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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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Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Mobility Hub# #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.

Jared Marcus

Associate | Manager, Planning
Hamilton, ON

#english# #All# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design#
Hamilton, Ontario Canada

Jared Marcus is a seasoned veteran of the Hamilton planning practice and has played an integral role in the successful execution of a long list of land development projects in the Hamilton and Niagara markets. Known as the office?s go-to problem solver for matters of site and subdivision design, his expertise in conceptual and technical design and quality assurance coupled with a deep understanding of the planning approvals process has made him a mentor and resource to junior staff over the years.He is responsible for the continued development and growth of design talent and QA initiatives in the practice and more broadly through the office.

Ritesh Warade

Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #product_Transit Alerts# #product_Transit Real Time# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technology# #Transportation Engineering# #Traveller Information#
Boston, Massachusetts United States of America

Ritesh Warade holds a Masters degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelors degree in Architecture and has over ten years of experience, specializing in the planning, design, and implementation of passenger information and analytics systems for transit. His recent projects include Boston MBTA?s MBTA-realtime and MBTA-performance systems, Denver RTD’s traveller information System, and Toronto Metrolinx’s Triplink. Ritesh has a background in transit planning, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ritesh leads IBI Group’s Transit Data practice, which focuses on helping transit agencies manage their data, provide high-quality realtime information to passengers, and analyze service quality and measure performance. He is an industry leader in the field of open data and open data standards for transit, and is a member of an industry consortium working to manage and improve the GTFS/ GTFS-realtime data formats.

Grace Gao

Associate | Manager, Urban Design
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Green# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Mobility+# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Oriented Development# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Grace Gao has over 16 years of multidisciplinary experience in urban design, planning and architecture. Her approach to urban planning strives to create healthy, meaningful, balanced and connected communities in a sustainable framework. Grace contributes to a broad range of local and global projects including: urban design and place making; mixed use master planning; TOD neighbourhood development; open space and streetscape, and sports events, on behalf of private, public and institutional sector clients.Her architectural and planning background combined with extensive work experience in a landscape architectural firm have strengthened a comprehensive academic knowledge and a keen sense of scales/ coordination for various type developments. Her effective project management skills, team collaborative spirit, multitasking efficiency and creative design capabilities, are a constant asset to her projects and teams.

Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Civic & Government# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.

Bankim Kalra, AICP

Manager, Urban Planning
Pompano Beach, FL

#english# #Active Transportation# #Mixed Use# #Mobility Hub# #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, Florida United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bankim-kalra-aicp-886a851/

Bankim Kalra has over 15 years of consulting experience on IBI projects in Florida, South Carolina, and Edmonton prior to his relocation to lead IBI India’s urban planning and design practice. With a background in architecture, urban planning and a specialization in economic development, Bankim has developed a diverse portfolio integrated transit and land use planning, urban design, redevelopment planning, streetscape design and strategic TOD projects to his credit.

During his time with IBI Group, he has grown into being an effective Project Manager and a seasoned professional with global experience and a unique perspective in understanding the challenges of integrating diversity in community building. Bankim has been part of several award-winning IBI projects including the Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan in India and the Downtown Tavares Master Plan in Florida.

Harry S. Fuller

Associate | Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

#english# #Active Transportation# #All# #Bridges# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Fire Stations# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Parks# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Oriented Development# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, Massachusetts United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/harry-fuller-b381a67/

Over the past 35 years, Harry Fuller has directed a range of urban open space planning and design projects in New England and elsewhere in the US and abroad. As the US Lead in Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, he divides his time among management, marketing, and project work, bringing the same enthusiastic leadership of people to leadership of complex, multi-year projects.

Celia Johnstone

Director, Architect
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Mobility+# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Transit architecture is no longer seen as just a utility, it plays a vital role in creating sustainable cities around the world as populations shift to urban centres. Great design can make infrastructure both efficient and beautiful, a source of delight on your daily commute as well as a lasting contribution to the community.

Celia Johnstone LEED AP is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She has over 20 years of experience in coordinating complex, multidisciplinary public-transit facility projects, as well as all facets of practice management. Celia has a portfolio of major transit infrastructure design projects, including underground, at-grade, and elevated transit facility design for the TTC, GTAA, and GO Transit. She is the lead architect for the new Redline LRT, the first subway system in Tel Aviv.

Claudio Venier

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mid Rise Residential# #Office#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Claudio Venier is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture, where he earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture. Claudio has over 25 years of experience working in private practice and in architecture offices, including ARCOP, Dan Hanganu, and Saia Barbese in Montreal, Wilkson Eyre in London, England, and in Toronto with Montgomery and Sisam, HOK Canada, architects Alliance and KPMB. Since May 2016, he has worked as a project architect for IBI Group in Toronto. Claudio’s projects include the Condominiums at One Bedford, the award-winning Maple Leaf Square mixed-use project, Library District Condominiums and Axis Condominiums.

Claudio’s professional work is characterized by the ability to develop and realize high levels of design through his involvement in both the design and construction phases of a project. Claudio also has an interest in architectural education and sustainable design. He has participated in architecture studios at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, and has entered sustainable design competitions, including CMHC’s Equilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative.

Michael Mandelzys

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Revenue / Tolling# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Michael Mandelzys P.Eng is a transportation systems engineer with a passion for combining technology and transit. He has worked across North America, leading projects through planning activities such as needs assessments and conceptual designs, specification and RFP development, procurement, and design and testing during implementation.

He has worked with bus, rail, and demand response transit systems including new dispatch and vehicle location systems for the Toronto Transit Commission and GO rail, advanced fare systems in London and Milwaukee, and the regional transit information site (triplinx.ca) for the Greater Toronto Area.

Donna Johnston

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #Acute Care# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Courts# #Design Build# #Education# #Green# #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Low Rise Residential# #Office# #P3# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial# #Seniors Communities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Donna is a licensed architect and LEED-accredited professional with extensive experience as Project Manager for the programming, master planning, design and construction of complex technical facilities. An Associate with IBI Group with a focus on institutional projects, she has been involved in many challenging educational and science-based lab buildings for diagnostics, research and general academics; transit projects; health care institutions and geriatric facilities, and courthouses. With a solid background in a variety of project delivery types, including compliance-based, design-build, fast-track, P3/AFP, and construction management, she is able to bring creative approaches to the realization of demanding projects. Her experience also extends to corporate, retail, custom residential and interior design. With an integrated and cooperative approach to team-building, Donna frequently assumes the role of user-needs coordinator, and has been the lead for a number of successful and award-winning joint-venture collaborations.

Donna is a graduate of Carleton University.

Bruce Beaudry

Associate | Project Manager
Vancouver, BC

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

With over 14 years of experience in a senior technologist position and 28 years of experience in architectural technology, Bruce has fulfilled various senior roles such as project manager and production coordinator. Bruce’s work focuses on contract document preparation, administration and enforcement within the residential/mixed-use sector. With strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, He has honed his skills in detail development, consultant coordination and shop drawing review as well as in site review and instruction writing.

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