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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.

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Joshua Dawson

Narrative Visualization Specialist
Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Dawson
#Narrative Visualization Specialist# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Technology# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaadawson/
Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian-born, award-winning filmmaker & designer based in Los Angeles. He received a Master’s in Advanced Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of the S. Kenneth Johnson Memorial Scholarship and a Gesundheit traveling fellow. He trained under Pritzker Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi as well as Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell, founder of the World Building Institute at USC. This combination has led him to explore world-building and storytelling as a speculative fiction tool for architecture, re-imagining the built environment through interdisciplinary design thinking and cinema. Joshua has been featured in both mainstream and architectural media, including Vice Motherboard, Close-Up Culture, ArchDaily, Director’s Notes, and Domus Italy. His work has been screened at the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, as well as renowned film festivals across the world. Joshua was the recipient of the 2019 Jury Prize at the Academy Award-qualifying Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose.
#North America#
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Anna Dybka

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Anna Dybka
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anna Dybka P.Eng specializes in functional and detail design, implementation and operation of ITS, including Traffic Management Systems, Toll Collection Systems, Traffic Signals, Weather Monitoring Stations and project administration and management. Anna has led an extensive portfolio of system design projects province-wide for MTO, and for clients including 407 ETR, City of Toronto, and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. She recently led the design of the systems fit-in at the new MTO Central Region COMPASS Traffic Management Centre as implemented in advance of the Pan Am Games.
#North America#
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Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, ON

Tony Withall
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Missssauga, Ontario, Canada
Tony Withall has over 12 years of land use planning and development experience with residential, commercial and mixed use developments. His responsibilities involve reviewing and interpreting Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Site Plan Guidelines and Urban Design Guidelines. He is involved in every aspect of the planning process from conceptual design to application submission and approval coordination. Primarily focusing on commercial developments for several large private Canadian companies, Tony has used his expertise in planning instrument analysis and interpretation, and site design to obtain approval for a large number of QSR restaurants and service stations throughout Ontario.
#North America#
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Mahsa Adib

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Mahsa Adib
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mahsa’s combined design and technical skills have made her a valued asset within IBI Group. She graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York, where she was exposed to innovative contemporary and forward-looking architectural challenges. Working at well-known firms such as Henriquez, Bing Thom and now IBI have provided her a diverse background in a variety of institutional, residential and commercial projects. She has contributed design and project leadership to a series of high profile projects such as Burrard Place, Granville & 68th Avenue, and Pearson Dogwood. Her artistic eye combined with technical precision brings design excellency to her projects.
#North America#
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Cathryn Chopko-Beck

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Edmonton, AB

Cathryn Chopko-Beck
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cathryn Chopko-Beck’s areas of expertise include landscape and urban design, land use planning, socio-economic analysis/market research, site planning, recreation and tourism planning, policy development and environmental planning.
#North America#
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Jim Fitzpatrick

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Jim Fitzpatrick
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Portland, Oregon, North America
Jim Fitzpatrick has been promoted to serve as Principal of our Portland office. Jim has over 22 years of architectural experience with 16 years of K-12 architectural experience in the Portland office. Jim’s role has been to manage clients, in-house staff, and consultants over the course of multiple education projects of all sizes and complexity. He has an exemplary customer service philosophy of making sure clients get what they need. His attention to detail, thorough planning and communication, and the willingness to go above and beyond ensures projects run smoothly.
#North America# #Pacific West#
Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America. Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.
#Latin America# #North America#
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Angela Lopez

Architect & Urban Planner
Mexico City, MX

Angela Lopez
#Architect & Urban Planner # #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Mexico City, MX, Latin America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelalopezcruz
Angela is an architect and urban planner with more than 10 years of experience in resilient and environmental urban design and planning and in the design, development and coordination of mid and large-scale architectural projects. Angela’s experience includes: master plan development, project management, project review according to urban and building codes and architectural design following sustainability best practices for healthcare, hospitality, commercial, residential and mix-use projects. Angela holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from UDLAP in Mexico, a Master of Science in Urbanism from TU Delft in the Netherlands with specialization in Sustainable Development and a LEED AP credential since 2008.
#Latin America#
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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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Maria Dugand

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, AB

Maria Dugand
#Associate | Manager, Geomatics# #All# #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-dugand-880a3a93/
Maria Dugand is a registered Alberta Land Surveyor or ALS for short. Her education includes a diploma in Geomatics Engineering and Surveying from La Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela. Maria came to Canada in 2007 and has focused on Municipal Land Development in Alberta since then. As a Manager in the Geomatics department in Edmonton, Alberta she is responsible for the management of a team of professionals and technologists involved in the collection and maintenance of field data for dealing with land ownership and development projects. Her attention to detail and focus on end results ensures her clients get a quality product delivered on time.
#North America#
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David Buchanan

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Canton, OH

David Buchanan
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Design Build# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-buchanan-pe-si-aa663179/
Mr. Buchanan has 14 years of experience in complex bridge and retaining wall inspection and design. He has project and inspection program management experience as well as bridge design lead experience on many complex local and interstate bridge projects throughout the Midwest focused mostly in Ohio and Indiana. This experience is both in the traditional design bid build project delivery model as well as extensive design build project deliveries. Mr. Buchanan has designed many types of bridge superstructures and substructures, and he has experience with bridge foundation design, bridge hydraulic design, and roadway design. He has applied his experience to both new designs and rehabilitation designs of existing structures as well as load ratings of existing structures. Mr. Buchanan has expertise in finite element modeling of structures, which has been vital in the evaluation of unique structures that are not easily analyzed by traditional bridge software. He also has significant experience with curved girder design and tall pier design. David prides himself on his personal focus on projects he is involved in to provide the best products for his clients. He has significant experience working for ODOT, The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, INDOT, MDOT and various cities and municipalities throughout Ohio.
#North America#
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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#