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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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Titka Seddighi

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Titka Seddighi
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Resorts# #Commercial# #Hotels & Resorts# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Titka Seddighi holds a Master?s Degree in Architecture from Azad University in Tehran with 20 years of experience. Titka’s notable work includes projects such as Concord Adex, City Place, Toronto 2015 Pan / Parapan American Games Athlete?s Village and The Royal Atlantis in Dubai, UAE.

#North America#
Yong Kang

Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Yong Kang
#Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-j-kang-aia-60281a11/

As the US Sector Lead, Buildings, Yong Kang is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s architectural, engineering and interior design practices nationwide. Bringing over two decades of proven experience in leading and managing major projects, Yong is a recognized leader in his profession. He is internationally recognized for having led the design of more than 15 million square feet of complex building environments for his clients throughout North America and Asia including multi-national conglomerates.

Yong is a licensed architect and is actively affiliated with numerous professional organizations including: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) amongst others. Yong holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

#North America#
Emma White

Studio Principal
London, UK

Emma White
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Emma White is a qualified architect and a recognized specialist in healthcare design, working on £1 billion+ health schemes in the UK and Canada. Her experience at the successful set-up and delivery of these large-scale projects has led to her responsibilities broadening within IBI Group to overseeing QA and Process Improvements. Emma is a confident leader, successfully managing complex supply chain and stakeholder groups. She is experienced at managing large teams in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, and applies her in-depth knowledge in the development and implementation of design processes, schedules and protocols to assist in the management, and coordination of projects. Notable projects include the Queen Elizabeth University & Royal Hospital for Children and the Peterborough City Hospital, which was successfully delivered three months early.

Focused on programme, budget and design excellence, she will always strive to deliver cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

#Europe#
Lamberto Smigliani

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, MI

Lamberto Smigliani
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Industrial# #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ##
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

As an Architect, Lamberto Smigliani is responsible for design and development including organizing and maintaining administrative controls from inception to completion of the programs. He is also responsible for staffing and implementation of continuing education in the architectural discipline. Lamberto draws from both domestic and international experience in architectural operations and development.

Lamberto serves as chairman of a local planning commission and is active in local governance and community activities.

Bill Thomas

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Kingston, ON

Bill Thomas
#Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
http://www.linkedin.com/in/william-thomas-

Bill is a Civil Engineer with approximately 15 years’ experience in Land Development and Municipal Infrastructure. His work involves project management of residential, commercial, and industrial developments, as well as municipal infrastructure design, construction and replacement.

Elizabeth Vieweg

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Elizabeth Vieweg
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Civic & Government# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Special Events# #Landmark Events# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth Vieweg is a passionate, goal-oriented leader with 20 years of experience managing multiple portfolio events in fast-paced national and international Games environments. This is bolstered by additional experience as a senior manager in the sport, arts and health sectors. Elizabeth is also a skilled negotiator, collaborator and integrator with diverse groups of stakeholders, including municipal and provincial levels of government, community leaders, First Nations, facility/venue owners, games host societies, senior management, and volunteers.

Christina Bouchard

Project Manager
Toronto, ON

Christina Bouchard
#Project Manager# #All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christina Bouchard provides technical consulting and project management services to public transportation agencies for the planning, design and implementation of infrastructure. With ten years of experience working in the public sector, a core area of interest and study for Christina is effective policy design, including intergovernmental relations, government structures and how the design of public institutions affects delivery outcomes.

#North America#
Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, OR

Kristin Belz
#Marketing Coordinator# #All# #Learning+# #Education# ##
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.

#North America#
Kirk Shimazu

Associate Director | US Civic Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Kirk Shimazu
#Associate Director | US Civic Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Leader# #Library# #Civic & Government# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kirk Shimazu is the US Civic Lead where he draws upon over 40 years of architecture, planning and urban design experience. His critical thinking skills enables him to engage in thoughtful design solutions from the earliest design phases through construction documents minimizing change orders in the field. He effectively leads project teams and assures client goals and expectations are met in a timely and economical manner. Kirk’s extensive project background and strength in design have been key to the ultimate success of numerous project assignments. His commitment to quality design informs the development of the building elements, systems, materials and details to achieve functionality, durability and long-term flexibility through the process of value design.

#North America#
Carl-Henry Piel

Director | US Services Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Carl-Henry Piel
#Director | US Services Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Carl-Henry Piel is a registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in systems engineering and over 25 years specifically in Intelligent Transportation Systems. His ITS work has focused on systems integration and computer, communications, and sensing technologies. Carl-Henry leads IBI Group’s Intelligent Systems Sector Consulting Services practice and is recognized for his expertise in transportation technologies and systems. He has a broad systems engineering background, encompassing telecommunications and power distribution systems design with additional experience in the design and applications of control systems, real-time data acquisition and signal processing systems, and artificial neural networks.

Stacy Unholz

Sr. Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Unholz
#Sr. Project Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-unholz-48b95616/

Stacy Unholz is an expert Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience managing projects in all areas of intelligent transportation systems such as advanced traveler information services (ATIS), advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), and strategic planning.  Ms. Unholz has supported several projects in the areas of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT), helping to design and deploy technology solutions to mobility, sustainability and livability.

Ms. Unholz is currently the Project Manager for the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (LA SAFE) 511 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system covering the greater Los Angeles area.   She is also supporting the design and development of a ground transportation permitting system for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

Ms. Unholz has extensive experience with 511 traveler information systems and has been involved in several 511 projects at all levels, from definition of functional requirements to implementation, operation, and successful upgrade and enhancements of services.  Ms. Unholz works with IBI’s Solutions group to support national deployment of an integrated suite of services that includes integration of third party data feeds, and the distribution of traveler information via website, mobile application, IVR systems and social media platforms.

Sylvia Hajo

Sr. Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings
Houston, TX

Sylvia Hajo
#Sr. Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings# #All# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Interiors# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Specialized Learning# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Sylvia Hajo has over 20 years of interior design experience, with a specialization in the design of spaces for educational, commercial, health care and institutional clients. Her primary responsibilities include: design management of the project, design collaboration with client, creating interior design concepts, specifying furniture and fixtures, equipment , managing the interior design process including all furniture selections and specifications, overseeing interior project schedules, and adhering to furniture/fabrics/accessories project budgets. Sylvia is conscientious, precise, and is known as an effective communicator with client and stakeholder groups.

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