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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.

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Doug Rodger

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Doug Rodger
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Leader# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Glasgow, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-rodger-74b8a516/
Doug Rodger has over 15 years of experience in the field of information and communication technology, with a specialization in international ITS consultancy and project management. He has developed and delivered a wide range of innovative technology and ITS solutions for a number of high profile clients, improving network monitoring and management, expanding and enhancing travel and traffic information and developing national policy. He has extensive knowledge of major ITS system fundamentals covering analysis, design, specification, procurement, development, implementation and operation. With a comprehensive technical background and excellent, communication and organisational skills he is experienced in effectively managing teams and is responsible for managing IBI Group’s consultants in Scotland. Doug holds a first class Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is PRINCE2 accredited.
#United Kingdom#
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Bijan Shoeleh

Design Technology Portfolio Manager, Data
Irvine, CA

Bijan Shoeleh
#Design Technology Portfolio Manager, Data# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Architecture# #BIM# #BIM & 3D Visualization# ## #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Design Technology# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #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# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Police & Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Research & Development# #Residential# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Solar# #Energy Solutions# ## #Specialized Learning# #School# #Education# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America
As IBI’s Regional Technology Lead responsible for all USA offices, I have taken the responsibility to move the company into the Building Information Modeling era using Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and Virtual Reality. I have helped develop company standards, trains staff in Revit and continue as a BIM Mentor to other IBI project teams across the globe. I have developed budget and time saving custom software for IBI to automate various tasks, from Complete Building surveys and asset management software, Inventory and drafting to building coordination and design. I have also helped establish protocols to allow all teams to work on any project across the United States and Canada remotely and effectively. I graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Magna Cum Laude) from California State University and have practiced in the field of architecture for over 20 years. I have extensive skills in Building information modeling, building development from schematic designs to construction documents and construction Coordination. I also have an extensive practical knowledge of computer technology, software development, Building Information Modeling, rendering and graphics software.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Lou Bandiera

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, ON

Lou Bandiera
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25
Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.
#North America#
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Nicolas Al Nakhl

Associate - Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Nicolas Al Nakhl
#Associate - Manager, Buildings Projects# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Electrical Engineering# #Energy Solutions# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Smart Cities# #Solar# #Energy Solutions# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-al-nakhl-81236323/
A little bit of water can save a human's life but a little bit of electricity can kill it.
Nicolas has a unique blend of international experience in multi-discipline (electrical, mechanical, civil, structural) engineering, construction, contracts and project management. He has 27 years of engineering and management experience in power, oil, gas, utilities and asset management, renewable energy, infrastructure, ICI, and land development; completing tenth of projects worth more than $10 billion US. Nicolas is educated in electrical power engineering with IT enterprise software knowledge to support experience. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic, and is effective in communicating with all levels from executive management to field personnel. He is also experienced in Microsoft Office suite of applications, as well as enterprise software such as GIS and CMMS. Nicolas is proficient in Bechtel’s Contracts formulation and management, FIDIC suite of contracts, and CCDCs. He has a good track record in achieving results and objectives, while spearheading teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.
#North America#
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Andrew Wong

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Andrew Wong
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-c-k-wong-p-eng-pmp-72985b8/
With ten years of experience in traffic and transit operations, Andrew Wong has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ITS. His project work the development of technology plans, benefit-cost analysis, traffic signal control systems, transit dispatch systems, transit signal priority, operation and maintenance plans, and stakeholder consultation, with a recent focus on traffic and transit data collection and analytics.
#North America#
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Zain Ali

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Zain Ali
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/zain-ali-31116121/
Zain Ali has over ten years of experience specializing in the areas transportation planning, traffic engineering, safety and geometric design combined with extensive experience in urban and landscape planning. He has managed and led a wide variety of long-range and multi-modal transportation projects related to public transit planning, transportation master planning, travel demand modelling, traffic simulation modelling, transportation assessments and parking, both in Canada and in the Middle East. Zain brings a keen eye for devising ‘balanced’ transportation solution considering transportation-land use integration to create attractive, liveable and sustainable built-environments. Being an avid supporter of active transportation modes, Zain is actively involved in a wide-range of multi-modal mega development projects promoting context-sensitive design solutions across the Middle East region. Zain is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada as well as in UAE and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
#Middle East#
Steve Kuo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Steve Kuo
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Kuo holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Cornell University and has 25 years of experience in all stages of architectural process with particular focus in design development, technical planning, construction documentation and management during building phase with a specialization in mixed use and high-rise residential projects. As Project Manager, he oversees production of working drawings, contract administration and leads consultant teams for Client/Owner representatives as well as directs an Internal staff of ten on various large scale projects including Maple Leaf Square and Air Canada Centre.
#North America#
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Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #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.
#Middle East#
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Victor Labreche

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Victor Labreche
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Victor has over 30 years of extensive and progressive urban planning experience having previously worked as a Planner in local government for several years, held a Senior Planning position within a major corporate restaurant brand, also as a principle/co-owner of a planning consulting firm for over 14 years and now recently as Planning Practice Lead with the IBI Group, located in the Region of Waterloo. Victor has extensive experience in public and private project facilitation, mediation and project management working collaboratively with clients’ interests and a large number of stakeholders to resolve extensive issues to a mutually agreeable approach and implementation of project objectives. With the extensive experience Victor has gained having worked in all sectors of planning being public, corporate and private over the last 30 years, he has the experience, knowledge and contacts in the land development industry including required other disciplines to effectively complete complex planning applications. Areas of practice include: Planning Feasibility and Due Diligence Studies, Community Planning and Design, Project Management, Official Plans, Secondary Plans, Plans of Subdivision and Condominiums, Zoning Bylaw Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances and Site Planning. Victor has been recognized by Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formally OMB) as an expert in the area of land use planning and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is a Registered Professional Planner.
#North America#
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Aamer Shirazie

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Aamer Shirazie
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aamer is a Designer with over 6 years of experience in Mixed-Use Residential design. As part of IBI’s High-Rise Residential Team with a focus on conceptual and schematic design, he has worked numerous single and multi-tower projects and Master Plans in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa and Calgary. Notable projects Aamer has been involved in include the Alberta Boot development in Calgary as well Theory Condos in Toronto. Aamer is currently managing the Master Planning and design of several mid high-rise mixed-use projects in the downtown Toronto core and surrounding areas.
#North America#
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Peter Richards

Director | Senior Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Peter Richards
#Director | Senior Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #CurbIQ# #Transportation# #Curbside Management# ## #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-richards-70582261/
Peter Richards has 15 years of experience, with a focus on traffic operations analysis, traffic and parking assessments, and traffic signal coordination. Peter has extensive experience completing traffic impact studies, parking studies, including parking utilization studies for various developments, by-law reviews, and parking standards reviews. Peter also has experience undertaking traffic capacity analysis, review of multi-modal developments, site circulation and access review, transportation demand management strategies, traffic model calibration, developing and implementing optimized and coordinated signal timing plans, queuing analysis, public consultation sessions, speed and delay surveys, and innovative traffic solutions. For the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Transportation Plan work, Peter was presented the Award of Merit 2016 from the Canadian Institute of Planners for Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure. His professional memberships include Professional Engineers Ontario, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Canadian Parking Association.
#North America#
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Johnny Caliendo

Sr. Project Manager
Raleigh, NC

Johnny Caliendo
#Sr. Project Manager# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Design Build# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Industrial# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Mr. Caliendo has been a leader in the architecture community for over 25 years. He is currently a Senior Project Manager for IBI Group in Raleigh NC. He has worked on many different award-winning projects of various scales and types. His work has been published in foreign and domestic books and periodicals. He has served in leadership positions in government and industry organizations, including the University of Greensboro Development Board and the Board of Design Corps. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the College of Design in Raleigh, North Carolina. His service to the community also includes leadership in Jobs For Life, Raleigh Men’s Shelter, and Project Literacy. He is a LEED AP design professional and has designed both LEED Silver and Gold buildings.
#North America# #Southeast#