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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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Sandeep Venkataramu

Associate | General Manager
Bengaluru, India

Sandeep Venkataramu
#Associate | General Manager# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Smart Cities#
Bengaluru, India, India
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandeep-venkataramu-36356516
Sandeep is an Architect-Urban Designer with an ardent eye for qualitative reading of urban form, processes and design. With his focus on humanizing urban environments; his works revolve around designing cities and public spaces for people by various means of pedestrian oriented design techniques. His interests are in the realm of accessibility, its impact on urban setting and belief that socio-spatial analysis of urban environments facilitates innovative approach to projects. His portfolio of projects displays an array of expertise in the field of transit-oriented development, master planning, streetscape design, urban design guidelines, city branding and community outreach for diverse scales and contexts in multi-stakeholder environments.
#Asia#
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Mojan Nozari

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Mojan Nozari
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #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)
#North America#
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Joshua Dawson

Narrative Visualization Specialist
Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Dawson
#Narrative Visualization Specialist# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Design Technology# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaadawson/
Joshua Ashish Dawson is an Indian-born, award-winning filmmaker & designer based in Los Angeles. He received a Master’s in Advanced Architectural Studies from the University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of the S. Kenneth Johnson Memorial Scholarship and a Gesundheit traveling fellow. He trained under Pritzker Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi as well as Hollywood production designer Alex McDowell, founder of the World Building Institute at USC. This combination has led him to explore world-building and storytelling as a speculative fiction tool for architecture, re-imagining the built environment through interdisciplinary design thinking and cinema. Joshua has been featured in both mainstream and architectural media, including Vice Motherboard, Close-Up Culture, ArchDaily, Director’s Notes, and Domus Italy. His work has been screened at the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, as well as renowned film festivals across the world. Joshua was the recipient of the 2019 Jury Prize at the Academy Award-qualifying Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose.
#North America#
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Fady Shweihat

Associate | Manager, Linear Infrastructure
Markham, ON

Fady Shweihat
#Associate | Manager, Linear Infrastructure# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Industrial# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fady-shweihat-p-eng-b0369049/
Fady Shweihat, P.Eng. is an experienced Senior Project Manager and Team Leader at IBI Group with 18 years of diverse experience working on a variety of water and wastewater engineering projects in the municipal, industrial, oil/gas and mining sectors. In his capacity as a Manager, Fady has been effective in ensuring his objectives of quality project delivery, staff engagement and budget / schedule control performances are met. His technical skills and experience are in all phases of linear municipal infrastructure includes detailed design and/or analysis of linear infrastructure of large and small diameter watermain, trenchless design (HDD, MTBM, TBM, HAB), storm and sanitary sewers, road reconstruction, earthwork calculations, storm water management, hydraulic analysis, preparation of cost estimates and tender documents, contract administration and site inspections. Through much of Fady’s career, he has been working under the ISO 9001 banner and as such, is experienced with the quality control processes in producing technical documentation and drawings, revision control, reviewing/checking procedures, and document control.
#North America#
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John O. Reid

Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee

John O. Reid
#Independent Director | Chair of the Audit Committee# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Reid is the Chair of the Audit Committee of IBI Group Inc. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, with over 40 years’ experience. He was Audit Leader for KPMG LLP in the Greater Toronto Area from 2008 to 2014. He has extensive experience in auditing as well as the management of professional service organizations, and has experience in strategic planning, development and growth management in all business sectors and industries, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, technology and health care. Mr. Reid is a founding member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, which supports physics research, training and outreach throughout the world. Mr. Reid served as chair of six hospital boards and two colleges across Canada. Mr. Reid received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.
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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.
#North America#
Lou Bandiera

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, ON

Lou Bandiera
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25
Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.
#North America#
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Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, ON

Tony Withall
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Missssauga, Ontario, Canada
Tony Withall has over 12 years of land use planning and development experience with residential, commercial and mixed use developments. His responsibilities involve reviewing and interpreting Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Site Plan Guidelines and Urban Design Guidelines. He is involved in every aspect of the planning process from conceptual design to application submission and approval coordination. Primarily focusing on commercial developments for several large private Canadian companies, Tony has used his expertise in planning instrument analysis and interpretation, and site design to obtain approval for a large number of QSR restaurants and service stations throughout Ontario.
#North America#
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Joe Peters

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Energy Solutions
Calgary, AB

Joe Peters
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Energy Solutions# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Energy Solutions# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joepeterscanada/
For six years, Joe Peters had been the President and a Principal Consultant at Peters Energy Solutions, an energy industry consulting company with a focus in Alberta. The company was acquired by IBI Group and is involved in the development of over 600 MW of wind, solar and gas generation projects. Specific to solar power development, Peters Energy had represented both project developers and landowners, and provided services for project development, grid connections, off-grid projects, revenue modelling, technology selection and regulatory hearings. Clients include oil and gas companies, foreign and domestic generation developers, indigenous nations, advocacy organizations and irrigation districts. Prior to founding Peters Energy Solutions Mr. Peters was employed at Genalta Power, as Director, Regulatory, developing distribution-connected generation. Prior to that, Mr. Peters held a number of positions within FortisAlberta for 10 years, including Manager, Project Management and Engineering as well as Manager of Service Development, which involved the creation of a new rate class. Mr. Peters has also held several positions in Gas Transmission at TransCanada and NOVA Gas Transmission over a period of 11 years, culminating in the role of Manager, Pipeline Supply Analysis in Marketing Strategy.
#North America#
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Stephen Taylor

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Toronto, ON

Stephen Taylor
#Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer# #All# #Executive# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Taylor is the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of IBI Group. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international financial experience in all areas of corporate management, including acquisitions of new businesses, operational management, and investments. Mr. Taylor was previously the Chief Financial Officer of a private healthcare company and prior to that the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded multinational online software provider for six years. His functional experience in investment banking, corporate advisory, operations, corporate development and financial oversight includes accounting, public company financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, valuation, process management, enterprise integration, and investor relations.
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Samson Li P.Eng

Associate | Manager, Tunnel Ventilation
Vancouver, BC

Samson Li P.Eng
#Associate | Manager, Tunnel Ventilation# #All# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mr. Samson Li is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in designing, specifying, and coordinating Tunnel Ventilation Systems (TVS) for various rail transit projects throughout his career; heavily involved throughout the life-cycle from design, specification, installation, to testing and commissioning of the TVS for these rapid transit projects. He also has many years of producing and reviewing fire simulation models for transit projects, and is familiar with the programs and standards involved. Having produced both mechanical and architectural drawings, combined with the experience of working with several senior architects and engineers during his career, it has provided him an understanding of the required integration and coordination of tunnel ventilation systems within transit station design. Samson has also been in the position of site engineer and coordinator for a considerable amount of time during his career, gaining him knowledge in general construction and equipment maintenance. He has also held the roles of ‘Tunnel Ventilation team lead’ and ‘Mechanical Tunnel Ventilation Supervisor’, and applied the knowledge and skills he has obtained to lead a team of CFD fire modelers and TVS designers.
#North America#
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Tim McCormick

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Tim McCormick
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Smart Cities#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-mccormick-9188342a
With the increased urbanization of our towns and cities there is a continued need for us to be stewards of the environment and evolve how we protect and design the urban landscapes within them.
Tim is a passionate practitioner of Landscape Architecture and Arboriculture. Tim has a broad spectrum of experience that extends into the planning, design and construction of active transportation facilities, trails, complete streets, cultural heritage landscapes, parklands, urban parks, placemaking, green infrastructure, low impact design (LID), and arboriculture. His experience includes work with large and small municipalities, National Heritage sites, National Parks, development of city wide active transportation detailed design, community and public park design, public consultation, site remediation, environmental assessments, interpretative signage, stream restoration, and arboriculture across Canada. Tim endeavours to create inclusive spaces that foster a sense of community with comprehensive and interdisciplinary design solutions. His expertise in construction management and project implementation allow him to push the bounds of the design and create safe and implementable solutions that are not only unique but can be constructed.
#North America#