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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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Barry Nathan

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Barry Nathan
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Interior Design# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-nathan-a73a0015/
Great design nourishes the soul!
Barry Nathan has over 30 years of experience in both architectural and interior design, which has given him an enviable understanding of two areas of practice. His work is comprised of both large scale commercial clients and complex public spaces, including higher education and high-rise residential projects. Alternative design approaches have allowed Barry to provide very unique and creative solutions for progressive thinking clients. His adeptness at problem solving via innovative solutions has helped many clients succeed in their goals. He is always challenging the status quo with an alternative view. Some of Barry’s past awards include the Design Exchange and ARIDO Awards for Pearson Airport, Denton’s Toronto and the Bell Wireless Centre in Mississauga. He is in the process of finalizing his Architectural License with the OAA and has memberships with the TSA and ASID.
#North America#
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Henry Burstyn

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Henry Burstyn
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-burstyn-74314794/
Henry Burstyn has over 20 years of experience and has developed a significant portfolio of work in residential, commercial, institutional, master plans and complex urban mixed-use projects leading multidisciplinary teams. His extended experience covers a wide range of building types from multi-unit residential (condominium, rental and townhouses) to institutional schools, retrofits and larger commercial centres. Henry’s contribution to projects has been acknowledged through being a guest lecturer and his projects being awarded a number of prestigious design awards including Pinnacle Awards, Oakville’s LBD Award of Excellence, OAA Award of Excellence, RAIC Award and the Governor General’s Award.
#North America#
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David Forsey

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

David Forsey
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David Forsey specializes in travel demand forecasting and public transportation systems. He has recently served as project manager for the Peel Region Travel Demand Forecasting Model Update and the National Capital Region Travel Trends Study, as well as leading the technical work for public transit and travel demand forecasting for Niagara Region and the estimation and land use forecasting model for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
#North America#
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Roberto Jenkins

Associate Principal | Mixed-Use, Buildings
Los Angeles, CA

Roberto Jenkins
#Associate Principal | Mixed-Use, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Technology# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States
https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberto-jenkins-18298250/
Roberto Jenkins specializes in the design and development of mixed-use masterplanning and redevelopment projects, with a particular focus on large, transit-oriented development sites along the US/Canada West coast. Roberto is active in several Bay Area TOD projects, and led the masterplanning and concept architecture of two adjoining phases in the Candlestick Point redevelopment, totaling over 2,000 residential units in 33 acres. Roberto also led the architectural design of the approved Master Development Plan for the Los Angeles Civic Center, a holistic vision to transform that district from 9-5 local government office use into a vibrant 24/7 mixed-use urban center, activated by over three million square feet of new construction. In addition, Roberto has worked on a variety of mixed-use, residential, hospitality, and healthcare projects in the US, Canada and Central America. In conjunction with his concept design emphasis, Roberto also specializes in parametric modelling and visualization of projects.
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Saurabh Bhatia

Associate Director | Sr. General Manager
New Delhi, India

Saurabh Bhatia
#Associate Director | Sr. General Manager# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia
Since joining IBI Group, Saurabh Bhatia has gained diversified international experience in the ICT and ITS industries. Through the combination of an MBA in strategic management and a strong engineering background, he offers the right set of skills for projects that require both management and technical expertise. He has an extensive experience leading the design and deployment of ICT systems and ITS technologies for a diverse clientele in global market sectors including government bodies, transportation & transits, real estate developers, telecommunications service providers, broadcasting, among sectors within the infrastructure space. His work has also included providing strategic consulting to a broad range of clients including developing business and technology strategies and evaluating business cases.
#Asia#
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Victor Labreche

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Victor Labreche
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Victor has over 30 years of extensive and progressive urban planning experience having previously worked as a Planner in local government for several years, held a Senior Planning position within a major corporate restaurant brand, also as a principle/co-owner of a planning consulting firm for over 14 years and now recently as Planning Practice Lead with the IBI Group, located in the Region of Waterloo. Victor has extensive experience in public and private project facilitation, mediation and project management working collaboratively with clients’ interests and a large number of stakeholders to resolve extensive issues to a mutually agreeable approach and implementation of project objectives. With the extensive experience Victor has gained having worked in all sectors of planning being public, corporate and private over the last 30 years, he has the experience, knowledge and contacts in the land development industry including required other disciplines to effectively complete complex planning applications. Areas of practice include: Planning Feasibility and Due Diligence Studies, Community Planning and Design, Project Management, Official Plans, Secondary Plans, Plans of Subdivision and Condominiums, Zoning Bylaw Amendments, Consents, Minor Variances and Site Planning. Victor has been recognized by Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formally OMB) as an expert in the area of land use planning and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and is a Registered Professional Planner.
#North America#
Nicolas Al Nakhl

Associate - Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Nicolas Al Nakhl
#Associate - Manager, Buildings Projects# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Electrical Engineering# #Energy Solutions# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Smart Cities# #Solar# #Energy Solutions# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-al-nakhl-81236323/
A little bit of water can save a human's life but a little bit of electricity can kill it.
Nicolas has a unique blend of international experience in multi-discipline (electrical, mechanical, civil, structural) engineering, construction, contracts and project management. He has 27 years of engineering and management experience in power, oil, gas, utilities and asset management, renewable energy, infrastructure, ICI, and land development; completing tenth of projects worth more than $10 billion US. Nicolas is educated in electrical power engineering with IT enterprise software knowledge to support experience. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic, and is effective in communicating with all levels from executive management to field personnel. He is also experienced in Microsoft Office suite of applications, as well as enterprise software such as GIS and CMMS. Nicolas is proficient in Bechtel’s Contracts formulation and management, FIDIC suite of contracts, and CCDCs. He has a good track record in achieving results and objectives, while spearheading teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.
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Phillip Curley

Head of HotSpot
Fredericton, NB

Phillip Curley
#Head of HotSpot# #All# #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Fredericton, New Brunswick,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-curley-58363329/
I’m a big believer in continuous growth that the person I am today is not the person I will be 1,2, 5 or 10 years from now. At any point in time, I’m evolving just like you and learning to be a better person.
Phillip Curley started HotSpot when he was 21. Before being acquired by IBI Group. Phillip’s been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s top 50 CEO’s (2021), Top 30 under 30 Atlantic Canada Business Magazine (2019), and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Fredericton Chamber and UNB TME.(2018,2016).
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Levi Patterson

Associate Architect
Portland, OR

Levi Patterson
#Associate Architect # #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Portland, Oregon,
Levi is the Design Lead for our practice. As an architect, designer, and leader, Levi comes to every project with a broad perspective and deep understanding of each stage of design and construction. His ability to focus and prioritize as a project moves forward enables him to lead design concepts from inception to completion while maintaining design intent, and achieving the goals of the client and project teams. Levi’s work before joining our IBI Group includes award-winning K-12 design such as Kodiak High School in Kodiak, AK, A.G. Bell Elementary in Kirkland, WA, and Scappoose High School, in Scappoose, OR.
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Rachel Vesz

Urban Designer
Toronto, ON

Rachel Vesz
#Urban Designer# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-vesz-27a543116
Rachel is an Urban Planning graduate, specializing in Urban Design. In her role with IBI Group, Rachel has a passion for creating vibrant community master plans, rooted in an understanding of planning best practices and innovative urban design. She has experience working on a diverse range of local and international projects with IBI Group, with project experience related to streetscape master planning, community master planning, public realm design, transit-oriented development, block and site planning and high-quality urban design, among others. Rachel is also experienced in public consultation, having worked with a variety of communities in effectively engaging their citizens using technology-based approaches.
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Brad Kimball

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Edmonton, AB

Brad Kimball
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Brad Kimball has 25 years of experience in various aspects of facilities, facility design, interior design, and building infrastructure evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Brad specializes in user group facilitation and concept planning. Some of Brad’s recent projects of note include the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, Habitat for Humanity Neufeld Landing, and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Brad is a Registered Architect in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brad is a volunteer member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Architectural Academic Advisory Committee. He is currently working with the Grande Prairie Regional College on a new purpose built laboratory and office facility for the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, a shared research Centre of Excellence between the College, Alberta Government, and Agriculture Canada.
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Rod Sieker

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Calgary, AB

Rod Sieker
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civil Engineering# #All# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Leader# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Rod Sieker is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering. He specializes in land development, including residential, commercial, and industrial projects, and has provided preliminary and detailed engineering design, site planning, project management and contract administration, and construction supervision. He has also completed site servicing assessments addressing sanitary, stormwater, potable water supply, and transportation requirements for greenfield developments and redevelopment projects.
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