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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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Nikolaos Efstathopoulos

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Efstathopoulos
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Operations & Maintenance# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikos-efstathopoulos-2554811/

Nikolaos is an Associate at IBI Group with more than 20 years of experience in the planning and design of urban transport networks, the master planning of airports and the design and implementation of large scale intelligent transportation systems, including road user charging and advanced traffic management. He has experience in leading complex, multi-disciplinary design and implementation projects. Nikolaos has executed projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

#Europe#
Allan Ortlieb

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Allan Ortlieb
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Municipal Services# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Allan Ortlieb has a strong background in highway planning and design gained through his involvement on provincial and municipal environmental assessment, preliminary and detailed design projects. In recent years, Allan has focused his efforts towards overall management and quality assurance of multi-discipline preliminary design projects, traffic operations and environmental assessment studies.

#North America#
Cathryn Chopko-Beck

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Edmonton, AB

Cathryn Chopko-Beck
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Analytics# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cathryn Chopko Beck areas of expertise include landscape and urban design, land use planning, socio-economic analysis/market research, site planning, recreation and tourism planning, policy development and environmental planning.

#North America#
Blair Hamilton

Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Blair Hamilton
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Blair Hamilton contributes over 35 years of diverse architectural experience to IBI Group. He is responsible for all aspects of a project, with particular emphasis on construction documents, project management, and contract administration. His responsibilities include development and management of the firm’s master specifications and quality control standards; as well as contract review and approvals.

Gary Andrishak

Director
Vancouver, BC

Gary Andrishak
#Director# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Transit Oriented Development#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In support of city shaping, transit plazas are the Italian piazzas of the 21st century.

Gary Andrishak boasts a multidisciplinary portfolio of significant work to his credit, during his more than 35 years in the planning and design community. He is equally at home in the co-joined disciplines of land use planning and transit planning, from the standpoint of producing urban master plans concentrating on Transit Oriented Development. Gary is skilled at developing branding, marketing, and communications strategies for public transit systems, with an aim to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile use. He is also expert in the development of public outreach communications plans to ensure the public is well-informed and able to participate in the planning process.

Susanna Pon

Associate | Architecture
Calgary, AB

Susanna Pon
#Associate | Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

As an architect with a structural engineering background, Susanna Pon brings multidisciplinary views and solutions to any project. She has over ten years of experience in master planning, site planning, programming, design, technical production, document coordination, project management, construction administration, and project close-out of new and renovated commercial, institutional, recreational, hospitality, and residential projects. She has worked with numerous client user groups on institutional and recreational projects to consolidate their needs and provide a design that accommodates all groups in a multi-purpose setting.

Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Chuck Beamish
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations & Maintenance# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

#North America#
Christopher Campbell

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Christopher Campbell
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Christopher is a Senior Consultant with the intelligent systems group in the Toronto office. His 21-year career in intelligent transportation systems with IBI Group spans a variety of roles and clients, including the design and construction management of infrastructure for traffic management systems, travel time information systems, traffic signals and highway signage. His strengths include effective, non-confrontational negotiation, which makes him very effective in administration of construction contracts. Christopher is currently managing construction administration of an 8-km expansion of the MTO’s COMPASS system and he is the lead ITS designer on Phase II of the Hwy 407 East extension.

#North America#
Min Seung Shin

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Min Seung Shin
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Min Seung Shin is an integral part of the transit architecture group where he continually refines his knowledge, management and communication skills with each successive project. He was a core team member for the successful design development of Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Edmonton LRT and Ottawa LRT. He is currently managing one of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations. Before joining IBI Group, Min worked in France, South Korea and in cities in Europe, such as Rome and Barcelona. He worked as part of the design team for international projects such as Philharmonie de Paris la Villette, Las Vegas Atlantis, the competition winning proposal for urban renewal of La Roche-sur-Yon (France), and the competition winning proposal for Auditorium de Saint Cyprien (France). He is a member of the French Architectural Association with a government issued diploma.

#North America#
Matt Colwill

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Vancouver, BC

Matt Colwill
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Roads & Highways# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Special Events# #Landmark Events# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcolwill/

Matt Colwill, BA.Sc, P.Eng, has 15 years of experience in the fields of road user safety and traffic operations. Matt has conducted operational and safety reviews for a range of public sector clients, at all levels of government, including the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, York Region, the City of Waterloo, Transport Canada, and a number of private sector clients. These projects have involved safety and operational assessments of freeways, rural highways, urban and suburban arterials, and local roadways, and they have addressed the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and specialty road users.

Matt is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and serves as the Transportation Safety Committee representative to the Sustainability Standing Committee. He is also an active participant in the Road Safety Committee of Ontario.

Matt has also published papers and presented at the Transportation Association of Canada annual meeting, addressing topics that include the safety impacts of freeway HOV lanes, the effectiveness of winter weather collision countermeasures, and designing streets to protect vulnerable road users.

Ana-Francisca de la Mora C.

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Ana-Francisca de la Mora C.
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# ## #Green# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-francisca-de-la-mora-c-03a85365/

Ana-Francisca de la Mora C., LEED AP, is a licensed architect in both Ontario and Mexico with almost 20 years of experience. Her work is characterized by its innovative, high-quality architectural design with a deep commitment to making healthy places that are accessible and inclusive. Over the last decade, she has focused on large scale transit stations and facilities. She has played an integral role in the successful design and execution of Toronto’s Finch West Station, CN Tower Plaza, Stoney Bus Facility and currently is the lead architect for Keelesdale Station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. She has also collaborated on international projects, such as design guidelines for the Mobility Hubs (CETRAM) in Mexico City and technical review of the new BRT in Puebla, Mexico on behalf of the World Bank.

Ana-Francisca has served in various committees including the ULI, Harbourfront Centre and UWC alumni and is an active member of the Toronto Society of Architects. Her speaking engagements include talks and workshops at IIDEX, Ryerson University, York University, McMaster University, National University of Mexico (UNAM) and National Arts Centre (CNA) in Mexico

Susan Christensen

Associate Director | Office Lead
Binghamton, NY

Susan Christensen
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Education# #Higher Education# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #Education# ## #Learning+# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Susan Christensen has over 15 years of experience in marketing management, e-commerce marketing, marketing communication, business development, and global brand management.

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