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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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John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Waterloo, ON

John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, 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.

#North America#
John Knape

Frameworks Director
Rochdale, UK

John Knape
#Frameworks Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.

John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.

#Europe#
Blair Hamilton

Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Blair Hamilton
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Blair Hamilton contributes over 35 years of diverse architectural experience to IBI Group. He is responsible for all aspects of a project, with particular emphasis on construction documents, project management, and contract administration. His responsibilities include development and management of the firm’s master specifications and quality control standards; as well as contract review and approvals.

#North America#
Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

Tony Wai
#Associate, Architectural Graduate# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context.

Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.

Carl Frushour

Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

Carl Frushour
#Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture# #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Carl is a Senior Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, having worked on various projects types in the U.S. and abroad. Carl is a lead designer responsible for all phases of projects and is committed to a collaborative process. He is currently working on projects ranging from urban mixed-use developments to resilient waterfront developments and higher education campuses to corporate campus headquarters.

Joe Pettipas

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

Joe Pettipas
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# #Hotels & 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.

Alexandre Haddad

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings
Toronto West, ON

Alexandre Haddad
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings# #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Alex Haddad is a professional engineer with a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with over 25 years of experience. Alex is currently responsible for Business Development activities for the Automotive, Manufacturing and Commercial and Government sectors in Canada. His experience includes design and development of various complex projects for a wide range of building types including commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. His clients have included General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Air Canada, Toronto Hydro, telecommunications firms, and post-secondary education institutions. Alex has been involved in master planning design, management and business development activities. His experience encompasses Construction Management, Design-Bid-Build and Design Build projects.

#North America#
Mojan Nozari

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, BC

Mojan Nozari
#Associate, Project Manager# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mojan Nozari is an Intern Architect experienced in mixed-use residential/commercial high-rises, libraries, office buildings, and community centres. She has expertise in schematic design and development; technical drawings and detailing; as well as building codes in British Columbia and California. Her LEED and MAIBC registrations are in progress.

#North America#
Meriem Sakrouhi

Project Designer
New York, NY

Meriem Sakrouhi
#Project Designer# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #sAVe App#
New York, New York, United States of America

Meriem Sakrouhi is an architectural designer who studied architecture in Barcelona. In 2013, she transferred to Chicago’s College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She believes that architecture is a powerful tool that showcases human feelings and emotions, and is interested in using innovation to create a positive, impactful and bold transformation that builds these experiences to everyone.

#North America#
Roger Nicholson

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Roger Nicholson
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Roger Nicholson specializes in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects, such as Maple Leaf Square and the expansion to the Air Canada Centre, The Four Seasons Hotel, and the award-winning Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled his career. He continues to develop his client relationships and hone his management skills, by leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Roger has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Park Place Condominiums and the award-winning Rose Theatre where his work is helping to revitalize the downtown core in Brampton. Roger is currently working on Bay Gerrard Rental Apartments and King Blue Hotel and Condominiums in Toronto, and The Roy Condominiums in Halifax.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

Michael Kazan
#Director | Senior Project Manager# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Michael Kazan is actively involved in the preparation, technical quality, and administration of planning, programming and large-scale public-sector interior design and renovation projects in urban settings. Focused on planning and government projects, Michael has been challenged to integrate historic and contemporary spaces, by introducing state-of-the-art telecommunications, data, and engineering systems, while creating environmentally responsible public-sector facilities. Since joining the firm in 1975 as a facilities planner, Michael has contributed his leadership, strategic planning, and management expertise to community, educational, judicial, municipal, and federal projects throughout the United States. In 1994, he established the office in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide services to our federal and related public-sector clients.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, VA

Val Vanchieri
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

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