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John Amodeo

Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

John Amodeo
#Principal, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-amodeo-073a238/
I love to design enduring projects that have high social value, while letting the people and the site inform the design.
John Amodeo LEED AP has over 30 years of experience in landscape architecture and practices a wide range of project types from small to complex, in both the public and private sectors. His varied project types include college and university campuses, parks, market and public housing, historic landscapes, streetscapes, bikeways, and natural resource conservation. He has also prepared landscape development guidelines for municipalities with particular emphasis on sustainable development. John has extensive experience with public process and regulatory permitting, placing particular focus on consensus building in the early phases of a project. Since 1997, John has also been a Commissioner on the Boston Landmark Commission and the South End Landmark District Commission.
#North America# #Northeast#
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Samson Li P.Eng

Associate | Manager, Tunnel Ventilation
Vancouver, BC

Samson Li P.Eng
#Associate | Manager, Tunnel Ventilation# #All# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mr. Samson Li is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in designing, specifying, and coordinating Tunnel Ventilation Systems (TVS) for various rail transit projects throughout his career; heavily involved throughout the life-cycle from design, specification, installation, to testing and commissioning of the TVS for these rapid transit projects. He also has many years of producing and reviewing fire simulation models for transit projects, and is familiar with the programs and standards involved. Having produced both mechanical and architectural drawings, combined with the experience of working with several senior architects and engineers during his career, it has provided him an understanding of the required integration and coordination of tunnel ventilation systems within transit station design. Samson has also been in the position of site engineer and coordinator for a considerable amount of time during his career, gaining him knowledge in general construction and equipment maintenance. He has also held the roles of ‘Tunnel Ventilation team lead’ and ‘Mechanical Tunnel Ventilation Supervisor’, and applied the knowledge and skills he has obtained to lead a team of CFD fire modelers and TVS designers.
#North America#
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Ross Fleith

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Toronto West, ON

Ross Fleith
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Energy Solutions# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossanofleith/
Ross is an Architecture and Urban Planning alumnus from UFPR – the Federal Brazilian University in Parana, the state in Brazil where Ross was born and raised, and where he worked as a Licensed Architect for 23 years before moving to Canada in 2010. He joined IBI Group in 2014 and is currently an Associate – Manager, Architecture, working on several jobs within the infrastructure, industrial and transportation sectors. He has recently worked as the architectural lead for the new Metrolinx Go Transit Control Centre in Oakville, and for the EMSF, the maintenance and storage facility for the Eglinton LRT.
#North America#
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Bill Bruce

Associate Director | Office Lead
Knoxville, TN

Bill Bruce
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert#
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
Bill Bruce brings wide-ranging experience in planning and design for higher education campuses, cities and towns, mixed-use developments, parks and recreational open space. Prior to joining IBI Group, Bill founded and led Community Concepts, Inc., a full service planning and landscape architecture firm located in Marietta, GA. He also co-founded Designing4Health in 2011. The organization brings together health, design, marketing and funding professionals. They study healthy solutions that can increase the overall health of a campus, community or project by utilizing local health data as a guiding principle for policy, planning and design.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Kyle Koppes

Associate | Office Lead, Canton
Canton, OH

Kyle Koppes
#Associate | Office Lead, Canton# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Office Lead# #Transportation#
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
http://linkedin.com/in/kyle-koppes-p-e-0735271a
Mr. Koppes has over 16 years of experienced as a design Project Manager/Senior Transportation Engineer in the fields of complex road, highway, street and drainage design.  His experience includes new and rehabilitation projects of both rural and urban roadways/highways and he has experience in ODOT, ODOT-let and Local-let ODOT LPA roadway projects. He has considerable experience in the design of roadways including geometric design, pavement and drainage design, cost estimating and final plan preparation. Kyle has worked on a variety of roadway improvement projects using federal dollars and he has acted as Project Manager and Lead Design Engineer for numerous ODOT projects.
#Midwest# #North America#
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Paul Lavallee

Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence
Seattle, WA

Paul Lavallee
#Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
As the US Sector Lead, Intelligence, Paul Lavallee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s intelligence practice across the US, working closely with Carl-Henry Piel, James Barbosa, and Ritesh Warade who lead the services, solutions and operations subsectors respectively. Bringing over 30 years of experience as part of IBI Group’s intelligence practice, he has helped organizations at all levels effectively integrate technology into city planning, design and operation, and transform how business is conducted today. He is internationally recognized as a transit technology and revenue collection system specialist with specific expertise in bringing together multi-stakeholder teams and delivering high-profile projects. Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer currently working with thought leaders to help integrate technology into the daily fabric of people’s lives. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
#North America# #Pacific West#
Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

Meghan Black
#Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.
#North America#
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Elizabeth Kadela

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto - West, ON

Elizabeth Kadela
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto - West, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.
#North America#
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Vince Gallo

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Vince Gallo
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vince Gallo has 20 years of experience and throughout this time, he has been involved in a wide variety of projects including the Aviva Centre Tennis Stadium (Canada’s National Tennis Centre) at York University, the School of Medicine at the University of Waterloo, State Farm Insurance Aurora Operations Centre, McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business located in Burlington Ontario, and numerous LCBO projects located throughout the province. Vince was instrumental in the selection of IBI as the Architect of Record for LCBO. Vince continues to manage projects involving both new-build and renovation of their many wine and liquor stores. Vince brings an organized and comprehensive teamwork approach to all his projects, developing excellent working relationships with clients, consultants and team members alike.
#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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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 the following: complex infrastructure designs, large industrial, commercial, institutional, transportation, transit, and healthcare 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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Sandeep Venkataramu

Associate | General Manager
Bengaluru, India

Sandeep Venkataramu
#Associate | General Manager# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Smart Cities#
Bengaluru, India, India
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandeep-venkataramu-36356516
Sandeep is an Architect-Urban Designer with an ardent eye for qualitative reading of urban form, processes and design. With his focus on humanizing urban environments; his works revolve around designing cities and public spaces for people by various means of pedestrian oriented design techniques. His interests are in the realm of accessibility, its impact on urban setting and belief that socio-spatial analysis of urban environments facilitates innovative approach to projects. His portfolio of projects displays an array of expertise in the field of transit-oriented development, master planning, streetscape design, urban design guidelines, city branding and community outreach for diverse scales and contexts in multi-stakeholder environments.
#Asia#