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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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Bill Quan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bill Quan has over 16 years of working experience in Canada and the USA and offers outstanding talents in architectural design, problem solving, project management, consultant coordination, and training team members. Bill is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design through to site administration.

Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

#english# #Airports# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Light Rail Transit# #P3# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

Steven Kresak

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kresak-5982591a/

Steven Kresak is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IBI Group Inc. and is responsible for the firm’s legal affairs worldwide. His accountabilities include the legal, compliance, real estate, insurance and corporate governance functions. Steven is based in Toronto, Ontario, IBI Group’s corporate headquarters. From 2006 through 2014 Steven served at Infrastructure Ontario, in a variety of leadership roles including Director, Special Initiatives; Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions; and Senior Vice President, Commercial Projects, where he led a series of transactions to monetize government assets in the transportation, remanufacturing, entertainment, rail and telecommunications sectors. Prior to 2006, he practiced law at Goodmans LLP. Steven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Law degree (Distinction) from the University of Alberta. He is a former Editor of the Alberta Law Review.

Steven Butler, PE

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Cincinnati, OH

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Steven Butler has over ten years of civil engineering experience, with emphasis in structural design. He has evaluated and developed superstructure and sub-structure plans for a variety of bridges within the states of Ohio and West Virginia. His experience extends to all phases of civil engineering projects, including preliminary studies and reports, site surveys and investigations, specifications, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates. Steven’s work includes bridge design, inspection, replacement, rehabilitation and review projects, where his deliverables include the design of superstructures, substructures, and miscellaneous details along with site layout and minor roadway items.

Steven Thesier

Associate Director | Principal, Education
Binghamton, NY

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Steven Thesier has more than 26 years of experience with areas of specialty that include project management and project design for new construction and renovations, educational facilities planning, referendum planning for educational facilities, NYSED coordination on school projects, and NYS OGS project development and execution.

Bernardo Ortiz

Director, Latin America
Mexico City, Mexico

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Latin America# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation#
Mexico City, Mexico, Central America

Bernardo Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in the planning, design, deployment and supervision of systems and technology. He specializes in the modernization and optimization of operations in the transportation sector. Bernardo’s experience includes the strategic planning, vision, conceptual design and implementation of transportation projects, particularly roads at a national level, including the development of AFP/P3 schemes.

Neil Evans

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Mental Health Care# #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

Neil?s early days at Percy Thomas Partnership and Studio BAAD, provided him with a firm grounding in healthcare design but he also gained significant experience in the both the commercial and industrial sectors. Neil was appointed Office Principal of IBI Group’s Rochdale Office in July 2006.

Marek Otwinowski

Associate Director
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Marek Otwinowski has extensive knowledge of building and construction systems and has the complete ability to develop designs into built form. His education in contracting, technical detailing and architecture is bolstered by 23 years of experience in the Canadian market.

Titka Seddighi

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #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.

Yong Kang

Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hospitality# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #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.

David Salton

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

#english# #Active Transportation# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traveller Information#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-salton-56b72351/

David is a Senior Consultant based in IBI’s Glasgow office with considerable project management and consultancy experience. In a career spanning over 20 years, David has worked in both technology and transport planning fields. Since joining IBI he has played a lead role on our work with Transport Scotland, where he is now the project manager for the major Traffic Scotland Systems Contract Framework, one of IBI’s largest projects in the UK. This contract covers the development and operation of a number of systems critical to the management of the strategic road network and related functions, as well as other consulting services.

In addition to the project manager role, David continues to lead on specific projects delivered under the Framework, including Scotland’s new National Traffic Data System. This is a significant development for Transport Scotland and has been a complex project which has required a range of skills: engagement and coordination with a wide range of stakeholders; technical ability in respect to system requirements and design; management of the client with the introduction of new processes and procedures; and overseeing the implementation and launch. David holds an Honours degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Transport Planning and Engineering, and is PRINCE2 certified. He is also accredited in Software Testing.

Leanne Soligo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Leanne Soligo is a Registered Architect and LEED AP who has been involved in all aspects of design throughout her 25 years of experience. This includes , feasibility analysis, concept design, documentation and ultimately construction. Her expertise spans design and project management in both the private and public sectors with a specific emphasis on civic, institutional and educational projects. Her experience leading numerous renovations projects over her career, Leanne is aware of the special attention to facility review and documentation that is required to make a renovation project successful. On her new-build projects, this attention to detail and technical knowledge makes Leanne a valuable asset to any project. Her talents focus on design, management and finding creative approaches to resolving each project’s challenges and opportunities.

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