over ten years of experience in master planning, site planning, programming, design, technical production, document coordination, project management, construction administration, and project close-out of new and renovated commercial, institutional, recreational, hospitality, and residential projects. She has worked with numerous client user groups on institutional and recreational projects to consolidate their needs and provide a design that accommodates all groups in a multi-purpose setting.

Titka Seddighi

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

english All Architecture High Rise Residential Hospitality Hotels Residential Resorts Subject Matter Expert
Toronto, Canada

Titka Seddighi holds a Master?s Degree in Architecture from Azad University in Tehran with 20 years of experience. Titka’s notable work includes projects such as Concord Adex, City Place, Toronto 2015 Pan / Parapan American Games Athlete?s Village and The Royal Atlantis in Dubai, UAE.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

english All Civil Infrastructure Engineering Green Municipal Services Sustainability & Environmental Management Water / Wastewater Water Resources Management Project / Programme Management
Toronto West, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

Leanne Soligo

Associate, Architect
Calgary, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Contract Admin / Field Inspection Economic / Financial Analysis Education Sustainability & Environmental Management
Calgary, Canada

Leanne Soligo is a Registered Architect and LEED AP who has been involved in all aspects of design throughout her 25 years of experience. This includes , feasibility analysis, concept design, documentation and ultimately construction. Her expertise spans design and project management in both the private and public sectors with a specific emphasis on civic, institutional and educational projects. Her experience leading numerous renovations projects over her career, Leanne is aware of the special attention to facility review and documentation that is required to make a renovation project successful. On her new-build projects, this attention to detail and technical knowledge makes Leanne a valuable asset to any project. Her talents focus on design, management and finding creative approaches to resolving each project’s challenges and opportunities.

Honor Roan

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, Canada

english All Architecture Civic & Government Contract Admin / Field Inspection Hospitality Hotels Project / Programme Management Residential Retail / Commercial
Vancouver, Canada

Honor Roan is a Graduate Architect that specializes in a variety of sectors, including institutional, commercial, high-density residential and hotel projects. Honor is adept at fulfilling the role of Project Manager for many simultaneous projects and works to produce and coordinate working drawings from the building permit through to the construction phase. He is experienced in leadership of consultants and all aspects of production to successfully complete his projects.

Jennifer Lem

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

english All Community / Recreational Facilities High Rise Residential Hotels Interiors Living+ Low Rise Residential Mid Rise Residential Residential Resorts
Toronto, Canada

Jennifer Lem has highly developed conceptual skills, planning abilities, as well as a keen eye for finishes and details as evidenced by her work on the Edition Hotels (Miami; Waikiki), New World Hotel (Guangzhou), and St. Regis Hotel (Mexico City). Her ability to document and detail the interior environment is integral to her role in developing the Hospitality and Residential Interiors practice, where she is currently working on Minto?s Yorkville Park, Museum House, Harmony Village and the Nitesh Estates amongst projects.

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