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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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Duncan Elder

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Duncan Elder is a recognised specialist in transport, transport data and customer information systems. He has over ten years’s experience working with clients to solve transport challenges in London and beyond. During this period, he has worked directly with a number of high profile clients including Transport for London, the Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012, Department for Transport, Highways England and Network Rail. Duncan’s work focuses on improvements in traveller information and the delivery of customer, demand management and infrastructure and operational solutions on both the rail and road network. He holds a Masters in Geographical Information Systems and has background in system, software and internet architecture.

Jill Mackay

Associate
Seattle, USA

#english# #All# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Operations & Maintenance# #Product_sAVe App# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Traveller Information#
Seattle, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-mackay-pmp-79566a7/

Upon joining IBI Group, Jill Mackay was tasked to develop Regional ITS architecture for a broad range of clients, including throughout the state of Washington. Through the facilitation of stakeholder workshops, Jill became adept at helping agencies identify a vision and strategic path for the identification, prioritization and implementation of innovative transportation technologies that would improve operational efficiencies and performance.

Beyond the planning phase, Jill has worked on fare collection, electronic toll collection and CAD/AVL system implementations from the initial needs assessment phase through to systems acceptance. Currently, Jill is leading IBI Group’s multidisciplinary Connected and Autonomous Vehicles practice, which is comprised of professionals dedicated to guiding our traffic and transit agency clients on how to plan, prepare and benefit from innovative autonomous technologies. A team from the CAV Working Group was recently a finalist in New York?s Driverless Future design challenge, which sought ideas on how automated vehicles could address urban growth issues in New York City.

Sardar Nabi

Associate | Manager, Bridge Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #Bridge Engineering# #Bridges# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #P3# #Structural Engineering# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sardarnabi/

Sardar Nabi is Manager, Bridges and has over 28 years of experience in project management, design of bridges and other transportation structures. He is adept at production of drawings, structural design and analysis, development of construction details, and preparation of contract documents. He has extensive design and management experience with various types of infrastructures, including: long span bridges, over-crossings, under-crossings, structural widening, grade separations, drainage structures, walls, and miscellaneous landscape structures.

He has vast experience in the design and delivery for bridge, structural and transportation projects for Conventional, design/build (DB) and Design-Build-Finance-Operations (DBFO) projects. Sardar’s experience in bridge structures includes a wide variety of highway, railway and light transit bridges consisting of post-tensioned concrete, precast concrete girder and steel girder structures designed to CHBDC, AASHTO and AREMA design standards. For the rehabilitation of structures, Sardar has carried out condition surveys, structural investigations and assessments, repair, rehabilitation design and project management of a wide variety of structures.

He has provided bridge detailed and preliminary design services to the Ministry of Transportation Ontario for approximately 250 bridge structures. Sardar is a Certified Project Manager, having met the stringent training, experience and practical examination requirements of Project Manager Certification Program, which is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Neil Lewin

Deputy Regional Director, UK/Ireland
Manchester, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Design Build# #Fire Stations# #High Rise Residential# #Industrial# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Manufacturing# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Oncology# #Parks# #Pediatrics# #Placemaking# #Police Stations# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Senior Management# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #UK Regional# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Manchester, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-lewin-8579b62a/
Working with both the private and public sectors we bring a spectrum of skills within IBI Group to meet clients' needs, providing Architecture, Urban Design, Regeneration, Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Neil Lewin is the Deputy Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, whose primary focus is developing the Living+ brand in the UK, which includes IBI Group’s work in the residential, high density mixed use and commercial sub-sectors. Neil also leads the UK infrastructure team comprising urban designers, planners and landscape architects. Neil is an architect and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has more than 25 years of experience in his field and since joining the IBI Group in 2009, he has lead complex project teams in both the private and public sectors. He has worked hard to successfully collaborate a spectrum of skills within the practice, including architecture, urban regeneration and masterplanning to ensure IBI Group?s clients continually receive a comprehensive, high quality service. Neil?s role includes assisting the Regional Director to develop the structure and growth of the business, improving the design quality, depth of clients and profitability.

Shahin Abji

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Edmonton, Canada

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Edmonton, Canada

Shahin Abji has 16 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of transportation systems and is currently working as part of a team specializing in ITS and broadband telecom systems. His experience includes systems planning and design, material requirements and specifications, procurement, material and installation inspections, commissioning, operations, maintenance, construction contract administration, quality control/quality assurance.

Mar Granados

Associate | Architect
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential#
New York, USA

Mar Granados is an architect with over ten years of experience and holds licenses both in Europe and the United States. She has been working as an architect in New York City since 2003 after graduating with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. She has completed many successful projects globally, including Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey and Singapore. Her extensive knowledge and expertise with design has granted her the opportunity to be a guest juror for multiple studies in schools such as Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a key member of IBI Group’s design initiatives.

Mojgan Nozari

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Vancouver, Canada

Mojan Nozari is an Intern Architect experienced in mixed-use residential/commercial high-rises, libraries, office buildings, and community centres. She has expertise in schematic design and development; technical drawings and detailing; as well as building codes in British Columbia and California. Her LEED and MAIBC registrations are in progress.

Walid Bakhos

Associate | Manager, Planning
Dubai, UAE

#english# #All# #Planning & Urban Design#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alexandre Haddad

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Automotive# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Manufacturing# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto West, Canada

Alex Haddad is a professional engineer with a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with over 25 years of experience. Alex is currently responsible for Business Development activities for the Automotive, Manufacturing and Commercial and Government sectors in Canada. His experience includes design and development of various complex projects for a wide range of building types including commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. His clients have included General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Air Canada, Toronto Hydro, telecommunications firms, and post-secondary education institutions. Alex has been involved in master planning design, management and business development activities. His experience encompasses Construction Management, Design-Bid-Build and Design Build projects.

Justin Harris

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Education# #Healthcare+# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Learning+# #Library# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-harris-45553114/

Justin Harris is an architect with over 20 years of experience in a range of projects. The majority of his work has focused on healthcare and specifically the primary and community care sector. With an interest in innovative healthcare systems, 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.

Rachel Hutchins

Studio Associate
Manchester, UK

#english# #Active Transportation# #Data / Operations Centre# #Landmark Events# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Spatial Intelligence# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Manchester, United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-hutchins-97861556/

Rachel Hutchins is a spatial data expert who helps coordinate our Geographical Information Systems (GIS) offering globally. Rachel started working with IBI for the London 2012 Olympic games, and has helped shape our international Games offering on further projects such as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games.

Rachel specializes in the analysis of transport data and works with clients such as Highways England, Transport for Greater Manchester and Transport for London, to use this data to provide innovative answers to complex transport challenges. In addition to the Transport Sector, Rachel provides spatial data expertise to projects across IBI’s portfolio. Rachel often coordinates with multiple stakeholders from different agencies to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard, on time and on budget.

Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #Airports# #All# #Automotive# #Bridge Engineering# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-bendix-46b55b11/
A successful project is usually the result of the close cooperation and team work between the owner, the architect, the engineers, the contractor, and design and construction professionals.

Mark Bendix is a Director and Office Lead with over 35 years of experience in the management, direction and coordination of large technical groups. He has an Electrical Engineering background and has been responsible for the evaluation, planning, design and maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities across a wide cross section of these sectors. This includes transit facilities, automotive plants, water and wastewater facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities, transformer stations, aviation facilities and office buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Mark is responsible for the technical and financial performance of the Toronto West office that provides a diverse range of services and oversees the performance of design teams on complex projects. This includes interpreting and understanding the project requirements, confirming these with the various stakeholders and sponsors, identifying the various design services needed, maintaining and adjusting resources as required to meet schedules and budgets, coordinating the various design tasks and teams and executing the design quality assurance and control processes.

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