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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.

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Justin Harris

Studio Principal
Rochdale, UK

Justin Harris
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-harris-45553114/
Justin Harris is an architect with over 20 years of experience in a range of projects. The majority of his work has focused on healthcare and specifically the primary and community care sector. With an interest in innovative healthcare systems, his strength lies in the design and development of complex multi stakeholder projects such as Bolton One, Gorton Community Hub, and Corby Health and Wellbeing Centre.
#Europe#
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David Kamnitzer

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

David Kamnitzer
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Revenue Collection# #Transportation# #Revenue / Tolling# ## #Road Permitting System# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We need to get a lot smarter about how we move people and goods around. This requires connected thinking, the harnessing of technology, and ultimately a change in people's priorities and values.
David Kamnitzer is a holistic thinker who applies business analysis, transport operations, systems, and engineering skills to projects in traffic management, traveller information, tolling, and transit. David also leads IBI’s RouteMapper business, which provides spatial imagery/LiDAR surveying and software services for planning, design, asset management, and maintenance applications. A strong writer and presenter, David is often involved in high-profile initiatives that require interaction at the top levels of public and private sector organizations.
#North America#
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Amy Shepherd

Associate | Manager, Planning
Toronto, ON

Amy Shepherd
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #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.
#North America#
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Donna Johnston

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Donna Johnston
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, 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.
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Scott Stewart

Chief Executive Officer
Toronto, ON

Scott Stewart
#Chief Executive Officer# #All# #Board Member# #Engineering# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Scott Stewart is Chief Executive Officer of IBI Group Inc. and IBI Group, responsible for providing executive leadership, with a particular focus on operational management and execution. He became Chief Executive Officer in August 2013, but has been with the firm since 1983, initially as a transportation engineer and planner. He led the development of the Intelligence sector of the firm, turning it into a worldwide business with projects and offices around the world. Mr. Stewart has been active in a number of professional organizations including sitting on the Board of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and the Board of ITS Canada where he fulfilled various roles including chair. Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Waterloo. For a full biography of Scott Stewart, click here.
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Emma Chown

Consultant
Manchester, UK

Emma Chown
#Consultant# #All# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe
Emma is a consultant focusing on spatial data and mapping, supporting IBI Group’s broad portfolio of projects across the transport and urban development sectors. Her expertise in Spatial Intelligence includes data management, analysis and visualisation. She has applied this expertise to a range of projects including Travel Demand Management projects for Transport for London and Highways England, and Masterplanning projects both locally and internationally. Through IBI Group’s Pocket R&D Initiative she developed SiteiQ, a GIS based tool to assist site analysis in all of IBI Group’s practice areas, allowing users to comprehensively review a site, in situ, by means of geolocation, photography and constraint information. As Regional GIS lead for our International Offices Emma creates and coordinates a range of global GIS initiatives. These aim to promote and increase the use of Spatial Intelligence across the firm and bring together GIS professionals throughout the company.
Mel Johnson

Director
Edmonton, AB

Mel Johnson
#Director# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mel Johnson is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience specializing in the engineering design, construction, contract administration, and project management of residential, commercial, and industrial land development projects in the greater Edmonton area. He is involved in managing the civil engineering department which includes over 40 full-time engineers, technical, and administrative staff. Mel is experienced in working with numerous private/municipal land developers and licensing/approving authorities through all elements of the land development process.
#North America#
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Rick Mello

Associate Director - Principal, Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA

Rick Mello
#Associate Director - Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America
Rick Mello has grown to become a firm-wide resource for Quality Documents and Construction Administration. With over 25 years of professional experience, he brings the confidence and knowledge of a veteran to the volatile construction process. Rick has performed Construction Administration services on institutional projects including health care and public facilities. He leads the Construction Administration and sets the standards and develops the tools by which we function.
#North America#
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Elizabeth Vieweg

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Elizabeth Vieweg
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Elizabeth Vieweg is a passionate, goal-oriented leader with 20 years of experience managing multiple portfolio events in fast-paced national and international Games environments. This is bolstered by additional experience as a senior manager in the sport, arts and health sectors. Elizabeth is also a skilled negotiator, collaborator and integrator with diverse groups of stakeholders, including municipal and provincial levels of government, community leaders, First Nations, facility/venue owners, games host societies, senior management, and volunteers.
#North America#
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Jennifer Ujimoto

Associate – Manager, Architecture
New York, NY

Jennifer Ujimoto
#Associate – Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
New York, New York, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferujimoto/
Jennifer Ujimoto has over 15 years of experience, over which she has crafted her understanding of project administration from pre-design analysis and through design development phases and both in-office and on-site aspects of contract administration. She is thoroughly familiar with building and development approvals processes and has an understanding of the complexities of the municipal project procurement environment. As a designer, Jennifer has a keen understanding of the collaborative process that is essential to the practice of architecture. Her ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors has made her a valuable key team member on projects situated within complex and challenging social and physical constraints. She brings a deep commitment to design excellence on all levels including conceptual, technical and social parameters. Her multidisciplinary experience, includes award-winning high-end residential design, exhibit design, curatorial work, academic writing and teaching, demonstrating her ability to implement rigorous design, project management and construction standards.
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Bill Bruce

Associate Director | Office Lead, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Bill Bruce
#Associate Director | Office Lead, Knoxville# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert#
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
Bill Bruce brings wide-ranging experience in planning and design for higher education campuses, cities and towns, mixed-use developments, parks and recreational open space. Prior to joining IBI Group, Bill founded and led Community Concepts, Inc., a full service planning and landscape architecture firm located in Marietta, GA. He also co-founded Designing4Health in 2011. The organization brings together health, design, marketing and funding professionals. They study healthy solutions that can increase the overall health of a campus, community or project by utilizing local health data as a guiding principle for policy, planning and design.
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Santosh Mishra

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
San Francisco, CA

Santosh Mishra
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
San Francisco, California, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/smishra-transit
Santosh Mishra has over 15 years of experience with a specialization in transit technology, consulting for all transit modes. Santosh’s work encompasses planning, procurement and implementation of a full range of transit technologies that address the full spectrum needs of a transit agency and to date, he has assisted more than 50 agencies nationwide. Apart from transit technology deployments, Santosh has significant expertise in large transportation data (transit and non-transit) acquisition, management and utilization and was invited to write a guest article in the Mass Transit Magazine under Best Practices column. Santosh also has significant experience in transportation technology research and evaluation and co-authored TCRP Project A-31 Transit, Call Centers and 511: A Guide for Decision Makers, and TCRP Project J-09, Task 12: ‘New and Emerging Technologies’. Further, he has led several tasks related to recent USDOT research and demonstration projects, including United We Ride/Mobility Service for All Americans and Connected Vehicle/Dynamic Mobility programs.
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