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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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Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

#english# #All# #Data / Operations Centre# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Roads & Highways# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.

Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Ottawa, Canada

Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.

Dorin Vargatu

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, Canada

#english# #Airports# #All# #Ports# #Revenue / Tolling# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Canada

Dorin Vargatu has successfully utilized the knowledge gained through his extensive systems engineering experience to effectively lead various software and systems projects. Dorin specializes in systems analysis, software design and development, systems integration and deployment of real-time electronic toll collection, traffic management and commercial vehicle tracking and control systems.

Neil Murphy

Studio Principal
London, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Healthcare+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Oncology# #P3# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

Neil Murphy has extensive experience directing complex public sector projects under a range of contract and procurement routes. He is a very strong leader, working alongside contractors, consortia and supply-chains to consistently deliver project milestones and add value to the overall service offering. His ‘can-do’ ethos and the trademark teamwork he established with the multiple stakeholders of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal Hospital for Children was a key factor in its success. Neil has helped Trusts to deliver acute, primary care and mental health schemes and has good knowledge of the key design and operational drivers to develop a successful solution.

He is competent to deal with challenges such as phasing, reducing environmental impact on live sites, health and safety as well as managing the progress of simultaneous projects at various locations. Neil is one of the key practice representatives for P21+, notably delivering schemes such as the award winning Personality Disorder Unit in East London. Neil was also responsible for the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease refurbishment scheme, which won the Building Better Healthcare award for Best Interior Design.

Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Binghamton, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Spiritual Places# #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, USA

Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.

Chris Jones

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Boston, USA

#english# #All# #Highway / Road Design# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design#
Boston, USA

Chris Jones directs a variety of campus landscape master planning and site design projects. His efforts also focus on site design for urban mixed-use development projects and associated streetscape restoration.

Meriem Sakrouhi

Project Designer
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Product_sAVe App# #Residential#
New York, USA

Meriem Sakrouhi is an architectural designer who studied architecture in Barcelona. In 2013, she transferred to Chicago’s College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She believes that architecture is a powerful tool that showcases human feelings and emotions, and is interested in using innovation to create a positive, impactful and bold transformation that builds these experiences to everyone.

Lisa D’Abbondanza

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Education# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Terminals# #Transit Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Lisa D’Abbondanza LEED AP is a Registered Architect in the Toronto office Transit Architecture studio. With over 20 years of experience, her ability to understand and implement rigorous design, management and construction standards has allowed her to successfully serve major institutional clients and municipalities and develop her skills as both a Design Architect and Project Manager. Lisa?s specialization in Transit Architecture began with the award-winning modernization of the TTC Victoria Park Station and Bus Terminal. Lisa played an integral role on the recently completed western segment of the Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Line consisting of eight transit stations. She is currently the system-wide Architectural Lead for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Line consisting of 15 transit stations and ten surface stops. Lisa is a member of Ontario Association of Architects, Canada Green Building Council, Toronto Society of Architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Women in Transportation Society.

Roger Nicholson

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities#
Toronto, Canada

Roger Nicholson specializes in high-rise residential and hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects, such as Maple Leaf Square and the expansion to the Air Canada Centre, The Four Seasons Hotel, and the award-winning Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled his career. He continues to develop his client relationships and hone his management skills, by leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Roger has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Park Place Condominiums and the award-winning Rose Theatre where his work is helping to revitalize the downtown core in Brampton. Roger is currently working on Bay Gerrard Rental Apartments and King Blue Hotel and Condominiums in Toronto, and The Roy Condominiums in Halifax.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Green# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Water Resources Management#
Toronto West, Canada

Dr. Rakesh Pandey has over 20 years of extensive experience in stormwater, surface water hydrology, river hydraulics, water management, water balance analysis, flood plain mapping, watershed modelling and environmental permitting including water/wastewater, erosion and sedimentation control, wetland, certificate of approval and permit to take water. Rakesh is knowledgeable of current Canadian federal, provincial and municipal regulations. He specializes in the planning and design of stormwater management infrastructure and water resources facilities. His main focus has been the preliminary and detailed design of highway drainage infrastructure and municipal drainage systems and stormwater management facilities. In addition, Rakesh has also developed and implemented integrated water resources/watershed development strategies for sustainable development of natural resources. His experience and knowledge have been developed via a wide range of projects and higher academic learning.

Paul Whittlestone

Global Director, IBI Healthcare+
London, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Senior Management# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom

As Global Director of IBI Healthcare+, Paul Whittlestone leads a multidisciplinary team of experts in healthcare strategy, the design of healthcare buildings and infrastructure, and the application of intelligent systems to the delivery of healthcare solutions. This expertise is drawn from IBI offices around the globe and provides our clients with innovative solutions to the increasingly challenging problem of delivering high-quality, affordable and sustainable healthcare services. Paul has over 30 years of experience working on healthcare projects around the world. During this time he has been involved in several major clinical reconfiguration exercises across both whole healthcare systems and individual hospitals, as well as contributing to and leading on the investment of several billion USD in the redevelopment of healthcare infrastructure, including major new hospital projects in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East.

Oliver Hartleben

Associate | Manager, IBI TH!NK
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civic & Government# #Civil Infrastructure# #Highway / Road Design# #Land Use Planning# #Learning+# #Library# #Living+# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Product_sAVe App# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Roads & Highways# #Spanish Regional# #Strategic Planning# #Terminals# #Traffic Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Vancouver, Canada
http://linkedin.com/in/ohartleben

Oliver Hartleben is an Architect and City Planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on existing and evolving public outreach, demographic, mobility, built form, and innovation topics.

A lateral thinker by nature, Oliver brings together his experience in engaging public, private and community stakeholders for the identification of new opportunities and synergies. Oliver is NCI System certified to facilitate design charettes, has experience in conducting online engagement processes, and leads IBI Group’s R&D Unit, TH!NK.

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