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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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Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, ON

Amy Shepherd
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #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.

#North America#
Andrew Wong

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Andrew Wong
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-c-k-wong-p-eng-pmp-72985b8/

With ten years of experience in traffic and transit operations, Andrew Wong has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ITS. His project work the development of technology plans, benefit-cost analysis, traffic signal control systems, transit dispatch systems, transit signal priority, operation and maintenance plans, and stakeholder consultation, with a recent focus on traffic and transit data collection and analytics.

#North America#
Ola Ferm

Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

Ola Ferm
#Associate Director | Office Lead, Raleigh# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Industrial# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Planning & Urban Design#
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Ola is the Office Lead for the Raleigh, NC office. As an architect, he is leading the way in growing IBI Group in commercial, transit and educational based projects, and helping grow our footprint in the region, and along the west coast. Ola has been practicing architecture and building client relationships for 25 years.

#North America#
Mark Nolan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Edmonton, AB

Mark Nolan
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mark Nolan is a Landscape Architect and Urban Designer with 30 years of professional experience in both Canada and Australia. Mark?s areas of expertise include project management, site planning, master planning of open space, planning and design of passive and active recreation facilities, landscape rehabilitation, urban design, heritage interpretation and community consultation.

Audrey Jacob

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Audrey Jacob
#Deputy Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.

As Deputy Regional Director of Canada East, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the financial performance of the IBI Group Toronto office and works with her Regional colleagues to ensure effective teaming and collaboration, liaising with the Canada East practice leaders. Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner, a Professional Land Economist with more than 25 years of experience. She leads the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis.

Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University, is the Chair of the Executive Committee of Pragma Council at the University of Waterloo (a forum of business, education and government leaders), a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Champion.

Jim Fox

Associate Director | Principal, Industrial
Southfield, MI

Jim Fox
#Associate Director | Principal, Industrial# #All# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Jim Fox is responsible for the administration of corporate operations and projects. He manages the project organization, scheduling, scope definition, manpower planning, budgeting, expediting the various design disciplines, as well as monitoring their quality and progress. For selected projects, he serves as the upper level liaison with our client.

Robert Trabanino

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Robert Trabanino
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

Robert Trabanino brings over 30 years of experience in architectural, design, planning, production, cost estimating and administration to IBI Group. The majority of Robert’s projects have consisted of institutional, commercial, educational, collegiate and financial institutions. His project management and design experience includes master planning, schematic design, construction documents and specifications writing.

#North America#
Shujun Liu

Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Shujun Liu
#Associate | Manager, Mechanical Engineering# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Engineering# #Industrial# #Mechanical Engineering# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, 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.

#North America#
Andy Simpson

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

Andy Simpson
#Associate Director | Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-andrew-s-47ab456
Together, let’s make lasting places that delight and inspire the citizen leaders of tomorrow.

Andy brings over 27 years of professional experience and a keen interest in stakeholder consensus to educational and municipal projects. In addition to his focus on public school facilities in districts across Texas, Andy has led teams in the development of municipal facilities master plans and civic building designs, including police and fire stations and public works.

Andy has provided facility planning projections for cities and school districts, property condition assessments for commercial real estate developments, and building design visualizations for community support and funding initiatives.

Andy has served on the board of directors for multiple community service oriented organizations. He is a strong believer that the form of the built environment can be a great contributor to positive outcomes for student learning, public health and economic development. He is a licensed architect in the state of Texas.

#North America#
Kanchan Nautiyal

Associate - General Manager
New Delhi, India

Kanchan Nautiyal
#Associate - General Manager# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Education# #School# ## #Energy# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanchan-nautiyal-24105211/

Ms. Nautiyal holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering. She has over 13 years of experience in the field of Broadband Communication, Fibre optic Networking, and Telecommunication Engineering working on global projects including in Canada, USA, North Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Montenegro, and India among others. Ms. Nautiyal has a diversified experience of inside and outside plant communication systems design to support voice, data and video services for a mix of private, municipal and government clients. She has been involved in complete lifecycle of projects including stakeholder’s consultation, detailed designs, bid process management, construction and contract supervision and commissioning. Further, she has an extensive experience in designing and implementing Intelligent buildings and Smart Communities and has worked directly with agencies looking to push broadband communications deeper into rural communities, such as York Telecom Network (Canada) and Bharatnet Broadband (India).

Billy Shum

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Billy Shum
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations# #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Billy Shum has over 15 years of combined experience in Traffic Engineering and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. He has directly carried out or been in charge of Traffic Signal Design, Operations, and Planning activities for roadway projects, in both Canada and USA. Billy has been the Traffic/Electrical Lead for multiple LRT/BRT projects and arterial widening projects including: Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Tunneling; York Region vivaNext BRT; Mississauga GO BRT; and City of Edmonton Valley Line LRT.

Billy is a professional engineer with the Professional Engineers Ontario, a California/Ohio licensed professional Civil and Traffic engineer, and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He received his ISO 9001:2008 QMS Lead Auditor Certificate from International Register of Certificated Auditors, and for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

Ellen Roland
#Associate | Interior Designer# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Throughout her career with IBI Group, Ellen Roland has been responsible for the interior design of a significant amount of Toronto’s premier office space. In keeping with her trademark style, these spaces are continuously designed to be both elegant and innovative in nature.

With over 35 years of experience, Ellen has gained a strong sense of purpose as well as a devotion to detail, which has been proven to be an incomparable asset through the number of prestigious awards many of her projects have received. Ellen thrives on being challenged and encourages her clients to look beyond the familiar perspective of office settings and to utilize solutions that reinvent and rethink the workplace.

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