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Kevin Wood

Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering
Westerville, OH

Kevin Wood
#Associate Director | Principal, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America
As the US Lead on Water/Wastewater, Kevin Wood’s goal is to provide communities with an improved quality of life through superior engineering, particularly with reference to local jurisdiction water and wastewater projects. Kevin has helped municipalities and townships identify, apply for and receive state and federal grant and loan monies for infrastructure development projects, after providing the facilities planning necessary to establish community needs and costs. His expertise matching infrastructure and economic development needs of communities with available resources is critical to providing satisfactory solutions. As Project Manager for water and wastewater projects, his project involvement begins at the inception of the project and continues through to the design, funding, construction and rate determination stages.
#Midwest# #North America#
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Jorge Arevalo

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Jorge Arevalo
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Jorge Arevalo has 25 years of experience in the aerospace and electrical consulting industries and has been involved in electrical specifications, schematic and detail design for all electrical building systems for commercial, industrial and government buildings. He develops projects with accuracy, efficiency and within time limits and ever responsive to client needs, Jorge is able to adjust design and find solutions to fit within budget constraints. For the last few years Jorge has been leading IBI Group’s electrical teams in the transit field including work at multiple TTC stations, Metrolinx layovers at Mimico and Lewis Road and the Metrolinx James Station in Hamilton. Most recently Jorge has led a ten-man electrical team for four stations on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.
#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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Erin King

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems
Seattle, WA

Erin King
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinsking/
Erin is a strategic planning and smart cities specialist working to transform cities and communities to become more livable through the effective application of technology, with a particular focus on the health, welfare, and success of people in those communities. She has spent the last 10 years as a technology analyst, strategic planner, and project manager working with cities, regions, and transportation and transit agencies planning for, designing, implementing and deploying technology solutions, with an emphasis on mobility. Her focus has been on solving our clients’ problems through communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. Erin is also a leader within our Smart Cities practice working with smart mobility engineers, urban planners, and software developers to identify, pursue, and implement smart projects throughout North America. Erin’s smart mobility experience includes both management and strategic planning roles in the development of advanced transportation technologies and solutions that cover all modes.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Peter Stampone

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Markham, ON

Peter Stampone
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Peter is an experienced Construction / Project Manager with a demonstrated 25 year history of working in the municipal water / waste water consulting industry. Possessing skills in Customer Service, Engineering, Leadership, and Project Management allows him to be a strong operations professional with a focus on all types of stakeholders. Peter holds a B.Sc. KIn McMaster University and a 3 Year Eng. DIpl. Mohawk College.
#North America#
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Y. E. Smith

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Raleigh, NC

Y. E. Smith
#Associate Director | Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Infill Development# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Raleigh, North Carolina,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nkressmann/
With over 35 years of global experience, Y.E. Smith is an award-winning veteran architect specializing in civic, university, retail, residential, and mixed-use building design. His previous work has gained him recognition for his use of innovative design, and in every project, he strives to harmoniously merge the vision of the client with the surrounding environment.
#North America#
Zohra Mutabanna

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Zohra Mutabanna
#Associate | General Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
Zohra Mutabanna is a city and transportation planner, and urban designer with a wide range of experience in transportation planning, architecture, and urban design through projects in the US and India. Zohra has worked on projects involving transit oriented development, non-motorized transportation planning, streetscape design, transit service planning, microsimulation modeling and transit technologies.She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in City Planning and a concentrated focus in transportation planning and urban design.
#Asia#
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Abhishek Chandrasekaran

Associate | Architectural Designer
Toronto, ON

Abhishek Chandrasekaran
#Associate | Architectural Designer# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario,
Abhishek is a career-driven Architect with 10+ years’ experience on many large-scale architectural and master planning projects. He started his IBI Group journey at the Dubai office in early 2014 as part of the Master planning team. He has contributed towards many large-scale industrial projects in Saudi Arabia with an emphasis on creating a modern and attractive employment / retail destination. In 2018, he chose to go back to his architecture roots and has been part of the high-rise residential team in the Toronto Office. He specializes in concept and schematic design. Some of the notable projects he was involved in are Azura Condos and 8 Wellesley condos in Toronto. Abhishek is currently managing several mid & high-rise mixed-use projects in Toronto and surrounding areas.
#North America#
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Michael Sampson

Engineering Field Services Lead
Waterloo, ON

Michael Sampson
#Engineering Field Services Lead# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-sampson-1ab105140/
Michael Sampson has over 15 years of industry experience, including 10 years of contract administration. He has worked on projects ranging from small municipal reconstructions, to assisting with assembling P3 bids worth over $500m. He is currently responsible for contract administration and project coordination, including coordinating with regulatory agencies, utilities, contractors, municipalities and owners. He has oversight of various construction projects from the initial data gathering through the preparation of contract documents and site services, to the completion of warranty, and manages the lifecycle of the construction contract for owners to ensure a coordinated, successful completion.
#North America#
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Catherine Thibault

Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning
San Diego, CA

Catherine Thibault
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-thibault-53059b1b/
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Project Management, Sustainable Development, Analytical Skills, Policy Analysis, Sustainability, and Data Analysis. Strong outreach and communication professional with an Academic Master Degree focused in Urban Planning from University of McGill.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Meghan Black

Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater
Ottawa, ON

Meghan Black
#Associate | Manager, Water/Wastewater# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Meghan Black LEED AP is a Water Resources Engineer who has been involved in the preparation of stormwater management reports and plans and the design of stormwater management facilities servicing residential developments in Ottawa, the GTA, as well as St. Vincent and Grenadines. Her modeling experience includes hydrologic and hydraulic analysis using SWMHYMO, DDSWMM, XPSWMM and HEC-RAS.
#North America#
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Ritesh Warade

Director | US Transit Data Solutions Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Ritesh Warade
#Director | US Transit Data Solutions Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ritesh is a Director at IBI Group who specializes in the planning, design, and implementation of passenger information and analytics systems for public transit. He also has a background in transit planning, and intelligent transportation systems. Ritesh leads IBI Group’s Transit Data practice, which focuses on helping transit agencies manage their data, provide high-quality real-time information to passengers, and analyze service quality and measure performance. The Transit Data Suite of products has a special emphasis on open data, and open data standards like GTFS/GTFS-realtime. Ritesh holds three Masters degrees in Transportation Engineering, City Planning, and Urban Design, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
#North America# #Northeast#