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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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John Ariens

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Hamilton, Canada

#english# All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management#
Hamilton, Canada

John Ariens is independently responsible for representing the interests of development clients, both public and private, through the planning and development process for the Hamilton office. He coordinates all aspects of the development process starting at the initial design through municipal approval to engineering design, registration and construction. John is responsible for negotiations and liaison with the various levels of government and technical review agencies as well as coordinating the efforts of professionals, such as lawyers, engineers, and surveyors. This area of practice has brought John before many Municipal and Regional Committees and Councils, Conservation Authorities, Niagara Escarpment Commission and the Ontario Municipal Board as an expert witness.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, USA

#english# All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering#
Alexandria, USA

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.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Green# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto West, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

Graeme Scott

Deputy Regional Director, UK/Ireland
Glasgow, UK

#english# All# #Data Analytics# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Graeme Scott is responsible for major ITS projects for the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency, Ireland?s National Roads Authority, and the Hong Kong Transport Department. Graeme has extensive ITS expertise, and has provided strategic advice and management on research, studies, design, procurement, development, implementation, and operation of a wide range of ITS solutions. Graeme also has more than ten years of experience in coordinating and managing client input to major European Commission research initiatives.

Helen Parkyns

Studio Principal
Birmingham, UK

#english# All# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Highway / Road Design# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Helen Parkyns has 20 years of experience working on many of the UK and Europe’s flagship ITS projects. She is an internationally respected project manager who combines technical insight and accomplished communication and team management skills to deliver operational ITS projects and services. She has worked on all aspects of the lifecycle of ITS projects, from feasibility studies through to implementation and post-project evaluation. Helen has extensive experience in the development of policy and business cases, operational management of road networks and traffic control centres, driver information systems and behavioural responses to such systems, data exchange, trends analysis and data manipulation, national and European projects.

Jamie Wright

Director
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Canada
I love the range of our practice, from master planning, which calls upon an architect's collective experience to address regional issues, to custom residential where specific design solutions evolve directly with a few people.

Jamie Wright is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the recipient of the Order of da Vinci award for his work on behalf of the profession. Over the past 40 years, he has been the principal-in-charge of some of the firm’s most important residential, commercial, and institutional projects, many of which have received prestigious design awards including two Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

Kevin Wood

Principal
Westerville, USA

#english# All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Westerville, USA

As the US Lead on Water/Wastewater, Kevin Wood’s goal is to provide communities with an improved quality of life through superior engineering, particularly with reference to local jurisdiction water and wastewater projects. Kevin has helped municipalities and townships identify, apply for and receive state and federal grant and loan monies for infrastructure development projects, after providing the facilities planning necessary to establish community needs and costs.
His expertise matching infrastructure and economic development needs of communities with available resources is critical to providing satisfactory solutions. As Project Manager for water and wastewater projects, his project involvement begins at the inception of the project and continues through to the design, funding, construction and rate determination stages.

Saif Zaidi

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Interiors# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/saif-zaidi-oaa-49158422

Saif Zaidi is an Intern Architect (OAA) with over 15 years of comprehensive experience in architectural and interior design projects, responsible for concept and design to drawings through to execution. He has demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing, designing, contract management, project management, and business development.

Saif is the team lead for Hospitality & High-Rise Residential Interiors and has designed projects ranging from small residences to large scale mixed-use, retail, corporate office interiors, high-rise residential and hospitality. Working on design-build module projects has enabled him to provide practical design solutions and coordinate with multidisciplinary trades more effectively. His attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project he works on is completed on schedule and to the highest possible standard.

Mike Codrington

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# All# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Terminals#
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-codrington-34712314/

Mike Codrington has over 30 years of experience delivering complex system solutions for a multitude of applications and projects. Throughout his career, he has carried out planning, design, commissioning and construction supervision of various process and control systems.

Mike is a subject matter expert in the application of different computer systems related to management of real time data, such as SCADA. He has been involved in the planning, design and commissioning of SCADA systems across a broad range of industries, including transportation, transit, materials handling, process, and automotive.

He has also guided the work of a team of engineers and systems designers and is heavily involved in design coordination with all technical disciplines and user groups to ensure cohesive solutions. His expertise encompasses all systems elements, from the device-level components up to high-level supervisory systems.

Mike Corby

Director | Office Lead
Richmond Hill, Canada

#english# All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Management# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Richmond Hill, Canada

Mike Corby P.Eng is a Transportation Engineer specializing in traffic operations for 20 years. His experience includes the development of transportation practices and policies, design and operation of traffic control devices, as well as the procurement and implementation of traffic signal control systems and transit management systems.

Mike is also highly regarded as a technical expert in the ITS field, specifically in the areas of traffic signal systems and equipment, adapting to the greater emphasis on surface urban transit systems. He works collaboratively with IBI offices across North America, and has been a key contributor to Rapid Transit AFP/P3 projects and procurement.

Patricia Lock

Associate, Principal Architect
San Jose, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Green# #Learning+# #Public Outreach# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
San Jose, USA

Patricia Lock has over 30 years of experience, with over 25 of those years specifically in public facility design. Throughout her career, the emphasis has remained on programming, planning and the overall delivery of public facilities. Patricia combines proactive management with focusing on client goals to creatively solve and manage a variety of complex projects and project types. She has the expertise to work with diverse stakeholder groups, community and public entities to form consensus throughout the project process. She is a LEED AP committed to bringing practical knowledge and commitment to sustainable design.

Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, USA

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

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