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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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Allan Ortlieb

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Highway / Road Design# #Municipal Services# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

Allan Ortlieb has a strong background in highway planning and design gained through his involvement on provincial and municipal environmental assessment, preliminary and detailed design projects. In recent years, Allan has focused his efforts towards overall management and quality assurance of multi-discipline preliminary design projects, traffic operations and environmental assessment studies.

James Sorensen

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Engineering# #Mobility+# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico.

James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut?s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.

Matt Clementson

Global Portfolio Manager
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Build# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems Integration# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Calgary, Alberta Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclem

Matt Clementson is a graduate of the Welsh School of Architecture, where he has also taught 3D visualisation techniques and skills. He initially joined IBI Group in the IT Department but leveraged his previous experience to establish IBI Group UK’s in-house 3D visualization department, managing a small team of artists producing a wide range of 3D visual output for IBI Group projects. The department recently started experimenting with 3D printing and Rapid Prototyping technologies, which allow architects to successfully communicate design solutions, ultimately helping clients in their decision making process.
Matt?s foundation in IT support and training was a stepping stone in developing a thorough understanding of Codebook, ADB and project management techniques, as well as 3D and 2D illustration. He is also proficient in architectural animation, high-end renders and 2D concept stage illustrations, using the latest software to bring architectural solutions to life.

Sol Wassermuhl

Director
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Anita Leonoff

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Leader# #Learning+# #Office# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Retail / Commercial# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Anita Leonoff joined IBI Group shortly after graduating from UBC’s Architecture School and learned quickly. In the mid 1980s, Anita began the renovation work on the Hotel Vancouver, one of her longest running projects and one she continues to work on to this day. In the 1990s, Anita took on the local work for Holt Renfrew which at the time was renovation work. This later turned into a new store for Vancouver, followed by Calgary, and a number in Ontario and Quebec, which is a testament to her work. Anita’s areas of specialty include institutional and hospitality facilities design, retail and office tenant fit-ups, heritage renovations, and the management of the approvals and public consultation processes.

David En

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Software Development# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

David En has over 22 years of experience in the controls industry. He is practiced in all phases of control system design, software development, installation, commissioning and testing for a number of industrial applications. He also provides extensive technical support and sales for the system integrators and end customers in East Asia. David?s solid knowledge of control theory and proficient in programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, intelligent loop controllers, HMI and SCADA systems has benefitted industrial projects in Canada, Europe and Asia.

Tony Burley

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

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Leader# #Office Lead# #P3# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Los Angeles, California 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.

Matt Cunningham

Global Director, Infrastructure
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Rail# #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto West, Ontario Canada

Matt Cunningham is Global Director, Infrastructure, providing strategic direction to IBI Group leaders in Land Development, Planning and Urban Design, Transportation, and Water & Energy Resources, delivered through traditional and P3 projects.

Matt is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of international project experience in major infrastructure projects. He has particular expertise in AFP/P3 projects and has led joint venture project teams on $1B+ projects.

Jamie Douglas

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Waterloo, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hospitality# #Library# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Resorts#
Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Jamie Douglas’s previous construction experience and interest in wood frame construction allowed him to fit naturally into the custom projects and complex low to mid-rise work undertaken by the firm. Over the past 20 years, Jamie has primarily focused on residential, resort clubhouses, office facilities, community libraries, private and public camp facilities, heritage renovations and several prestigious custom homes and cottages throughout Ontario and Quebec. He currently specializes in mid and high rise multi-unit and mixed use residential design for a variety of private developers and builders. Many of these higher density projects have low rise product associated with them, which benefit from Jamie’s low-rise experience.

In 2012, Jamie was awarded the prestigious Niagara Escarpment Achievement Award for Outstanding Property & Residential Design in harmony with the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Peter Zurawel

Director
Denver, CO

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Leader# #Office# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Denver, Colorado Middle East
At IBI Group, we meet the challenges presented by our clients by getting them involved in the solutions. They participate. This is also my personal commitment.

Peter Zurawel is the US Lead on Transit Facilities with over 35 years of professional experience on large-scale urban, government, corporate, and institutional projects. He is a professional architect and urban designer with a speciality in leading multidisciplinary teams and large-scale projects requiring problem-solving for unique solutions. He has taken a special interest in the design of public spaces for transit facilities that unite transportation and land uses, which has been the solution for clients who require context-sensitive design solutions for both the urban built fabric and recreational landmarks.

His clients include major North American cities and their transit agencies, as well as the National Parks Service of the US Department of the Interior.

Amer Obeid

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Amer has over 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction for various building typologies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. Following graduation, Amer worked in the United Arab Emirates as a member of the government architectural and engineering staff with responsibilities that developed from design review and detailing to complete design and construction supervision for numerous projects, including major public, residential and industrial developments. He joined IBI’s transit architecture group in early 2001 to 2005 and continued his architectural career in Verona Italy for several years prior to rejoining IBI Group in 2009.

Amer has participated in various transit projects from conceptual design and construction documentation through to the completion of construction. These projects include the TTC Eglinton Bus Station, the GTAA Automated People Mover Stations and the Finch West Subway Station. Amer is currently leading the architectural design detailing and construction document production for the new 11 km NTA Red Line LRT project in Tel Aviv.

Neena Soans

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

#english# #All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #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.

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