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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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Elizabeth Kadela

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.

Brad Chase

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brad Chase has over 17 years of extensive experience delivering all aspects of multi-storey residential projects. His experience ranges from concept design, design development, planning and marketing, through to delivery of contract documents and final project delivery. As a Project Lead, Brad is responsible for collaborating with the design team to establish and develop the best design and planning concept for the project. Over the past five years Brad has focused on low-rise, multi-unit residential projects specifically designed for an aging population. The building types that fall under this category are seniors apartments, independent living residences, long-term care facilities and memory care facilities.

Warren Mack

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Courts# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Higher Education# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Library# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Office# #Police Stations# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Warren has over 25 years of experience in architectural design for various building typologies, including high-rise residential, mixed-use developments, private homes, hospitality, institutional, children’s camps, restoration, and sports facilities. He has completed work around the world, with project experience in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining IBI, Warren worked for firms including Peter Rose Architect, Diamond and Schmitt Architects, HOK, and partnership of Studio Tangent Architects.

Notable projects in which Warren has been involved in include; Oqyana World First Development, Dubai, UAE; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Harbourview Estates, Toronto, ON; Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio, Rosseau, ON; and Restoration of Windsor Station and master planning for the adjacent Bell Centre, Montreal, QC. In addition to his own project work, Warren is an abstract artist and has shown his work in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Austin, New York and Rome.

Meriem Sakrouhi

Project Designer
New York, NY

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Product_sAVe App# #Residential#
New York, New York, United States of America

Meriem Sakrouhi is an architectural designer who studied architecture in Barcelona. In 2013, she transferred to Chicago’s College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She believes that architecture is a powerful tool that showcases human feelings and emotions, and is interested in using innovation to create a positive, impactful and bold transformation that builds these experiences to everyone.

Barbara Sheehan

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Education# #Healthcare# #K-12 Education# #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #P3# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #Transit Facilities#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-sheehan-58b85b48/

Barbara is an Associate and Senior Landscape Architect in the Edmonton office, with over 13 years of experience in a diverse range of innovative and complex projects focused on urban design, recreational spaces, parks, transit corridors, place-making and master planning, for both private and public sector clients. She received her professional credentials in 2011 (AALA, CSLA).

Barbara is a skilled communicator and focused team leader, leading projects successfully from initiation to completion. Barbara was with IBI initially from 2005 to 2012, and returned in 2016 to rejoin the landscape architecture team. Since her return to IBI, she has played a leading role in the landscape architecture and sustainable urban integration elements for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT project as well as other significant public realm projects.

Nazeeh Oudeh

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Southfield, MI

#english# #Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Airports# #Bridge Engineering# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Highway / Road Design# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility+# #Municipal Services# #Parking# #Parks# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Structural Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation Engineering# #Water Resources Management#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Nazeeh Oudeh is the Transportation Lead in Southfield, MI. He is an innovator in his field, known for developing the Star interchange concept, creating innovative solutions to storm water management and mitigating poor soils with hybrid structures. He is a licensed PE in the State of Michigan, with more than 33 years of experience. He joined IBI Group in October of 2017.

Some of his notable projects include the Fort Street Viaduct Replacement, which used an innovative inverted strut to address poor soils and stability concerns; the American Center for Mobility, which is Michigan’s test track for connected and autonomous vehicles; and I-94 in Dearborn, which won the American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Project of the Year.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Michael Kazan is actively involved in the preparation, technical quality, and administration of planning, programming and large-scale public-sector interior design and renovation projects in urban settings. Focused on planning and government projects, Michael has been challenged to integrate historic and contemporary spaces, by introducing state-of-the-art telecommunications, data, and engineering systems, while creating environmentally responsible public-sector facilities. Since joining the firm in 1975 as a facilities planner, Michael has contributed his leadership, strategic planning, and management expertise to community, educational, judicial, municipal, and federal projects throughout the United States. In 1994, he established the office in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide services to our federal and related public-sector clients.

Puneet Comar, PE, QSD

Director of Land Development, US West
Irvine, CA

#english# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Green# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Public Outreach# #Special Events# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Water Resources Management#
Irvine, California, United States of America
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Sarah Christianson

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Sarah Christianson is a registered Architect AIBC and a LEED GA. Her experience includes complex residential and mixed-use projects as well as ageless living communities, which has contributed to her growing role in the Living+.

Manish Saini

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
New Delhi, India

#english# #Active Transportation# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
New Delhi, India, Asia

Manish joined IBI in 2007 and has 15 years of experience. He has been leading the toll system and traffic system implementation projects in India and has been active on the consulting assignments in transit ITS, smart cites solutions and is trained on world bank procurement processes. Some of the notable projects on which Manish has played a critical role include being a project manager for the Bangalore Elevated Toll System, Bhubaneswar Smart City ICOMC program management, procurement expert on the Shendra Smart City – AURIC, transit lead on Hubli Dharwad BRT system and Indore BRT system, and implementation lead on the Hyderabad ITMS project. He has been instrumental in building the operations and maintenance practice in India for the toll and traffic management systems. He is also actively involved with the IBI Smart City Platform team.

Paul Lavallee

Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence
Seattle, WA

#english# #All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

As the US Sector Lead, Intelligence, Paul Lavallee is responsible for overseeing the strategy, growth and development of the company’s new and existing business for IBI Group’s intelligence practice across the US, working closely with Carl-Henry Piel, James Barbosa, and Ritesh Warade who lead the services, solutions and operations subsectors respectively. Bringing over 30 years of experience as part of IBI Group’s intelligence practice, he has helped organizations at all levels effectively integrate technology into city planning, design and operation, and transform how business is conducted today. He is internationally recognized as a transit technology and revenue collection system specialist with specific expertise in bringing together multi-stakeholder teams and delivering high-profile projects.

Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer currently working with thought leaders to help integrate technology into the daily fabric of people’s lives. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mike Richardson

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Interiors# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Leader# #Living+# #Mental Health Care# #Office# #Oncology# #Police Stations# #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Mike Richardson is the Global Quality Management Steering Committee Chair, Justice Sector Lead and has responsibility for both QM and Health & Safety within the UK & Ireland.


With over 29 years of experience, Mike has developed an acknowledged reputation for high quality, award winning innovative design solutions. Mike has experience developing complex bespoke briefs with Government Departments, clients and stakeholders. He has senior responsibility and specializes in the design and delivery of multi faceted projects including a diverse range of secure, blue light, healthcare, and education building types throughout the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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