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Farnaz Abed

Associate Manager
Vancouver, B.C.

Farnaz Abed
#Associate Manager# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/farnaz-abed-b238947/
Farnaz Abed is an award-winning designer with over 22 years of experience, including 15 years in Canada. She has worked on a variety of large-scale architectural projects throughout Vancouver, BC and across both Canada and the Middle East. Her experience spans into creating and developing overall design concepts, design development, managing the team, and project coordination through different phases. Farnaz’ s focus is on large-scale residential and mixed-use buildings. Farnaz has expertise in designing functional and efficient buildings coupled to thoughtfully considered context and unique designs. This background results in her clients benefiting from her strategic mind and keen eye for detail, giving them an advantage in a rapidly changing market. Farnaz has a Master of architecture and planning. She is a former member of the royal architectural institute of Canada and the Iranian construction engineer’s organization. Honors and Exhibitions inlcude: Awarded four different architectural design in Middle East Over twelve solo and group water color exhibitions in Iran, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, and Vancouver, Canada
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Heather Semple

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

Heather Semple
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Heather Semple LEED AP is a talented Architect and Project Manager with over 18 years of experience in a range of projects however the majority of her work has focused on health care/ laboratory design. Her strength lies in her ability to produce well-designed projects; coordinating both the design and contract documents. She is currently the Project Manager for The Visitor Welcome Centre Phase 1 on Parliament Hill. She was also part of the McGill University Health Centre team, specializing in logistics and material handling. Heather is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Award (McGill University Health Centre/Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships) as well as the Design Thesis Book Prize (Architecture Magazine), and the Henry Adams Design Award Graduation Design Thesis (American Institute of Architects).
#North America#
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Clement Pun

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Clement Pun
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Clement Pun’s professional experience runs the gamut from architectural design to project management for projects across North America. He is skilled in schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and liaising with consultants, construction groups, city authorities, and clients. Clement’s recent experience primarily features mixed-use, high-rise residential buildings. Notable projects include: The Ivy, The Spot, River Green, and The Modern.
#North America#
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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 Infrastructure# #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).
#Asia#
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Sam Hickey

Associate - Manager, Transit Data
Seattle, WA

Sam Hickey
#Associate - Manager, Transit Data# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelhickey
Sam has over eight years of experience working with transit real-time passenger information systems and CAD/AVL systems. Sam leads the implementation and operations and maintenance of IBI Group’s transit data suite of software for clients including TransLink (Vancouver), Los Angeles Metro, and RTD (Denver). This suite of software includes TRANSIT-alerts, which is used to enter, manage, and disseminate service alerts, and TRANSIT-realtime, which aggregates, manages, and disseminates real-time locations and predictions. Sam also has a focus on real-time passenger information systems for rail and has designed and developed light rail and commuter rail real-time passenger information systems for RTD (Denver), SunRail (Orlando), and NFTA (Buffalo). Prior to joining IBI Group in 2015, Sam worked for the MBTA (Boston) for over four years. At the MBTA he designed and developed software that generated real-time arrival predictions for the subway lines and published the predictions on countdown signs and for app developers, served as system administrator for the bus CAD/AVL system, and managed the MBTA’s GTFS data. Sam has a Master’s degree in Transportation and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Oliver Hartleben

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Placemaking
Vancouver, BC

Oliver Hartleben
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Placemaking# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #sAVe App# #Strategic Planning# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
http://linkedin.com/in/ohartleben
Oliver Hartleben is a city planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on existing and evolving public outreach, demographic, mobility, built form, and innovation topics. A lateral thinker by nature, Oliver brings together his experience in engaging public, private and community stakeholders for the identification of new opportunities and synergies. Oliver is NCI System-certified to facilitate design charettes, has experience in conducting online engagement processes, and leads IBI Group’s R&D Unit, TH!NK.
#North America#
Nanette Shahinian

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Nanette Shahinian
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nanette Shahinian is an Architect with over 30 years’ experience in residential and institutional buildings. She has worked on a range of buildings from high-end boutique condominiums to large scale mixed use projects. Through her involvement on high-profile projects such as Chaz Condominium, The Avenue, South Park Halifax and the Bathurst JCC, she has developed relationships with both long-standing and new clients. Nannette’s work is characterized by the desire to develop design solutions for complex buildings, which fully satisfy the client’s needs, and the detailing and physical quality of our built environment.
#North America#
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Michael Mandelzys

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Michael Mandelzys
#Associate | Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Engineering# #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
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.
#North America#
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Steve Kuo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Steve Kuo
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Steve Kuo holds a Master Degree in Architecture from Cornell University and has 25 years of experience in all stages of architectural process with particular focus in design development, technical planning, construction documentation and management during building phase with a specialization in mixed use and high-rise residential projects. As Project Manager, he oversees production of working drawings, contract administration and leads consultant teams for Client/Owner representatives as well as directs an Internal staff of ten on various large scale projects including Maple Leaf Square and Air Canada Centre.
#North America#
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Diego García

Architect & Urban Planner
Mexico City, MX

Diego García
#Architect & Urban Planner# #All# #Architecture# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Mexico City, MX, Latin America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arqurbdiegogarciaf/
Diego García is an Architect and Urban Planner with more than 11 years of experience, mainly in the branches of urban planning, project management, urban regulations, architectural regulations and design. Diego has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona TECH) and is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Among the relevant projects in which Diego has participated are the Master Plan of the CETRAM Constitution of 1917, two master plans to the south of the Guatemala Metropolitan Area of more than 1,000 ha, the comprehensive project for a Transportation-Oriented Development (TOD) in Belo Horizonte, pre-feasibility study for a cable car in Mexico City, project review and regulatory engineering for two towers of more than 35 levels and 30,000 sq m of construction, and project review and regulatory engineering for a museum in a heritage building.
#Latin America#
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Johnathan Law

Associate, Landscape Designer
Boston, MA

Johnathan Law
#Associate, Landscape Designer# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnathan-law-a328364/
Johnathan Law started his career at IBI Placemaking as an intern in 1998, joining the professional staff in the summer of 2001. Over the past 18 years, Johnathan has played a key role on a range of education, open space, streetscape, and site design improvement projects, merging his design and technical expertise. Johnathan is particularly adept at project management and overseeing construction. A native of Leeds, England, Johnathan was drawn to the landscape architecture profession because of his love of drawing and design.
#North America# #Northeast#
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Sumeet Sharma

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Sumeet Sharma
#Associate | General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumeet-sharma-pmp-a484ab5/
Strategizing livable Cities with economic sustainability.
Sumeet has a diverse portfolio of experience in transaction advisory for government bodies to structure public private partnership projects, planning organizational frameworks, real estate joint development projects, techno-economic feasibility studies, marketability analysis of property developments and engineering management for large scale technological projects for smart city developments. He has in-depth knowledge and skillset in development options and feasibility studies including financial and risk analysis of capital intensive infrastructure and real estate projects. He has worked on government infrastructure developments, mega commercial and institutional projects, mixed use developments and housing. As an engineer and being certified project management professional, he is presently involved in management of technological projects including smart urban systems at Bhubaneswar, India.
#Asia#