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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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Gianni Ria

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential
Toronto, ON

Gianni Ria
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, High Rise Residential# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gianni Ria holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto and over the past 30 years, served as lead designer on a number of successful hospitality, residential and commercial projects. Gianni has Recent hospitality projects include the SOHO Metropolitan Hotel and Residences, a four star hotel in Toronto’s entertainment district, and the Hazelton Hotel and Residences in the Trendy Yorkville area of Toronto. Gianni’s work has been recognized through awards and publications.

#North America#
Mark French

Director | US Deputy Education Lead, Buildings
Houston, TX

Mark French
#Director | US Deputy Education Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Houston, Texas, United States of America

With over 30 years of experience, Mark French LEED AP BD+C offers extensive design and project management experience in educational facilities. He is involved on all aspects of a project including schematic design, design development, construction documents and project management. Mark earned the Recognized Educational Facility Professional designation from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International in 2002 due to his extensive experience in educational facility planning and design. He also achieved the designation of Accredited Learning Environments Planner in 2013.

#North America#
Paul Williams

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Paul Williams
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mechanical Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Paul Williams has over 30 years of project and design experience in the electrical engineering field. He has been responsible for conceptual design, specifications, feasibility studies, detail engineering, inspections, commissioning, and project management on numerous utility, industrial and commercial projects.Currently, Paul is the Mechanical and Engineering Peer Reviewer for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the Project Manager for the Metrolinx Lewis Road Layover Facility and Metrolinx Mimico Layover Facility, and provides Senior Electrical oversight for various projects.

#North America#
Iliad Terra

Associate Principal - Interior Design, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

Iliad Terra
#Associate Principal - Interior Design, Buildings# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Strategic Planning# #Transportation#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
linkedin.com/in/iliadterra
In the age of Artificial Intelligence, it is increasingly important to design for the Human Element, and to safeguard and indeed empower what is essential in all of us.

Iliad is a visionary design thinker and thought leader who is passionate about developing projects that empower and build capacity. He creates next-gen sustainable solutions that are centered on the Human Element, while financially viable. This is especially significant in the current context where Human Value is challenged by Artificial Intelligence and self-learning machines and systems.

Iliad’s background consists of extensive world travel to Asia, South and Central, Africa, Europe, throughout the US, working as a consultant and contractor in diverse project and field conditions. He brings a large well-qualified network of governmental, enterprise, technology resources, and investors to project opportunities, and custom-tailor the right team for each project.

With his experience in the Army, intensive study as a Fine Arts Major, and training in a Master of Architecture Program, combined with his network and leadership skills, Iliad is able to bring integrative processes to projects, from conception to implementation, combining conventional strategies with out-of-the-box, or asymmetric approaches.

Innovation is derived from boldly building on lessons of history while reaching for new possibilities, never ceasing toe questions, and never being afraid to grow, no matter how exhilarating or painful a lesson it may be.

As we navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must keep in mind both the opportunities and the challenges we face, and accordingly design buildings, cities, and environments that address our current and future needs, and also delight that which makes humans special.

Nanette Shahinian

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Nanette Shahinian
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nanette Shahinian is an Architect with over 30 years’ experience in residential and institutional buildings. She has worked on a range of buildings from high-end boutique condominiums to large scale mixed use projects. Through her involvement on high-profile projects such as Chaz Condominium, The Avenue, South Park Halifax and the Bathurst JCC, she has developed relationships with both long-standing and new clients. Nannette’s work is characterized by the desire to develop design solutions for complex buildings, which fully satisfy the client’s needs, and the detailing and physical quality of our built environment.

Kyle Koppes

Associate | Office Lead, Canton
Canton, OH

Kyle Koppes
#Associate | Office Lead, Canton# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Office Lead# #Transportation#
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
http://linkedin.com/in/kyle-koppes-p-e-0735271a

Mr. Koppes has over 16 years of experienced as a design Project Manager/Senior Transportation Engineer in the fields of complex road, highway, street and drainage design.  His experience includes new and rehabilitation projects of both rural and urban roadways/highways and he has experience in ODOT, ODOT-let and Local-let ODOT LPA roadway projects. He has considerable experience in the design of roadways including geometric design, pavement and drainage design, cost estimating and final plan preparation. Kyle has worked on a variety of roadway improvement projects using federal dollars and he has acted as Project Manager and Lead Design Engineer for numerous ODOT projects.

Daniel Hsueh

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Daniel Hsueh
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-hsueh-21779227/

Daniel Hsueh, LEED AP is an OAA licensed architect. He has over 20 years of architectural experience in Canada and Southeast Asia. His design portfolio features a range of projects including large scale, mix-used developments, institutional, commercial and residential developments, where he delivers creative ideas and unique solution to the design of these projects. Daniel’s projects include Sobey’s regional headquarter that won the Mississauga Urban Design Awards 2016, an award-winning residential project at 1451 Wellington Street West in Ottawa and the “Vision” project at Pat Bayly Square in Ajax that won the 2019 Rental Development of the Year (High-Rise) award.

Daniel has a passion for the design process and for high-level engagement with owners to deliver excellent work. He earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Hong Kong and a Degree in Architecture from Birmingham City University in England.

#North America#
Jonathan Levy

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
San Diego, CA

Jonathan Levy
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #P3# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America

Jonathan Levy has 40 years of experience in engineering and public works and known for his ability to produce results working with complex public agencies including the, the City of Los Angeles, Caltrans, CPUC and the City of San Diego.

Jonathan is registered both as a Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California, and as a Professional Engineer in the State of New York. His various responsibilities over the years included multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, construction management, and public works maintenance.

#North America#
David Thom

President
Vancouver, BC

David Thom
#President# #All# #Architecture# #Board Member# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

David Thom is President of IBI Group Inc. and IBI Group, responsible for providing executive leadership with a particular focus on managing and leading the firm’s multidisciplinary teams of professionals. He specializes in the planning and design of complex projects that integrate planning, architecture and transportation. He has had senior responsibility for many major urban development projects across Canada, in the United States and internationally, including public / private partnerships and private finance initiatives.

Mr. Thom joined the firm in 1975 after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

#North America#
Tissa De Silva

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Tissa De Silva
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Airport Taxi Dispatch# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #BlueiQ# #Industrial# #Water Resources Management# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Operations# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tissa De Silva leads the global practice of Intelligent Systems at airports, seaports and other major transportation environments. He specializes in ITS systems and solutions, including Traffic Management and Traffic Safety Systems on both local and International arenas. He has over 25 years of experience in Advanced Information Technology Systems, including System Architecture, Software, Hardware, Application Design and Solutions. He is a North American expert for the U.S. National ITS Architecture Program and for Volpe Research Center in the U.S.

Real-time control, monitoring, and revenue management systems for transportation networks and Artificial Intelligence-based control and optimization of energy management solutions for “Smart City” water utilities are marquee projects he has directed for clients in Canada and the U.S.

Tissa has worked with Homeland Security in the U.S. on developing cargo container / railcar monitoring and control systems as well as major revenue management systems for transportation management authorities. He has also led multi-million dollar Revenue Management and Monitoring and Control Systems for a variety of transportation clients across the globe.

Steve Jones

Principal - Mixed-Use, Buildings
Salt Lake City, UT

Steve Jones
#Principal - Mixed-Use, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ##
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Stephen Jones is a registered architect and principal with thirteen years of experience on a variety of project types. Licensed in Washington and Utah, Steve has expertise in urban mixed-use, healthcare and multi-family projects. A leader and advocate for the architectural needs of under-served and vulnerable communities, he has been on the board of directors for Community Psychiatric Clinic (Seattle), the Sarah Daft Home (Salt Lake City) and Lifting Hands International.

Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

Diane Phillips
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Diane Phillips is responsible for architectural projects in the Ottawa practice, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her architectural, project management, and leadership skills, Diane quickly and accurately grasps her clients’ visions. With over 30 years of practicing architecture in Ontario, Diane has been responsible for the project management, design, contract documents, and contract administration for a wide range of award-winning and published projects.

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