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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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Stephen Sowa

Project Architect
San Jose, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Green# #Learning+# #Public Outreach# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
San Jose, California United States of America

Stephen Sowa, AIA LEED AP has been a project architect with IBI Group for the last 13 years, and has a total of 28 years of experience. He adds his passion through the design, and management of built projects through a collaborative effort with the client, stake holders, community leaders and staff. Included are his strong insights in sustainable, healthy environments and a commitment to decreasing our footprint into each project.

David Nicholas

Associate, Landscape Architect
Salt Lake City, UT

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Hotels# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Transit Oriented Development#
Salt Lake City, Utah United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-nicholas-b1270a85/

David Nicholas is a registered Landscape Architect that brings diverse planning, design and implementation experience to IBI Group with an emphasis in parks and recreation, urban design and institutional work. With a Bachelors degree in design from Arizona State University, David has managed and led award-winning projects that have become focal points of their communities.

Tissa De Silva

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

#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, Ontario 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.

Bryan McKeown

Associate, Architect
New York, NY

#english# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+#
New York, New York United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-mckeown-aia-leed-ap-67a3ba76/

With over 25 years of experience, Bryan McKeown’s background is with education facilities and high-rise residential buildings. He served as project architect on five major school projects with the NYC School Construction Authority: two new early childhood centers, an addition to an inter­mediate school, and a new design-build primary school. Notably, Bryan recently oversaw the renovation and expansion of Columbia Grammar and Prep School. As project manager, Bryan leads a team to ensure prompt and successful completion of a building project. He is knowledgeable, conscientious, and capable of working with a diverse range of trades and specifications to complete a project successfully.

John Boudreau

Associate | Manager, Geomatics
Edmonton, AB

#english# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Environmental Assessment# #Geomatics# #Industrial# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater#
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-boudreau-4604a568/

John Boudreau has demonstrated expertise in managing multiple land development projects for Land Titles registration purposes by applying excellent time management skills and attention to detail. His strong organizational and interpersonal skills complement the ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with multiple stakeholders that include clients, Municipalities and Alberta Government agencies, engineering and law firms, builders and consultants.

Derek Sims

Global Director, Intelligence
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Leader# #Revenue / Tolling# #Senior Management# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Derek Sims is the Global Director, Intelligence. He is a Civil Engineer and member of Professional Engineers Ontario, the Transportation Research Board, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Derek is a recognized expert in ITS and has directed a wide variety of projects including Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Advanced traveller information Systems, Commercial Vehicle Operation systems, and revenue management systems. Derek has Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Applied Science from the University of Toronto.

Rikke Brown

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Rikke Brown P.Eng is a LEED AP Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential and commercial developments in Ottawa. She has also provided stormwater management support to various land development and transportation projects. Ongoing projects include the Blackstone Conds (Cardel Homes), Morgan?s Grant Phase 10A Stormwater Facility Update (Ottawa-Carleton District School Board), and the Leitrim Development Area Updated Serviceability Report.
Her modeling experience includes hydraulic and hydrological analysis using SWMHYMO, XPSWMM and QUALHYMO.

Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

Amer Obeid

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Amer has over 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction for various building typologies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. Following graduation, Amer worked in the United Arab Emirates as a member of the government architectural and engineering staff with responsibilities that developed from design review and detailing to complete design and construction supervision for numerous projects, including major public, residential and industrial developments. He joined IBI’s transit architecture group in early 2001 to 2005 and continued his architectural career in Verona Italy for several years prior to rejoining IBI Group in 2009.

Amer has participated in various transit projects from conceptual design and construction documentation through to the completion of construction. These projects include the TTC Eglinton Bus Station, the GTAA Automated People Mover Stations and the Finch West Subway Station. Amer is currently leading the architectural design detailing and construction document production for the new 11 km NTA Red Line LRT project in Tel Aviv.

Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

Salim Kumar Narayanan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Industrial# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities# #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.

Lydia La Point

Engineer
Irvine, CA

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Irvine, California United States of America

As a Transportation Engineer in the Irvine office, Lydia La Point has performed traffic impact analyses, computer modeling, and quality control for several transit projects. She was also involved in the production of cost estimates for traffic signal components and roadway striping in signalized intersections.

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