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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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David Nicholas

Associate, Landscape Architect
Salt Lake City, USA

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Hotels# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Resorts# #Transit Oriented Development#
Salt Lake City, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-nicholas-b1270a85/

David Nicholas is a registered Landscape Architect that brings diverse planning, design and implementation experience to IBI Group with an emphasis in parks and recreation, urban design and institutional work. With a Bachelors degree in design from Arizona State University, David has managed and led award-winning projects that have become focal points of their communities.

Bernardo Ortiz

Office Lead
Mexico City, Mexico

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

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.

Michael Sampson

Engineering Field Services Lead
Waterloo, Canada

#english# #Bridges# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Rail# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater#
Waterloo, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-sampson-1ab105140/

Michael Sampson has over 15 years of industry experience, including 10 years of contract administration. He has worked on projects ranging from small municipal reconstructions, to assisting with assembling P3 bids worth over $500m. He is currently responsible for contract administration and project coordination, including coordinating with regulatory agencies, utilities, contractors, municipalities and owners. He has oversight of various construction projects from the initial data gathering through the preparation of contract documents and site services, to the completion of warranty, and manages the lifecycle of the construction contract for owners to ensure a coordinated, successful completion.

Neil Munro

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Higher Education# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

With over 40 years of professional architectural experience, Neil Munro has a diverse portfolio of work and project experience working with government agencies, residential, institutional, commercial and urban planning clients. Neil has an exemplary record of institutional work including acting as principal in charge for two demanding and complex architectural commissions, the York University Schulich School of Business, which received the Governor General’s Award for Architecture, and University of Waterloo ? School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine recipient of the Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award.

Neil has authored papers and given public lectures on ecological and environmental design issues. For his achievement in environmental design, he was also appointed a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Gareth Bower

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Gareth Bower has over ten years of experience and a long track record in delivery of complex system and technology projects. He has a background in system architecture design, software development and technical consultancy and particular expertise in Geographic Information Systems, application development, data modelling, databases and web systems. Gareth is a technical coordinator and systems manager for numerous projects at IBI Group, and has managed development teams on a number of key projects for Transport Scotland, Transport for London and National Roads Authority. Gareth is also jointly responsible for the UK Systems group, managing a team of designers, developers and technology specialists.

Bill Bruce

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Knoxville, USA

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Knoxville, USA

Bill Bruce brings wide-ranging experience in planning and design for higher education campuses, cities and towns, mixed-use developments, parks and recreational open space. Prior to joining IBI Group, Bill founded and led Community Concepts, Inc., a full service planning and landscape architecture firm located in Marietta, GA. He also co-founded Designing4Health in 2011. The organization brings together health, design, marketing and funding professionals. They study healthy solutions that can increase the overall health of a campus, community or project by utilizing local health data as a guiding principle for policy, planning and design.

John Knape

Frameworks Director
Rochdale, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Rochdale, United Kingdom

John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.

John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.

Steve Kuo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Canada

Steve Kuo holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Cornell University and has 25 years of experience in all stages of architectural process with particular focus in design development, technical planning, construction documentation and management during building phase with a specialization in mixed use and high-rise residential projects.

As Project Manager, he oversees production of working drawings, contract administration and leads consultant teams for Client/Owner representatives as well as directs an Internal staff of ten on various large scale projects including Maple Leaf Square and Air Canada Centre.

Alex Mereu

Transportation Planner
Toronto, Canada

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

Fouad Mustafa

Global Director, P3 Infrastructure
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada
Governments all around the world are turning to the private sector to help in the delivery of large infrastructure projects. As designers, one of our key roles is to help our partners in construction, finance, operation, and maintenance find cost-effective and innovative solutions critical to the success of this model.

Fouad Mustafa is Global Director, P3 Infrastructure. He is a Professional Engineer and member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Engineers, and the American Public Transportation Association. He is also on the Board of Directors of Consulting Engineers of Ontario.

Fouad obtained a Master of Business Administration from York University and has more than 25 years of experience in the management, planning, design, and implementation of transportation infrastructure and facilities with a focus on AFP/P3 projects. He has managed large infrastructure projects worth more than $1 billion, and has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

#english# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Resorts# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

Paul Williams

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

#english# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Mechanical Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto West, 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.

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