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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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Lisa Michela

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Lisa Michela
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

With over 17 years of experience, Lisa Michela has been responsible for many K-12 projects in the Houston area as well as several historic preservation projects in the Northeast Region of the U.S. She has managed projects that have included new construction, renovation, conservation, and historic preservation. She enjoys working on all stages of a project, from pre-design through construction. Notable examples of her projects include the J. Frank Dobie High School Ninth Grade Campus, Nederland High School, the restoration of the Park Avenue Armory, the exterior rehabilitation of the Travelers Tower and the restoration of the United Nations Headquarters. Lisa is a licensed architect, LEED Green Associate and a member of the Association for Learning Environments.

#North America#
Roger Woods

Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering
Raleigh, NC

Roger Woods
#Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
#North America#
Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-smith
#Architect# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/

Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK.

Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017.

Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.

#Europe#
Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Chuck Beamish
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

Fouad Mustafa

Director, New Initiatives
Toronto West, ON

Fouad Mustafa
#Director, New Initiatives# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Europe
Governments all around the world are turning to the private sector to help in the delivery of large infrastructure projects. As designers, one of our key roles is to help our partners in construction, finance, operation, and maintenance find cost-effective and innovative solutions critical to the success of this model.

Fouad Mustafa is Global Director, P3 Infrastructure. He is a Professional Engineer and member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Engineers, and the American Public Transportation Association. He is also on the Board of Directors of Consulting Engineers of Ontario.

Fouad obtained a Master of Business Administration from York University and has more than 25 years of experience in the management, planning, design, and implementation of transportation infrastructure and facilities with a focus on AFP/P3 projects. He has managed large infrastructure projects worth more than $1 billion, and has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas.

Christopher Lent

Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

Christopher Lent
#Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lent-bb35228/

With over three decades of experience in workplace design, Christopher is an IBI Group Associate and Senior Project Manager for the buildings/interiors sector. He has managed a full range of project scopes incorporating all aspects of the workplace design process in sectors including government, military, commercial office, industrial and retail. Christopher has a strong emphasis on end-user client advocacy through the integration of interior design, architecture and engineering principles leading to effective facility management. As Senior Project Manager, Christopher is currently providing specialized design and construction administration expertise facilitating the successful implementation of a large technology firm in Washington, D.C.

Christopher is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a certified interior designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME).

Jessica Gozdzierski

Associate - Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jessica Gozdzierski
#Associate - Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Commercial# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-gozdzierski-a437635b

Jessica graduated from Sheridan’s Interior Design program in 2007 and has been in the corporate interior’s world ever since. She joined IBI Group Interiors Design Team in 2014 as a designer. She is a dependable and resourceful individual who is keen to deliver projects on time and budget. Jessica understands how important the client’s needs are, and ensures these needs are consistently achieved. She is a fast learner and utilizes her strong organizational skills to her advantage. As an interior design professional, Jessica’s strength comes from her ability to creatively problem solve in order to find the most appropriate solution for the challenges that are inherent in the industry.

#North America#
Martin Wickes

Studio Director
Brighton, UK

Martin Wickes
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #UK Regional#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe

A qualified architect, Martin specializes in designing for the healthcare and laboratory sectors working with public sector clients to deliver value for money solutions. With over 20 years experience in healthcare design and excellent analytical and problem solving skills, he is particularly good at leading stakeholder consultation processes to secure valuable opinion and translating this into an informed, feasible solution. This was evidenced at the Royal United Hospital Bath, where Martin successfully supported the Trust in reorganizing their estate. Martin has extensive experience overseeing architectural projects and co-coordinating consultants, to provide a full design service acting as lead consultant on various types of projects from inception to completion.

#Europe#
Chris Jones

Associate Director | Office Lead, Boston
Boston, MA

Chris Jones
#Associate Director | Office Lead, Boston# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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.

#North America#
Rick Mello

Associate Director - Principal, Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA

Rick Mello
#Associate Director - Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Rick Mello has grown to become a firm-wide resource for Quality Documents and Construction Administration. With over 25 years of professional experience, he brings the confidence and knowledge of a veteran to the volatile construction process. Rick has performed Construction Administration services on institutional projects including health care and public facilities. He leads the Construction Administration and sets the standards and develops the tools by which we function.

Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

Keith Sallaway
#Director, Architect# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

William Monahan

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Binghamton, NY

William Monahan
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Education# #School# ## #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

William Monahan is an Electrical Engineer with 26 years of experience. His area of specialty is electrical system design for buildings and infrastructure projects, including educational facilities, medical facilities, municipal wastewater, and water treatment facilities.

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