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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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Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.

Jeffrey B. Koehn

Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Cincinnati, OH

#english# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Bridges# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Green# #Highway / Road Design# #Industrial# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Roads & Highways# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Water / Wastewater#
Cincinnati, Ohio United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-koehn-1586bb5/

Jeffrey B. Koehn is the US Transportation Engineering Lead, specializing in the design of infrastructure for complex and innovative projects in both the private and public sectors. He is known in the industry for his ability to focus on the critical details required and delivering exceptional results.

Jeffrey’s responsibilities include management, design, construction management/administration of transportation improvement projects. He is also a recognized expert in the design of sustainable storm water systems, including storm water capture and re-use; large scale dry wells; pervious pavement systems and bio-retention facilities. Recent notable projects include: Washington Park, the Cincinnati Zoo, Armleder Park, Oakley Station CSO Separation Design Build, and several sections of the Ohio River trail.

Wendy de Silva

Architect | Mental Health Lead
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Placemaking# #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.

Jonathan Darton

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Systems Engineering
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Calgary, Alberta Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-darton/

Jonathan Darton BCOMM, ISP, ITCP has 15 years of experience in the areas of Intelligent System design, development, and implementation. Jonathan has been actively engaged with stakeholders for many ITS, TMC and systems related projects including ATMS, ATIS, Data Acquisition, and Data Warehousing systems. Jonathan manages the Canada West Intelligent Systems Solutions team which provides service to clients throughout Canada and internationally. He holds the Information System Professional (ISP) and ITCP designations from Canada?s Institute of Information Technology Professionals and is currently serving as Co-chair of the ITS Canada ATMS Technical Committee.

Phil Colleran

Associate Director | US Placemaking Lead, Infrastructure
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Planning & Urban Design#
Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

Phil Colleran has directed a range of urban mixed-use development projects in the US and abroad. He has significant experience with complex planning projects and large teams in the Far East, the Middle East and North Africa. In his work, he is responsive to environmental and civic concerns and has deployed ground-breaking design strategies suitable to climate and project conditions.

Maurice Macare

Associate, Project Architect
San Diego, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+#
San Diego, California United States of America

Maurice Macare AIA has 26 years of experience with the majority of that time dedicated predominantly on public sector projects, such as public schools and government facilities.

Mark Touw

Associate | Office Lead
Kingston, ON

#english# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design#
Kingston, Ontario Canada

A Land Use Planner by trade, Mark Touw is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Mark manages a diverse planning practice that covers Eastern Ontario however his area of specialty is development and urban planning for both the private and public sector. He is the principal municipal planner for the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee. For the private sector he leads planning projects that include: Planning Feasibility/ Due Diligence Studies, Community Design Visioning, Secondary Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Block Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances and Site Plans.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, ON

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

Charlie Hoang

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Charlie Hoang is an Architect with 20 years of experience. Over his career, he has built an impressive portfolio of transit projects that includes at-grade stations (Cumberland Bay Station, Victoria Park Station), underground stations (Ottawa LRT, Eglinton LRT, TTC Finch and Union) and service buildings (EEBs, second exits, and maintenance facilities). His responsibilities span all project phases including architectural design, project and design management, client relations, development of functional layouts and design concepts, value engineering, and code compliance coordination between consultants, city officials, and third parties.

Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

#english# #Airports# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Engineering# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Light Rail Transit# #P3# #Ports# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #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.

Donna Johnston

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Acute Care# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Courts# #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Low Rise Residential# #Office# #P3# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Donna is a licensed architect and LEED-accredited professional with extensive experience as Project Manager for the programming, master planning, design and construction of complex technical facilities. An Associate with IBI Group with a focus on institutional projects, she has been involved in many challenging educational and science-based lab buildings for diagnostics, research and general academics; transit projects; health care institutions and geriatric facilities, and courthouses. With a solid background in a variety of project delivery types, including compliance-based, design-build, fast-track, P3/AFP, and construction management, she is able to bring creative approaches to the realization of demanding projects. Her experience also extends to corporate, retail, custom residential and interior design. With an integrated and cooperative approach to team-building, Donna frequently assumes the role of user-needs coordinator, and has been the lead for a number of successful and award-winning joint-venture collaborations.

Donna is a graduate of Carleton University.

Ritesh Warade

Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #product_Transit Alerts# #product_Transit Real Time# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

Ritesh Warade holds a Masters degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelors degree in Architecture and has over ten years of experience, specializing in the planning, design, and implementation of passenger information and analytics systems for transit. His recent projects include Boston MBTA?s MBTA-realtime and MBTA-performance systems, Denver RTD’s traveller information System, and Toronto Metrolinx’s Triplink. Ritesh has a background in transit planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ritesh leads IBI Group’s Transit Data practice, which focuses on helping transit agencies manage their data, provide high-quality realtime information to passengers, and analyze service quality and measure performance. He is an industry leader in the field of open data and open data standards for transit, and is a member of an industry consortium working to manage and improve the GTFS/ GTFS-realtime data formats.

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