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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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John Knape

Frameworks Director
Rochdale, UK

John Knape
#Frameworks Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Design Build# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Project / Programme Management# #UK Regional#
Rochdale, United Kingdom, Europe

John Knape is a qualified Architect with over 30 years of post-qualification experience and has been especially committed to the design of healthcare facilities and building types which fulfil social needs. His experience covers work in both the public and private sectors and he can draw upon a thorough knowledge of relevant design standards including Department of Health Building Notes and Technical Memoranda. John has experience of a wide range of procurement methods including traditional and two-stage tendering, design & build, partnering, management contracting and PFI and in his role as the practice’s Frameworks Director, has been instrumental in leading successful bid processes to secure IBI’s position as Primary Supply Chain Members on all three UK national healthcare Frameworks.

John has recently led teams on a number of projects in both the acute and primary care sectors, including the award winning development at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool. John is keen to pioneer innovative design solutions such as the “Barn Theatre” concept, but places great emphasis on excellent relationships with client and contractor as the key to a successful project.

#Europe#
Donald Verbanac

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Donald Verbanac
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/donald-verbanac-677b06a0

Don Verbanac is an interdisciplinary Project Manager specializing in transit facilities. Don has 20 years of combined experience in architecture, urban planning, transportation, retail and industrial design from Canada, the USA, Mexico and the Netherlands. For the past decade, Don has primarily worked on BRT, LRT and subway (metro) stations as well as bus terminals and on-street transit facilities. His multidisciplinary background along with his acumen for complex engineering projects have been applied to Waterloo?s King-Victoria Transit Hub, Mississauga BRT, and the successful bid for two large P3 LRT projects in Canada.

Don has professional degrees in urban planning (BAA) from Ryerson University and an architecture degree (M.Arch) from the University of Manitoba. Don is registered as an architect (Bureau Architectenregister-SBA) in the Netherlands, as an intern architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as well as a registered professional planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners. Don is currently the Segment (Design) Manager on Science Centre and Kennedy Stations where he is managing interdisciplinary design works in parallel with construction as part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

#North America#
Brian Enter

Associate - Manager, Land Engineering
Hamilton, ON

Brian Enter
#Associate - Manager, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Brian Enter is an Associate of IBI Group in the Hamilton office with over 20 years of engineering experience in providing project management and senior engineering services for clients with a wide range of land development projects. He is directly responsible for managing and overseeing designs where IBI Group provides services ranging in scope from due diligence investigations, preliminary design reports, detailed designs, final construction review and contract administration, to project certification.

Brian is experienced in working closely with planners and other consultants during the life of a development project. He is well acquainted with the land development industry and has completed many projects of all size with a diverse range of project types including commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-phase residential developments. Brian has also worked with and obtained approvals in many southern Ontario municipalities.

Brian’s broad project history demonstrates that he has the ability to effectively manage a multi-disciplinary consulting team, work successfully with agencies to achieve required approvals, and meet project goals and deadlines.

#North America#
Nicholas Healy

Associate, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Nicholas Healy
#Associate, Landscape Architect# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Engineering# #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Geomatics / Land Surveying# #Healthcare# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Long Term Care# #Healthcare# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Secondary School# #School# #Education# #K-12 Education# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-healy-rla-38ab7b1/

Since joining IBI Placemaking in 2004, Nick has played a key role on a range of public and private sector development projects in the U.S. and abroad. In Nick’s 15 years with the firm, he has participated in project types that include U.S. Embassies; college, university and high school campuses; private urban developments; child wellness and assisted care facilities; housing; public parks; streetscapes; cemeteries and various design competitions. Between 2008 and 2010, Nick served as a key project team member of IBI Placemaking’s Abu Dhabi office, where he was responsible for design studies, site related construction documents and specifications, supervision of site construction, consultant coordination and client relations. Since his return to the States, Nick has worked on several local and regional projects with responsibilities including design development, presentation drawings, contract documentation, specifications and cost estimating with a primary focus on project management and construction administration and supervision.

William Sanabria

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Toronto West, ON

William Sanabria
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

William Sanabria has over 24 years of experience in the management of transportation design and construction projects in the areas of highways, freeways, arterial roads and urban streets, as well as, storm and sanitary sewers. His design work includes all aspects of highway and municipal infrastructure, including Class Environmental Assessments, roadway, drainage, roadside protection, utility coordination, drafting and contract documentation. William has a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and applicable codes and standards, including York Region Design Standards and Guidelines and Ontario Provincial Standards.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a member of the Transportation Association of Canada Geometric Design Standing Committee.

Bill Conboy

Principal | Education, Buildings
Portland, OR

Bill Conboy
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Portland, Oregon,

Bill has over 30 years of managing school design and construction projects, where he uses his design and project management abilities to ensure success for the districts with whom he collaborates. Bill believes in staying actively connected on projects from planning through construction, to help ensure quality, consistency, and communication are maintained over the life of the project.

Dave Lykins

Associate | Structural Engineer
Southfield, MI

Dave Lykins
#Associate | Structural Engineer# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Structural Engineering#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Dave Lykins manages a group of structural engineers and Revit/CAD designers where he is responsible for the technical accuracy, administrative aspects, and overall quality control of the team under this direct supervision. He is involved in planning, conducting, and supervising a variety of engineering assignments requiring the application of detailed technical principles and practices to solve problems of significant complexity. Dave is also directly involved in project estimating, staffing, and management related efforts within IBI Group.

#North America#
Lauren Macaulay

Associate Director | Office Lead, Kelowna
Vancouver, BC

Lauren Macaulay
#Associate Director | Office Lead, Kelowna# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lauren Macaulay is an Architect with more than a decade of experience in the design and construction of residential, mixed-use and institutional projects. She has led projects in a wide range of architectural services including master planning, new construction, renovations and sustainability consulting. She is an effective project manager who can guide a team through all stages of the project, from schematic design through construction to occupancy. Lauren is a LEED AP experienced with the LEED BD+C, ND and EBOM rating systems. Notable examples of her local projects include: Pearson Dogwood, Binning Tower, Trapp and Holbrook, Maddox and West Pender Place.

#North America#
Ivan Petrovic

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Southfield, MI

Ivan Petrovic
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Engineering# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning#
Southfield, Michigan, United States of America

Ivan Petrovic has over 18 year of diverse experience working in architecture, engineering and construction. He continuously monitors and analyzes project resource utilization and reviews production and delivery methods to maximize efficiency, and identify and implement changes for process and cost improvements. Ivan develops and implements strategic planning initiatives related to the public building market sector to identify potential opportunities for better client care. As Project Manager, Ivan serves as the principal design liaison with our client for the duration of the project and is responsible for the communication of information between the client and the various design group leaders.

#North America#
Mojan Nozari

Associate | Project Manager
Vancouver, BC

Mojan Nozari
#Associate | Project Manager# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mojan Nozari is an Associate and Project Manager on the IBI Living+ team, experienced in mixed-use residential/commercial high-rises, libraries, office buildings, hospitality, entertainment, conference, and community centres. Mojan has 30 years of experience including 10 years with IBI Group. Her most notable projects include the award winning Parq project, an 800,000 sq ft multi-hotel, conference centre, and casino complex located in downtown Vancouver.

As an Associate, she is responsible for architectural design, problem solving, project management, consultant coordination, training team members, and maintains multiple internal/external collaborative relationships with different teams in several IBI offices. Mojan has a Master of Architecture and Planning, is a Registered Architect in Iran, and is currently pursuing her registration in BC. Her current large-scale projects are Olympic & Hill, Los Angeles CA, and Brentwood Town Centre – Phase 2, Burnaby BC. She is an effective project manager who can guide a team through all stages of the project, from schematic design through construction to occupancy, liaising with clients, Planning and Building departments, and coordination with consultants.

Notable examples of her projects include: Alexandra English Bay, Moda, 1500 Robson, Broadway Block (Long Beach, CA)

Steven Butler, PE

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Cincinnati, OH

Steven Butler, PE
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Steven Butler has over ten years of civil engineering experience, with emphasis in structural design. He has evaluated and developed superstructure and sub-structure plans for a variety of bridges within the states of Ohio and West Virginia. His experience extends to all phases of civil engineering projects, including preliminary studies and reports, site surveys and investigations, specifications, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates. Steven’s work includes bridge design, inspection, replacement, rehabilitation and review projects, where his deliverables include the design of superstructures, substructures, and miscellaneous details along with site layout and minor roadway items.

Elizabeth Petrovitch

Senior Interior Designer
London, UK

Elizabeth Petrovitch
#Senior Interior Designer# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ##
London, United Kingdom, Europe
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-petrovitch-953626ab

Elizabeth is the joint UK and Ireland lead for Interior Design at IBI Group UK. Her background is in the Healthcare market where she specializes in evidence based healthcare design, in particular designing for children and the elderly. She has worked on various large scale health campus projects in the UK and the Middle East helping to develop unique therapeutic interiors, wayfinding and art strategies. She also has experience in the commercial sector working on office fit out and high end residential interiors for the London market. She is a qualified Fitwel ambassador and seeks to combine her extensive experience in healthcare design with Fitwel to help clients achieve their wellbeing goals.

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