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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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John Knape

Frameworks Director
Rochdale, UK

John Knape
#Frameworks Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.

John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.

#Europe#
Gareth Bower

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

Gareth Bower
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Data Analytics# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Gareth Bower has over ten years of experience and a long track record in delivery of complex system and technology projects. He has a background in system architecture design, software development and technical consultancy and particular expertise in Geographic Information Systems, application development, data modelling, databases and web systems. Gareth is a technical coordinator and systems manager for numerous projects at IBI Group, and has managed development teams on a number of key projects for Transport Scotland, Transport for London and National Roads Authority. Gareth is also jointly responsible for the UK Systems group, managing a team of designers, developers and technology specialists.

#Europe#
Guillaume Chan

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Guillaume Chan
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

With 15 years of experience in the architectural industry, Guillaume Chan has been involved with a broad spectrum of projects such as residential, commercial, institutional, and large scale projects including water-related infrastructure, nuclear and transportation facilities. His responsibilities as project architect on recently completed projects include architectural design, coordination with various consultants and client liaison. Guillaume is also a hands-on architect involved throughout the lifecycle of the project from design to construction.

#North America#
Ari Bose

Associate | Manager, P3 Buildings
Toronto, ON

Ari Bose
#Associate | Manager, P3 Buildings# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arbose/

Ari is an award-winning architect and sustainable design specialist experienced in leading major project teams across both the construction and consultancy environments. His experience encompasses significant concept design experience with major multi-billion dollar projects across a variety of sectors, and brings together big-picture thinking with broad technical experience managing an interdisciplinary team (including construction and FM team members). He focuses on strategic delivery of major projects and large Design-Build/PPP building projects. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design and delivery solutions, which makes him a great asset to our clients and construction partners alike. He has excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills with demonstrated experience in achieving aggressive and competing goals.

Ari has a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Pune in India, and a Masters degree in Architecture from University of Arizona, with a specialization in Design and Energy Conservation.

Nick Tsatas

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Athens, Greece

Nick Tsatas
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Leader# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
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.

Natasha Imshenetska

Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Natasha Imshenetska
#Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ms. Natasha Imshenetska, Associate, Manager, Senior Landscape Architect completed her PhD in 2000, majoring in Agricultural Sciences. Natasha is a full member of Alberta Association of Landscape Architects and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Natasha is a member of Calgary Jury (Registration Committee) and reviews the candidates obtaining the licence as a registered landscape Architect in Alberta. She has over 20 years’ experience in Landscape Architecture in Canada, Russia and Ukraine and has expertise in recreational facilities, planting design, designing landscape for long-term care facility projects, park playgrounds, residential and commercial landscapes, subdivision landscape design, plant ecology and site supervision. Natasha is a well organized project manager and involved in a wide range of project types. Her wide professional knowledge and her ability to create sustainable and interesting landscapes, makes her a valuable member of IBI Group.

Jorge Arevalo

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Jorge Arevalo
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Jorge Arevalo has 25 years of experience in the aerospace and electrical consulting industries and has been involved in electrical specifications, schematic and detail design for all electrical building systems for commercial, industrial and government buildings. He develops projects with accuracy, efficiency and within time limits and ever responsive to client needs, Jorge is able to adjust design and find solutions to fit within budget constraints. For the last few years Jorge has been leading IBI Group?s electrical teams in the transit field including work at multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road and the Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton. Most recently Jorge has led a ten-man electrical team for four stations on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.

#North America#
Roxana Forliti

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Roxana Forliti
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Roxana has 20 years of total experience including 12 years of experience with IBI Group. Her most notable projects include the private residences at Hotel Georgia in Vancouver and 41 East Hastings – a project that was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and achieved this status in February 2018. Roxana is a Registered Architect in Mexico and is currently an intern architect in Vancouver. She received the best innovative feature award in 2012 for her work with the private residences at Hotel Georgia. Her most notable current project is Sun Towers in Burnaby. As the Project Manager, she has worked on the project from the design development stage and has provided coordination to ensure the architectural design met with the consultant requirements.

#North America#
Mathew Braun

Associate Principal - Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Mathew Braun
#Associate Principal - Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader#
Portland, Oregon,

During Mat’s 17 years with the firm he has enjoyed a diverse and extensive collection of projects. A recent effort has been the new Hockinson Middle School, an innovative public school in Southwestern Washington. He worked collaboratively with the contractor to bring it to completion, while being an advocate for key design concepts. Mat takes great care in all facets of the design process, applying a critical eye throughout every stage of a project. He is a valuable member of any team, willing to handle any task asked of him in order to adhere to project schedule and budget without compromising on design quality and intent.

Providing clients with a final product that satisfies and exceeds their vision is what inspires Mat. He was a key player in the modernization projects for North Santiam School District that involved upgrades to existing schools, and is project architect for Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Twality Middle School.

#North America#
David Chow

Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead
Los Angeles, CA

David Chow
#Director | US P3 and Mobility+ Lead# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Many firms say they are multidisciplinary, but IBI Group delivers this value from the very beginning of a project. It is part of how we think and what makes us unique.

As US Lead, Infrastructure, David Chow is responsible for the region’s operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical work, staff development, and client satisfaction. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Civil Engineering) from the University of California at Irvine and is both a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) and a certified Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a licensed engineer in California, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina, and is nationally certified by AICP as a planner in North America.

David has over 25 years of experience in engineering, planning, and urban design. He has managed major investment studies, complex transportation and land-use projects, Transit Oriented Development projects, as well as the design of local and regional transit systems, and technical work for environmental impact studies.

Dr. Muhammad A. Mustafa

Director, MENA (Middle East Northern Africa)
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Muhammad A. Mustafa
#Director, MENA (Middle East Northern Africa)# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #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# ##
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Dr. Muhammad A. Mustafa has steadily grown his reputation at IBI Group over the last 18 years. He is the Project Manager for the cities of Jeddah and Al Madinah travel model and Public Transport systems design, the Arriyadh comprehensive public transport plan and the electronic tolling for Attiki Odos the ring road in Athens, Greece and led the integration of multi-application smart card systems project in Europe, under the e-Europe program.

Mustafa has provided consulting services to the European Commission on funding ITS projects and proposals since 1998 and is the Technical Manager of the IMS Project, a Canadian initiative funded by the Federal government for the implementation of multi-modal and multi-application smart card systems since 1999.

Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Ian Nelson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Green# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-nelson-06047b21/
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.

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