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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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Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, 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.

David Nicholas

Associate, Landscape Architect
Salt Lake City, USA

#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, USA
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.

Scott Johnston

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto West, Canada

Scott Johnston is a transportation planner with six years of experience in project management, functional planning, travel demand modeling, and traffic engineering. He has expertise in the application of travel demand modeling software to evaluate roadway and public transit operations and improvement needs, as well as recent experience with micro-simulation of transportation corridors for EA purposes. Scott has been involved with various transportation related studies, including transit and roadway planning, master plans, survey design and methodology, analysis of data, and reporting.

John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Waterloo, Canada

#english# #All# #Bridges# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Municipal Services# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-torrance-perks-mba-p-eng-2349b1b/

John Perks is designated by PEO as a Consulting Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of experience as a project manager and senior engineer for a diversity of transportation and municipal projects involving feasibility studies, Class Environmental Assessments, functional, preliminary and final designs, contract preparation, and construction administration and inspection.

His project work includes both new and reconstruction of existing civil infrastructure. This broad experience across many municipalities has provided John with the ability to large, manage multidisciplinary projects and understand the complexities of public, political, approval agency and municipal pressures and requirements on a project.

John is also one of the few Region of Waterloo approved acoustical engineers and has completed the MOE noise assessment course as well as numerous seminars with expertise acoustical studies for both road and rail transportation, and stationary noise sources.

Neena Soans

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# #All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, USA

Neena Soans PMP has 15 years of systems and software engineering experience and has been exposed to all facets of the specification, design and implementation of various systems and applications during that timeframe. This includes ITS, Tolling Systems, Communications Systems, Intelligent Building Technology Systems and Security Systems. Neena has extensive experience with the development of functional and performance specifications, and the development, maintenance and support of complex software systems.

Rachel DeWitt

Global Director, IBI Learning+
Denver, USA

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

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.

Matt Cunningham

Global Lead, Infrastructure
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Rail# #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto West, Canada

Matt Cunningham is Global Director, Infrastructure, providing strategic direction to IBI Group leaders in Land Development, Planning and Urban Design, Transportation, and Water & Energy Resources, delivered through traditional and P3 projects.

Matt is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of international project experience in major infrastructure projects. He has particular expertise in AFP/P3 projects and has led joint venture project teams on $1B+ projects.

Susan Wright

Associate | Architect
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Transit Oriented Development#
New York, USA
www.linkedin.com/in/susan-wright-aia-leed-ap-318a48b

Susan Wright leads the New York City office, a contributor to IBI Group’s Living+. She is a Registered Architect who specializes in the management of urban multifamily projects including affordable and market rate housing, as well as facilities for seniors.

She is actively engaged in the Ageless Living discourse and has worked in the area of affordable and senior housing for over 30 years, committing volunteer and professional efforts to the preservation of affordable housing and the design of residential environments of all types. Susan served on the Board of Women in Housing and Finance from 2009 to 2017 and is a member of the AIA New York Chapter Design for Aging Committee.

Brad Kimball

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Edmonton, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Office# #Police Stations# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Edmonton, Canada

Brad Kimball has 25 years of experience in various aspects of facilities, facility design, interior design, and building infrastructure evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Brad specializes in user group facilitation and concept planning. Some of Brad’s recent projects of note include the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, Habitat for Humanity Neufeld Landing, and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Brad is a Registered Architect in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brad is a volunteer member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Architectural Academic Advisory Committee. He is currently working with the Grande Prairie Regional College on a new purpose built laboratory and office facility for the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, a shared research Centre of Excellence between the College, Alberta Government, and Agriculture Canada.

Michael Mandelzys

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, 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.

Adam Haimour

Manager, Civil Engineering
Calgary, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Development Engineering# #Engineering#
Calgary, Canada
Ryan Gulick

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Seattle, USA

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Design Build# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Traveller Information#
Seattle, USA

Ryan Gulick has years of experience in the ITS field. His project experience includes the design of freeway management systems, fiber interconnect communication systems, advanced traveller information systems, toll facilities, and bus rapid transit technology. This includes studies, planning, and design (PS&E) activities. Ryan has also worked on several, large scale, design-build projects in Washington, Arizona, and Colorado.

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