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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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Amer Obeid

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Amer Obeid
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Amer has over 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction for various building typologies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. Following graduation, Amer worked in the United Arab Emirates as a member of the government architectural and engineering staff with responsibilities that developed from design review and detailing to complete design and construction supervision for numerous projects, including major public, residential and industrial developments. He joined IBI’s transit architecture group in early 2001 to 2005 and continued his architectural career in Verona Italy for several years prior to rejoining IBI Group in 2009. Amer has participated in various transit projects from conceptual design and construction documentation through to the completion of construction. These projects include the TTC Eglinton Bus Station, the GTAA Automated People Mover Stations and the Finch West Subway Station. Amer is currently leading the architectural design detailing and construction document production for the new 11 km NTA Red Line LRT project in Tel Aviv.
#North America#
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Kyle Koppes

Associate | Office Lead, Canton
Canton, OH

Kyle Koppes
#Associate | Office Lead, Canton# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Office Lead# #Transportation#
Canton, Ohio, United States of America
http://linkedin.com/in/kyle-koppes-p-e-0735271a
Mr. Koppes has over 16 years of experienced as a design Project Manager/Senior Transportation Engineer in the fields of complex road, highway, street and drainage design.  His experience includes new and rehabilitation projects of both rural and urban roadways/highways and he has experience in ODOT, ODOT-let and Local-let ODOT LPA roadway projects. He has considerable experience in the design of roadways including geometric design, pavement and drainage design, cost estimating and final plan preparation. Kyle has worked on a variety of roadway improvement projects using federal dollars and he has acted as Project Manager and Lead Design Engineer for numerous ODOT projects.
#North America#
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Arthur Briggs

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Arthur Briggs
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Arthur Briggs LEED AP has established himself as a team leader over the past ten years with IBI Group. He is highly respected within the industry and has a keen understanding of construction detailing and delivery. He has helped establish IBI Group as a known leader in the design and construction of a wide variety of building types. Arthur presents himself as a resource for all staff and well-respected for his thoroughness.
#North America#
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William Monahan

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Binghamton, NY

William Monahan
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Education# #School# ## #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Binghamton, New York, United States of America
William Monahan is an Electrical Engineer with 26 years of experience. His area of specialty is electrical system design for buildings and infrastructure projects, including educational facilities, medical facilities, municipal wastewater, and water treatment facilities.
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Tony Gill

Global Director, P3 Buildings
Vancouver, BC

Tony Gill
#Global Director, P3 Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tony Gill is Global Director, P3 Buildings. He is an architect and member of the Architectural Institute of BC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the American Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in the design and management of specialized institutional, high-tech facilities, protective services, and healthcare facilities. His focus has been on designing facilities with complex functional and building system requirements; in particular, he specializes in healthcare master planning, programming, medical planning, and strategic planning. He has managed facilities procured as design-bid-build, design-build, and design-bid-maintain-finance-operate (Public-Private Partnerships). Tony has a Master of Science degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University.
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Emmanuel SanMiguel

Associate - Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Emmanuel SanMiguel
#Associate - Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
It may not be easy to reach point A to B but if you have a goal in mind, you're sure to reach your destination.
Emmanuel has more than 17 years cumulative international experience in master planning & urban design, architecture, interior design, visual arts & multimedia presentations, operations, and project management of property developments in most parts of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South East Asia and North America. He had the opportunity to work on various project types, e.g. commercial, residential, retail, intermodal-transport terminal, offices, and other mixed-use components, in various jurisdictions and localities. As an Associate, he is responsible for managing projects, applying sound approaches/ideas and maintains multiple internal/external collaborative relationships with different stakeholders. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Leicester, a LEED AP BD+C, and is a registered architect in BC, Canada. In his spare time, Emmanuel likes to play basketball and enjoys traveling with family and friends.
Jared Marcus

Associate | Manager, Planning
Hamilton, ON

Jared Marcus
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design#
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Jared Marcus is a seasoned veteran of the Hamilton planning practice and has played an integral role in the successful execution of a long list of land development projects in the Hamilton and Niagara markets. Known as the office?s go-to problem solver for matters of site and subdivision design, his expertise in conceptual and technical design and quality assurance coupled with a deep understanding of the planning approvals process has made him a mentor and resource to junior staff over the years.He is responsible for the continued development and growth of design talent and QA initiatives in the practice and more broadly through the office.
#North America#
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Dave Barrett

Associate | Manager, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Dave Barrett
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dave Barrett has over 15 years of land use planning and development experience. He has extensive experience in aggregate site planning and licensing and processes related to aggregate applications, including work for a number of clients ranging from smaller individual producers to the top aggregate producers in Ontario. As Manager of Aggregate Planning, Dave provides project management and planning evaluations for pit and quarry applications under the Aggregate Resources Act. Dave also provides urban and regional planning, analysis, and research support for all aspects of the IBI’s activities. He has experience in providing planning consulting services to municipalities and private sector clients, resource planning, and licensing. He is also experienced in obtaining development approvals, Environmental Assessments for waste management projects, Class Environmental Assessments, and other environmental approvals. He has provided expert evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board. Dave is a Registered Professional Planner and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
#North America#
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Zain Ali

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Zain Ali
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
https://www.linkedin.com/in/zain-ali-31116121/
Zain Ali has over ten years of experience specializing in the areas transportation planning, traffic engineering, safety and geometric design combined with extensive experience in urban and landscape planning. He has managed and led a wide variety of long-range and multi-modal transportation projects related to public transit planning, transportation master planning, travel demand modelling, traffic simulation modelling, transportation assessments and parking, both in Canada and in the Middle East. Zain brings a keen eye for devising ‘balanced’ transportation solution considering transportation-land use integration to create attractive, liveable and sustainable built-environments. Being an avid supporter of active transportation modes, Zain is actively involved in a wide-range of multi-modal mega development projects promoting context-sensitive design solutions across the Middle East region. Zain is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada as well as in UAE and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
#Middle East#
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Katrina Stevens

Global Director, Human Resources
Toronto, ON

Katrina Stevens
#Global Director, Human Resources# #All# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Leader# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrinaanastevens
As Global Director, HR, Katrina Stevens has a role that encompasses the full lifecycle of the people experience at IBI. She is an innovative Human Resources professional with over twenty-five years’ experience in local, national and international professional services firms, including but not limited to, B+H Architects, Osler, Miller Thomson, ADP and Alcatel. Katrina is a known leader with a recognized ability to integrate organizational objectives, proactive employee programs and change management. She is a results-oriented team player, known for collaborative problem solving and delivery of outcomes that strategically meet the needs of the business. Her skills are complemented by studies in Adult Education, Diversity & Inclusion as well as formal accreditation in Human Resources.
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Jessica Deslippe

Transportation Engineer
Toronto, ON

Jessica Deslippe
#Transportation Engineer# #All# #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdeslippe/
Jessica Deslippe is a Transportation Engineer with over 5 years of experience, focusing on traffic operations and road user safety for both public and private sector clients. Her experience in transportation engineering is broad, and includes the preparation of traffic operations analysis, traffic signal operations, microsimulation modelling, traffic safety analysis, roundabout analysis, and the development of strategic plans. Jessica has completed signal timing coordination studies for numerous agencies, including the City of Toronto and Durham Region, as well as developed optimized timing plans for different stages of construction for large-scale transit projects, including as the vivaNext Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in York Region. Jessica also has experience with curbside management, congestion management, and event management planning. Working on these types of projects has provided her with a thorough understanding of mobility trends, the balance between mobility and safety, and trade-offs between different road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit, trucks, vehicles, and other unique road users.
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Marcus Wilshere

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Marcus Wilshere
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Smart Cities# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom, Europe
Marcus leads IBI’s masterplanning team in the South-East of England, bringing over 30 years’ experience in mixed-use development for both public- and private-sector clients. Marcus works across IBI’s sectors, combining our expertise in health, education and technology into a distinctive approach to placemaking. He has provided advice to NHS England for their Healthy New Town programme, and led projects that link place quality with innovation, including the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, and Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus. Marcus’ regeneration plan for Barnsley won the 2016 Masterplanner of the Year Award, and he is currently advising Southend Council on procurement of a development partner for a major regeneration project. International projects include a master plan for Orléans, a university campus in Qijianga, China, and a new township in Pune, India. Marcus is currently working on a series of pilot projects for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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