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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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Shujun Liu

Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Retail / Commercial# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Shujun Liu is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the design of mechanical systems for industrial, institutional, and commercial buildings for both private and public sector clients. He has in-depth knowledge of building codes and standards, which he applies to the detailed design of HVAC, plumbing, piping, and fire protection systems. Shujun has recently led a ten-man mechanical team for multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road, Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton, the Metrolinx Stouffville Corridor pursuit and the Honda Alliston Paint Shop.

Neil Elliott

Studio Director
Liverpool, UK

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #Learning+# #Office Lead# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #UK Regional#
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Neil has over 20 years of experience as a Project Architect and Urban Designer. Neil has worked on commercial and housing sector projects throughout the UK but he has become a key figure in education and education masterplanning projects, bringing architecture and urban design skills to major capital projects. Neil is a lead member of the IBI Learning+ team, specialising in school and college design, and is responsible for the design, coordination and delivery output. Neil is recognised for leading high quality projects within the business.

Neil’s leadership ability and talent to communicate ideas both visually and verbally combined with his recent experience of designing and particularly in delivering EFA funded projects means that he and his team can hit the ground running on fast track projects.
Neil has experienced first-hand the new economic reality of centrally funded projects and has adapted to this by producing designs that make most of the budget.

Following the completion of the academic paper and acclaimed HEAD Study (Holistic Evidence And Design) carried out by Professor Peter Barret at the University of Salford, Neil has played a leading role in developing the practical application of this research through IBI THiNK, our in-house Research & Development team, culminating in the “Clever Classroom” design and school assessment toolkit.

Mojgan Nozari

Associate, Project Manager
Vancouver, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Vancouver, Canada

Mojan Nozari is an Intern Architect experienced in mixed-use residential/commercial high-rises, libraries, office buildings, and community centres. She has expertise in schematic design and development; technical drawings and detailing; as well as building codes in British Columbia and California. Her LEED and MAIBC registrations are in progress.

Emma White

Studio Principal
London, UK

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

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.

Tim Foley

US Lead, Corporate Services
Westerville, USA

#english# #All# #Senior Management#
Westerville, 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.

Saif Zaidi

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Interiors# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Resorts#
Toronto, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/saif-zaidi-oaa-49158422

Saif Zaidi is an Intern Architect (OAA) with over 15 years of comprehensive experience in architectural and interior design projects, responsible for concept and design to drawings through to execution. He has demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing, designing, contract management, project management, and business development.

Saif is the team lead for Hospitality & High-Rise Residential Interiors and has designed projects ranging from small residences to large scale mixed-use, retail, corporate office interiors, high-rise residential and hospitality. Working on design-build module projects has enabled him to provide practical design solutions and coordinate with multidisciplinary trades more effectively. His attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills ensure that every project he works on is completed on schedule and to the highest possible standard.

Michael Kazan

Director | Senior Project Manager
Alexandria, USA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Leader# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering#
Alexandria, 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.

David Hatton

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation
Ottawa, Canada

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning#
Ottawa, Canada
For major downtown rehabilitation projects such as Bank Street, the engineering is the easy part. The key element, and the greater challenge for the successful completion of such projects, is keeping the residents and stakeholders informed and happy.

David Hatton is a licensed Professional Engineer and member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. His transportation engineering experience is broadly based, with specific emphasis on multidisciplinary projects. David is responsible for all transportation projects carried out by IBI Group’s Ottawa office, and is currently project director for a number of transportation engineering studies, road environmental assessments, and preliminary design and detail design projects. His 43 years of transportation experience include work in the UK, management of major projects and studies in the Caribbean, and construction and transportation project management in Western Canada.

Tony Burley

Associate Director | US Healthcare Lead, Buildings
Los Angeles, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, United States of America

Tony Burley is the US Healthcare+ Lead and has managed multiple design and project teams for all scales of healthcare and science projects. His experience spans new build, refurbishment and strategic planning of facilities, in roles as both designer and client representative and covers Traditional, Design and Build, Framework and AFP/P3 procurement. The multiple perspectives from this rounded experience provides Tony with a real understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face healthcare facilities, and fuels a passion for ongoing innovation to provide a safer, more efficient and pleasant patient experience. Tony is an excellent communicator and regular conference speaker, who enjoys building strong relationships with clients, users and wider stakeholder groups.

Tony supports IBI THiNK and an evidence-based approach to design, which has included working on joint projects with EDB guru Professor Roger S Ulrich, formerly of Texas A&M University.

Mark Auger

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Automotive# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto West, Canada

Mark Auger has over 30 years of experience in engineering and project management. His project experience ranges from detailed design of a bascule bridge for Barra Strait in the infrastructure sector, to the management of multidisciplinary expansions in the industrial/automotive sector. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He is a firm believer that communication, organization and cooperation are the key factors in the successful completion of any project. His dedication to delivering a high level of quality on his projects earned him the opportunity to work with repeat clients for many years. Mark’s greatest strength is his ability to handle multiple projects working successfully with contractors, designers, construction managers and clients as well as the public at large. His direct, honest approach to people translates into successful projects regardless of size or complexity

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.

Susan Wright

Associate | Architect
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Transit Oriented Development#
New York, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/susan-wright-aia-leed-ap-318a48b

Susan Wright leads the New York City office, a contributor to IBI Group’s Living+. She is a Registered Architect who specializes in the management of urban multifamily projects including affordable and market rate housing, as well as facilities for seniors.

She is actively engaged in the Ageless Living discourse and has worked in the area of affordable and senior housing for over 30 years, committing volunteer and professional efforts to the preservation of affordable housing and the design of residential environments of all types. Susan served on the Board of Women in Housing and Finance from 2009 to 2017 and is a member of the AIA New York Chapter Design for Aging Committee.

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