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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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Chris Calabrese

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Toronto, ON

Chris Calabrese
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Design Build# #Green# #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-calabrese-803272b8
Combining the natural and built environment for site user's to experience while implementing ecologically sensitive design initiatives is the culmination of the Landscape Architectural field. Having the ability to personally influence this process is the most rewarding feeling.
Chris has 14 years of professional experience in landscape architecture and planning consultation services; more specifically, master & site planning (large and small scales), urban design, park and sporting facility planning & design, landscape and hardscape design and construction documentation. As a “hands-on” project manager, Chris is deeply involved in the multi-stages of a project, from conceptual design through construction administration to ensure the project’s successful completion. Chris’s passion and understanding of the Landscape Architectural field has effectively bridged the contractor / client / architect gap and led to strong working relationships for years to last. His involvement in challenging, multi-disciplinary projects has greatly contributed to his well-rounded understanding of leading project teams.
#North America#
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Scott Stewart

Chief Executive Officer
Toronto, ON

Scott Stewart
#Chief Executive Officer# #All# #Board Member# #Engineering# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Scott Stewart is Chief Executive Officer of IBI Group Inc. and IBI Group, responsible for providing executive leadership, with a particular focus on operational management and execution. He became Chief Executive Officer in August 2013, but has been with the firm since 1983, initially as a transportation engineer and planner. He led the development of the Intelligence sector of the firm, turning it into a worldwide business with projects and offices around the world. Mr. Stewart has been active in a number of professional organizations including sitting on the Board of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and the Board of ITS Canada where he fulfilled various roles including chair. Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Waterloo. For a full biography of Scott Stewart, click here.
#North America#
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Neil Mackenzie

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Calgary, AB

Neil Mackenzie
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Healthcare# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Neil Mackenzie is a motivated and energetic professional with 35 years experience in consulting, project management and related industries. As a result of Neil’s pubic and private work, he is effectively able to manage projects under a variety of delivery models. His past experience includes residential, institutional, commercial and health care projects. His key strengths include team and relationship building. Neil is a registered architect in the providence of Alberta and is a LEED AP.
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Patricia Ramudo

Engineering Manager
Pompano Beach, FL

Patricia Ramudo
#Engineering Manager# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
Patricia Ramudo has over 32 years of experience in the civil engineering field. She has extensive experience in the design of hydraulic systems, including site development projects, water distribution systems, flood mitigation projects and the computer simulation of steady-state and transient flow of fluid transmission system. She has carried projects from conceptual design and modeling through construction and monitoring and was additionally responsible for hydraulic analyses, construction administration, design and analysis of water/sewer/storm water systems and permit acquisition at the federal, state and local levels. Patricia is also experienced in the design and rehabilitation of existing systems which are in violation of jurisdictional codes or require modification for upgrading.
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Martin Wickes

Studio Director
Brighton, UK

Martin Wickes
#Studio Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #UK Regional#
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe
A qualified architect, Martin specializes in designing for the healthcare and laboratory sectors working with public sector clients to deliver value for money solutions. With over 20 years experience in healthcare design and excellent analytical and problem solving skills, he is particularly good at leading stakeholder consultation processes to secure valuable opinion and translating this into an informed, feasible solution. This was evidenced at the Royal United Hospital Bath, where Martin successfully supported the Trust in reorganizing their estate. Martin has extensive experience overseeing architectural projects and co-coordinating consultants, to provide a full design service acting as lead consultant on various types of projects from inception to completion.
Andy Simpson

Associate Director | Principal, Architecture
Houston, TX

Andy Simpson
#Associate Director | Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-andrew-s-47ab456
Together, let’s make lasting places that delight and inspire the citizen leaders of tomorrow.
Andy brings over 27 years of professional experience and a keen interest in stakeholder consensus to educational and municipal projects. In addition to his focus on public school facilities in districts across Texas, Andy has led teams in the development of municipal facilities master plans and civic building designs, including police and fire stations and public works. Andy has provided facility planning projections for cities and school districts, property condition assessments for commercial real estate developments, and building design visualizations for community support and funding initiatives. Andy has served on the board of directors for multiple community service oriented organizations. He is a strong believer that the form of the built environment can be a great contributor to positive outcomes for student learning, public health and economic development. He is a licensed architect in the state of Texas.
#North America#
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Buddy Woerner

Office Lead
Alexandria, VA

Buddy Woerner
#Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
https://www.linkedin.com/in/buddy-woerner-9b660810/
Buddy Woerner has over 28 years of experience practicing architecture. His work is comprised of complex mixed-use projects, including low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise mixed-use residential, office, hospitality, and retail, along with university housing projects. His proficiency in multiple project types, combined with his ability to maintain focus on the client’s customized design and development goals, allow Buddy to target his leadership with the design team, resulting in creative solutions for clients in planning and density studies, and concept design through final project delivery. Buddy’s propensity to build collaborative teams has led to long standing relationships with developers, brokers, general contractors, consultants, and jurisdictional entities. Some of Buddy’s past projects achieved awards from the Congress of New Urbanism, ULI, NAIOP, and Delta Associates. He is NCARB certified, currently holding Architectural Licenses in multiple jurisdictions including Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Ohio. He holds memberships with AIA and ULI.
#North America#
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Nazeeh Oudeh

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Southfield, MI

Nazeeh Oudeh
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Development Engineering# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Structural Engineering# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America
Nazeeh Oudeh is the Transportation Lead in Southfield, MI. He is an innovator in his field, known for developing the Star interchange concept, creating innovative solutions to storm water management and mitigating poor soils with hybrid structures. He is a licensed PE in the State of Michigan, with more than 33 years of experience. He joined IBI Group in October of 2017. Some of his notable projects include the Fort Street Viaduct Replacement, which used an innovative inverted strut to address poor soils and stability concerns; the American Center for Mobility, which is Michigan’s test track for connected and autonomous vehicles; and I-94 in Dearborn, which won the American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Project of the Year.
#North America#
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Sam Youssef

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Municipal Engineering
Markham, ON

Sam Youssef
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Municipal Engineering# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Markham, Ontario, Canada
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Neena Soans

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Neena Soans
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
Neena Soans PMP has 15 years of systems and software engineering experience and has been exposed to all facets of the specification, design and implementation of various systems and applications during that timeframe. This includes ITS, Tolling Systems, Communications Systems, Intelligent Building Technology Systems and Security Systems. Neena has extensive experience with the development of functional and performance specifications, and the development, maintenance and support of complex software systems.
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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.
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