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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 3,000 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Steve Woods

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

Steve Woods
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture # #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-woods-5a00929/
Steve offers a highly unique and creative design approach to every project he pursues. Since joining the firm in 2001, he has helped lead in the creative design of a wide range of projects, from urban office plazas and riverfronts to 100 acre eco-parks and highway corridors. In every project, Steve strives to engage the client in a collaborative dialogue of experiencing the landscape in new and exciting ways. He is currently managing a range of exciting urban design and mixed use commercial projects.
#North America# #Northeast#
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Neena Soans

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Neena Soans
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
Neena Soans PMP has 15 years of systems and software engineering experience and has been exposed to all facets of the specification, design and implementation of various systems and applications during that timeframe. This includes ITS, Tolling Systems, Communications Systems, Intelligent Building Technology Systems and Security Systems. Neena has extensive experience with the development of functional and performance specifications, and the development, maintenance and support of complex software systems.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Jeffrey Mok

Associate
Vancouver, BC

Jeffrey Mok
#Associate# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jeffrey Mok is an award-winning senior designer with over 30 years of experience designing and managing architectural projects. Jeffrey also specializes in multimedia projects and computer graphics. He has produced a variety of videos and interactive projects in conjunction with his architectural design work.
#North America#
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Chris Fickert

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Chris Fickert
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Green# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Drawing on 30 years of experience in cities as diverse as London, New York and Buenos Aires, Chris brings an acute urban sensibility to the design of contemporary buildings. As a designer and manager, he has headed up large multi-disciplinary teams collaborating on complex educational, healthcare, residential and mixed-use projects in Canada and the United States. Chris leads the Canada East K-12 sector for IBI which counts the majority of school boards in southern Ontario as clients. Comfortable with projects at any scale, Chris always looks for design opportunities that further the clients’ goals with an original solution. Firmly committed to sustainability he has taught and consulted on sustainable design in the USA, Spain and Argentina. Chris also leads IBI’s Canada East Sustainability Initiative and is a member of our corporate Climate Action Initiative.
#North America#
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Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Raafat Abadir
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.
#North America#
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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#
Kate Lambert

Associate | Manager, Planning
Vancouver, BC

Kate Lambert
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Healthcare# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kate Lambert is an urban planner with IBI Group’s Vancouver practice. With more than ten years of experience as a planning consultant, Kate has contributed to major community planning and social policy initiatives, managed complex development approvals, and facilitated dynamic public engagement processes for a variety of private and public sector clients in urban and rural communities across BC. As a planner and project manager, Kate has developed exceptional skills in people and resource coordination, communication, and strategic analysis. She values collaboration and believes a strong vision, effective policy and meaningful community engagement are key elements to successful city building. Kate is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She holds a Master’s of Environmental Design (Planning) from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria. Kate is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute as Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative in BC
#North America#
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Catherine Thibault

Associate - Manager, Transportation Planning
San Diego, CA

Catherine Thibault
#Associate - Manager, Transportation Planning# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-thibault-53059b1b/
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Project Management, Sustainable Development, Analytical Skills, Policy Analysis, Sustainability, and Data Analysis. Strong outreach and communication professional with an Academic Master Degree focused in Urban Planning from University of McGill.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Geoff Carter

Director| CAN Solutions Lead, Intelligence
Toronto, ON

Geoff Carter
#Director| CAN Solutions Lead, Intelligence# #Airport Taxi Dispatch# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue Collection# #Transportation# #Revenue / Tolling# ## #Road Permitting System# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Geoff Carter joined IBI Group working in the development of our Advanced Traffic Management Systems software with an emphasis on the mapping display functionality. Geoff now leads IBI’s Advanced Traveller Information web and data interface team. Geoff and his team now support IBI traveller information systems that service roughly 25% of the population in the US, with notable active 511 solutions deployed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. Geoff led IBI’s efforts for the deployment of the traveller information web site for the Pan Am games. Geoff has led efforts to provide SaaS (Software as a Solution), advanced IBI’s hosting center in Tampa, Florida and has managed the program to productize IBI’s software solution thereby allowing IBI to bring tremendous value to its clients. He is currently leading IBI’s efforts to advance the Event Reporting System and managing the New York and Wisconsin 511 projects.
#North America#
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Gary Hatt

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Major Projects
Markham, ON

Gary Hatt
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Major Projects# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, North America
Gary Hatt, P.Eng., has over 40 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry and has been directly responsible for the management and design of a variety of Public Works projects throughout Ontario and British Columbia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in both provinces specializing in Municipal Water / Wastewater, Environmental and Transportation Engineering with focus on Trunk Utilities designs and relocations with Urban Renewal and Light Rapid Transit. Gary has the distinction of having designed and implemented the longest curved microtunnel in North America, a single 720-meter drive of 1800 mm concrete jacking pipe incorporating two compound curves. He is a member of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF), Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a recipient of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Engineering Medal for professional excellence and outstanding achievement. Gary has an excellent knowledge of all aspects of planning, design, construction, and site management with P3 and Design-Bid-Build experience.
#North America#
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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# #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#
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Visweswara Rao Gantasala

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
Hyderabad, India

Visweswara Rao Gantasala
#Associate Director | Senior General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Hyderabad, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gantasala/
"The biggest strength of IBI is its philosophy of looking at the cities from the dimension of a citizen while working for the betterment of the cities.”
Visweswara joined IBI Group as a Transportation Systems Engineer in the year 2007 after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). As one of the first few hires of IBI India, he has started his career working on toll and HTMS implementation projects for highways. He was involved from the inception of the Indore BRT ITS implementation project (the firm’s first World Bank project in India), which subsequently helped the firm in securing a stream of contracts from The World Bank. In the recent times, he is working on the Hyderabad Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) Project. Visweswara has been instrumental in building the software development practice in India and is currently working as the Product Manager for the IBI’s Smart City Platform and is also responsible for developing various Urban ITS Software solutions for IBI. He is also the office lead for our Hyderabad office.
#Asia#