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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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John Amodeo ASLA LEED AP

Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

John Amodeo ASLA LEED AP
#Principal, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-amodeo-073a238/
I love to design enduring projects that have high social value, while letting the people and the site inform the design.

John Amodeo LEED AP has over 30 years of experience in landscape architecture and practices a wide range of project types from small to complex, in both the public and private sectors. His varied project types include college and university campuses, parks, zoos, market and public housing, historic landscapes, streetscapes, bikeways, and natural resource conservation. He has also prepared landscape development guidelines for municipalities with particular emphasis on sustainable development.

John has extensive experience with public process and regulatory permitting, placing particular focus on consensus building in the early phases of a project.
Since 1997, John has also been a Commissioner on the Boston Landmark Commission and the South End Landmark District Commission.

#North America#
Billy Shum

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Billy Shum
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Billy Shum has over 15 years of combined experience in Traffic Engineering and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. He has directly carried out or been in charge of Traffic Signal Design, Operations, and Planning activities for roadway projects, in both Canada and USA. Billy has been the Traffic/Electrical Lead for multiple LRT/BRT projects and arterial widening projects including: Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Tunneling; York Region vivaNext BRT; Mississauga GO BRT; and City of Edmonton Valley Line LRT.

Billy is a professional engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario, a California/Ohio licensed professional Civil and Traffic engineer, and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He received his ISO 9001:2008 QMS Lead Auditor Certificate from International Register of Certificated Auditors, and for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

#North America#
Paul Lavallee

Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence
Seattle, WA

Paul Lavallee
#Director | US Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
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.

#North America#
Rebecca Grant

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Rebecca Grant
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Based in the Portland office, Rebecca is part of the Learning+ team and has specialized in educational architecture and sustainable design during her 17 years of professional practice. A leader at IBI Group for nearly a decade, she is an astute project manager and effective communicator who ensures that design intent is carried through a project from concept to construction. She deftly balances sustainability, budget, timeline, stakeholder engagement, and innovative, results-oriented design in her service to clients and community.

Rebecca is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council and an Architects-in-School Program Member with the Architectural Foundation of Oregon.  She played an integral role in the successful completion of award-winning LEED Gold projects including Parkrose Middle School Replacement, Sandy High School, and Trillium Creek Primary School. Rebecca was also involved in the design of the Snohomish Aquatic Center, a truly unique facility north of Seattle.

Anna Mori

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Anna Mori
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anna Mori has spent her entire 20-year transportation planning career with IBI Group. Anna specializes in transportation data collection and analysis, as well as geographic information systems/mapping/visualization of travel patterns and trends. She has managed several large-scale travel origin-destination surveys for commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and transit, through which she has gained rich insights into travel behaviour. She has also been responsible for a variety of studies in support of transportation planning activities and transportation policy development. Signature projects include the Ontario Commercial Vehicle Survey and the multi-faceted Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario. She is currently developing highway rest areas guidance for Northern Ontario and is the technical lead on a Road Rationalization Study for the County of Essex.

Anna has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Society from McMaster University, and a Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Toronto.

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.

Jeff Hackenbracht

Senior Project Manager
Westerville, OH

Jeff Hackenbracht
#Senior Project Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

Jeff Hackenbracht has a strong background in design, engineering and construction project management of roadway and bridge projects. He has successfully managed projects for several clients including ODOT, the City of Columbus, as well as the Delaware and Franklin County Engineers. His attention to detail comes from his in-depth knowledge of ODOT and city requirements. His communication throughout the project development process has earned him high praise from pleased clients. Numerous projects have included new roadway design, roadway widening and resurfacing, ADA compliance upgrades, bikeway design, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, pavement markings, design of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, traffic signal upgrades, culvert extensions, ditches, grading, design of median barriers and lighting design.

#North America#
Lydia La Point

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Irvine, CA

Lydia La Point
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America

As a Transportation Engineer in the Irvine office, Lydia La Point has performed traffic impact analyses, computer modeling, and quality control for several transit projects. She was also involved in the production of cost estimates for traffic signal components and roadway striping in signalized intersections.

#North America#
Catherine Ramsay

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Catherine Ramsay
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Police & Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-ramsay-b4789025/

Catherine Ramsay has over twenty-five years of professional architectural experience. She brings strong project management skills within a diverse group of facility types including elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational projects as well as retail and commercial.

Catherine has managed and coordinated engineering consultants and other specialty consultants through design and construction. Catherine brings experience in ensuring that the project goals, budgets and schedules are met. Catherine’s current project highlights are: New Westminster Secondary School and Richard McBride Elementary School. Catherine is passionate about architectural design.

#North America#
Kirk Shimazu

Associate Director | US Civic Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Kirk Shimazu
#Associate Director | US Civic Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #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.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

Andrew Street

Studio Director
Cardiff, UK

Andrew Street
#Studio Director# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Strategic Planning# #UK Regional#
Cardiff, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-street-56428b13/?originalSubdomain=uk

Andrew is a qualified architect specialising in healthcare, education, housing, and arts and community-based design with over 15 years’ experience in the sector, specifically in Wales. As a strong team leader, he has managed the design and delivery of projects under various public sector procurement routes and contracts, delivering a variety of types of facilities. Andrew’s broad and strong skill base allows him to engage at all stages of a project and balances established presentation and design qualities with technical excellence. Andrew is involved with a number of multi-agency, diverse stakeholder group projects, where he is able to bring clear communication and innovative solutions which result in stakeholder buy-in. This has led him to become involved in a diverse range of consultations, from community gardening to large stakeholder workshops. Andrew is project director for Cardiff University’s Centre for Student Life, Cardiff University Community Gateway’s Grangetown Pavilion Project, Swansea City Health Wellbeing Centre and Tredegar Health Wellbeing Centre.

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