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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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Ivan Petrovic

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Engineering# #Interiors# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning#
Southfield, USA

Ivan Petrovic has over 18 year of diverse experience working in architecture, engineering and construction. He continuously monitors and analyzes project resource utilization and reviews production and delivery methods to maximize efficiency, and identify and implement changes for process and cost improvements. Ivan develops and implements strategic planning initiatives related to the public building market sector to identify potential opportunities for better client care. As Project Manager, Ivan serves as the principal design liaison with our client for the duration of the project and is responsible for the communication of information between the client and the various design group leaders.

Robert Lucas

Associate | Manager, Architecture
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Research & Development#
New York, USA

Robert Lucas offers experience in design coordination, presentations, and construction documents. He possesses an extensive knowledge of computer aided drafting, BIM and design. He has worked in all aspects of architectural practices including site survey, space planning, and research. His responsibilities have included areas of project coordination and preparation of construction documents for a range of mass transit and educational facilities including rehabilitation, renovation, additions, and new construction.

Robert has acted as Senior Project Manager and Team Leader for the NYC School Construction Authority team since the Heschel School completion in 2014. He handles all aspects from management to oversight of the technical team.

Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, 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.

Lisa D’Abbondanza

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Education# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

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.

Cristina Martinez

Transportation Planner
Irvine, USA

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Light Rail Transit# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Spatial Intelligence# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Irvine, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-cristina-martinez-11500777/

Cristina Martinez is a Transportation Planner with experience ranging from large-scale freeway and transit impact projects to local active transportation projects, transit-oriented development, master and specific plans, and parking/traffic management studies. Her work in public, private, and non-profit sector planning has shaped her passion for creating community-inclusive solutions to issues that affect our urban and social environments.

As Regional GIS Lead for the United States, Cristina helps coordinate IBI’s global network of GIS professionals and is involved with internal initiatives to further integrate geospatial technology into IBI’s project work. Her expertise in GIS includes data management and analysis, data visualization, geospatial analysis, and interactive map development.

Gabriel Pavel

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Richmond Hill, Canada

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Energy# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Richmond Hill, Canada

Gabriel Pavel is a Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in process controls design and systems engineering, networking, and SCADA systems, electrical controls, loop controllers, AC drives, and process and analytical instrumentation. Gabriel has a wide range of experience in municipal water/wastewater, food/pharmaceutical, and energy/utility process control, including design, development and on-site commissioning.

Sean Jones

Studio Director
Cardiff, UK

#english# #All# #Healthcare+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #UK Regional#
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Sean Jones has extensive experience in the administration of building contracts for refurbishment and new build works. He is involved in the production of detailed information packages, the management of the design team through this process including contract administration and overseeing site works. He is familiar with the PFI process and has wide-ranging experience in the procurement of healthcare buildings. This includes leading the team during the briefing and room layout process. This involved engagement with the user groups to finalise the detail design layouts and managing the production information packages. Sean is also familiar with delivering phased schemes in a live hospital environment. During his career, he has worked at a number of commercial architectural firms both in Manchester and London, gaining experience on a wide variety of projects in the commercial, sports and leisure sectors across the globe and taking major stadia, sports grandstands and racecourse facilities through from detailed design to project completion.

Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Peter Richards

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-richards-70582261/

Peter Richards has 15 years of experience, with a focus on traffic operations analysis, traffic and parking assessments, and traffic signal coordination. Peter has extensive experience completing traffic impact studies, parking studies, including parking utilization studies for various developments, by-law reviews, and parking standards reviews.

Peter also has experience undertaking traffic capacity analysis, review of multi-modal developments, site circulation and access review, transportation demand management strategies, traffic model calibration, developing and implementing optimized and coordinated signal timing plans, queuing analysis, public consultation sessions, speed and delay surveys, and innovative traffic solutions.

For the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Transportation Plan work, Peter was presented the Award of Merit 2016 from the Canadian Institute of Planners for Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure. His professional memberships include Professional Engineers Ontario, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Canadian Parking Association.

Mitch Altier

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
New Lexington, USA

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
New Lexington, USA

Mitch Altier is responsible for handling water, wastewater, street, and ground/well water projects for local municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts in New Lexington. As such, he also helps locate funding sources for various communities. His knowledge and skills allow him to successfully lead the municipal engineering team in the New Lexington Office. His specialization extends across all aspects of water and wastewater design. This expertise, coupled with Mitch’s working relationships and communication style, prove valuable when acting as a liaison to project stakeholders.

John Baker

Associate | Manager, Structural Engineering
Raleigh, USA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Retail / Commercial# #Structural Engineering# #Water / Wastewater#
Raleigh, USA

John Baker has 25 years of experience in structural engineering design and whether performing the design himself or supervising a structural engineer from his department, John is closely involved in the design process. He has extensive experience with industrial, institutional, wastewater, commercial, and military projects.

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