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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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Justin Date

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Ottawa, ON

Justin Date
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Justin Date is a project engineer with over 14 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. His design experience includes preliminary and detailed roadway design, project coordination and contract document preparation on new roadway construction, roadway rehabilitation, traffic calming and intersection modification projects. His transportation planning experience includes the preparation of transportation impact and traffic operations studies, traffic calming plans and parking studies.He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

#North America#
Filomena Monteiro

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Filomena Monteiro
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filomena Monteiro has been practising Interior Design in Ontario for over 35 years. Her project experience spans a wide range of industries and has provided her with a deep understanding of corporate dynamics and the change process. Filomena is a consummate professional and manages the many aspects of a project with decisiveness and tact. Her ability to ask the right questions to gain an understanding of the organizations current and future needs results in innovative environments with built in flexibility for future change. She has a thorough grasp of new officing concepts and furniture applications that support the new ways of working.

#North America#
Mark Touw

Associate | Office Lead
Kingston, ON

Mark Touw
#Associate | Office Lead# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design#
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A Land Use Planner by trade, Mark Touw is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. Mark manages a diverse planning practice that covers Eastern Ontario however his area of specialty is development and urban planning for both the private and public sector. He is the principal municipal planner for the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee. For the private sector he leads planning projects that include: Planning Feasibility/ Due Diligence Studies, Community Design Visioning, Secondary Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Block Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances and Site Plans.

#North America#
Puneet Kumar

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Puneet Kumar
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Let's get it done and done right.

Puneet Kumar joined IBI in 2012. He is an Associate at IBI Group and a professional with over 25 years of experience in various capacities ranging from Design to Project Management for projects in British Columbia (Canada), California and India. He offers outstanding talent in project management, problem solving, consultant coordination, and training team members. He is skilled in developing design concepts; production of construction documentation (working drawings, details, specification coordination, and tender) and liaising with clients, consultants, construction groups and city authorities. His experience in British Columbia and California is primarily in mixed-use high-rise residential buildings. His past experience in India includes design of corporate offices including interior design, Transit centers and various residential projects. Mr. Kumar is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design to site administration. Recent projects include, River Green Parcel 9 and Lot 12 in Richmond BC and two 45 Storey Residential Towers in San Diego, California. Puneet has a keen interest in use of Technology for various aspects of project design and construction documentation.

James Loucks

Associate Director | US Interiors Lead, Buildings
Alexandria, VA

James Loucks
#Associate Director | US Interiors Lead, Buildings# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

Over the past 18 years, James Loucks has been involved in every type of project, from historic offices to technical space and public facilities. As the US Interiors Lead, these skills are leveraged to manage multiple projects. One of his most recent notable projects involved the phased reorganization and renovation of 200,000 sq ft of space for the National Institutes of Health.

Catherine Ramsay

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Catherine Ramsay
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Police & Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-ramsay-b4789025/

Catherine Ramsay has over twenty-five years of professional architectural experience. She brings strong project management skills within a diverse group of facility types including elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational projects as well as retail and commercial.

Catherine has managed and coordinated engineering consultants and other specialty consultants through design and construction. Catherine brings experience in ensuring that the project goals, budgets and schedules are met. Catherine’s current project highlights are: New Westminster Secondary School and Richard McBride Elementary School. Catherine is passionate about architectural design.

Ritesh Warade

Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Ritesh Warade
#Director | US Operations Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ritesh Warade holds a master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He 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.

#North America#
Donna Johnston

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Donna Johnston
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Courts# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Healthcare# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #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.

#North America#
Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

Meghan Black
#Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.

#North America#
Neil Elliott

Studio Director
Manchester, UK

Neil Elliott
#Studio Director# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #UK Regional#
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe

Neil has over 20 years of experience as a Project Architect and Urban Designer. Neil has worked on commercial and housing sector projects throughout the UK but he has become a key figure in education and education masterplanning projects, bringing architecture and urban design skills to major capital projects. Neil is a lead member of the IBI Learning+ team, specialising in school and college design, and is responsible for the design, coordination and delivery output. Neil is recognised for leading high quality projects within the business.

Neil’s leadership ability and talent to communicate ideas both visually and verbally combined with his recent experience of designing and particularly in delivering EFA funded projects means that he and his team can hit the ground running on fast track projects.
Neil has experienced first-hand the new economic reality of centrally funded projects and has adapted to this by producing designs that make most of the budget.

Following the completion of the academic paper and acclaimed HEAD Study (Holistic Evidence And Design) carried out by Professor Peter Barret at the University of Salford, Neil has played a leading role in developing the practical application of this research through IBI THiNK, our in-house Research & Development team, culminating in the “Clever Classroom” design and school assessment toolkit.

Charles Finley

Global Director, Marketing & Communications
Toronto, ON

Charles Finley
#Global Director, Marketing & Communications# #All# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesfinley/

Charles Finley brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to IBI Group and is responsible for IBI Group’s brand, communications and digital strategy. Charles is also Co-founder of Code for Canada, the country’s leading civic-tech organization that brings design and technology together for the public good. He sits on the Steering Committee of Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, locally-led city walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting) from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University, and a Master of Arts (Communications and Culture) from York University.

Mansoor Kazerouni

Global Director, Buildings | IBI Living+
Toronto, ON

Mansoor Kazerouni
#Global Director, Buildings | IBI Living+# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Residential# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Every building has its own idiosyncratic constraints of context, site, program, budget, and vocabulary. The challenge is to successfully resolve them into a gracefully crafted architectural composition. Our role as designers is to ensure that each building has its own personality and responds appropriately to its urban context. This is what we do best.

Mr. Kazerouni is the Global Director of Buildings at IBI. Mr. Kazerouni graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Master’s degree, in 1991. With over 25 years of experience, he has a significant portfolio of projects completed or underway across Canada, the United States, the UK, UAE, Jordan and India. These include high density high-rise residential buildings, hotels, office, retail, institutional, and complex urban mixed-use developments. A number of these projects have been nominated for and received Urban Design and Architectural Design awards.

Mr. Kazerouni has been a guest lecturer on the subject of architecture and mixed-use design at universities, conferences and various panels. He has also been interviewed on the subject by architectural publications, newspapers, television and other media. Mr. Kazerouni’s abilities and expertise in his field have been recognized by his appointment to the City of Mississauga’s Urban Design Advisory Panel, the City of Markham’s Urban Design Advisory Panel and the City of Vaughan’s Urban Design Advisory Panel. He is also a past Advisory Board Member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

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