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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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Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Principal, Education
Binghamton, NY

Daniel Whelan
#Associate Director | Principal, Education# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America
Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.
#North America#
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Paula Margaritis

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Paula Margaritis
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Paula Margaritis has 15 years of intensive multidisciplinary experience in architecture, planning and interior design. Her architectural background brings solid knowledge on built form modules and allows ultimate flexibility in developing and creating highly progressive and innovative solutions in any environment. As a senior designer, she has participated on several larger scale projects ensuring a highly creative and detailed quality in designing interiors and coordinated with the functional and technical aspects of the projects. As a passionate, energetic, efficient and organized professional, she processes excellent communications, sound project management skills and a team spirited personality.
#North America#
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Denise Medcraff

Studio Principal
Brighton, UK

Denise Medcraff
#Studio Principal# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #UK Regional#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-medcraff-83304436/
Denise Medcraff studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and has a wide range of experience designing for commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors during her successful career with IBI Group. As Office Principal, Denise oversees the operational and service quality of various sizes and complexity of projects via various procurement routes including.A talented architect herself, Denise is extremely practiced at managing in-house architectural teams as well as coordinating consultants. Her project management skills allow her to direct the team while ensuring the projects achieve design excellence via a robust quality management system. In healthcare, Denise has wide-ranging experience working with Trusts, private health providers and contractors to deliver estate strategies, master planning, refurbishment and new build commissions. In Education, Denise is specializes in the design development stages of Higher Education projects, reviewing the student journey and experience through the built environment. Denise?s practical knowledge of client and working group consultation, follows the design process though a structured series of meetings and end user workshops which in turn develops the client?s vision through to fruition.
#Europe#
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Liviu Birjega

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Liviu Birjega
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/LiviuBirjega
Honesty and truth is the ultimate sophistication.
Liviu Birjega has over 17 years of extensive involvement in IBI Group – Intelligent Systems division and more than 27 years of experience working in software development, IT and academia. Mr. Birjega provides functional and technical expertise, strategies and leadership in the development of new IBI Group projects and enhancements of existing ones delivering results across multiple verticals and technology platforms to enterprise clients. Monitors technology trends that will impact products in the years to come and recommends suitable new technologies and standards to create strategic prioritization and add higher value to customers. A champion for product quality, specializes in systems architecture, design, development and integration, software development life cycle, user experience complex processes, business analysis and integration.
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Deepak Darda

Global Director, Innovation
Toronto, ON

Deepak Darda
#Global Director, Innovation# #All# #Corporate# #Senior Management# ## #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Smart City Platform# #Smart Cities# ## #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
As the head of IBI Group’s Office of Innovation, Deepak is driving IBI’s transformational pivot to a technology-driven design firm through focused efforts catalyzing core growth, transforming IBI’s business models, exploring future tech disruptions in the industry, and fostering innovation. Deepak also leads IBI’s Smart City Sandbox initiative, a unique partnership between public- and private-sector industry leaders, whose goal, together with the start-up ecosystem, is to bring innovative new technology solutions to urban environments. Prior to becoming the Global Director of Innovation, Deepak built IBI Group’s presence in India from the ground up into the significant contributor to the firm’s International operations that it is today. Deepak is an alum of the Harvard Business School and holds a Masters degree from Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelors degree from IIT Bombay.  
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Gwyn Vose

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Gwyn Vose
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Gwyn Vose has over 15 years of experience and has led projects in Canada, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. He is an exceptionally creative designer who has a number of award-winning contemporary buildings to his credit. He specializes in mixed-use residential buildings and thrives on the opportunities presented in “conversion” projects. Gwyn’s work spans a wide range of typologies, but focuses primarily on multi-family residential and mixed-use projects, which range in scale from duplex houses to over 500 ft tall towers. Notable examples of his local projects include: Harbour Green Three, One Burrard Place, 564 Beatty Street, The Spot, Opsal & Sitka.
Pip Burrows

Interior Designer
Brighton, UK

Pip Burrows
#Interior Designer# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe
Pip Burrows is an interior designer, tasked with supporting the wider IBI Group interiors team, and working principally in the healthcare, science and education sectors. He consistently strives to create environments that inspire wellbeing across multiple sectors and takes a people focused approach to any scheme. He has taken a keen interest in healthcare design and is continually applying his design skills to aid in the production of high quality schemes. Pip has evolved a skill set well adapted to producing captivating visualisations and accurate technical detailing. He is also familiar with the associated challenges presented throughout a project and is capable of responding to these with innovative solutions.
#Europe#
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Diane Phillips

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Ottawa, ON

Diane Phillips
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Diane Phillips is responsible for architectural projects in the Ottawa practice, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her architectural, project management, and leadership skills, Diane quickly and accurately grasps her clients’ visions. With over 30 years of practicing architecture in Ontario, Diane has been responsible for the project management, design, contract documents, and contract administration for a wide range of award-winning and published projects.
#North America#
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Guillaume Chan

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Guillaume Chan
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With 15 years of experience in the architectural industry, Guillaume Chan has been involved with a broad spectrum of projects such as residential, commercial, institutional, and large scale projects including water-related infrastructure, nuclear and transportation facilities. His responsibilities as project architect on recently completed projects include architectural design, coordination with various consultants and client liaison. Guillaume is also a hands-on architect involved throughout the lifecycle of the project from design to construction.
#North America#
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Mark Jenkins

Director | UK Operations Lead, Intelligence
Newark, UK

Mark Jenkins
#Director | UK Operations Lead, Intelligence# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #UK Regional# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Newark, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-jenkins-a92b711a/
Mark Jenkins is an acknowledged specialist in the field of transportation asset management and pavement engineering with a wealth of knowledge in many types of remote sensing and highway surveying techniques. He has spent most of the last decade with IBI Group, working for both government agencies and authorities advising on asset management best practice, innovative technologies/software solutions and managing our Operations Group in the UK.
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Horace Aikman

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Horace Aikman
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/horace-aikman-701a228/
Horace Aikman serves IBI Placemaking with a broad portfolio of project experience and responsibilities related to technical and management standards. Over the past 30+ years he has overseen a wide range of project types, from large infrastructure projects to small residential-scale installation, in the public, private and institutional markets. He has worked on projects in all of the New England states, in the mid-West and mid-Atlantic regions, and on a variety of overseas projects. Horace develops and maintains our library of site-related technical specifications, including site unit masonry, wood construction, landscape metals, site concrete, green roofs, pavements and earthwork systems. He serves as the on-call technical consultant to Project Managers and staff Landscape Architects, responding to technical challenges during design, preparation of construction documents and during construction phase services.
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Ari Bose

Director | Buildings Lead, USA East
Toronto, ON

Ari Bose
#Director | Buildings Lead, USA East# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arbose/
Ari is an award-winning architect and sustainable design specialist experienced in leading major project teams across both the construction and consultancy environments. His experience encompasses significant concept design experience with major multi-billion dollar projects across a variety of sectors, and brings together big-picture thinking with broad technical experience managing an interdisciplinary team (including construction and FM team members). He focuses on strategic delivery of major projects and large Design-Build/PPP building projects. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design and delivery solutions, which makes him a great asset to our clients and construction partners alike. He has excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills with demonstrated experience in achieving aggressive and competing goals. Ari has a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Pune in India, and a Masters degree in Architecture from University of Arizona, with a specialization in Design and Energy Conservation.
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