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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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Jane Juranek

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jane Juranek
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.
#North America#
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Jennifer Lem

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jennifer Lem
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, 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.
#North America#
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Ross Parker

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Seattle, WA

Ross Parker
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Seattle, Washington, North America
Ross is a senior architect and learning environment planner with more than 30 years of experience, with the past 20 years specializing in educational architecture. He is highly experienced in all phases of projects, from visioning through to final completion; and in a wide variety of project sizes, including new construction, renovation, historic preservation and reuse, and STEM focused schools. A seasoned advocate for K-12 education, he has seen two of his projects recognized by the CEFPI (now A4LE) James D. MacConnell Awards committee. Ross is passionate about using design to connect students to their learning and natural environment and is a strong proponent of inclusive and culturally relevant community engagement for schools. His volunteer efforts include “working the phones” in support of school districts’ capital bond measures, local food banks and community non-profits, and speaking engagements at educational design conferences.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Saif Zaidi

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Dubai, UAE

Saif Zaidi
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/saif-zaidi-oaa-49158422
One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.” - Renzo Piano
Saif Zaidi is a passionate, creative and innovative Architect with over 20 years of experience in architectural and interior design. He has designed and managed projects ranging from large scale mixed-use, hospitality, retail and high-rise residential. A natural leader and strategic thinker with demonstrated expertise in concept, design development, contract management, project management as well as client management and business development. Always looking for a balance between Form vs Function, each project becomes an opportunity to use innovative ideas and technology to create design solutions. Saif is a Registered member of Ontario Association of Architect and Toronto Society of Architects. Working on design-build module projects has enabled him to provide practical design solutions and coordinate with multidisciplinary trades more effectively. His attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project he works on is completed on schedule and to the highest possible standard. His other favourite quote is, “God is in the details.” – Mies van der Rohe
#North America#
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Michael Lee

Associate | Regional Computational Design Lead
Toronto East, ON

Michael Lee
#Associate | Regional Computational Design Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Design Technology# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parametric Design# #Design Technology# ## #Quantum# #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto East, Ontario, North America
Michael is a computational designer holding a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. Since joining IBI, Michael has brought innovative tech-driven design solutions across the firm’s wide-ranging practice areas including architecture, interior design, and urban planning. As Regional Computational Design Lead, Michael brings his expertise in parametric modeling, analysis, and design automation to improve workflow efficiency and design capability through all aspects of design.
#North America#
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Jeff Cogliati

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Jeff Cogliati
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeff Cogliati has over 12 years of experience in an array of project typologies. The majority of his recent projects have been benefitted the high rise residential sector. His strengths lie in the conceptual and schematic design phases of his work, 3D software utilization, and he maintains close involvement with each project throughout the construction process in order to ensure that a high degree of quality is employed. Jeff has been a pivotal team member in the recently completed Core Condos in Toronto, and Maple Condos in Halifax. Jeff holds a Master of Architecture degree and is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects.
#North America#
Phi Kim Ho

Associate Director, Practice Lead | Technology Systems Architect
Vancouver, BC

Phi Kim Ho
#Associate Director, Practice Lead | Technology Systems Architect# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Engineering# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Operations# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Police & Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Research & Development# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Technology is the enabler, not the outcome; And when designed with human centricity, can enable transformative outcomes.
Phi Kim Ho received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering with a second major in Computer Science in 1999. Since then, he has been focused on technology consulting and engineering; receiving his specialty Professional Engineer registration in 2003. Now with over 20 years of industry experience, he brings international perspective to his work, with project experience from Canada, USA, Mexico and UK. As a Practice Lead, Phi is responsible to lead the technology consulting team in designing unified technology solutions involving: ICT, AV, Security, IoT and smart buildings in sectors such as Health Care, higher education, Justice, Corrections, Civic and Workplace. As a Technology Systems Architect, Phi is focused on human experience (HX) centric technology strategic planning and digital transformation. Some of his recent engagements include developing technology strategies for the $1.9 Billion St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment in Vancouver CAN, and Michigan Central District’s 30-acre mobility innovation district in Detroit USA.
#North America#
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Walid Bakhos

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Dubai, UAE

Walid Bakhos
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
#Middle East#
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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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David Funchall

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Managed Services
Newark, UK

David Funchall
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Managed Services# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Operations# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Newark, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-funchall-53816813/
David is a specialist in asset data management policy and systems and has a wealth of knowledge in applied research, highway surveying techniques and organisational assessment and capability building. His experience in operations led to his engagement as a lead researcher investigating emerging best practice and technologies for application to the management of the UK strategic road network, climate change adaptation for infrastructure and developing models for understanding the financial impact of policy and practice as well as the development of cost effective data collection methodologies. His current area of involvement has focused on Highways England Asset Management systems and practice. David is a chartered professional with 20 years’ experience.
#United Kingdom#
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Nabil Sallam

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Nabil Sallam
#Associate | Manager, Architecture # #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Commercial# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Holds Bachelor degree in Architecture with + 15 years of extensive experience in the architectural design with professional skills across the spectrum of architecture through out the design process from concept to construction. Have solid experience in High Rise Residential, Hotels & Commercial buildings from mid to large scale projects . This is supported with strong background in sustainability & environmental design experience. Passionate about detail design and construction drawings . Skilled in Project management, team leadership, mentor-ship and quality management. Have worked in international as well as local projects in varies countries and regions including Egypt, Emirates, United States and Canada. International Associate AIA & LEED Green Associate.
#North America#
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Roxana Forliti

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Roxana Forliti
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Roxana has 20 years of total experience including 12 years of experience with IBI Group. Her most notable projects include the private residences at Hotel Georgia in Vancouver and 41 East Hastings – a project that was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and achieved this status in February 2018. Roxana is a Registered Architect in Mexico and is currently an intern architect in Vancouver. She received the best innovative feature award in 2012 for her work with the private residences at Hotel Georgia. Her most notable current project is Sun Towers in Burnaby. As the Project Manager, she has worked on the project from the design development stage and has provided coordination to ensure the architectural design met with the consultant requirements.
#North America#