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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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Jim Fitzpatrick

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Portland, OR

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Leader# #Learning+#
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Jim Fitzpatrick has been promoted to serve as Principal of our Portland office. Jim has over 22 years of architectural experience with 16 years of K-12 architectural experience in the Portland office. Jim?s role has been to manage clients, in-house staff, and consultants over the course of multiple education projects of all sizes and complexity. He has an exemplary customer service philosophy of making sure clients get what they need. His attention to detail, thorough planning and communication, and the willingness to go above and beyond ensures projects run smoothly.

Dale Richmond

Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors

#english# #All# #Board Member#
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As an Independent Director and Chair of the Board of Directors for IBI Group, Dale Richmond is a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Governance, and Compensation Committee.Mr. Richmond is currently the 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 Employees Retirement System. 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.

Margaret Parkhill

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Environmental Assessment# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility Hub# #Mobility+# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Transit Facilities# #Transit Planning# #Transportation Engineering#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-parkhill-63934925/

Margaret has over 16 years of transportation planning experience, and brings top technical skills in planning and design, plus strong communications to effectively engage with stakeholders and technical agencies on complex and controversial projects. Margaret currently leads a transportation environmental assessment and design group based in Toronto. She is a highly-effective project manager that brings out the best in her team. Margaret’s focus is developing  integrated solutions to complex urban transportation problems through corridor planning and preliminary design.

Margaret’s experience includes transit, active transportation, environmental assessments, and preliminary engineering design. Projects include London Bus Rapid Transit, Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, MiWay Infrastructure Growth Plan, and the Toronto Relief Line subway business case and planning study. She also has experience in transportation safety and land use/ transportation integration. She is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has published numerous papers and articles.

Peter Bull

Director
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Data / Operations Centre# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Education# #Energy# #Green# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Hotels# #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Maintenance Facilities# #Mental Health Care# #Police Stations# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Solar# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Peter Bull is a Registered Architect and LEED AP with over 38 years of experience. As a leader in the Edmonton office architectural practice, Peter has worked on protective services, municipal, civic, industrial, office, healthcare, and educational projects. Peter is licensed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Among his various professional memberships, Peter is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Maarit Heinonen-smith

Architect
London, UK

#english# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #High Rise Residential# #Hotels# #Low Rise Residential# #Mental Health Care# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Resorts# #Seniors Communities# #Spiritual Places# #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.

David Thom

President
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Board Member# #Senior Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

As the President of IBI Group and member of the Board of Directors, David Thom is responsible for providing executive leadership to the company with a particular focus on managing and leading the firm’s multidisciplinary teams of professionals. He specializes in the planning and design of complex projects that integrate planning, architecture, and transportation. He has had senior responsibility for many major urban development projects across Canada, in the USA and internationally including public/private partnerships and private finance initiatives.

David joined the firm in 1975 after graduating from the architecture program at the University of Toronto, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Rakesh Pandey

Associate | Manager, Municipal Engineering
Toronto West, ON

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

Leanne Soligo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Education# #Sustainability & Environmental Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Leanne Soligo is a Registered Architect and LEED AP who has been involved in all aspects of design throughout her 25 years of experience. This includes , feasibility analysis, concept design, documentation and ultimately construction. Her expertise spans design and project management in both the private and public sectors with a specific emphasis on civic, institutional and educational projects. Her experience leading numerous renovations projects over her career, Leanne is aware of the special attention to facility review and documentation that is required to make a renovation project successful. On her new-build projects, this attention to detail and technical knowledge makes Leanne a valuable asset to any project. Her talents focus on design, management and finding creative approaches to resolving each project’s challenges and opportunities.

Stacy Unholz

Sr. Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)# #Mobility+# #Revenue / Tolling# #Strategic Planning# #Traveller Information#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-unholz-48b95616/

Stacy Unholz is an expert Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience managing projects in all areas of intelligent transportation systems such as advanced traveler information services (ATIS), advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), and strategic planning.  Ms. Unholz has supported several projects in the areas of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT), helping to design and deploy technology solutions to mobility, sustainability and livability.

Ms. Unholz is currently the Project Manager for the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (LA SAFE) 511 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system covering the greater Los Angeles area.   She is also supporting the design and development of a ground transportation permitting system for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

Ms. Unholz has extensive experience with 511 traveler information systems and has been involved in several 511 projects at all levels, from definition of functional requirements to implementation, operation, and successful upgrade and enhancements of services.  Ms. Unholz works with IBI’s Solutions group to support national deployment of an integrated suite of services that includes integration of third party data feeds, and the distribution of traveler information via website, mobile application, IVR systems and social media platforms.

Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

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

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.

Cliff Maron

Office Lead
Fort McMurray, AB

#english# #Airports# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Cliff Maron is responsible for marketing, client liaison, and overall management of the design of land development and municipal projects in Fort McMurray.

Nick Tsatas

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Athens, Greece

#english# #Mobile Technology# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-tsatas-59415437/

Nick specializes in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project management, including the design and engineering, installation supervision, testing, integration and commissioning, and system support and software maintenance of toll/revenue systems. He is actively involved in the design and implementation of real-time electronic payment systems for tolling operations. He has been the Project Manager for several systems IBI Group has supplied to motorway concessions in Greece.

He was also part of the OneIBI Quality Task Force, helping with the delivery of recommendations for the development and implementation of a Quality Management Program across the firm. He is currently involved in business development and management of deployment projects, as well as systems support and software maintenance.

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