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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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Andrea Katz

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Placemaking# #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.

Wendy Atkinson

Studio Associate Director
Birmingham, UK

#english# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Data / Operations Centre# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways# #Traffic Management#
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-atkinson-b4729930/

Wendy is a recognised expert in the development and implementation of operational procedures for highway network management. Prior to joining IBI Group, she worked for Gloucestershire Police, supervising two control rooms, and for Highways England’s Traffic Officer Service, managing incidents both on the network and from the Regional Control Centre. She managed Highways England’s National Occupational Standards Programme, which she also developed into a formal Traffic Management Diploma, accredited by City and Guilds.

Since joining IBI Group in 2010, Wendy has advised clients such as Glasgow City Council and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), as well as continuing her role as technical advisor to Highways England. She has provided specialist support to Smart Motorway operations and led projects including the Stationary Vehicle Detection Trial and the development of Smart Motorway Driver Information Requirements. Wendy currently coordinates IBI’s work to enhance Highways England’s signalling policy and capability. She is integral to expanding the firm’s services to other highway network managers across the UK and to the emergency services.

Steven Kresak

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kresak-5982591a/

Steven Kresak is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IBI Group Inc. and is responsible for the firm’s legal affairs worldwide. His accountabilities include the legal, compliance, real estate, insurance and corporate governance functions. Steven is based in Toronto, Ontario, IBI Group’s corporate headquarters. From 2006 through 2014 Steven served at Infrastructure Ontario, in a variety of leadership roles including Director, Special Initiatives; Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions; and Senior Vice President, Commercial Projects, where he led a series of transactions to monetize government assets in the transportation, remanufacturing, entertainment, rail and telecommunications sectors. Prior to 2006, he practiced law at Goodmans LLP. Steven earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Law degree (Distinction) from the University of Alberta. He is a former Editor of the Alberta Law Review.

Mitch Altier

Associate | Manager, Water Resources Engineering
New Lexington, OH

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Roads & Highways# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
New Lexington, Ohio, United States of America

Mitch Altier is responsible for handling water, wastewater, street, and ground/well water projects for local municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts in New Lexington. As such, he also helps locate funding sources for various communities. His knowledge and skills allow him to successfully lead the municipal engineering team in the New Lexington Office. His specialization extends across all aspects of water and wastewater design. This expertise, coupled with Mitch’s working relationships and communication style, prove valuable when acting as a liaison to project stakeholders.

Salvatore Birritteri

Associate, Architectural Technologist
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Planning & Urban Design# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Sal Birritteri is an Urban Designer with 13 years of experience working on a broad base of multidisciplinary projects. Most recently he has worked on projects that are transit related. These projects include the design of facilities such as passenger shelters, stations and intermodal terminals and have required involvement from conceptual design to construction supervision. His experience on past projects and his training as an Architectural Technologist have given him a strong background in architectural building science. His design and project management skills enable him to effectively see a project from visioning through to construction.

Doug Rodger

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Data / Operations Centre# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Municipal Services# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Traffic Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe
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.

Allan Ortlieb

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Municipal Services# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Allan Ortlieb has a strong background in highway planning and design gained through his involvement on provincial and municipal environmental assessment, preliminary and detailed design projects. In recent years, Allan has focused his efforts towards overall management and quality assurance of multi-discipline preliminary design projects, traffic operations and environmental assessment studies.

James Gibson

Technical Lead
Toronto, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #Civic & Government# #Energy# #Industrial# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parks# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Smart Cities# #Solar# #Spatial Intelligence# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Wind#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

James has over 10 years of experience applying GIS technology to solve problems in a wide variety of business sectors including land use planning, real estate & economic planning, municipal infrastructure, transportation, and renewable energy. As a Certified GIS Professional and Certified Planning Technician, James is able to combine his understanding of land use planning and land development with his knowledge of Geographic Information Systems to perform meaningful analysis and identify spatial patterns and trends. James has played a key role in numerous projects requiring land use analysis, development constraint analysis, master servicing plans, conceptual designs, transportation planning, asset management and inventories, site selection analysis, data management, data collection and manipulation, data visualization, and database design.

Serving as a Regional GIS Lead, James is also involved in a variety of global initiatives that aim to promote and increase IBI’s use of geospatial technology across the firm. These initiatives have helped to highlight the power of spatial analysis and demonstrate why GIS technology can and should be leveraged across all of IBI’s business sectors.

Santosh Mishra

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/smishra-transit

Santosh Mishra has over 15 years of experience with a specialization in transit technology, consulting for all transit modes. Santosh’s work encompasses planning, procurement and implementation of a full range of transit technologies that address the full spectrum needs of a transit agency and to date, he has assisted more than 50 agencies nationwide.

Apart from transit technology deployments, Santosh has significant expertise in large transportation data (transit and non-transit) acquisition, management and utilization and was invited to write a guest article in the Mass Transit Magazine under Best Practices column. Santosh also has significant experience in transportation technology research and evaluation and co-authored TCRP Project A-31 Transit, Call Centers and 511: A Guide for Decision Makers, and TCRP Project J-09, Task 12: ‘New and Emerging Technologies’. Further, he has led several tasks related to recent USDOT research and demonstration projects, including United We Ride/Mobility Service for All Americans and Connected Vehicle/Dynamic Mobility programs.

Ola Ferm

Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

#english# #Architecture# #Automotive# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #Fire Stations# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Maintenance Facilities# #Master Planning# #Mobility+# #Office# #Operations & Maintenance# #Parks# #Planning & Urban Design#
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Ola is the Office Lead for the Raleigh, NC office. As an architect, he is leading the way in growing IBI Group in commercial, transit and educational based projects, and helping grow our footprint in the region, and along the west coast. Ola has been practicing architecture and building client relationships for 25 years.

Sylvia Hajo

Associate, Interior Designer
Houston, TX

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Interiors# #Retail / Commercial#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Sylvia Hajo has over 20 years of interior design experience, with a specialization in the design of spaces for educational, commercial, health care and institutional clients. Her primary responsibilities include: design management of the project, design collaboration with client, creating interior design concepts, specifying furniture and fixtures, equipment , managing the interior design process including all furniture selections and specifications, overseeing interior project schedules, and adhering to furniture/fabrics/accessories project budgets. Sylvia is conscientious, precise, and is known as an effective communicator with client and stakeholder groups.

Emma White

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe

Emma White is a qualified architect and a recognized specialist in healthcare design, working on £1 billion+ health schemes in the UK and Canada. Her experience at the successful set-up and delivery of these large-scale projects has led to her responsibilities broadening within IBI Group to overseeing QA and Process Improvements. Emma is a confident leader, successfully managing complex supply chain and stakeholder groups. She is experienced at managing large teams in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, and applies her in-depth knowledge in the development and implementation of design processes, schedules and protocols to assist in the management, and coordination of projects. Notable projects include the Queen Elizabeth University & Royal Hospital for Children and the Peterborough City Hospital, which was successfully delivered three months early.

Focused on programme, budget and design excellence, she will always strive to deliver cutting-edge healthcare facilities.

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