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Catherine Ramsay

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Catherine Ramsay
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Placemaking# #Police & Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-ramsay-b4789025/
Catherine Ramsay has over twenty-five years of professional architectural experience. She brings strong project management skills within a diverse group of facility types including elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational projects as well as retail and commercial. Catherine has managed and coordinated engineering consultants and other specialty consultants through design and construction. Catherine brings experience in ensuring that the project goals, budgets and schedules are met. Catherine’s current project highlights are: New Westminster Secondary School and Richard McBride Elementary School. Catherine is passionate about architectural design.
#North America#
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Danny Brewster

Director | Office Lead
Houston, TX

Danny Brewster
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Houston, Texas, North America
Mr. Brewster joined IBI Group in 1999 and brings over 25 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience to the firm. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. Daniel is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. Mr. Brewster’s experience with IBI Group includes projects in the educational, religious and civic sectors. His work with our educational clients centers on the transition from traditional to next generation learning environments and pedagogies. Daniel also has experience in managing extensive multi-facility expansion and enhancement projects and understands the natural relationship between a school facility and best practices for teaching and learning.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Raafat Abadir
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.
#North America#
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Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, ON

Mark Bendix
#Director | Office Lead# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, 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.
#North America#
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Matt Clementson

Associate | Manager, Design Technology
Calgary, AB

Matt Clementson
#Associate | Manager, Design Technology# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Build# #Design Technology# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Visualization# #BIM & 3D Visualization# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclem
Matt joined IBI Group in 2003. In 2014 he relocated to Canada, joining the IBI Group Calgary team. He is currently Design Technology Portfolio Manager for Visualization Services and is responsible for coordinating IBI Group’s visualization products worldwide. Before joining IBI Group, he was a director of a successful 3D visualization company, guiding it from startup to a thriving small business. He is a strong advocate for new visualization techniques such as real-time technologies and virtual/augmented realities. Matt is a graduate of the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff, UK, where he has also taught 3D visualization techniques and skills.
#North America#
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Maarit Heinonen-Smith

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-Smith
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/
Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK. Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017. Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.
#United Kingdom#
Jeff Cogliati

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Jeff Cogliati
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeff Cogliati has over 12 years of experience in an array of project typologies. The majority of his recent projects have been benefitted the highrise residential sector. His strengths lie in the conceptual and schematic design phases of his work, 3D software utilization, and he maintains close involvement with each project throughout the construction process in order to ensure that a high degree of quality is employed. Jeff has been a pivotal team member in the recently completed Core Condos in Toronto, and Maple Condos in Halifax. Jeff holds a Master of Architecture degree and is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects.
#North America#
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Adam Haimour

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Calgary, AB

Adam Haimour
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Adam Haimour is an Associate Director and Practice Lead of the Civil Engineering Group with IBI Group. He is a professional engineer registered in Alberta, BC and overseas with over 15 years of experience in municipal/civil engineering and land development projects in both greenfield and retrofit/redevelopment settings. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Engineering degree (M.Eng.) at the University of Calgary. Mr. Haimour has worked on numerous projects throughout Western Canada for various municipalities, districts, hamlets, private developers and First Nations. He specializes in multi-disciplinary team management, concept/schematic design development, budget management, preliminary/detailed engineering design, urban/rural road design, water/wastewater engineering, transportation engineering, tender/contract documents, contract administration, and construction management. He has managed large-scale engineering and land development projects for both the public and private sector.
#North America#
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Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
#Middle East#
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Homayoun Vahidi

Director
Vancouver, BC

Homayoun Vahidi
#Director# #All# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Homayoun Vahidi has over 20 years of experience in the management, planning, design, implementation, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of ITS projects and is in charge of IBI Group’s engineering and systems practice in British Columbia. Homayoun has broad and combined expertise in transportation engineering and systems, with specialty expertise in technology applications. He has led numerous large-scale transportation systems projects for the Province of British Columbia and for TransLink in the Metro Vancouver region over the past decade.
#North America#
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Neno Kovacevic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Neno Kovacevic
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Energy# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neno-kovacevic-91971015/
Neno Kovacevic is a leading Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who has worked on numerous initiatives in North America, Central America and internationally. He brings more than 20 years of experience to environmentally sensitive design, integrating sustainability into community master planning, parks, open space, urban public plazas and streetscape design. His experience reflects the diverse, evolving role of landscape architecture in facilitating economic development, community building and sustainability. His work is distinguished by a talent to identify and resolve client issues through visionary and practical design solutions, supported by solid project management skills and a proven ability to work as a contributing member of a collaborative design team. In 1994 he completed his Masters degree in landscape architecture at Edinburgh University and is fully registered to practice in Canada, the United States and Montenegro.
#North America#
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Venkata Chunduru

Director, India
New Delhi, India

Venkata Chunduru
#Director, India# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkata-subba-rao-62138318/
Venkata Chunduru is a transportation systems professional currently working as a Director | Intelligence in India. With about 21 years of experience, Venkata primarily works on systems, technology, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), operations and investment appraisal for major transportation infrastructure projects, including highways, airports, ports and metro rail projects. Some of the notable projects he is involved are implementation of highway toll traffic management systems in India, radio-frequency identification (RFID)- based container tracking systems for a major Indian port, and development of Mumbai Metro master plan. At IBI Group, he is involved in Hyderabad Intelligent Traffic Management Systems, Hubli-Dharwad ITS, Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre (ICOMC), Bhubaneswar Smart City and actively involved in their business development efforts. He is a Fellow at Institute of Engineers in India, member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (U.S.) and is also a member of technical committee on transport planning and traffic engineering for the Indian Road Congress.
#Asia#
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