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Larry Baldwin

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Phoenix, AZ

Larry Baldwin
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Leader# #Office Lead# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Larry has over 20 years of extensive software and systems engineering experience in effectively managing and designing web, mobile, voice, and multi-modal user interface services. Larry has a long career of project and program management as well as web and speech recognition application design and delivery. Larry is a leader for IBI Group’s ATIS practice, having managed multiple 511 deployments as well as having been a creator of the IBI Group 511 IVR platform. His responsibilities include the oversight of Operations and Maintenance and client management for a substantial number of IBI Group’s 12 Traveler Information deployments. Larry is a visionary in interaction design and is the inventor or co-inventor on multiple user experience design patents. He has been designing and deploying mobile, telematics, web, and in-home speech, touchscreen, and web-browser applications since 1999, always exploring the boundaries and experiences of the Human Computer Interaction. He brings a wealth of deployment and O&M experience as well as strong user experience design understanding. Larry has managed deployments and operations for the following entities: Los Angeles 511 (five county region), San Francisco Bay Area 511, Florida 511, Alaska 511, MASS 511, New York 511, Arizona 511, and Alberta 511. These deployments include such complex user interactions as real-time traffic, transit, and weather information. His experience includes designing, deploying, and managing large customer-facing systems for companies such as Expedia.com, Western Wireless and Arch/Page-net which handle multiple millions of customer interactions each year. He is also the Phoenix, AZ Office Lead.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Sumeet Sharma

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Sumeet Sharma
#Associate | General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumeet-sharma-pmp-a484ab5/
Strategizing livable Cities with economic sustainability.
Sumeet has a diverse portfolio of experience in transaction advisory for government bodies to structure public private partnership projects, planning organizational frameworks, real estate joint development projects, techno-economic feasibility studies, marketability analysis of property developments and engineering management for large scale technological projects for smart city developments. He has in-depth knowledge and skillset in development options and feasibility studies including financial and risk analysis of capital intensive infrastructure and real estate projects. He has worked on government infrastructure developments, mega commercial and institutional projects, mixed use developments and housing. As an engineer and being certified project management professional, he is presently involved in management of technological projects including smart urban systems at Bhubaneswar, India.
#Asia#
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Marek Otwinowski

Associate Director
Calgary, AB

Marek Otwinowski
#Associate Director# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Marek Otwinowski has extensive knowledge of building and construction systems and has the complete ability to develop designs into built form. His education in contracting, technical detailing and architecture is bolstered by 23 years of experience in the Canadian market.
#North America#
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Ari Bose

Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings
Toronto, ON

Ari Bose
#Director | US Sector Lead, Buildings # #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Green# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arbose/
Ari is an award-winning architect and sustainable design specialist experienced in leading major project teams across both the construction and consultancy environments. His experience encompasses significant concept design experience with major multi-billion-dollar projects across a variety of sectors and brings together big-picture thinking with broad technical experience managing an interdisciplinary team (including construction and FM team members).  As Director, US Sector Lead, Buildings, Ari will provide leadership and focus to increase the breadth and depth of IBI Group’s Buildings projects in the United States. Ari has been with IBI Group since 2017, playing an instrumental role in developing successful contractor relationships on major design-build and P3 projects. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design and delivery solutions, which makes him a great asset to our clients and construction partners alike. He has excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills with demonstrated experience in achieving aggressive and competing goals. Ari is a registered Architect in the U.S. and Canada, and has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona, with a specialization in Design and Energy Conservation.
#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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Chris Fickert

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Chris Fickert
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Green# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Drawing on 30 years of experience in cities as diverse as London, New York and Buenos Aires, Chris brings an acute urban sensibility to the design of contemporary buildings. As a designer and manager, he has headed up large multi-disciplinary teams collaborating on complex educational, healthcare, residential and mixed-use projects in Canada and the United States. Chris leads the Canada East K-12 sector for IBI which counts the majority of school boards in southern Ontario as clients. Comfortable with projects at any scale, Chris always looks for design opportunities that further the clients’ goals with an original solution. Firmly committed to sustainability he has taught and consulted on sustainable design in the USA, Spain and Argentina. Chris also leads IBI’s Canada East Sustainability Initiative and is a member of our corporate Climate Action Initiative.
#North America#
Daniel Crosthwaite

Associate Director | Practice Lead Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Daniel Crosthwaite
#Associate Director | Practice Lead Buildings Projects# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Crosthwaite has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management and business administration. He has extensive experience in project management for complex and multidisciplinary, high-profile design assignments, project costing, project selection and forensic analysis for client projects. Daniel is an electrical engineer with detailed understanding of disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and industrial, which he leverages for advanced project management techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control project portfolios and optimize individual project team performance. He has experience with multiple contract arrangements and has gained this understanding through leading complex, multidisciplinary design projects, which allows him to interface with and coordinate the activities of professionals in these fields.
#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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Tony Gill

Global Director, P3 Buildings
Vancouver, BC

Tony Gill
#Global Director, P3 Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #P3# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Strategic Planning#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tony Gill is Global Director, P3 Buildings. He is an architect and member of the Architectural Institute of BC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, and the American Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in the design and management of specialized institutional, high-tech facilities, protective services, and healthcare facilities. His focus has been on designing facilities with complex functional and building system requirements; in particular, he specializes in healthcare master planning, programming, medical planning, and strategic planning. He has managed facilities procured as design-bid-build, design-build, and design-bid-maintain-finance-operate (Public-Private Partnerships). Tony has a Master of Science degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University.
#North America#
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Kanchan Nautiyal

Associate | General Manager
New Delhi, India

Kanchan Nautiyal
#Associate | General Manager# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Education# #School# ## #Energy Solutions# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ##
New Delhi, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanchan-nautiyal-24105211/
Ms. Nautiyal holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering. She has over 13 years of experience in the field of Broadband Communication, Fibre optic Networking, and Telecommunication Engineering working on global projects including in Canada, USA, North Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Montenegro, and India among others. Ms. Nautiyal has a diversified experience of inside and outside plant communication systems design to support voice, data and video services for a mix of private, municipal and government clients. She has been involved in complete lifecycle of projects including stakeholder’s consultation, detailed designs, bid process management, construction and contract supervision and commissioning. Further, she has an extensive experience in designing and implementing Intelligent buildings and Smart Communities and has worked directly with agencies looking to push broadband communications deeper into rural communities, such as York Telecom Network (Canada) and Bharatnet Broadband (India).
#Asia#
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Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation
London, UK

Richard Mazuch
#Director of Design Research and Innovation# #All# #Architecture# #BedPod# #Healthcare# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #MedBedHead# #Healthcare# ## #Norbury Lounge Chair# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
Richard Mazuch is an architect and designer who gains great satisfaction from translating holistic ideas into radical but pragmatic solutions. An authority on healthcare, Richard provides profound insight into designing for global trends, patient groups and clinical provision – informing key decisions throughout the architectural process. Richard has worked on healthcare projects in Italy, Hong Kong, Brazil, Oman, UAE, and more recently Australia. He has been elected as a World Architecture Jury member, as well as being a University lecturer/examiner and speaker at the International Conferences. Richard has strong relations with key health bodies. He has worked extensively with the NHS contributing to Health Building Notes, Health Technical Memorandum, and their ‘therapeutic environment’ website feature entitled “Slight Sensitive Design and Sound Sensitive Design” enabling designs to build evidence-based healthcare environments. Richard is a founder and champion of IBI TH!NK. An advocate of evidence-based design, Richard creates innovations that positively impact the psychology and physiology of patient groups. Sense Sensitive Design, Emotional Mapping, the Design Prescription and the hPod are a few of the models that Richard has successfully pioneered. This has led to him co-authoring two new NHS guidelines for ‘Evidence-based Design Healthcare Environments’. Richard is a product designer. In collaboration with manufacturers, he creates interventions, such as the BedPod, to support and improve patient care. Richard works frequently with the NHS and DOH Expert Working Groups and Reference Groups helping to develop new Healthcare Strategies and Guidelines. More recently he has co-authored three key Paediatric Guideline documents entitled: ‘Hospital Accommodation for children and young peopleHBN 23’, ‘Friendly healthcare environments for children and young people’ and ‘Mental Health faculties for children and young people’. Richard was also an active member and contributor to the Expert Reference Group responsible for ‘Facilities for Maternity Care’ HBN21. He was a key contributor to ‘The Children’s National Service Framework’ an NHS and Department of Health document with evaluation process and recommendations Richard made early contributions and document reviews of ‘Creating a Better Health Environment’ an Audit Took Kit by The National Childbirth Trust in 2003. In education, Richard is translating his work in healthcare paediatrics to benefit teachers and students. Working alongside University partners, he is pioneering the development of an ‘optimal learning environment’, improving motivation, behaviour and concentration amongst pupils, especially those with special educational needs.
#United Kingdom#
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Lydia La Point

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Irvine, CA

Lydia La Point
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America
As a Transportation Engineer in the Irvine office, Lydia La Point has performed traffic impact analyses, computer modeling, and quality control for several transit projects. She was also involved in the production of cost estimates for traffic signal components and roadway striping in signalized intersections.
#North America# #Pacific West#