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Our People

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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Stephen O’Brien

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Stephen O’Brien
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The culture here is unique. We attract talented people who are intrinsically motivated by challenges and creative problem solving. When we work together as a group to solve those problems, our clients benefit, and the appreciation they express rewards our efforts.

Stephen O’Brien specializes in requirement analysis, design and implementation of real-time software applications, particularly in the area of toll collection systems. He has extensive experience in client requirement analysis; systems development; real-time software design; and device integration.

#North America#
Meriem Sakrouhi

Project Designer
New York, NY

Meriem Sakrouhi
#Project Designer# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #sAVe App#
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.

#North America#
Randy Stoll

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
Westerville, OH

Randy Stoll
#Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

Randy Stoll possesses strong project management and engineering skills as they pertain to water and wastewater projects. His structural and hydraulic engineering experience includes complete structural designs of water and wastewater treatment plants, and he has conducted numerous hydraulic studies and designs for urban and rural public water systems. Randy manages water, wastewater, roadway and ground/well water projects for municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts, also assisting in sourcing funding for projects. In addition to project management and design, he also performs contract administration, overseeing construction projects and preparation of engineering plans, specifications, feasibility studies and preliminary engineering reports.

#North America#
Jonathan Berg

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Jonathan Berg
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jonathan Berg has over 20 years of experience specializing in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residence, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the award-winning Toronto Delta Hotel, has enabled him to develop his management skills. Jonathan also works closely with IBI Group’s Legal Counsel related to matters in Loss Prevention & Liability Claims Applications for Pro-Demnity.

Andrea Katz

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Andrea Katz
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-katz-8220a714/

Andrea’s passion for urban design and affinity for creating inspiring spaces are the bases of her architectural interests. Her specific area of expertise is the design and implementation of complex residential buildings in development sites and she brings with her a keen business sense and analytical skills, having completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy. Through her work, Andrea has developed a deep understanding of zoning by-laws and municipal legal processes, which add to her noted ability to develop the value in any site. Her originality, ability to find creative solutions, and experience in coordinating teams of consultants are key to Andrea’s creation of sustainable and aesthetically appealing work.

Marcus Wilshere

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Marcus Wilshere
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Marcus leads IBI’s masterplanning team in the South-East of England, bringing over 30 years’ experience in mixed-use development for both public and private sector clients.

Marcus works across IBI’s sectors, combining our expertise in health, education and technology into a distinctive approach to place-making, providing advice to NHS England for their Healthy New Town programme; and leading on projects that link place quality with innovation, including the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District and Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus.

Marcus’s regeneration plan for Barnsley won the 2016 Masterplanner of the Year Award and he is currently advising Southend Council on procurement of a development partner for a major regeneration project.

International projects include a master plan for Orléans, a university campus in Qijianga, China and a new township in Pune, India. Marcus is currently working on a series of pilot projects for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Salim Kumar Narayanan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Salim Kumar Narayanan
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Salim Narayanan has over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Senior Project Manager to Designer in architecture for projects in Canada, USA, Middle East and India. He is skilled in developing design concepts, construction documentation, contract administration, and liaising with consultants, construction companies, city authorities, and clients. His experience in North America primarily includes mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His previous experience also includes residential and office towers, commercial complexes, hotel and resort projects, institutional and healthcare facilities, sports/multi-purpose halls, movie theatres, industrial buildings, transit centers, housing complexes, luxury palaces, and grand houses. Salim has a keen interest in integrating technology, detailing, and functional design.

#North America#
Robert Aeck

Associate Principal | Industrial, Buildings
Southfield, MI

Robert Aeck
#Associate Principal | Industrial, Buildings# #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Commercial# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Structural Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/robert-c-aeck-pe-se-pmp-75024414
One is only limited by their own fear of the unknown, but the unknown can be learned with the right will and determination. One should not be limited by the box in which they think, but dare to think outside of the box and challenge those around them to do so as well. There is nothing that can not be done, there are only problems that need be solved through ingenuity, imagination, and engineering.

Rob is an NCSEA award winning structural engineer with over 18+ years of experience at his craft. His past experiences have run the maze with respect to types and size and includes all aspects of structural engineering. From Construction Support engineering with High Rise Connection Design for Time Warner Center in New York and Erection procedure design for Motor City Casino in Detroit to Building design of the Thyssen Krupp Hot Strip Mill in Alabama and Re-Design of the award winning Lansing Community College Health and Human Service Careers Building in Michigan, his vast range of experience brings out of the box problem solving and agile team collaboration into all projects. He has directed multiple multi discipline and multi-locational teams in various projects similar to the LEED Gold Tier 3 Mission Critical Data Center for a Confidential Automotive Client in Michigan where agile processes resulted in a high tempo and top performing team. His attention to detail and ability to help his clients find the most efficient designs to help them save cost and time make him a valuable part of any team.

#North America#
Sam Hickey

Associate - Manager, Transit Data
Seattle, WA

Sam Hickey
#Associate - Manager, Transit Data# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelhickey

Sam has over eight years of experience working with transit real-time passenger information systems and CAD/AVL systems. Sam leads the implementation and operations and maintenance of IBI Group’s transit data suite of software for clients including TransLink (Vancouver), Los Angeles Metro, and RTD (Denver). This suite of software includes TRANSIT-alerts, which is used to enter, manage, and disseminate service alerts, and TRANSIT-realtime, which aggregates, manages, and disseminates real-time locations and predictions. Sam also has a focus on real-time passenger information systems for rail and has designed and developed light rail and commuter rail real-time passenger information systems for RTD (Denver), SunRail (Orlando), and NFTA (Buffalo). Prior to joining IBI Group in 2015, Sam worked for the MBTA (Boston) for over four years. At the MBTA he designed and developed software that generated real-time arrival predictions for the subway lines and published the predictions on countdown signs and for app developers, served as system administrator for the bus CAD/AVL system, and managed the MBTA’s GTFS data. Sam has a Master’s degree in Transportation and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

#North America#
Jennifer Ujimoto

Associate | US Transit Design Lead, Buildings
New York, NY

Jennifer Ujimoto
#Associate | US Transit Design Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
New York, New York, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferujimoto/

Jennifer Ujimoto has over 15 years of experience, over which she has crafted her understanding of project administration from pre-design analysis and through design development phases and both in-office and on-site aspects of contract administration. She is thoroughly familiar with building and development approvals processes and has an understanding of the complexities of the municipal project procurement environment.

As a designer, Jennifer has a keen understanding of the collaborative process that is essential to the practice of architecture. Her ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors has made her a valuable key team member on projects situated within complex and challenging social and physical constraints.

She brings a deep commitment to design excellence on all levels including conceptual, technical and social parameters. Her multidisciplinary experience, includes award-winning high-end residential design, exhibit design, curatorial work, academic writing and teaching, demonstrating her ability to implement rigorous design, project management and construction standards.

David Duong

Associate - Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

David Duong
#Associate - Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/david-duong-78670440
Great transit is about providing a seamless & smooth customer experience for riders. Transit technology can help realize those positive experiences.

David joined IBI Group in 2012 as a Transit Technology Analyst in the Transit Technology Practice, and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Civil Engineering program. David has been an Associate – Manager, Transit Data and Technology since May 2019. David’s current/past roles/projects include: Project Manager for TTC Wheel-Trans to upgrade their scheduling, dispatching, and customer-facing (e.g. Website, Mobile App) systems to improve mobility for those with disabilities travelling on public transit; Project Manager for the PRESTO project, helping deploy Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) and Add-Value Machines (AVMs) on the TTC network.

He has experience in managing cross-office multi-disciplinary teams for all phases of a project, including: needs assessment, concept of operations, system specification development, procurement, and deployment. David has experience in a wide-range of Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions, such as Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), Rail and Bus Scheduling Systems, Real-time Information Systems (RTIS), and Fare Management Systems.

Craig Atkinson

Director | California Education Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Craig Atkinson
#Director | California Education Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-atkinson-2bba6b42/

Craig Atkinson is a lead in the Southern California Education sector with more than 27 years of experience in the design and construction of public projects in the educational and civic sectors. He has extensive knowledge and ‘know how’ in community relations, project consensus building, design, planning, project delivery, and quality control.

Craig’s years of project management experience for public clients throughout California have made him a resource for client and community relations and quality control within IBI Group. He has also served on the Santa Barbara County, North County Board of Architectural Review, coached various sports including Special Olympics.

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