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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 3,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Jorge Arevalo

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Jorge Arevalo
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Jorge Arevalo has 25 years of experience in the aerospace and electrical consulting industries and has been involved in electrical specifications, schematic and detail design for all electrical building systems for commercial, industrial and government buildings. He develops projects with accuracy, efficiency and within time limits and ever responsive to client needs, Jorge is able to adjust design and find solutions to fit within budget constraints. For the last few years Jorge has been leading IBI Group’s electrical teams in the transit field including work at multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road and the Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton. Most recently Jorge has led a ten-man electrical team for four stations on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.
#North America#
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Milena Radakovic

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Milena Radakovic
#Deputy Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milena-radakovic-67105848/
Milena Radakovic believes today’s designer must embrace all facets of the design process and provides an in-depth knowledge of corporate design strategies, furniture, design and specification, scheduling and construction administration. She sees her role as crucial in overseeing her team from start to finish, inviting all the new, progressive measures of design today. Her forward thinking nature and positive approach are immediately recognizable; her professionalism and attention to business goals and strategy is her number one priority. Milena fuses her design education with technical and construction knowledge. Her work is streamlined, efficient, multi-disciplined, dynamic and process oriented.
#North America#
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Sania D. Shifferd

Associate Director | Office Lead
Austin, TX

Sania D. Shifferd
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Strategic Planning#
Austin, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sania-shifferd-75a401/
Strategy, collaboration, and positive environments for people
Sania has extensive experience in architecture and interior design. Her comprehensive approach includes business development, client relationship management, project management, architectural and interior design, production, and quality assurance. Her ability to design and coordinate renovation and new construction, shell and interiors, results in fully coordinated projects that integrate architecture and interiors with a unified design expression and an emphasis on quality. Sania’s expertise spans the markets of high tech, creative office, corporate office, spec office, full service interiors, higher education, institutional, residential, renovation and due diligence, hospitality, and sustainable design. She excels in understanding and interpreting a client’s unique culture and aesthetic requirements, utilizing a strategic, collaborative approach to process development and problem solving, informed by a lively interest in positive communication and relationship development. A strong client focus combined with careful and perceptive listening allow her to develop long-term client relationships, while her focus on design team and contractor relationships promotes a collaborative atmosphere and enables the success of her projects.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Emma Chown

Consultant
Manchester, UK

Emma Chown
#Consultant# #All# #Placemaking# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Manchester, United Kingdom,
Emma is a consultant focusing on spatial data and mapping, supporting IBI Group’s broad portfolio of projects across the transport and urban development sectors. Her expertise in Spatial Intelligence includes data management, analysis and visualisation. She has applied this expertise to a range of projects including Travel Demand Management projects for Transport for London and Highways England, and Master planning projects both locally and internationally. Through IBI Group’s Pocket R&D Initiative she developed SiteiQ, a GIS based tool to assist site analysis in all of IBI Group’s practice areas, allowing users to comprehensively review a site, in situ, by means of geolocation, photography and constraint information. As Regional GIS lead for our International Offices Emma creates and coordinates a range of global GIS initiatives. These aim to promote and increase the use of Spatial Intelligence across the firm and bring together GIS professionals throughout the company.
#United Kingdom#
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Justin Harris

Director | Healthcare+ Lead, Buildings
Manchester, UK

Justin Harris
#Director | Healthcare+ Lead, Buildings# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Manchester, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-harris-45553114/
Justin is an architect with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. Working across the acute, primary and out-of-hospital care sector, his strength lies in the design and development of complex, multi-stakeholder projects such as: Bolton One, Gorton Community Hub, and Corby Health and Wellbeing Centre. With an interest in progressive healthcare systems, Justin has supported innovation programs such as the NHS Healthy New Towns initiative.
#United Kingdom#
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Leslie Young

Director | Managing Principal
Los Angeles, CA

Leslie Young
#Director | Managing Principal # #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Strategic Planning# #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-young-b6324b5/
As Director, Managing Principal, Leslie will help develop a diversified and strategically aligned portfolio of work that emphasizes partnerships and innovation in the United States. With over two decades of experience in architecture, she maintains a passion for ensuring design excellence and brand management while leveraging the firm’s global expertise. As a former President of the USC Architectural Guild, Leslie is an active leader within the Southern California design community, and currently participates as an Advisory Board Member of Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles District Council, and is Co-Chair of the ULI-LA Mobility Committee. She is a LEED-accredited professional and a Certified Development, Design & Construction Professional of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
#North America# #Pacific West#
Geoff Knapp

Associate | Manager, Product Management, Intelligence
Toronto, ON

Geoff Knapp
#Associate | Manager, Product Management, Intelligence# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoff-knapp-b655bb61/
Geoff Knapp is a practicing Professional Engineer with over 20 years of international experience specializing in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), connected and automated vehicles, and the innovative application of emerging technologies. Geoff is a recognized ITS Architecture expert in Canada and excels at providing valuable insight and best practices into ITS operations, technology evaluations, and defining and developing needs-based solutions for clients. A strong advocate of the Systems Engineering process, Geoff has been involved in all phases of ITS projects, including strategic planning, feasibility analysis, specification, design and deployment, testing, and operations. As a Product Manager for the Arcadis | IBI Group Travel-IQ™ product, Geoff provides support and guidance for advanced traveler information and traffic management programs and solutions for local, national and international clients.
#North America#
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Keenan Kitasaka

Associate | Regional Mobility Technology Lead
Vancouver, BC

Keenan Kitasaka
#Associate | Regional Mobility Technology Lead# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #CurbIQ# #Transportation# #Curbside Management# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parking# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keenan-kitasaka-b-a-sc-m-eng-p-eng-27bb735/
I'm passionate about helping communities and families by making the world a better place, whether through developing a good plan, projects or volunteering.
Keenan Kitasaka is a senior professional engineer with over 36 years of experience including almost 28 years in the public sector and over 8 years as a consultant. Keenan is an expert in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and also supports transportation engineering and planning initiatives. He is registered as a P.Eng. in four provinces and actively supports and speaks at conferences in ITS Canada, TAC and other organizations.
#North America#
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Ernie Webster

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Ernie Webster
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Industrial# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transportation#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-webster-07000931/
Ernie Webster is an accomplished designer with over 20 years project experience in the UK and Canada. He has been involved with several wide ranging and prestigious projects and his strengths lie in creating unique, interesting concepts and making them technically sound and constructible within a given budget. He has become known and respected as a well-organized project manager, playing a leading role on various multidisciplinary teams.
#North America#
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Garry Howard

Studio Principal
London, UK

Garry Howard
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease. With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change. In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.
#United Kingdom#
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Michael McGann

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Waterloo, ON

Michael McGann
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-mcgann-97a680119/?originalSubdomain=ca
Michael has over 15 years of progressive experience in the design of various transportation and municipal engineering projects, including design team supervision, preliminary and detailed design, contract administration and inspection. Prior to joining IBI Group, Michael spent four years as the Manager of Design and Approvals at the City of Cambridge where he oversaw the Annual Capital Infrastructure Replacement Program. Michael worked on a wide variety of municipal projects including local residential roads, collector and arterial roadways, downtown core area streetscaping projects, trenchless watermain and sewer rehabilitations and Municipal Class Environmental Assessments. This experience has given him a deep understanding of the challenges faced by municipalities and the ability to truly understand the needs of municipal clients. With this experience he can manage projects in a proactive manner, anticipating challenges and addressing them before they become issues.
#North America#
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Alyssa Koehn

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Vancouver, BC

Alyssa Koehn
#Associate | Manager, Urban Design# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, British Columbia, North America
Alyssa Koehn is an urban designer with IBI Group’s Vancouver practice. Her work focuses primarily on the development of master planning concepts, where she manages both the design and approval process, as well as facilitating public engagement and outreach. She has worked on both public and private sector projects, ranging from a few acres to a city-wide scale. Alyssa holds both a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. She works to integrate the two disciplines, ensuring that master planning concepts both align with local policy goals and transition smoothly into architecture. Alyssa is a strong communicator and project manager, often leading large and complex project teams. Her strengths are her attention to detail, efficient administration, and interdisciplinary approach to site design, as well as the integration of design-thinking into the public engagement process to ensure successful outcomes for both participants and clients.
#North America#