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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, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #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.

Dorin Vargatu

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

#english# #Airports# #All# #Ports# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Dorin Vargatu has successfully utilized the knowledge gained through his extensive systems engineering experience to effectively lead various software and systems projects. Dorin specializes in systems analysis, software design and development, systems integration and deployment of real-time electronic toll collection, traffic management and commercial vehicle tracking and control systems.

Phil Beinhaker

Director
Tel Aviv, Israel

#english# #Airports# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Transportation#
Tel Aviv, Israel Middle East

Phil Beinhaker founded IBI Group in 1974 and continues to specialize in several areas of consulting activity, including urban design and development, building design, project management, land development, and policy development for land, housing, and transportation. He has been involved, domestically and internationally, in major projects that have included the development of urban hospitals, airports, transit systems, high-rise complexes, and a professional sports complex.

Jim Fox

Associate Director, Engineer
Southfield, MI

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management#
Southfield, Michigan United States of America

Jim Fox is responsible for the administration of corporate operations and projects. He manages the project organization, scheduling, scope definition, manpower planning, budgeting, expediting the various design disciplines, as well as monitoring their quality and progress. For selected projects, he serves as the upper level liaison with our client.

Mike Peery

Associate | Office Lead
Raleigh, NC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Manufacturing# #Municipal Services# #Office# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre#
Raleigh, North Carolina United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/w-michael-peery-aia-leed-ap-a3a6381a

Mike Peery LEED AP is a registered architect in eight states and manages the Raleigh office, including the disciplines of architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. His staff completes assignments for manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics, military, and municipal clients.

His project experience includes research and development facilities, laboratories, office buildings, and distribution facilities where Mike’s work blends the important aspects of function, aesthetics, energy conservation, and adherence to project budget.

Alex Mereu

Transportation Planner
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Alex Mereu brings a balanced and perceptive approach to consulting through his professional experience in land use and transportation planning. Alex has gained professional experience developing and analyzing planning alternatives through working on comprehensive master plans, transportation master plans, and benefits case analysis in various international contexts including Saudi Arabia, Germany, New Zealand and Canada. He is passionate about the future of cities and how innovative solutions can help us balance nature and progress as we strive for a more sustainable way of life. Alex is an effective communicator, highlighted by his experience in public consultation and his past role as an interim professor at the University of Waterloo.

Jannis Nassoulis

Director | Toll and Highway Operations
Athens, Greece

#english# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Traveller Information#
Athens, Greece Europe

Jannis Nassoulis has more then 18 years of experience in the infrastructure construction and transportation industry. After he successfully managed the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the first large scale ITS project in Greece, he was involved in motorway operations undertaking the role of the Tunnel Safety Officer of the Athens ring road. He coordinated large scale exercises and fire tests in tunnels.

In 2007, Jannis organized the operation and maintenance of the 230km long motorway concession project, Aegean Motorway, as Chief Operations Officer. Holding the position of the COO for nine years, he managed a major operational crisis involving a dramatic rockfall incident, resulting to longlasting international arbitration procedures, legal disputes and claims. He also actively participated in a successful project restructuring process, necessary to mitigate severe problems resulting from the Greek financial crisis, earning serious experience in PPP project financing, contractual arrangements and negotiation practices.

Ben Lee

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Green# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development#
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Ben Lee specializes in Urban Design and Placemaking. His unique experience encompasses a broad range of projects including sustainable land development strategies, policy and market research, community development, urban design and public consultation. Ben has been the Project Manager for many complex research and development assignments on behalf of governments and private sector clients across Alberta and Canada.

Elizabeth Kadela

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.

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.

Guy Pearson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom Europe

Guy Pearson is a qualified architect and urban designer. His interest and skills lie in the links between the two disciplines, including master planning and designing mixed use, high density urban neighbourhoods. Guy is an advocate of sustainable design to create liveable, healthy communities.

Joe Heyninck

Project Engineer
London, ON

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation#
London, Ontario Canada

Joe Heyninck is a Professional Engineer in Ontario with over 40 years of experience in the civil consulting field in southwestern Ontario. His involvement in a wide range of municipal infrastructure and land development projects over this period provides him with a broad base of experience in the delivery of projects ranging in scope from servicing master plans and environmental assessments through to detailed design and construction administration of multimillion-dollar municipal infrastructure projects. Joe is currently involved in the City of London SHIFT Rapid Transit project having shared design responsibility for the development of the rapid transit corridors including the development of design alternatives and utility coordination.

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