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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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Bankim Kalra, AICP

Associate | Manager, Urban Planning
Pompano Beach, FL

#english# #Active Transportation# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bankim-kalra-aicp-886a851/

Bankim Kalra has over 15 years of consulting experience on IBI projects in Florida, South Carolina, and Edmonton prior to his relocation to lead IBI India’s urban planning and design practice. With a background in architecture, urban planning and a specialization in economic development, Bankim has developed a diverse portfolio integrated transit and land use planning, urban design, redevelopment planning, streetscape design and strategic TOD projects to his credit.

During his time with IBI Group, he has grown into being an effective Project Manager and a seasoned professional with global experience and a unique perspective in understanding the challenges of integrating diversity in community building. Bankim has been part of several award-winning IBI projects including the Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan in India and the Downtown Tavares Master Plan in Florida.

Ivan Petrovic

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, MI

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Engineering# #Interiors# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Ivan Petrovic has over 18 year of diverse experience working in architecture, engineering and construction. He continuously monitors and analyzes project resource utilization and reviews production and delivery methods to maximize efficiency, and identify and implement changes for process and cost improvements. Ivan develops and implements strategic planning initiatives related to the public building market sector to identify potential opportunities for better client care. As Project Manager, Ivan serves as the principal design liaison with our client for the duration of the project and is responsible for the communication of information between the client and the various design group leaders.

Craig Atkinson

Associate, Project Architect
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Library# #Master Planning# #Police Stations# #Public Outreach#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-atkinson-2bba6b42/

Craig Atkinson is a lead in the Southern California Education sector with more than 27 years of experience in the design and construction of public projects in the educational and civic sectors. He has extensive knowledge and ‘know how’ in community relations, project consensus building, design, planning, project delivery, and quality control.

Craig’s years of project management experience for public clients throughout California have made him a resource for client and community relations and quality control within IBI Group. He has also served on the Santa Barbara County, North County Board of Architectural Review, coached various sports including Special Olympics.

Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.

Sanjay Patel

Product Lead | Water Optimization Solutions
Alexandria, VA

#english# #Energy# #Operations & Maintenance# #product_BlueiQ# #Software Development# #Water Resources Management#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-patel-12977950/

Sanjay Patel is the Product Lead for IBI Group’s water optimization solutions with 13 years of experience in optimization algorithms and techniques combined with simulation modeling platforms. Sanjay’s expertise includes data management for water utilities ranging from collection through to visualization output, as well as an extensive background in a variety of databases through schema, analysis, data retrieval, security and SQL. He also has strong programming skills in several languages. The optimization software that IBI Group has developed is a real-time tool assisting in operating the existing water distribution assets more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Cathy Offenberg

Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Cathy Offenberg has a thorough understanding of the public process and has managed complex projects from inception through construction. She also has considerable experience administering construction phase services on a range of projects, to ensure contractor compliance with contract documents.

Ron Stewart

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Senior Management# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Deputy Regional Director for Canada East, Ron Stewart’s primary focus is liaising with the Ontario office leads outside Toronto. Ron is a transportation engineer, and member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Association of Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in both the private and public sectors at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels across Canada. His experience includes Traffic Engineering, Road Safety, Transportation Planning, Transit Systems, ITS, and Signal System Operations and Maintenance.

Ron has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from York University.

Kelly Cobbe

Director | Office Lead
Waterloo, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Engineering# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #P3# #Parking# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation Engineering# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-cobbe-8917a418/

Kelly Cobbe has provided engineering design, construction administration and project management services to various local municipalities, regional municipalities and provincial and federal government agencies in Eastern and Southwestern Ontario for 30 years. Leveraging a number of IBI’s core strengths, he has undertaken infrastructure and urban streetscape revitalization projects in the downtown cores of a number of municipalities in Waterloo Region. Past efforts have also included leading the civil design efforts during the preparation of the Waterloo LRT Bid and managing a portion of the Viva H3 BRT project.
In addition to his Professional Engineer licensing in Ontario and Manitoba, Kelly was designated as a Consulting Engineer by Professional Engineers of Ontario in 2004. He is a founding member and current past-chair of the Grand River Chapter of Consulting Engineers of Ontario, an active member of the Waterloo Region Homebuilder Association Waterloo Liaison Committee, and a past member of the KW Chamber of Commerce Regional and Municipal Affairs Committee.

Rebecca Grant

Principal | Architecture - Education
Portland, OR

#english# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Based in the Portland office, Rebecca is part of the Learning+ team and has specialized in educational architecture and sustainable design during her 17 years of professional practice. A leader at IBI Group for nearly a decade, she is an astute project manager and effective communicator who ensures that design intent is carried through a project from concept to construction. She deftly balances sustainability, budget, timeline, stakeholder engagement, and innovative, results-oriented design in her service to clients and community.

Rebecca is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council and an Architects-in-School Program Member with the Architectural Foundation of Oregon.  She played an integral role in the successful completion of award-winning LEED Gold projects including Parkrose Middle School Replacement, Sandy High School, and Trillium Creek Primary School. Rebecca was also involved in the design of the Snohomish Aquatic Center, a truly unique facility north of Seattle.

Nazeeh Oudeh

Associate - Manager, Transportation Engineering
Southfield, MI

#english# #Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Airports# #Bridge Engineering# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Highway / Road Design# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Parking# #Parks# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Structural Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation Engineering# #Water Resources Management#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Nazeeh Oudeh is the Transportation Lead in Southfield, MI. He is an innovator in his field, known for developing the Star interchange concept, creating innovative solutions to storm water management and mitigating poor soils with hybrid structures. He is a licensed PE in the State of Michigan, with more than 33 years of experience. He joined IBI Group in October of 2017.

Some of his notable projects include the Fort Street Viaduct Replacement, which used an innovative inverted strut to address poor soils and stability concerns; the American Center for Mobility, which is Michigan’s test track for connected and autonomous vehicles; and I-94 in Dearborn, which won the American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Project of the Year.

Alexandre Haddad

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

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

Andy Simpson

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

#english# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Fire Stations# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-andrew-s-47ab456
Together, let’s make lasting places that delight and inspire the citizen leaders of tomorrow.

Andy brings over 27 years of professional experience and a keen interest in stakeholder consensus to educational and municipal projects. In addition to his focus on public school facilities in districts across Texas, Andy has led teams in the development of municipal facilities master plans and civic building designs, including police and fire stations and public works.

Andy has provided facility planning projections for cities and school districts, property condition assessments for commercial real estate developments, and building design visualizations for community support and funding initiatives.

Andy has served on the board of directors for multiple community service oriented organizations. He is a strong believer that the form of the built environment can be a great contributor to positive outcomes for student learning, public health and economic development. He is a licensed architect in the state of Texas.

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