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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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Chris O’Halloran

Associate | Manager, Architectural Controls
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Water Resources Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-o-halloran-59972191/

Chris O’Halloran has over 23 years of experience and leads the Architectural Control Department, which manages the creation and implementation of architectural design guidelines in numerous communities in and surrounding Calgary and Edmonton. His experience as an Architectural Technologist in both consulting and home building brings a layered understanding to maintaining these standards.

David Hastings

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Leader# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Hastings has been practicing architecture in Ontario for over 30 years. He is responsible for IBI Group’s architecture and interior design practice in the Greater Toronto Area, providing overall direction and day-to-day leadership on selected major architectural and urban planning assignments that involve the integration of the diverse areas of practice. David’s projects have gained a significant reputation for high-quality design and responsible execution, and have been recognized in several international design journals. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in Canada.

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Latin America# #Mobility+# #Operations & Maintenance# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transit Management# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America.

Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.

Abhijeet Mankar

Associate Director | Principal, Mixed-Use
Los Angeles, CA

#english# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Design Build# #Education# #Entertainment Centre# #Healthcare+# #High Rise Residential# #Hospitality# #Interiors# #K-12 Education# #Labs / Life Sciences# #Learning+# #Living+# #Low Rise Residential# #Master Planning# #Mid Rise Residential# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Resorts# #Retail / Commercial#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhijeet-mankar/
The key to a successful project is listening to your client’s expectation and realizing his or her vision.

Mr. Mankar leads our Living+ practice in California and the Western United States. He is responsible for implementing Living+ growth strategies, developing new and existing clients, and will continue to collaborate with his extensive network in the developer, builder and professional communities. His eclectic background includes a diverse range of project experience with a concentration in mixed-use, high-rise and mid-rise projects. He has focused on providing exceptional (World Class) design management delivery and execution services. Abhijeet’s expertise in alternative delivery methods is an asset to IBI.

Mr. Mankar has a passion for the design process and for high level engagement with owners to deliver excellent work.

Walid Bakhos

Associate | Manager, Planning
Dubai, UAE

#english# #All# #Planning & Urban Design#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Brendan McHale

Structural Engineer
Toronto West, ON

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Structural Engineering# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Brendan McHale specializes in the design of large transportation and infrastructure projects. His favourite thing about working with structures is getting to see them make the leap from the drawing and into reality.

Rod Sieker

Director | Office Lead
Calgary, AB

#english# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rod Sieker is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering. He specializes in land development, including residential, commercial, and industrial projects, and has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, site planning, project management and contract administration, and construction supervision. He has also completed site servicing assessments addressing sanitary, stormwater, potable water supply, and transportation requirements for greenfield developments and redevelopment projects.

Ellen Roland

Associate | Interior Designer
Toronto, ON

#english# #Interiors# #Living+# #Office# #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.

Bankim Kalra, AICP

Associate | 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.

David Valerius

Project Manager
Houston, TX

#english# #Architecture# #Education# #K-12 Education# #Learning+# #Maintenance Facilities# #Office#
Houston, Texas, United States of America

David is a leader and part of the Learning+ team in the Houston office. With over 30 years of experience as an architect, primarily in the educational facility design field, he has developed the skill of being able to work toward the large project goals while also focusing on the important details. Notable projects include Bane Elementary School, Dean Middle School and Cypress Falls High School modernization. David is a Registered Architect in Texas and a LEED-accredited professional. He is involved in the American Institute of Architects and the Association for Learning Environments. David also volunteers for the Spring Branch Education Foundation.

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.

Carl Clayton

Director | Canada Lead, Infrastructure
Edmonton, AB

#english# #Active Transportation# #Bridges# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Rail# #Roads & Highways# #Senior Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-clayton-a198836/

Carl has over 40 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and construction administration across a range of active transportation, roadway, transit, rail, asset management and transportation economics projects. He has project experience from across North America as well as in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa. His experience includes development of a number of widely used industry standard roadway and transit design guidelines as well as agency specific design and construction standards related to active transportation and modern street design.

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