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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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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 Perejma

Office Manager
Fort McMurray, AB

#english# #Civic & Government# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Industrial# #Library# #Parking# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Roads & Highways# #Terminals# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater#
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Paul is a Civil Engineer with over nine years of experience in residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and marine design projects. Paul continues to add to his skillset of project management, design, drafting, cost estimates, tender preparation, and contract administration. He is licensed in both BC and AB and is familiar with design adaptations to suit each region.

He is currently involved in projects surrounding the devastating wildfires that hit Fort McMurray in 2016 and plays a part in ensuring the rehabilitation efforts help residents move back home.

Margaret Parkhill

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Environmental Assessment# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Planning# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-parkhill-63934925/

Margaret has over 16 years of transportation planning experience, and brings top technical skills in planning and design, plus strong communications to effectively engage with stakeholders and technical agencies on complex and controversial projects. Margaret currently leads a transportation environmental assessment and design group based in Toronto. She is a highly-effective project manager that brings out the best in her team. Margaret’s focus is developing  integrated solutions to complex urban transportation problems through corridor planning and preliminary design.

Margaret’s experience includes transit, active transportation, environmental assessments, and preliminary engineering design. Projects include London Bus Rapid Transit, Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, MiWay Infrastructure Growth Plan, and the Toronto Relief Line subway business case and planning study. She also has experience in transportation safety and land use/ transportation integration. She is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has published numerous papers and articles.

Venkata Chunduru

Director, India
New Delhi

#english# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Airports# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
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.

Celia Johnstone

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Transit architecture is no longer seen as just a utility, it plays a vital role in creating sustainable cities around the world as populations shift to urban centres. Great design can make infrastructure both efficient and beautiful, a source of delight on your daily commute as well as a lasting contribution to the community.

Celia Johnstone LEED AP is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She has over 20 years of experience in coordinating complex, multidisciplinary public-transit facility projects, as well as all facets of practice management. Celia has a portfolio of major transit infrastructure design projects, including underground, at-grade, and elevated transit facility design for the TTC, GTAA, and GO Transit. She is the lead architect for the new Redline LRT, the first subway system in Tel Aviv.

Rachel DeWitt

Associate Director | Education Lead, Global
Denver, CO

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Rachel DeWitt is IBI Learning+ lead. Rachel began this passion as a part of our education team in Houston, joined our team in Portland for 2016, and now currently is based out of our Denver office. She has an M.Ed from Texas A&M University, and is particularly interested in the impact space and place has on student cognition. As a former educator, Rachel has been a speaker at national and international conferences on various education topics. Rachel will be working with all of our senior leaders across the education practice to strategize how to move the education practice forward with particular focus on five key areas: business development, professional development, growth, innovation, and thought leadership.

David Paterson

Manager, Design Technology
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Education# #Energy# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hospitality# #Industrial# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Office# #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Revenue / Tolling# #Special Events# #Spiritual Places# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Systems Integration# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-paterson-14567083/

David Paterson is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Toronto visualization group aiming to produce 3D conceptual design models, high quality 3D renders, animations and virtual reality allowing our clients to easily envision their finished projects. His efforts extend beyond Toronto to engage and collaborate globally, connecting a network of over 50 visualization specialists scattered across IBI Group offices.

David’s focus remains on all aspects of a project’s lifecycle, bringing these solutions to file whether for proposals, detail design coordination, or the visualization of completed projects.

Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, OR

#english# #All# #Learning+#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-belz-201978b/

Kristin Belz holds her Masters in Architecture and a frequent contributor to the IBI Th!nk Blog. She believes that what and how we build reveals our character as a society. She relishes working in the Portland office, with its portfolio of education projects and focus on Learning+, because she loves telling the stories of the people and innovations behind school buildings that help make the world a better place.

Michael Mandelzys

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Mandelzys P.Eng is a transportation systems engineer with a passion for combining technology and transit. He has worked across North America, leading projects through planning activities such as needs assessments and conceptual designs, specification and RFP development, procurement, and design and testing during implementation.

He has worked with bus, rail, and demand response transit systems including new dispatch and vehicle location systems for the Toronto Transit Commission and GO rail, advanced fare systems in London and Milwaukee, and the regional transit information site (triplinx.ca) for the Greater Toronto Area.

Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, ON

#english# #Airports# #All# #Automotive# #Bridge Engineering# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
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.

Roxana Forliti

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Roxana has 20 years of total experience including 12 years of experience with IBI Group. Her most notable projects include the private residences at Hotel Georgia in Vancouver and 41 East Hastings – a project that was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and achieved this status in February 2018. Roxana is a Registered Architect in Mexico and is currently an intern architect in Vancouver. She received the best innovative feature award in 2012 for her work with the private residences at Hotel Georgia. Her most notable current project is Sun Towers in Burnaby. As the Project Manager, she has worked on the project from the design development stage and has provided coordination to ensure the architectural design met with the consultant requirements.

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