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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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Helen Parkyns

Studio Principal
Birmingham, UK

Helen Parkyns
#Studio Principal# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Office Lead# #Operations# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Birmingham, United Kingdom,
Helen Parkyns has 20 years of experience working on many of the UK and Europe’s flagship ITS projects. She is an internationally respected project manager who combines technical insight and accomplished communication and team management skills to deliver operational ITS projects and services. She has worked on all aspects of the lifecycle of ITS projects, from feasibility studies through to implementation and post-project evaluation. Helen has extensive experience in the development of policy and business cases, operational management of road networks and traffic control centres, driver information systems and behavioural responses to such systems, data exchange, trends analysis and data manipulation, national and European projects.
#United Kingdom#
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Stephen Donnelly

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Stephen Donnelly
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-donnelly-75900069/?ppe=1
Stephen Donnelly is one of the firm’s leading specialists in the design and construction of educational facilities. His experience ranges from childcare centres, elementary and secondary schools to award winning College and University buildings. He has been involved in all facets of project realization for many of the firm’s large-scale sophisticated projects at several Canadian Universities. Stephen is currently the project manager and lead designer for the new Applied Health Sciences Addition at the University of Waterloo. He has extensive experience delivering projects via a variety of delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and P3 procurement.
#North America#
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Jane Juranek

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jane Juranek
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.
#North America#
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Gregory De Santis

Associate | Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Gregory De Santis
#Associate | Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, North America
Gregory is a Transportation Systems Specialist highly experienced in the application of advanced technology for public transit. Since joining IBI Group in 2012, he has been involved in the specification, evaluation, and implementation of Computer Aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location Systems (CAD/AVL), automated fare collection systems, business intelligence and reporting systems, security systems, yard management systems, and, real-time passenger information systems.
#North America#
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Matt Cunningham

Director, Major Projects
Toronto West, ON

Matt Cunningham
#Director, Major Projects# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Green# #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Matt Cunningham is Global Director, Infrastructure, providing strategic direction to IBI Group leaders in Land Development, Planning and Urban Design, Transportation, and Water & Energy Resources, delivered through traditional and P3 projects. Matt is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of international project experience in major infrastructure projects. He has particular expertise in AFP/P3 projects and has led joint venture project teams on $1B+ projects.
#North America#
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Rod Schebesch

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Calgary, AB

Rod Schebesch
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Calgary, Alberta,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-schebesch/
I see tremendous infrastructure opportunities and problem-solving capabilities through fully leveraging technology.
I love finding solutions. I really enjoy building teams for solving client’s problems through ingenuity, creativity, experience, technology, listening and leveraging future forward digital tools and services. I enjoy the challenge of creating solutions with business cases that self-fund, add value and/or create advancement. I am a transportation engineer with fantastic people skills who sees the world through the lens of technology, sustainability and innovation. Focus areas include connected automated vehicles, mass transit and multi modal transportation. My career has spanned all roles in transportation from being an Owner to a Consultant, from working on small projects to billion-dollar P3s and from being a Project Manager to a Senior Vice President responsible for 2,500 employees. I see huge opportunities in fully leveraging digital tools to create better infrastructure projects through data analytics, user friendly app-based interfaces and new revenue streams.
#North America#
Julia Fruithandler

Urban Data Analyst
Los Angeles, CA

Julia Fruithandler
#Urban Data Analyst# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Data Analytics# #Design Technology# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parametric Design# #Design Technology# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Quantum# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliafruit/
Julia Fruithandler is an Urban Data Analyst within the Quantum Team. Her work focuses on GIS and urban planning integrations with Parametric Design, with strong interest in transportation planning. She has experience working in state and local transportation agencies in addition to her current work in the private sector. Julia is well versed in GIS and spatial science and has proven experience creating, managing, and manipulating data, and creating web-enabled and interactive maps. She also has experience working with Rhino3D and Grasshopper, and transferring analysis between GIS and BIM formats. Ms. Fruithandler has particular interest in project analysis and automation using ArcGIS model builder and has exposure to API solutions, ArcPy, and Javascript. She believes that we should be integrating data and science with qualitative and community-based planning methods to make efficient, diverse, and livable cities.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Brian Baker

Senior Landscape Architect
Calgary, AB

Brian Baker
#Senior Landscape Architect# #All# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Brian is a landscape architect, and combined with practice as a principal of Landplan Associates Ltd. and previous positions, has over 40 years experience in planning and site design.  He has worked on several award winning projects including the Park at McDougall Centre and Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary, Kananaskis Village in Kananaskis Country and the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller.  He is currently working on Spring Creek Mountain Village, an exceptional example of pedestrian oriented resort development in Canmore.  Brian has been honoured with membership in the College of Fellows of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Brian’s ongoing aspiration is to create memorable pedestrian spaces where people live, work and play.  He is committed to resolving a project’s functional and aesthetic requirements through innovative design based on an understanding of the local environment and culture.  He has been an advocate of sustainability principles for many years and has successfully worked on several LEED projects.  Brian has experience in providing relevant and competent input through all phases of the planning/design process.
#North America#
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Bill Bruce

Associate Director | Office Lead
Knoxville, TN

Bill Bruce
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #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.
#North America# #Southeast#
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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.
#North America#
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Walid Bakhos

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Dubai, UAE

Walid Bakhos
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
#Middle East#
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Thabet AbuShah

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Tel Aviv, Israel

Thabet AbuShah
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Energy Solutions# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Structural Engineering#
Tel Aviv, Israel , Middle East
Thabet is a Civil and Structural Engineer with over 20 years of international experience in the UK and the Middle East. Thabet is a highly respected professional in his field, a business-minded, solutions-focused Civil and Structural Engineer, and Project Manager. He has the ability to simplify and conceptualize complex problems and processes. Thabet is a Chartered Structural Engineer (CEng) and certified International Professional Engineer (IntPE) in the UK with broad experience of project and design management, construction management, and civil and structural design experience in both the buildings and infrastructure sectors with proven capability in leading design and construction teams for the delivery of multidisciplinary projects. His technical expertise spans a wide range of civil engineering fields including detailed design of residential and commercial buildings, highway and railway infrastructure design and management, detailed structural design of transit facilities including stations, railway maintenance depots, retaining walls, and underground stations. Thabet currently serving as Design Manager and Construction Phase Services Lead for five Underground Stations for the NTA Red Line Tel Aviv LRT project. Thabet earned BEng in Civil and structural engineering degree from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and an MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey (UK) and he is a Member of The Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK (MIStructE) and registered Civil Engineer in Israel.
#Middle East#