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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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Zain Ali

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Dubai, UAE

#english# Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Terminals# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
https://www.linkedin.com/in/zain-ali-31116121/

Zain Ali has over ten years of experience specializing in the areas transportation planning, traffic engineering, safety and geometric design combined with extensive experience in urban and landscape planning. He has managed and led a wide variety of long-range and multi-modal transportation projects related to public transit planning, transportation master planning, travel demand modelling, traffic simulation modelling, transportation assessments and parking, both in Canada and in the Middle East. Zain brings a keen eye for devising ‘balanced’ transportation solution considering transportation-land use integration to create attractive, liveable and sustainable built-environments. Being an avid supporter of active transportation modes, Zain is actively involved in a wide-range of multi-modal mega development projects promoting context-sensitive design solutions across the Middle East region. Zain is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada as well as in UAE and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Tom Tsaktsiris

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Toronto, Canada

Tom Tsaktsiris LEED AP BD+C specializes in high-rise Residential and Hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled him to the position of Project Manager where he has further developed his relationships with his clients and honed his management skills, while leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Tom has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Valhalla Condos and Towns for Edilcan, Minto’s Yorkville Park and The Yorkdale Condominiums for Heights Development Inc., where his work is helping to revitalize the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering#
Alexandria, USA

Michael Kazan is actively involved in the preparation, technical quality, and administration of planning, programming and large-scale public-sector interior design and renovation projects in urban settings. Focused on planning and government projects, Michael has been challenged to integrate historic and contemporary spaces, by introducing state-of-the-art telecommunications, data, and engineering systems, while creating environmentally responsible public-sector facilities. Since joining the firm in 1975 as a facilities planner, Michael has contributed his leadership, strategic planning, and management expertise to community, educational, judicial, municipal, and federal projects throughout the United States. In 1994, he established the office in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide services to our federal and related public-sector clients.

Ashish Ghate

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Green# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-ghate-3a48441a/

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.

Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Calgary, Canada
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

Tissa De Silva

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

#english# Airports# #All# #Leader# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Ports# #product_Airport Taxi Dispatch# #product_Transmission Operations Optimizer# #product_Transmission Simulator# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Toronto, Canada

Tissa De Silva leads the Toronto Information Technology and Systems practice at IBI Group. He has over 20 years of experience in state-of-the-art information technology system architecture, system design, system development, integration, and delivery of both software and hardware system applications. Tissa has worked on technology planning, computer and communications restructure design, and advanced software systems, design, and implementation throughout his career, leading multi-million dollar projects in Canada, the USA, and the UK.

Ana-Francisca de la Mora C.

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Green# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #P3# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-francisca-de-la-mora-c-03a85365/

Ana-Francisca de la Mora C., LEED AP, is a licensed architect in both Ontario and Mexico with almost 20 years of experience. Her work is characterized by its innovative, high-quality architectural design with a deep commitment to making healthy places that are accessible and inclusive. Over the last decade, she has focused on large scale transit stations and facilities. She has played an integral role in the successful design and execution of Toronto’s Finch West Station, CN Tower Plaza, Stoney Bus Facility and currently is the lead architect for Keelesdale Station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. She has also collaborated on international projects, such as design guidelines for the Mobility Hubs (CETRAM) in Mexico City and technical review of the new BRT in Puebla, Mexico on behalf of the World Bank.

Ana-Francisca has served in various committees including the ULI, Harbourfront Centre and UWC alumni and is an active member of the Toronto Society of Architects. Her speaking engagements include talks and workshops at IIDEX, Ryerson University, York University, McMaster University, National University of Mexico (UNAM) and National Arts Centre (CNA) in Mexico

Nanette Shahinian

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Nanette Shahinian is an Architect with over 30 years’ experience in residential and institutional buildings. She has worked on a range of buildings from high-end boutique condominiums to large scale mixed use projects. Through her involvement on high-profile projects such as Chaz Condominium, The Avenue, South Park Halifax and the Bathurst JCC, she has developed relationships with both long-standing and new clients. Nannette’s work is characterized by the desire to develop design solutions for complex buildings, which fully satisfy the client’s needs, and the detailing and physical quality of our built environment.

Rob Cascaden

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
London, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Energy# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Wind#
London, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/rob-cascaden-1768ab27

Rob Cascaden has 20 years of experience in the civil consulting field in Ontario. His involvement in the design and implementation of a wide scope of projects over this period provides him with a broad base of experience in the land development field. Rob’s areas of expertise include water resources, stormwater management, residential land development and site plan design and approvals. His experience and knowledge of the land development process are key factors in the successful design and management of land development projects. Rob has gained the necessary skills and experience in water resources/stormwater management design to allow him to complete stormwater management and floodplain mapping assignments. Typical project skill sets include storm and sanitary sewer design, stormwater management, road alignment and localized improvements, site and area grading, site servicing, cost estimating, preparation of contract documents, construction administration, as-builts, topographic surveys, and supervision of survey crews for field work.

Peter Zurawel

Director
Denver, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Office# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Denver, USA
At IBI Group, we meet the challenges presented by our clients by getting them involved in the solutions. They participate. This is also my personal commitment.

Peter Zurawel is the US Lead on Transit Facilities with over 35 years of professional experience on large-scale urban, government, corporate, and institutional projects. He is a professional architect and urban designer with a speciality in leading multidisciplinary teams and large-scale projects requiring problem-solving for unique solutions. He has taken a special interest in the design of public spaces for transit facilities that unite transportation and land uses, which has been the solution for clients who require context-sensitive design solutions for both the urban built fabric and recreational landmarks.

His clients include major North American cities and their transit agencies, as well as the National Parks Service of the US Department of the Interior.

Kelly Cobbe

Director | Office Lead
Waterloo, Canada

#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, 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.

Susanna Pon

Associate | Architecture
Calgary, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Hospitality# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Calgary, Canada

As an architect with a structural engineering background, Susanna Pon brings multidisciplinary views and solutions to any project. She has over ten years of experience in master planning, site planning, programming, design, technical production, document coordination, project management, construction administration, and project close-out of new and renovated commercial, institutional, recreational, hospitality, and residential projects. She has worked with numerous client user groups on institutional and recreational projects to consolidate their needs and provide a design that accommodates all groups in a multi-purpose setting.

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