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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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James Sorensen

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

James Sorensen
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut?s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.

#North America#
Joseph Fu

Associate | Manager, Structural Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Joseph Fu
#Associate | Manager, Structural Engineering# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Structural Engineering# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Joseph Fu counts over 20 years of experience in global structural engineering, project management and supervision on numerous projects. His experience spans a variety of sectors, including commercial, government, health sciences, manufacturing, residential, sports and entertainment, and transit. He has extensive experience in various building codes and standards, and is knowledgeable and proficient in numerous structural design programs. Joseph’s current project work is focused on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT where he is the IBI Group structural team lead, providing leadership for the structural team, ensuring the project delivers high-quality work in accordance with technical requirements, budgets, construction strategies, and project milestones.

#North America#
Ryan Tomas

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Engineering
Edmonton, AB

Ryan Tomas
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-tomas-ab2866a7/

Ryan Tomas is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering and land development. Ryan has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, project management, contract administration, construction supervision, and surveying for various projects throughout the City of Edmonton and surrounding area.

#North America#
Brad Hughes

Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Brad Hughes
#Sr. Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Brad Hughes is a Registered Architect with 30 years of experience in institutional, commercial and educational projects. He is responsible for the complete delivery of the project and has provided design, planning and construction management for hundreds of projects ranging from new facilities, additions, renovations, and historic preservation. His experience affords a comprehensive approach to problem solving and quality service to clients and he excels in the delivery of projects with tight constraints and budgets.

Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Jannis Nassoulis

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Systems Engineering
Athens, Greece

Jannis Nassoulis
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Systems Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe

Jannis Nassoulis has more then 18 years of experience in the infrastructure construction and transportation industry. After he successfully managed the design, installation, testing and commissioning of the first large scale ITS project in Greece, he was involved in motorway operations undertaking the role of the Tunnel Safety Officer of the Athens ring road. He coordinated large scale exercises and fire tests in tunnels.

In 2007, Jannis organized the operation and maintenance of the 230km long motorway concession project, Aegean Motorway, as Chief Operations Officer. Holding the position of the COO for nine years, he managed a major operational crisis involving a dramatic rockfall incident, resulting to longlasting international arbitration procedures, legal disputes and claims. He also actively participated in a successful project restructuring process, necessary to mitigate severe problems resulting from the Greek financial crisis, earning serious experience in PPP project financing, contractual arrangements and negotiation practices.

Nanette Shahinian

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Nanette Shahinian
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nanette Shahinian is an Architect with over 30 years’ experience in residential and institutional buildings. She has worked on a range of buildings from high-end boutique condominiums to large scale mixed use projects. Through her involvement on high-profile projects such as Chaz Condominium, The Avenue, South Park Halifax and the Bathurst JCC, she has developed relationships with both long-standing and new clients. Nannette’s work is characterized by the desire to develop design solutions for complex buildings, which fully satisfy the client’s needs, and the detailing and physical quality of our built environment.

#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.

#North America#
Darlene Broderick

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Darlene Broderick
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Darlene Broderick is a licensed Landscape Architect and Urban Planner. Spanning 25 years, her professional career covers a broad range of international and local work in both the public and private sectors. She has been involved in urban intensification projects, mobility hub projects, municipal corridor studies, adaptive reuse, streetscape master plans, secondary planning, policy and new town planning. Darlene’s comprehensive experience working at scales from detailed construction of streetscape designs to secondary planning, with a focus on issues related to urban design and complete streets, has led to a greater understanding of the impact and importance of creating connected, vibrant and walkable communities.
Current notable projects include the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and multiple phases of the vivaNext BRT.

#North America#
John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Waterloo, ON

John Perks, MBA, P.Eng.
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-torrance-perks-mba-p-eng-2349b1b/

John Perks is designated by PEO as a Consulting Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of experience as a project manager and senior engineer for a diversity of transportation and municipal projects involving feasibility studies, Class Environmental Assessments, functional, preliminary and final designs, contract preparation, and construction administration and inspection.

His project work includes both new and reconstruction of existing civil infrastructure. This broad experience across many municipalities has provided John with the ability to large, manage multidisciplinary projects and understand the complexities of public, political, approval agency and municipal pressures and requirements on a project.

John is also one of the few Region of Waterloo approved acoustical engineers and has completed the MOE noise assessment course as well as numerous seminars with expertise acoustical studies for both road and rail transportation, and stationary noise sources.

Jared Marcus

Associate | Manager, Planning
Hamilton, ON

Jared Marcus
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Jared Marcus is a seasoned veteran of the Hamilton planning practice and has played an integral role in the successful execution of a long list of land development projects in the Hamilton and Niagara markets. Known as the office?s go-to problem solver for matters of site and subdivision design, his expertise in conceptual and technical design and quality assurance coupled with a deep understanding of the planning approvals process has made him a mentor and resource to junior staff over the years.He is responsible for the continued development and growth of design talent and QA initiatives in the practice and more broadly through the office.

Barbara Sheehan

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Edmonton, AB

Barbara Sheehan
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-sheehan-58b85b48/

Barbara is an Associate and Senior Landscape Architect in the Edmonton office, with over 13 years of experience in a diverse range of innovative and complex projects focused on urban design, recreational spaces, parks, transit corridors, place-making and master planning, for both private and public sector clients. She received her professional credentials in 2011 (AALA, CSLA).

Barbara is a skilled communicator and focused team leader, leading projects successfully from initiation to completion. Barbara was with IBI initially from 2005 to 2012, and returned in 2016 to rejoin the landscape architecture team. Since her return to IBI, she has played a leading role in the landscape architecture and sustainable urban integration elements for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT project as well as other significant public realm projects.

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