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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 2,700 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Horace Aikman

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Horace Aikman
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/horace-aikman-701a228/
Horace Aikman serves IBI Placemaking with a broad portfolio of project experience and responsibilities related to technical and management standards. Over the past 30+ years he has overseen a wide range of project types, from large infrastructure projects to small residential-scale installation, in the public, private and institutional markets. He has worked on projects in all of the New England states, in the mid-West and mid-Atlantic regions, and on a variety of overseas projects. Horace develops and maintains our library of site-related technical specifications, including site unit masonry, wood construction, landscape metals, site concrete, green roofs, pavements and earthwork systems. He serves as the on-call technical consultant to Project Managers and staff Landscape Architects, responding to technical challenges during design, preparation of construction documents and during construction phase services.
#North America# #Northeast#
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David Chow

Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead
Los Angeles, CA

David Chow
#Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Many firms say they are multidisciplinary, but IBI Group delivers this value from the very beginning of a project. It is part of how we think and what makes us unique.
As US Lead, Infrastructure, David Chow is responsible for the region’s operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical work, staff development, and client satisfaction. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Civil Engineering) from the University of California at Irvine and is both a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and a certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a licensed engineer in California, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina, and is nationally certified by AICP as a planner in North America. David has over 25 years of experience in engineering, planning, and urban design. He has managed major investment studies, complex transportation and land-use projects, Transit Oriented Development projects, as well as the design of local and regional transit systems, and technical work for environmental impact studies.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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John O. Reid

Independent Director

John O. Reid
#Independent Director# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Reid is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, with over 40 years’ experience. He was Audit Leader for KPMG LLP in the Greater Toronto Area from 2008 to 2014. He has extensive experience in auditing as well as the management of professional service organizations, and has experience in strategic planning, development and growth management in all business sectors and industries, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, technology and health care. Mr. Reid is a founding member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, which supports physics research, training and outreach throughout the world. Mr. Reid served as chair of six hospital boards and two colleges across Canada. Mr. Reid received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
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Jared Marcus

Associate | Manager, Planning
Hamilton, ON

Jared Marcus
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Jared Marcus is a seasoned veteran of the Hamilton planning practice and has played an integral role in the successful execution of a long list of land development projects in the Hamilton and Niagara markets. Known as the office?s go-to problem solver for matters of site and subdivision design, his expertise in conceptual and technical design and quality assurance coupled with a deep understanding of the planning approvals process has made him a mentor and resource to junior staff over the years.He is responsible for the continued development and growth of design talent and QA initiatives in the practice and more broadly through the office.
#North America#
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Bruce Beaton

Associate | Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Bruce Beaton
#Associate | Project Manager# #All# #Engineering# #Industrial# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Bruce Beaton is an accomplished project manager with over 25 years of experience, utilizing best practices to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of complex infrastructure designs, large industrial, commercial, institutional, transportation, transit, and health care projects. He has extensive experience with the AFP/P3 delivery model as both leader of project agreement development and transaction phase activities with Infrastructure Ontario and as Technical Advisor to Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation on multibillion-dollar transportation projects. Bruce is fully versed in the development of schedules, budgets, resource forecasts, risk matrices and procurement documents. His past and current roles have required leadership of teams of professionals, both internal and external, in the development of complex infrastructure designs, technical specification documents and managing multidisciplinary design teams to deliver high quality designs.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Salim Kumar Narayanan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Salim Kumar Narayanan
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Salim Narayanan has over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Senior Project Manager to Designer in architecture for projects in Canada, USA, Middle East and India. He is skilled in developing design concepts, construction documentation, contract administration, and liaising with consultants, construction companies, city authorities, and clients. His experience in North America primarily includes mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His previous experience also includes residential and office towers, commercial complexes, hotel and resort projects, institutional and healthcare facilities, sports/multi-purpose halls, movie theatres, industrial buildings, transit centers, housing complexes, luxury palaces, and grand houses. Salim has a keen interest in integrating technology, detailing, and functional design.
#North America#
Phil Colleran

Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead
Boston, MA

Phil Colleran
#Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Phil Colleran has directed a range of urban mixed-use development projects in the US and abroad. He has significant experience with complex planning projects and large teams in the Far East, the Middle East and North Africa. In his work, he is responsive to environmental and civic concerns and has deployed ground-breaking design strategies suitable to climate and project conditions.
#North America# #Northeast#
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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#
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Dorin Vargatu

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Dorin Vargatu
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dorin Vargatu has successfully utilized the knowledge gained through his extensive systems engineering experience to effectively lead various software and systems projects. Dorin specializes in systems analysis, software design and development, systems integration and deployment of real-time electronic toll collection, traffic management and commercial vehicle tracking and control systems.
#North America#
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Pip Burrows

Interior Designer
Brighton, UK

Pip Burrows
#Interior Designer# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Brighton, United Kingdom,
Pip Burrows is an interior designer, tasked with supporting the wider IBI Group interiors team, and working principally in the healthcare, science and education sectors. He consistently strives to create environments that inspire wellbeing across multiple sectors and takes a people focused approach to any scheme. He has taken a keen interest in healthcare design and is continually applying his design skills to aid in the production of high quality schemes. Pip has evolved a skill set well adapted to producing captivating visualisations and accurate technical detailing. He is also familiar with the associated challenges presented throughout a project and is capable of responding to these with innovative solutions.
#United Kingdom#
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Deepak Darda

Global Director, Innovation
Toronto, ON

Deepak Darda
#Global Director, Innovation# #All# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Smart City Platform# #Smart Cities# ## #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As the head of IBI Group’s Office of Innovation, Deepak is driving IBI’s transformational pivot to a technology-driven design firm through focused efforts catalyzing core growth, transforming IBI’s business models, exploring future tech disruptions in the industry, and fostering innovation. Deepak also leads IBI’s Smart City Sandbox initiative, a unique partnership between public- and private-sector industry leaders, whose goal, together with the start-up ecosystem, is to bring innovative new technology solutions to urban environments. Prior to becoming the Global Director of Innovation, Deepak built IBI Group’s presence in India from the ground up into the significant contributor to the firm’s International operations that it is today. Deepak is an alum of the Harvard Business School and holds a Masters degree from Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelors degree from IIT Bombay.  
#North America#
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Ernie Webster

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Ernie Webster
#Associate Director | 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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