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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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Kirk Shimazu

Associate | Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Leader# #Library# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California United States of America

Kirk Shimazu is the US Civic Lead where he draws upon over 40 years of architecture, planning and urban design experience. His critical thinking skills enables him to engage in thoughtful design solutions from the earliest design phases through construction documents minimizing change orders in the field. He effectively leads project teams and assures client goals and expectations are met in a timely and economical manner. Kirk’s extensive project background and strength in design have been key to the ultimate success of numerous project assignments. His commitment to quality design informs the development of the building elements, systems, materials and details to achieve functionality, durability and long-term flexibility through the process of value design.

Steven Thesier

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, NY

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead#
Binghamton, New York United States of America

Steven Thesier has more than 26 years of experience with areas of specialty that include project management and project design for new construction and renovations, educational facilities planning, referendum planning for educational facilities, NYSED coordination on school projects, and NYS OGS project development and execution.

Mark Auger

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Automotive# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

Mark Auger has over 30 years of experience in engineering and project management. His project experience ranges from detailed design of a bascule bridge for Barra Strait in the infrastructure sector, to the management of multidisciplinary expansions in the industrial/automotive sector. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He is a firm believer that communication, organization and cooperation are the key factors in the successful completion of any project. His dedication to delivering a high level of quality on his projects earned him the opportunity to work with repeat clients for many years. Mark’s greatest strength is his ability to handle multiple projects working successfully with contractors, designers, construction managers and clients as well as the public at large. His direct, honest approach to people translates into successful projects regardless of size or complexity

Gene Simmons

Field Services Director
Houston, TX

#english# #All# #Learning+# #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, Texas United States of America

Gene Simmons initially worked on the contractor?s side, learning hands-on experience in carpentry, surveying, concrete formwork and placement. Moving into management, Gene worked as a project superintendent, estimator, project manager and handled client relations. He shifted to the architectural side almost 30 years ago and has worked as the Director of Field Services since 2000.

His practical experience is vitally important to maintaining communication among project team members and IBI Group’s field staff taking projects seamlessly from design through to construction.

William Sanabria

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Bridges# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Spanish Regional# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Water / Wastewater#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

William Sanabria has over 24 years of experience in the management of transportation design and construction projects in the areas of highways, freeways, arterial roads and urban streets, as well as, storm and sanitary sewers. His design work includes all aspects of highway and municipal infrastructure, including Class Environmental Assessments, roadway, drainage, roadside protection, utility coordination, drafting and contract documentation. William has a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and applicable codes and standards, including York Region Design Standards and Guidelines and Ontario Provincial Standards.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a member of the Transportation Association of Canada Geometric Design Standing Committee.

Nazeeh Oudeh

Project 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.

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.

Robert Lucas

Associate | Manager, Architecture
New York, NY

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Research & Development#
New York, New York United States of America

Robert Lucas offers experience in design coordination, presentations, and construction documents. He possesses an extensive knowledge of computer aided drafting, BIM and design. He has worked in all aspects of architectural practices including site survey, space planning, and research. His responsibilities have included areas of project coordination and preparation of construction documents for a range of mass transit and educational facilities including rehabilitation, renovation, additions, and new construction.

Robert has acted as Senior Project Manager and Team Leader for the NYC School Construction Authority team since the Heschel School completion in 2014. He handles all aspects from management to oversight of the technical team.

Kerry Anger

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Structural Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Office# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Retail / Commercial# #Structural Engineering# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

Kerry Anger experience expands over 40 years in the structural design and supervision of a variety of municipal, industrial, commercial, residential, education, aviation, transit facilities including stations, maintenance and storage garages. He also has experience with building demolition, seismic evaluation, restoration of existing and historic structures, evaluation/audits, warehouses, laboratories, heavy equipment structures/foundations, vibrations/acoustics, reinforcement, parking garages and office/research facilities. Kerry has been working as a Structural Engineer Supervisor and Engineer on various domestic and international projects and is experienced in all aspects of development from conceptual phase through approvals, detailed design, tendering, construction, contract administration and project close-out.

Mark Graham

Studio Associate Director
Manchester, UK

#english# #All# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Highway / Road Design# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-graham-1b939422/

Mark Graham is a planner and urban designer with over 12 years industry experience delivering complex and challenging masterplans throughout the UK and internationally.

Barry Nathan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #Airports# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Ontario Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-nathan-a73a0015/
Great design nourishes the soul!

Barry Nathan has over 30 years of experience in both architectural and interior design, which has given him an enviable understanding of two areas of practice. His work is comprised of both large scale commercial clients and complex public spaces, including higher education and high-rise residential projects. Alternative design approaches have allowed Barry to provide very unique and creative solutions for progressive thinking clients. His adeptness at problem solving via innovative solutions has helped many clients succeed in their goals. He is always challenging the status quo with an alternative view. Some of Barry’s past awards include the Design Exchange and ARIDO Awards for Pearson Airport, Denton’s Toronto and the Bell Wireless Centre in Mississauga. He is in the process of finalizing his Architectural License with the OAA and has memberships with the TSA and ASID.

Alexandre Haddad

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

#english# #All# #Automotive# #Design Build# #Energy# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Manufacturing# #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.

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