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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.

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Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Elvin Karpovich
#Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.
#North America#
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Tetyana Tymchyk

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Tetyana Tymchyk
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tetyana is a Project Manager in the intelligent systems group based out of Toronto Campus. She holds a B.Eng. and Masters of Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto. Her 10-year career with the firm has been focused in intelligent transportation and transit systems technology, design, construction technical support, operations and maintenance for such clients as Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), 407TR, Metrolinx and TTC. Some of her most notable projects include the design of an advanced traffic management system (ATMS) on Hwy 427, Highway 401 EB Collector rehab from Jane Avenue to Avenue Road, Windsor-Detroit Tunnel plaza improvements, Variable Message Signs for 407ETR and Toronto Transit Commission CAD/AVL. She received her Ontario professional engineering license in 2014.
#North America#
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Ben Lee

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Calgary, AB

Ben Lee
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Green# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #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.
#North America#
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Zohra Mutabanna

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Zohra Mutabanna
#Associate | General Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
Zohra Mutabanna is a city and transportation planner, and urban designer with a wide range of experience in transportation planning, architecture, and urban design through projects in the US and India. Zohra has worked on projects involving transit oriented development, non-motorized transportation planning, streetscape design, transit service planning, microsimulation modeling and transit technologies.She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in City Planning and a concentrated focus in transportation planning and urban design.
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Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Ian Nelson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #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.
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Sam Hickey

Associate - Manager, Transit Data
Seattle, WA

Sam Hickey
#Associate - Manager, Transit Data# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelhickey
Sam has over eight years of experience working with transit real-time passenger information systems and CAD/AVL systems. Sam leads the implementation and operations and maintenance of IBI Group’s transit data suite of software for clients including TransLink (Vancouver), Los Angeles Metro, and RTD (Denver). This suite of software includes TRANSIT-alerts, which is used to enter, manage, and disseminate service alerts, and TRANSIT-realtime, which aggregates, manages, and disseminates real-time locations and predictions. Sam also has a focus on real-time passenger information systems for rail and has designed and developed light rail and commuter rail real-time passenger information systems for RTD (Denver), SunRail (Orlando), and NFTA (Buffalo). Prior to joining IBI Group in 2015, Sam worked for the MBTA (Boston) for over four years. At the MBTA he designed and developed software that generated real-time arrival predictions for the subway lines and published the predictions on countdown signs and for app developers, served as system administrator for the bus CAD/AVL system, and managed the MBTA’s GTFS data. Sam has a Master’s degree in Transportation and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
Elizabeth Petrovitch

Senior Interior Designer
London, UK

Elizabeth Petrovitch
#Senior Interior Designer# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ##
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-petrovitch-953626ab
Elizabeth is the joint UK and Ireland lead for Interior Design at IBI Group UK. Her background is in the Healthcare market where she specializes in evidence based healthcare design, in particular designing for children and the elderly. She has worked on various large scale health campus projects in the UK and the Middle East helping to develop unique therapeutic interiors, wayfinding and art strategies. She also has experience in the commercial sector working on office fit out and high end residential interiors for the London market. She is a qualified Fitwel ambassador and seeks to combine her extensive experience in healthcare design with Fitwel to help clients achieve their wellbeing goals.
#Europe#
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Oliver Hartleben

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Placemaking
Vancouver, BC

Oliver Hartleben
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Placemaking# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #sAVe App# #Strategic Planning# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
http://linkedin.com/in/ohartleben
Oliver Hartleben is a city planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on existing and evolving public outreach, demographic, mobility, built form, and innovation topics. A lateral thinker by nature, Oliver brings together his experience in engaging public, private and community stakeholders for the identification of new opportunities and synergies. Oliver is NCI System-certified to facilitate design charettes, has experience in conducting online engagement processes, and leads IBI Group’s R&D Unit, TH!NK.
#North America#
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Clement Pun

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Clement Pun
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Clement Pun’s professional experience runs the gamut from architectural design to project management for projects across North America. He is skilled in schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and liaising with consultants, construction groups, city authorities, and clients. Clement’s recent experience primarily features mixed-use, high-rise residential buildings. Notable projects include: The Ivy, The Spot, River Green, and The Modern.
#North America#
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Gary Andrishak

Director
Vancouver, BC

Gary Andrishak
#Director# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In support of city shaping, transit plazas are the Italian piazzas of the 21st century.
Gary Andrishak boasts a multidisciplinary portfolio of significant work to his credit, during his more than 35 years in the planning and design community. He is equally at home in the co-joined disciplines of land use planning and transit planning, from the standpoint of producing urban master plans concentrating on Transit Oriented Development. Gary is skilled at developing branding, marketing, and communications strategies for public transit systems, with an aim to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile use. He is also expert in the development of public outreach communications plans to ensure the public is well-informed and able to participate in the planning process.
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Gennady Kofman

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Calgary, AB

Gennady Kofman
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/gennady-kofman-1454586
Gennady has over 25 years of experience in architectural technology and design. His past experience includes establishing office quality standards, leading office production teams and operations management. Mr. Kofman has been involved in educational, office, residential, mixed-use, commercial, retail and industrial projects.
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Garry Howard

Studio Director
London, UK

Garry Howard
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
Garry Howard is a talented designer, skilled at executing complex design exercises for both the healthcare and education sector. An active listener, Garry works closely with clients to translate their aspirations into a robust brief. He engages all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and creative solution with a keen interest in providing a sustainable design. Garry’s involvement in PFI projects has made the most of his ability to conceptualise highly complicated schemes. His expertise lies in visualising ideas with speed and accuracy, allowing new designs to be explored with ease. With a history of leading large design teams and consortia, Garry is confident at delivering projects of any size and at all stages of design and procurement. In healthcare, Garry offers a great depth of experience, from complex acute hospitals to smaller, specialist mental health facilities. With a good understanding of healthcare planning, he has been able to offer clients creative solutions that meet their ‘model of care’ whilst designing-in both flexibility and expansion opportunities for future change. In education, Garry has worked with Colleges, including specialist agricultural schools and Local Authorities to develop designs that are cost-effective and adaptable whilst providing environments that help foster a positive learning experience.
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