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Our People

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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Tim Foley

US Lead, Corporate Services
Westerville, OH

Tim Foley
#US Lead, Corporate Services# #All# #Senior Management#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

As US Lead, Corporate Services, Tim Foley is responsible for operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical excellence, staff development, and client satisfaction. Tim has a BA in Accounting from Wittenberg University and completed the Owner/President Management course at Harvard in 2001. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the International Board of Standards & Practices for Certified Financial Planners, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

#North America#
Jill Mackay

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems
Seattle, WA

Jill Mackay
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems# #All# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #sAVe App# #Software Development# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-mackay-pmp-79566a7/

Upon joining IBI Group, Jill Mackay was tasked to develop Regional ITS architecture for a broad range of clients, including throughout the state of Washington. Through the facilitation of stakeholder workshops, Jill became adept at helping agencies identify a vision and strategic path for the identification, prioritization and implementation of innovative transportation technologies that would improve operational efficiencies and performance.

Beyond the planning phase, Jill has worked on fare collection, electronic toll collection and CAD/AVL system implementations from the initial needs assessment phase through to systems acceptance. Currently, Jill is leading IBI Group’s multidisciplinary Connected and Autonomous Vehicles practice, which is comprised of professionals dedicated to guiding our traffic and transit agency clients on how to plan, prepare and benefit from innovative autonomous technologies. A team from the CAV Working Group was recently a finalist in New York?s Driverless Future design challenge, which sought ideas on how automated vehicles could address urban growth issues in New York City.

#North America#
Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

Meghan Black
#Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, 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.

#North America#
Kirk Shimazu

Associate Director | US Civic Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Kirk Shimazu
#Associate Director | US Civic Lead, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Leader# #Library# #Civic & Government# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kirk Shimazu is the US Civic Lead where he draws upon over 40 years of architecture, planning and urban design experience. His critical thinking skills enables him to engage in thoughtful design solutions from the earliest design phases through construction documents minimizing change orders in the field. He effectively leads project teams and assures client goals and expectations are met in a timely and economical manner. Kirk’s extensive project background and strength in design have been key to the ultimate success of numerous project assignments. His commitment to quality design informs the development of the building elements, systems, materials and details to achieve functionality, durability and long-term flexibility through the process of value design.

Claudia Krywiak

Independent Director

Claudia Krywiak
#Independent Director# #All# #Board Member#
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Ms. Krywiak is Vice President, Corporate Development, Planning and Strategic Initiatives at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), a not-for-profit organization that drives the growth of a knowledge-based economy in Ontario. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests in industrially relevant research and development and the commercialization of leading edge technologies, supporting the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining OCE, Ms. Krywiak held the position of Vice President, Business Development (Ontario) at Mitacs, a national research organization that funds research and training programs. She also had five years of experience with Bruker BioSpin, a world leader in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology. Ms. Krywiak holds a Hon.B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Toronto.

Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Raafat Abadir
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #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.

Dorin Vargatu

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Dorin Vargatu
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ## #Systems Integration# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, 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.

#North America#
Jalil Azizi

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Jalil Azizi
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jalil is an Architect with AIBC on the IBI Living+ team. His specialty is residential and mixed-use high-rise projects and hotels. Jalil has 20 years of experience including more than seven years with IBI Group. His key strengths and expertise are in preliminary design, design development, construction documents, and field services/contract administration. He does a good job of mentoring team members and maintaining a dedicated team in any situation. He has built and maintained professional relationships with clients and consultant teams while exceeding clients’ satisfaction levels. His notable projects include the Bellevue for Cressey Development in West Vancouver, the Pier Development for Pinnacle International in North Vancouver, and Parcel 18.2 of the River District Development for Wesgroup in Vancouver.

Jalil has been an oral review panelist with AIBC and is a volunteer member of the AIBC’s Post-Disaster Response Committee for Post-Disaster Safety Evaluation of Buildings & Infrastructure group. In the office, he takes it upon himself to mentor and supervise intern architects and guide them to their goals. Jalil is currently performing as a project manager leading teams of about 10 people. His involvement on his projects includes fee proposals, rezoning, DP, BP, IFT, IFC, OP, specifications and CA responsibilities. He is currently working on Lot P, Onni Group, Vancouver and Oak and 67th, Coromandel, also in Vancouver.

#North America#
Dale Richmond

Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors

Dale Richmond
#Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Richmond is the past Chair of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. He has participated on a number of corporate boards and has served the community as past Chair of The Toronto Board of Trade, The Canadian Urban Institute and Humber College. From 1993 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (OMERS).

Prior to 1993, Mr. Richmond served with the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto for 17 years, where he held various positions including Chief Administrative Officer (for a period of eight years), Deputy Commissioner of Transportation, and Commissioner of Management and Computer Services. He also held various public sector positions in Halifax, Calgary and Sudbury.

Mr. Richmond received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

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Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, VA

Michael Kazan
#Director | Senior Project Manager# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Engineering# ##
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Michael Kazan is actively involved in the preparation, technical quality, and administration of planning, programming and large-scale public-sector interior design and renovation projects in urban settings. Focused on planning and government projects, Michael has been challenged to integrate historic and contemporary spaces, by introducing state-of-the-art telecommunications, data, and engineering systems, while creating environmentally responsible public-sector facilities. Since joining the firm in 1975 as a facilities planner, Michael has contributed his leadership, strategic planning, and management expertise to community, educational, judicial, municipal, and federal projects throughout the United States. In 1994, he established the office in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide services to our federal and related public-sector clients.

Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, ON

Amy Shepherd
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Amy Shepherd is a certified planner with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in strategic land and realty asset planning, Transit Oriented Development, policy and community needs assessments. She has undertaken policy reviews, led multidisciplinary master planning exercises, prepared market assessments and growth strategies, assisted with site selection and obtained development approvals on behalf of public, private and institutional clients. Amy also has extensive experience with the formation and execution of inclusive consultation strategies, and has led surveys, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, public open houses and prepared media releases and marketing/information packages.

Geoff Southern

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Geoff Southern
#Studio Associate Director# #Architecture# #Brownfield Development# #Design Build# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffsouthern/
Buildings are nothing without people.

Geoff is responsible for leading the design of residential and mixed-use schemes in the UK (London & SE). Being dual-qualified, Geoff brings experience in architecture and landscape, especially as a contributor to place-making. With a passion for design excellence, he specialises in early-stage conceptual design, working with clients and stakeholders to transform an initial brief into feasible and implementable design options, then taking these projects on to planning, maximising development value. Alongside this he also contributes commercial experience and expertise in delivery, managing programmes to budget whilst delivering best value.

Geoff has worked on developments worth £1b+ in value. Working with some of the largest developers in the UK, his knowledge of private apartments through to social housing has provided him with best practice knowledge in this sector, yet has also delivered award-winning libraries, schools and healthcare buildings.

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