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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 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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James Loucks

Associate Director | US Interiors Lead, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

James Loucks
#Associate Director | US Interiors Lead, Buildings# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Over the past 18 years, James Loucks has been involved in every type of project, from historic offices to technical space and public facilities. As the US Interiors Lead, these skills are leveraged to manage multiple projects. One of his most recent notable projects involved the phased reorganization and renovation of 200,000 sq ft of space for the National Institutes of Health.

#North America#
Doug McLachlan

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Doug McLachlan
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
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.

#North America#
Grant Dickson

Associate Director
Newark, UK

Grant Dickson
#Associate Director# #All# #Operations# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #UK Regional#
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe

Grant Dickson is well-known for his expertise in Geographical Information Systems, GIS/IT consultancy, design of IT systems, databases, websites. software and system testing, system installation, integration, support and maintenance. He also specializes in spatially encoded video surveying, GPS, video and digital cameras, asset management systems and associated technologies.

#Europe#
Mark Auger

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Mark Auger
#Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects# #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Mark Auger has over 30 years of experience in engineering and project management. His project experience ranges from detailed design of a bascule bridge for Barra Strait in the infrastructure sector, to the management of multidisciplinary expansions in the industrial/automotive sector. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He is a firm believer that communication, organization and cooperation are the key factors in the successful completion of any project. His dedication to delivering a high level of quality on his projects earned him the opportunity to work with repeat clients for many years. Mark’s greatest strength is his ability to handle multiple projects working successfully with contractors, designers, construction managers and clients as well as the public at large. His direct, honest approach to people translates into successful projects regardless of size or complexity

Elizabeth Petrovitch

Senior Interior Designer
London, UK

Elizabeth Petrovitch
#Senior Interior Designer# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ##
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-petrovitch-953626ab

Elizabeth is the joint UK and Ireland lead for Interior Design at IBI Group UK. Her background is in the Healthcare market where she specializes in evidence based healthcare design, in particular designing for children and the elderly. She has worked on various large scale health campus projects in the UK and the Middle East helping to develop unique therapeutic interiors, wayfinding and art strategies. She also has experience in the commercial sector working on office fit out and high end residential interiors for the London market. She is a qualified Fitwel ambassador and seeks to combine her extensive experience in healthcare design with Fitwel to help clients achieve their wellbeing goals.

Paul Whittlestone

Global Director, IBI Healthcare+
London, UK

Paul Whittlestone
#Global Director, IBI Healthcare+# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

As Global Director of IBI Healthcare+, Paul Whittlestone leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in healthcare strategy, the design of healthcare buildings and infrastructure, and the application of intelligent systems to the delivery of healthcare solutions. This expertise is drawn from IBI offices around the globe and provides our clients with innovative solutions to the increasingly challenging problem of delivering high-quality, affordable and sustainable healthcare services. Paul has over 30 years of experience working on healthcare projects around the world. During this time he has been involved in several major clinical reconfiguration exercises across both whole healthcare systems and individual hospitals, as well as contributing to and leading on the investment of several billion USD in the redevelopment of healthcare infrastructure, including major new hospital projects in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East.

Erin King

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems
Seattle, WA

Erin King
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinsking/

Erin is a strategic planning and smart cities specialist working to transform cities and communities to become more livable through the effective application of technology, with a particular focus on the health, welfare, and success of people in those communities. She has spent the last 10 years as a technology analyst, strategic planner, and project manager working with cities, regions, and transportation and transit agencies planning for, designing, implementing and deploying technology solutions, with an emphasis on mobility. Her focus has been on solving our clients’ problems through communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Erin is also a leader within our Smart Cities practice working with smart mobility engineers, urban planners, and software developers to identify, pursue, and implement smart projects throughout North America. Erin’s smart mobility experience includes both management and strategic planning roles in the development of advanced transportation technologies and solutions that cover all modes.

#North America#
John Byrne

Director | Office Lead
Edmonton, AB

John Byrne
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Development Engineering# #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/johnbyrne-9956627b
We enjoy the challenge of finding unique solutions to our clients survey and land-tenure needs. We pride ourselves in providing the best solution, whether high-tech or traditional.

John Byrne is a leader in IBI Group?s Geomatics offering, specializing in Land Survey Services. He has been involved with virtually every new technology in surveying over the last 45 years, including first generation Satellite systems (Doppler), Offshore navigation, GPS and continues to be involved with the changes in technology with Drones and Digital scanning systems.John has been involved with the development of digital Cadastral bases across Canada and was involved in both the Parcel (Provincial) mapping of Alberta and the municipal mapping as well.

A key component of his expertise is related to helping develop methods with in the Land Titles system to bringing a project to market both delivery of title and separate financing of various components of a multi-use project. He has also been recognized as an expert witness by the Alberta Court of Queen’s bench as it relates to planning processes.

#North America#
William Monahan

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Binghamton, NY

William Monahan
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Education# #School# ## #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

William Monahan is an Electrical Engineer with 26 years of experience. His area of specialty is electrical system design for buildings and infrastructure projects, including educational facilities, medical facilities, municipal wastewater, and water treatment facilities.

#North America#
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.

Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

Christopher Lent

Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

Christopher Lent
#Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
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).

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