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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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Henry Burstyn

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-burstyn-74314794/

Henry Burstyn has over 20 years of experience and has developed a significant portfolio of work in residential, commercial, institutional, master plans and complex urban mixed-use projects leading multidisciplinary teams. His extended experience covers a wide range of building types from multi-unit residential (condominium, rental and townhouses) to institutional schools, retrofits and larger commercial centres. Henry’s contribution to projects has been acknowledged through being a guest lecturer and his projects being awarded a number of prestigious design awards including Pinnacle Awards, Oakville’s LBD Award of Excellence, OAA Award of Excellence, RAIC Award and the Governor General’s Award.

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.

Shahin Abji

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Edmonton, AB

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Shahin Abji has 16 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of transportation systems and is currently working as part of a team specializing in ITS and broadband telecom systems. His experience includes systems planning and design, material requirements and specifications, procurement, material and installation inspections, commissioning, operations, maintenance, construction contract administration, quality control/quality assurance.

Pauline Ho

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Healthcare+# #Landscape Architecture# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pauline Ho is a Landscape Architect with 20 years of professional experience in design and management of a variety of public and private sector works including parks/open spaces, institutional, large scale residential projects, and health care facilities. She has acquired a deep understanding of the design process from concept to design development on both international and local work. Pauline has also been involved in the coordination of sub-consultants and leads the documentation team with the preparation of detailed design, construction documents, presentation drawings and contract administration work.

Christopher Lent

Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

#english# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Data / Operations Centre# #Green# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lent-bb35228/

With over three decades of experience in workplace design, Christopher is an IBI Group Associate and Senior Project Manager for the buildings/interiors sector. He has managed a full range of project scopes incorporating all aspects of the workplace design process in sectors including government, military, commercial office, industrial and retail. Christopher has a strong emphasis on end-user client advocacy through the integration of interior design, architecture and engineering principles leading to effective facility management. As Senior Project Manager, Christopher is currently providing specialized design and construction administration expertise facilitating the successful implementation of a large technology firm in Washington, D.C.

Christopher is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a certified interior designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME).

Paul Stanton

Transportation Planner
Dubai, UAE

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Roads & Highways# #Spatial Intelligence# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhstanton1961/

Paul holds charterships in Transport Planning, Computer Science, and Geospatial Science and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has 35 years’ built environment experience, the last 17 as a senior consultant advising numerous high profile public and private sector clients in the UK and Middle East.

His professional portfolio includes national and regional spatial frameworks, multi-modal assessments, citywide public transport systems, major urban extensions, and neighbourhood public realm improvements. Paul’s expertise covers regional and sub-regional spatial models, transport master planning, movement frameworks, travel demand management, and urban design. He has been instrumental in extending the use of geospatial information to exploit emerging large-scale open data sources, to render transport models more cost effective, robust and transparent, and to establish a collaborative project environment to facilitate closer working between built environment disciplines. Paul is currently developing a GIS-based tool to assist in planning urban Autonomous Vehicles corridors.

Saurabh Bhatia

Associate Director | Sr. General Manager
New Delhi, India

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Since joining IBI Group, Saurabh Bhatia has gained diversified international experience in the ICT and ITS industries. Through the combination of an MBA in strategic management and a strong engineering background, he offers the right set of skills for projects that require both management and technical expertise. He has an extensive experience leading the design and deployment of ICT systems and ITS technologies for a diverse clientele in global market sectors including government bodies, transportation & transits, real estate developers, telecommunications service providers, broadcasting, among sectors within the infrastructure space. His work has also included providing strategic consulting to a broad range of clients including developing business and technology strategies and evaluating business cases.

Bernardo Ortiz

Director, Latin America
Mexico City, Mexico

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Latin America# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico, Central America

Bernardo Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in the planning, design, deployment and supervision of systems and technology. He specializes in the modernization and optimization of operations in the transportation sector. Bernardo’s experience includes the strategic planning, vision, conceptual design and implementation of transportation projects, particularly roads at a national level, including the development of AFP/P3 schemes.

Joe Pettipas

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #Airports# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hospitality# #Interiors# #Leader# #Library# #Living+# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-pettipas-47871ba/

With over three decades of broad experience, Joe has an innate understanding of the challenges facing corporate, hospitality, retail and healthcare clients today. His international experience in the Middle East, Asia, and across North America gives him an appreciation for the importance of brand and how it must be synthesized into the built environment for corporate success. Joe leads a creative and talented group of professionals focusing on the interior spaces within buildings that spans across Corporate Workplace, Transportation, Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Higher Education and Institutional arenas.

Aditya M.R.

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

#english# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Smart Cities# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Technology# #Traveller Information#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Aditya joined IBI Group in 2008 and has over ten years of experience working in diverse projects involving transportation planning, toll systems and ITS. He has been instrumental in the implementation of the toll and ATMS work in India right from the first set of projects, including GMR ATMS and Toll Management Systems. Further, he plays a critical role in the global support team of ATMS and 511 projects where he has been responsible for leading the support team from India. Aditya has been able to demonstrate a comprehensive technical skill set across diverse projects from a design and implementation perspective. Some of his recent projects include project management of Hubli-Dharwad BRT ITS, implementation of Bangalore Elevated Toll System, and Hyderabad city ITMS where he is helping the team in design and deployment of the system.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Green# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

Doug McLachlan

Associate, Architect
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Doug McLachlan’s professional experience includes project management, master planning, medical planning, and construction document production for various projects. As Project Manager for several master planning and renovation projects, he leads the coordination and production of indicative design drawings and output specifications, has involvement leading several user group meetings, and overseeing production of a facilities assessment report. Doug is also immersed in managing and producing schematic design drawings, working drawings, and specifications, as well as performing construction administration services.

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