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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.

Supporting our global team of 3,000 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Bill Quan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Bill Quan
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bill Quan has over 16 years of working experience in Canada and the USA and offers outstanding talents in architectural design, problem solving, project management, consultant coordination, and training team members. Bill is familiar with all major aspects of architectural practices from design through to site administration.
#North America#
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Samuel Alatorre

Senior Planner
Calgary, AB

Samuel Alatorre
#Senior Planner# #All# #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Industrial# #Innovation Districts# #Smart Cities# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning#
Calgary, Alberta, North America
Samuel is a results-oriented professional planner with more than twenty five years of experience leading professional teams to achieve integrated development initiatives of urban and regional scale. Samuel contributes competent expertise acquired through public and private sector positions in various locations in North America, with emphasis on project visioning, planning, budgeting, management and execution. Particular areas of interest include integrated project leadership; urban land development; land use and transportation synergies; integration of placemaking design and Smart City tools and regional planning and development.
#North America#
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Keith Ponton

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Edmonton, AB

Keith Ponton
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-ponton-8b78884/
Keith is a Professional Engineer and a seasoned telecommunications veteran with over 28 years of telecommunications and information communication technology experience across engineering, sales, product management, marketing and executive level management functions. He has worked with municipalities, transit agencies, utilities, carriers, and vendors, developing strategic plans based on needs assessments, devising strategies for monetizing technology investments; services and product differentiation through market analysis and competitive positioning; business model development; risk mitigation and contingency planning; vendor selection and contract negotiations. Keith has provided Canadian municipalities strategic guidance and reviews of CRTC decisions relating to local and wholesale telecommunications competition and Internet as a basic service.
#North America#
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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.  
#North America#
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Filomena Monteiro

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Filomena Monteiro
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Filomena Monteiro has been practising Interior Design in Ontario for over 35 years. Her project experience spans a wide range of industries and has provided her with a deep understanding of corporate dynamics and the change process. Filomena is a consummate professional and manages the many aspects of a project with decisiveness and tact. Her ability to ask the right questions to gain an understanding of the organizations current and future needs results in innovative environments with built in flexibility for future change. She has a thorough grasp of new officing concepts and furniture applications that support the new ways of working.
#North America#
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John Amodeo

Principal, Landscape Architecture
Boston, MA

John Amodeo
#Principal, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-amodeo-073a238/
I love to design enduring projects that have high social value, while letting the people and the site inform the design.
John Amodeo LEED AP has over 30 years of experience in landscape architecture and practices a wide range of project types from small to complex, in both the public and private sectors. His varied project types include college and university campuses, parks, market and public housing, historic landscapes, streetscapes, bikeways, and natural resource conservation. He has also prepared landscape development guidelines for municipalities with particular emphasis on sustainable development. John has extensive experience with public process and regulatory permitting, placing particular focus on consensus building in the early phases of a project. Since 1997, John has also been a Commissioner on the Boston Landmark Commission and the South End Landmark District Commission.
#North America# #Northeast#
Geoff Southern

Studio Associate Director
London, UK

Geoff Southern
#Studio Associate Director# #All# #Architecture# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Design Build# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffsouthern/
Buildings are nothing without people.
Geoff is responsible for leading the design of residential and mixed-use schemes in the UK (London & SE). Being dual-qualified, Geoff brings experience in architecture and landscape, especially as a contributor to place-making. With a passion for design excellence, he specialises in early-stage conceptual design, working with clients and stakeholders to transform an initial brief into feasible and implementable design options, then taking these projects on to planning, maximising development value. Alongside this he also contributes commercial experience and expertise in delivery, managing programmes to budget whilst delivering best value. Geoff has worked on developments worth £1b+ in value. Working with some of the largest developers in the UK, his knowledge of private apartments through to social housing has provided him with best practice knowledge in this sector, yet has also delivered award-winning libraries, schools and healthcare buildings.
#United Kingdom#
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Andrea Katz

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Andrea Katz
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-katz-8220a714/
Andrea’s passion for urban design and affinity for creating inspiring spaces are the bases of her architectural interests. Her specific area of expertise is the design and implementation of complex residential buildings in development sites and she brings with her a keen business sense and analytical skills, having completed an undergraduate degree in philosophy. Through her work, Andrea has developed a deep understanding of zoning by-laws and municipal legal processes, which add to her noted ability to develop the value in any site. Her originality, ability to find creative solutions, and experience in coordinating teams of consultants are key to Andrea’s creation of sustainable and aesthetically appealing work.
#North America#
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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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Charlie Hoang

Global Lead, Transit Architecture
Toronto, ON

Charlie Hoang
#Global Lead, Transit Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Charlie Hoang is an Architect with 20 years of experience. Over his career, he has built an impressive portfolio of transit projects that includes at-grade stations (Cumberland Bay Station, Victoria Park Station), underground stations (Ottawa LRT, Eglinton LRT, TTC Finch and Union) and service buildings (EEBs, second exits, and maintenance facilities). His responsibilities span all project phases including architectural design, project and design management, client relations, development of functional layouts and design concepts, value engineering, and code compliance coordination between consultants, city officials, and third parties.
#North America#
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Vasilis Gaitanidis

Associate | Manager, Software Development
Athens, Greece

Vasilis Gaitanidis
#Associate | Manager, Software Development# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Design Technology# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasilis-gaitanidis-b8533251/
Vasilis has more than 35 years of experience in system and software engineering for enterprise and real-time systems. As an Airforce officer, he led the team that designed and developed the national part of the Hellenic Airforce’s Command & Control system (ACCS). Later, after entering the private sector, he worked as Chief software engineer and project manager for companies involved in the implementation of large-scale ICT projects addressing commercial, government and defence/security sectors. In 2016, Vasilis (as Chief Designer & Project Manager) successfully designed, implemented and delivered a high-end extensive security system with MIL-STD requirements on a military airfield in Greece, integrating a plethora of diverse devices and subsystems to a single Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system with remarkable Command & Control features. He has, extensive hands-on experience in many programming languages and is actively exercising software development to this date.
#Europe#
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Barry Medford

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Toronto West, ON

Barry Medford
#Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #P3# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Medford has over 15 years of experience in site development and municipal engineering projects comprising of residential, commercial, and transportation design. He has worked extensively on transportation infrastructure projects such as bus and train stations; light rail and bus rapid transit systems; ; fleet maintenance and yard facilities; industrial track sidings; and train layover facilities. Other relevant projects include transformer stations, automotive facilities, subdivision design, school expansions, utility relocations, rehabilitation and road reconstruction. His substantial design knowledge and supplement field experience ensures the civil engineering design component is detailed, efficient and constructible. In addition, he is highly proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and MicroStation.
#North America#