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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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Geoff Southern

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Geoff Southern
#Studio Associate Director# #Architecture# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Design Build# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffsouthern/
Buildings are nothing without people.

Geoff is responsible for leading the design of residential and mixed-use schemes in the UK (London & SE). Being dual-qualified, Geoff brings experience in architecture and landscape, especially as a contributor to place-making. With a passion for design excellence, he specialises in early-stage conceptual design, working with clients and stakeholders to transform an initial brief into feasible and implementable design options, then taking these projects on to planning, maximising development value. Alongside this he also contributes commercial experience and expertise in delivery, managing programmes to budget whilst delivering best value.

Geoff has worked on developments worth £1b+ in value. Working with some of the largest developers in the UK, his knowledge of private apartments through to social housing has provided him with best practice knowledge in this sector, yet has also delivered award-winning libraries, schools and healthcare buildings.

#Europe#
Tony Gill

Global Director, P3 Buildings
Vancouver, BC

Tony Gill
#Global Director, P3 Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tony Gill is Global Director, P3 Buildings. He is an architect and member of the Architectural Institute of BC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the American Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in the design and management of specialized institutional, high-tech facilities, protective services, and healthcare facilities. His focus has been on designing facilities with complex functional and building system requirements; in particular, he specializes in healthcare master planning, programming, medical planning, and strategic planning. He has managed facilities procured as design-bid-build, design-build, and design-bid-maintain-finance-operate (Public-Private Partnerships).

Tony has a Master of Science degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University.

#North America#
Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

Michael Kazan
#Director | Senior Project Manager# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
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.

#North America#
Jeffrey B. Koehn

Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure
Cincinnati, OH

Jeffrey B. Koehn
#Associate Director | US Transportation Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
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.

Helen Parkyns

Studio Principal
Birmingham, UK

Helen Parkyns
#Studio Principal# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Office Lead# #Operations# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Europe

Helen Parkyns has 20 years of experience working on many of the UK and Europe’s flagship ITS projects. She is an internationally respected project manager who combines technical insight and accomplished communication and team management skills to deliver operational ITS projects and services. She has worked on all aspects of the lifecycle of ITS projects, from feasibility studies through to implementation and post-project evaluation. Helen has extensive experience in the development of policy and business cases, operational management of road networks and traffic control centres, driver information systems and behavioural responses to such systems, data exchange, trends analysis and data manipulation, national and European projects.

Visweswara Rao Gantasala

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
Hyderabad, India

Visweswara Rao Gantasala
#Associate Director | Senior General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Hyderabad, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gantasala/
"The biggest strength of IBI is its philosophy of looking at the cities from the dimension of a citizen while working for the betterment of the cities.”

Visweswara joined IBI Group as a Transportation Systems Engineer in the year 2007 after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). As one of the first few hires of IBI India, he has started his career working on toll and HTMS implementation projects for highways. He was involved from the inception of the Indore BRT ITS implementation project (the firm’s first World Bank project in India), which subsequently helped the firm in securing a stream of contracts from The World Bank. In the recent times, he is working on the Hyderabad Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) Project. Visweswara has been instrumental in building the software development practice in India and is currently working as the Product Manager for the IBI’s Smart City Platform and is also responsible for developing various Urban ITS Software solutions for IBI. He is also the office lead for our Hyderabad office.

David Traub-Werner

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Tel Aviv, Israel

David Traub-Werner
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-traub-werner-07268311/

David Traub-Werner is a civil engineer that has spent the majority of his career applying Systems Thinking and Engineering principles to infrastructure projects. His involvement on large Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, both P3 and public-lead design-bid-build, has included direct involvement and leadership in the range of professional services for software development, center-to-field interfaces, field infrastructure connectivity of communications and power and physical infrastructure.

David served as the Assistant Project Manager for the design of ten underground stations for the NTA Red Line Tel Aviv LRT project, as well as the complete construction phase services for five stations. With a keen interest in digital value expeditions, David builds on his systems thinking to investigate, publish and present on current technologies as applied to IBI Group’s core businesses, including: distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

#Middle East#
Danny Brewster

Director | Office Lead
Houston, TX

Danny Brewster
#Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Danny Brewster brings over 20 years of institutional and commercial architectural experience. He has successfully managed projects with tight constraints and budget parameters including new facilities, additions and renovations. He is involved in every project phase and has a reputation for effectively leading large, complex teams and creating sustainable solutions for clients. His commitment to thoughtful strategic planning encourages industry leadership.

#North America#
Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

Meghan Black
#Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.

#North America#
Denise Medcraff

Studio Principal
Brighton, UK

Denise Medcraff
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #UK Regional#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-medcraff-83304436/

Denise Medcraff studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and has a wide range of experience designing for commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors during her successful career with IBI Group. As Office Principal, Denise oversees the operational and service quality of various sizes and complexity of projects via various procurement routes including.A talented architect herself, Denise is extremely practiced at managing in-house architectural teams as well as coordinating consultants. Her project management skills allow her to direct the team while ensuring the projects achieve design excellence via a robust quality management system.

In healthcare, Denise has wide-ranging experience working with Trusts, private health providers and contractors to deliver estate strategies, master planning, refurbishment and new build commissions. In Education, Denise is specializes in the design development stages of Higher Education projects, reviewing the student journey and experience through the built environment. Denise?s practical knowledge of client and working group consultation, follows the design process though a structured series of meetings and end user workshops which in turn develops the client?s vision through to fruition.

Seamus Lennon

Studio Principal
Manchester, UK

Seamus Lennon
#Studio Principal# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #Residential# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Studio Principal of our Manchester office, architect Seamus Lennon establishes innovative design strategies and solutions across residential, cultural, commercial and urban design sectors in the UK and Europe. He is currently Project Director for the award-winning £180m ‘The Glass Works’ Barnsley leisure and retail project, and has led a number of multi-award winning and extensively published projects including the Roald Dahl Museum, Oxfordshire; the New Art Exchange, Nottingham; and the Sterling Prize shortlisted Park Hill in Sheffield. Seamus has also been invited to teach and lecture at a number of leading architecture schools in the UK, including an ongoing relationship with the University of Ulster in Belfast.

Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Ian Nelson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #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.

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