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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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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# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Long Term Care# #Healthcare# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #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.
#North America# #Northeast#
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James Sorensen

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering
Boston, MA

James Sorensen
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
James Sorensen specializes in ITS projects and has led a wide variety of advanced public transportation systems, traveller information systems, traffic management applications, and public safety and emergency response technologies. He also has provided ITS strategic planning and technology assessments for a wide variety of public agency and private sector clients. James was the Project Manager for the ITS and Communications Design of the CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit project, the Bridgeport Connecticut ATMS and Operations project, and the development of regional ITS architecture for Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico. James is a past president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts and a recipient of their Award of Excellence. He has worked on two projects that have received the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut’s Project of the Year Award. He is also a member of IBI Group’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Working Group.
#North America# #Northeast#
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Manish Saini

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
New Delhi, India

Manish Saini
#Associate Director | Senior General Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
Manish joined IBI in 2007 and has 15 years of experience. He has been leading the toll system and traffic system implementation projects in India and has been active on the consulting assignments in transit ITS, smart cites solutions and is trained on world bank procurement processes. Some of the notable projects on which Manish has played a critical role include being a project manager for the Bangalore Elevated Toll System, Bhubaneswar Smart City ICOMC program management, procurement expert on the Shendra Smart City – AURIC, transit lead on Hubli Dharwad BRT system and Indore BRT system, and implementation lead on the Hyderabad ITMS project. He has been instrumental in building the operations and maintenance practice in India for the toll and traffic management systems. He is also actively involved with the IBI Smart City Platform team.
#Asia#
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Robyn Brown

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning
Toronto, ON

Robyn Brown
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Research & Development#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Robyn Brown is the lead of the Toronto office’s Real Estate, Economics & Planning team, as well as a member of IBI’s Placemaking group. As a dedicated professional, her project work is geared to giving her clients the best advice possible. Her work transcends a broad spectrum of real estate advice, including highest and best-use studies/disposition strategies; economic development strategies; growth management; market studies; feasibility studies; community services and facilities studies; economic impact analysis; demographic analysis and related skills. Prior to joining IBI Group, Robyn worked in commercial real estate specializing in industrial leasing and land disposition. Robyn has a BA in Political Science and an MA in History from the University of Toronto, along with a Masters in Planning from Ryerson University. She is involved in a wide range of external organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (including their Women’s Leadership Initiative and Mentorship Committee), is on the Board of Directors for Toronto CREW, and is an active member of BILD. She has proven to be an excellent and effective IBI Group ambassador. Robyn is the ultimate team player, inspiring and pushing to think creatively and proactively.
#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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Emmanuel San Miguel

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Emmanuel San Miguel
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
It may not be easy to reach point A to B but if you have a goal in mind, you're sure to reach your destination.
Emmanuel has more than 17 years cumulative international experience in master planning & urban design, architecture, interior design, visual arts & multimedia presentations, operations, and project management of property developments in most parts of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South East Asia and North America. He had the opportunity to work on various project types, e.g. commercial, residential, retail, intermodal-transport terminal, offices, and other mixed-use components, in various jurisdictions and localities. As an Associate, he is responsible for managing projects, applying sound approaches/ideas and maintains multiple internal/external collaborative relationships with different stakeholders. He also holds an MBA degree from the University of Leicester, a LEED AP BD+C, and is a registered architect in BC, Canada. In his spare time, Emmanuel likes to play basketball and enjoys traveling with family and friends.
#North America#
Dorin Vargatu

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Dorin Vargatu
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dorin Vargatu has successfully utilized the knowledge gained through his extensive systems engineering experience to effectively lead various software and systems projects. Dorin specializes in systems analysis, software design and development, systems integration and deployment of real-time electronic toll collection, traffic management and commercial vehicle tracking and control systems.
#North America#
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Konstantinos (Kostas) Paslis

Associate | Manager, Infrastructure
Athens, Greece

Konstantinos (Kostas) Paslis
#Associate | Manager, Infrastructure# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #P3# #Parking# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Athens, Greece, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kpaslis/
Challenge Everything
Konstantinos is a Civil infrastructure Designer with extensive knowledge in Project Management processes and Scrum methodology. With more than 20 years of experience, he has been engaged in Railway, Metro, Motorway and Light Rail projects in Southeastern Europe, Middle East, and North America. He has participated in interdisciplinary Design Teams having the role of Team Leader, Project Designer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, 3D visualizer, In-house Software Trainer and Design Checker.
#Europe#
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Sylvia Hajo

Sr. Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings
Houston, TX

Sylvia Hajo
#Sr. Associate Principal | Interior Design, Buildings# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Specialized Learning# #School# #Education# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Sylvia Hajo has over 20 years of interior design experience, with a specialization in the design of spaces for educational, commercial, health care and institutional clients. Her primary responsibilities include: design management of the project, design collaboration with client, creating interior design concepts, specifying furniture and fixtures, equipment , managing the interior design process including all furniture selections and specifications, overseeing interior project schedules, and adhering to furniture/fabrics/accessories project budgets. Sylvia is conscientious, precise, and is known as an effective communicator with client and stakeholder groups.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Geoff Carter

Director| CAN Solutions Lead, Intelligence
Toronto, ON

Geoff Carter
#Director| CAN Solutions Lead, Intelligence# #Airport Taxi Dispatch# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue Collection# #Transportation# #Revenue / Tolling# ## #Road Permitting System# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Geoff Carter joined IBI Group working in the development of our Advanced Traffic Management Systems software with an emphasis on the mapping display functionality. Geoff now leads IBI’s Advanced Traveller Information web and data interface team. Geoff and his team now support IBI traveller information systems that service roughly 25% of the population in the US, with notable active 511 solutions deployed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. Geoff led IBI’s efforts for the deployment of the traveller information web site for the Pan Am games. Geoff has led efforts to provide SaaS (Software as a Solution), advanced IBI’s hosting center in Tampa, Florida and has managed the program to productize IBI’s software solution thereby allowing IBI to bring tremendous value to its clients. He is currently leading IBI’s efforts to advance the Event Reporting System and managing the New York and Wisconsin 511 projects.
#North America#
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Helen Parkyns

Studio Principal
Birmingham, UK

Helen Parkyns
#Studio Principal# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Office Lead# #Operations# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Birmingham, United Kingdom,
Helen Parkyns has 20 years of experience working on many of the UK and Europe’s flagship ITS projects. She is an internationally respected project manager who combines technical insight and accomplished communication and team management skills to deliver operational ITS projects and services. She has worked on all aspects of the lifecycle of ITS projects, from feasibility studies through to implementation and post-project evaluation. Helen has extensive experience in the development of policy and business cases, operational management of road networks and traffic control centres, driver information systems and behavioural responses to such systems, data exchange, trends analysis and data manipulation, national and European projects.
#United Kingdom#
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Audrey Jacob

Chief Operations Director
Toronto, ON

Audrey Jacob
#Chief Operations Director# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The beauty of IBI Group is that I can easily tap into relevant, top-notch expertise to add value to the work I do for clients.
As Chief Operations Director, Audrey Jacob is responsible for the firm’s global Marketing & Communications, Human Resources and the office leases for IBI’s 60+ offices. She works alongside the other members of the Executive Team and senior leadership on the operational aspects of the firm. Having joined IBI Group in 1986, she is very familiar with the firm’s history, its work and its people. An important area of focus for Audrey relates to guiding and developing a work environment and policies that embrace Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Audrey is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Professional Land Economist (PLE) with more than 25 years of experience. Previously, she led the firm’s Real Estate Economic & Planning practice, specializing in growth management/land needs, market analysis, development/financial feasibility/strategy, economic impact, development charges, and municipal financial impact analysis. Audrey has a BA in Geography from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Urban Planning from McGill University. She is the Chair of the Executive Committee of Pragma Council at the University of Waterloo, a forum of business, education and government leaders; a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI); and a Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Champion.
#North America#