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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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Doug McLachlan

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Doug McLachlan
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Doug McLachlan’s professional experience includes project management, master planning, medical planning, and construction document production for various projects. As Project Manager for several master planning and renovation projects, he leads the coordination and production of indicative design drawings and output specifications, has involvement leading several user group meetings, and overseeing production of a facilities assessment report. Doug is also immersed in managing and producing schematic design drawings, working drawings, and specifications, as well as performing construction administration services.

#North America#
James Sorensen

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

James Sorensen
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut?s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.

#North America#
Claudia Krywiak

Independent Director

Claudia Krywiak
#Independent Director# #All# #Board Member#
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Ms. Krywiak is Vice President, Corporate Development, Planning and Strategic Initiatives at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), a not-for-profit organization that drives the growth of a knowledge-based economy in Ontario. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests in industrially relevant research and development and the commercialization of leading edge technologies, supporting the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining OCE, Ms. Krywiak held the position of Vice President, Business Development (Ontario) at Mitacs, a national research organization that funds research and training programs. She also had five years of experience with Bruker BioSpin, a world leader in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology. Ms. Krywiak holds a Hon.B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Toronto.

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Bruno Peters

Deputy Regional Director, Canada West
Edmonton, AB

Bruno Peters
#Deputy Regional Director, Canada West# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Smart City Platform# #Smart Cities# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

As Deputy Regional Director for Canada West, Bruno Peters works with the Regional Director to enable the region to achieve its professional and financial objectives. Bruno is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. He possesses extensive experience in the planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of transportation and communication and web-based systems for a wide variety of applications. Bruno is pivotal in bringing a cross-sectoral approach to the IBI Group Smart City experience.

Michael Mandelzys

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Michael Mandelzys
#Associate | Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Engineering# #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Michael Mandelzys P.Eng is a transportation systems engineer with a passion for combining technology and transit. He has worked across North America, leading projects through planning activities such as needs assessments and conceptual designs, specification and RFP development, procurement, and design and testing during implementation.

He has worked with bus, rail, and demand response transit systems including new dispatch and vehicle location systems for the Toronto Transit Commission and GO rail, advanced fare systems in London and Milwaukee, and the regional transit information site (triplinx.ca) for the Greater Toronto Area.

Alexandre Haddad

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings
Toronto West, ON

Alexandre Haddad
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings# #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Alex Haddad is a professional engineer with a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with over 25 years of experience. Alex is currently responsible for Business Development activities for the Automotive, Manufacturing and Commercial and Government sectors in Canada. His experience includes design and development of various complex projects for a wide range of building types including commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. His clients have included General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Air Canada, Toronto Hydro, telecommunications firms, and post-secondary education institutions. Alex has been involved in master planning design, management and business development activities. His experience encompasses Construction Management, Design-Bid-Build and Design Build projects.

Wendy de Silva

Architect | Mental Health Lead
London, UK

Wendy de Silva
#Architect | Mental Health Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-de-silva-764b0529/
There is no health without mental health' WHO.

Wendy de Silva is an award winning architect and accredited RIBA Client Advisor with over 30 years of industry experience. She has amassed a wealth of knowledge across a range of educational, commercial and residential projects, but her particular expertise is in healthcare design. She has extensive understanding of the mental health sector and has worked with clients who are at the forefront of best practices and she is passionate about service improvements. Her project work has been recognized with awards for innovation and for providing best in class mental health facilities. She has presented papers on mental health design at conferences in the UK and Scandinavia.

Wendy has also worked on a wide range of primary and community health facilities and is keenly interested in the integration of health and social care services. She has been involved in competition winning integrated health and housing developments in London regeneration areas and has worked as Technical Advisor to community based NHS Trusts.

Wendy’s involvement as a governor of UCLH FT from 2004-2011 also enabled her to gain excellent insight into the rapidly changing NHS environment and the pressures that Foundation Trusts currently face. She continues to serve on its Arts and Heritage Committee.

#Europe#
Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Kevin Bebenek
#Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

#North America#
Yong Kang

Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Yong Kang
#Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yong-j-kang-aia-60281a11/

As the US Sector Lead, Buildings, Yong Kang is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s architectural, engineering and interior design practices nationwide. Bringing over two decades of proven experience in leading and managing major projects, Yong is a recognized leader in his profession. He is internationally recognized for having led the design of more than 15 million square feet of complex building environments for his clients throughout North America and Asia including multi-national conglomerates.

Yong is a licensed architect and is actively affiliated with numerous professional organizations including: the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) amongst others. Yong holds a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University.

#North America#
Emma White

Studio Principal
London, UK

Emma White
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Emma White is a qualified architect and a recognized specialist in healthcare design, working on £1 billion+ health schemes in the UK and Canada. Her experience at the successful set-up and delivery of these large-scale projects has led to her responsibilities broadening within IBI Group to overseeing QA and Process Improvements. Emma is a confident leader, successfully managing complex supply chain and stakeholder groups. She is experienced at managing large teams in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, and applies her in-depth knowledge in the development and implementation of design processes, schedules and protocols to assist in the management, and coordination of projects. Notable projects include the Queen Elizabeth University & Royal Hospital for Children and the Peterborough City Hospital, which was successfully delivered three months early.

Focused on programme, budget and design excellence, she will always strive to deliver cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

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.

Tom Shannon

Associate | Project Manager
Toronto, ON

Tom Shannon
#Associate | Project Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-shannon-09a88012/

Tom Shannon has 20+ years of experience in the field of systems integration and deployment for public and private sector clients. He has enhanced his technical background in electrical engineering with a Masters of Business Administration and PMP certification. For the past nine years, Tom has been working with the Ministry of Works and Transport in Trinidad as the Project Manager for the successful deployments of the National Traffic Management System, Red Light and Speed Enforcement systems. He recently concluded an assignment as the Project Manager for the Ground Transportation AVI System for the Hillsboro County Aviation Authority at the Tampa Airport. This system monitors and tracks commercial vehicles and assesses fees based on the vehicle and type of trip. Past assignments include work for Federal (NPS, FHWA), State (CT, NY) and local levels of government.

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