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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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Margaret Parkhill

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Margaret Parkhill
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-parkhill-63934925/
Margaret has over 16 years of transportation planning experience, and brings top technical skills in planning and design, plus strong communications to effectively engage with stakeholders and technical agencies on complex and controversial projects. Margaret currently leads a transportation environmental assessment and design group based in Toronto. She is a highly-effective project manager that brings out the best in her team. Margaret’s focus is developing  integrated solutions to complex urban transportation problems through corridor planning and preliminary design. Margaret’s experience includes transit, active transportation, environmental assessments, and preliminary engineering design. Projects include London Bus Rapid Transit, Eglinton Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, MiWay Infrastructure Growth Plan, and the Toronto Relief Line subway business case and planning study. She also has experience in transportation safety and land use/ transportation integration. She is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has published numerous papers and articles.
#North America#
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Maarit Heinonen-Smith

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Maarit Heinonen-Smith
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maarit-heinonen-smith-65a3b4b6/
Maarit is an experienced, Chartered Architect with years of experience in high profile and award-winning sheltered and extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes located throughout the UK. Maarit specializes in architecture and design for over 55’s, designing bespoke and inspiring residential architecture which allows for flexibility within the design for changing needs and individuality of the residents with a consideration to their health and well-being. Each design is a unique response to the site and brief, and developed through a dialogue with clients and end-users. During her career, her designs have achieved several awards for design quality, most recently at Healthcare Design Awards 2018 and Housing Design Awards 2017. Maarit has designed retirement living developments worth £20m+ in value. Working with some of the largest local authorities, charities, housing associations and private developers in the UK, her knowledge has provided her with the best practice knowledge and innovation in this sector.
#United Kingdom#
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Neno Kovacevic

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Neno Kovacevic
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Landscape Architecture# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Energy# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/neno-kovacevic-91971015/
Neno Kovacevic is a leading Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who has worked on numerous initiatives in North America, Central America and internationally. He brings more than 20 years of experience to environmentally sensitive design, integrating sustainability into community master planning, parks, open space, urban public plazas and streetscape design. His experience reflects the diverse, evolving role of landscape architecture in facilitating economic development, community building and sustainability. His work is distinguished by a talent to identify and resolve client issues through visionary and practical design solutions, supported by solid project management skills and a proven ability to work as a contributing member of a collaborative design team. In 1994 he completed his Masters degree in landscape architecture at Edinburgh University and is fully registered to practice in Canada, the United States and Montenegro.
#North America#
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Tim McCormick

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Tim McCormick
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Smart Cities#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-mccormick-9188342a
With the increased urbanization of our towns and cities there is a continued need for us to be stewards of the environment and evolve how we protect and design the urban landscapes within them.
Tim is a passionate practitioner of Landscape Architecture and Arboriculture. Tim has a broad spectrum of experience that extends into the planning, design and construction of active transportation facilities, trails, complete streets, cultural heritage landscapes, parklands, urban parks, placemaking, green infrastructure, low impact design (LID), and arboriculture. His experience includes work with large and small municipalities, National Heritage sites, National Parks, development of city wide active transportation detailed design, community and public park design, public consultation, site remediation, environmental assessments, interpretative signage, stream restoration, and arboriculture across Canada. Tim endeavours to create inclusive spaces that foster a sense of community with comprehensive and interdisciplinary design solutions. His expertise in construction management and project implementation allow him to push the bounds of the design and create safe and implementable solutions that are not only unique but can be constructed.
#North America#
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Stacy Unholz

Sr. Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Unholz
#Sr. Project Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-unholz-48b95616/
Stacy Unholz is an expert Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience managing projects in all areas of intelligent transportation systems such as advanced traveler information services (ATIS), advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), and strategic planning.  Ms. Unholz has supported several projects in the areas of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT), helping to design and deploy technology solutions to mobility, sustainability and livability. Ms. Unholz is currently the Project Manager for the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (LA SAFE) 511 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system covering the greater Los Angeles area.   She is also supporting the design and development of a ground transportation permitting system for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Ms. Unholz has extensive experience with 511 traveler information systems and has been involved in several 511 projects at all levels, from definition of functional requirements to implementation, operation, and successful upgrade and enhancements of services.  Ms. Unholz works with IBI’s Solutions group to support national deployment of an integrated suite of services that includes integration of third party data feeds, and the distribution of traveler information via website, mobile application, IVR systems and social media platforms.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Tony Wai

Associate, Architectural Graduate
Vancouver, BC

Tony Wai
#Associate, Architectural Graduate# #All# #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tony Wai has over ten years of experience working on award-winning projects built in cities across Canada. In his studies, he received a Master of Architecture degree at the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Architectural and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. He specializes in designing functional and efficient buildings, while challenging architectural standards to ensure that each project is unique and conceived through reason and dialog with the context. Tony designs buildings that address issues at the urban, building, and human scale. His portfolio is rich with different building types from award-winning single family homes to residential high-rises, offices, city halls, hospitals, museums, and community centres.
#North America#
Lisa Michela

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
Houston, TX

Lisa Michela
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
With over 17 years of experience, Lisa Michela has been responsible for many K-12 projects in the Houston area as well as several historic preservation projects in the Northeast Region of the U.S. She has managed projects that have included new construction, renovation, conservation, and historic preservation. She enjoys working on all stages of a project, from pre-design through construction. Notable examples of her projects include the J. Frank Dobie High School Ninth Grade Campus, Nederland High School, the restoration of the Park Avenue Armory, the exterior rehabilitation of the Travelers Tower and the restoration of the United Nations Headquarters. Lisa is a licensed architect, LEED Green Associate and a member of the Association for Learning Environments.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Christina Pilz

Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Christina Pilz
#Associate - Manager, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Christina Pilz is a Landscape Architect and ISA Certified Arborist with more than 18 years of experience in design and project management. She brings a broad range of skills and capabilities to the firm drawn from her academic and work experience. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science specializing in Natural Resource Management and Botany, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. Ms. Pilz combines strong design sensibilities with an in-depth understanding of ecological systems and plant material, resulting in sustainable design solutions that are sensitive to the environment while creating aesthetically pleasing and functional public spaces. In recent years, Christina’s work has been focused on the delivery of P3 projects and implementation of sustainable design solutions that include LID, uncompacted soil conditions for long-term tree growth, and thoughtful plant species selection.
#North America#
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Calin Caliman

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Calin Caliman
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Calin Caliman is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with over 20 years of experience as an architect, and over 15 years of experience specifically in the high-rise residential and commercial sector. His involvement on a number of high-profile projects, such as L’Avenue in Montreal, King Blue Condos and Dundas Square Gardens in Toronto, has honed his skills both in design and contract documentation.
#North America#
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Aamer Shirazie

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Aamer Shirazie
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aamer is a Designer with over 6 years of experience in Mixed-Use Residential design. As part of IBI’s High-Rise Residential Team with a focus on conceptual and schematic design, he has worked numerous single and multi-tower projects and Master Plans in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa and Calgary. Notable projects Aamer has been involved in include the Alberta Boot development in Calgary as well Theory Condos in Toronto. Aamer is currently managing the Master Planning and design of several mid high-rise mixed-use projects in the downtown Toronto core and surrounding areas.
#North America#
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Shahin Abji

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Edmonton, AB

Shahin Abji
#Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Operations# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Shahin Abji has 16 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of transportation systems and is currently working as part of a team specializing in ITS and broadband telecom systems. His experience includes systems planning and design, material requirements and specifications, procurement, material and installation inspections, commissioning, operations, maintenance, construction contract administration, quality control/quality assurance.
#North America#
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Myrna Norman

Business Manager
Houston, TX

Myrna Norman
#Business Manager# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Strategic Planning#
Houston, Texas, North America
Ms. Norman joined IBI Group in 2000 and is the Business Manager of the firm. As a CPA, she honed her analytical and organizational skills through her work with doctors, lawyers and public accountants. Myrna currently oversees business operations for IBI Group in Texas and Oregon and is responsible for managing and monitoring project-related finances. She also manages the day-to-day operations of the accounting department while working closely with the Principals to advance the firm’s strategic financial goals.
#North America# #Southeast#