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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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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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Walid Bakhos

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Dubai, UAE

Walid Bakhos
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ##
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
#Middle East#
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Sania D. Shifferd

Associate Director | Office Lead
Austin, TX

Sania D. Shifferd
#Associate Director | Office Lead# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Commercial# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Strategic Planning#
Austin, Texas, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sania-shifferd-75a401/
Strategy, collaboration, and positive environments for people
Sania has extensive experience in architecture and interior design. Her comprehensive approach includes business development, client relationship management, project management, architectural and interior design, production, and quality assurance. Her ability to design and coordinate renovation and new construction, shell and interiors, results in fully coordinated projects that integrate architecture and interiors with a unified design expression and an emphasis on quality. Sania’s expertise spans the markets of high tech, creative office, corporate office, spec office, full service interiors, higher education, institutional, residential, renovation and due diligence, hospitality, and sustainable design. She excels in understanding and interpreting a client’s unique culture and aesthetic requirements, utilizing a strategic, collaborative approach to process development and problem solving, informed by a lively interest in positive communication and relationship development. A strong client focus combined with careful and perceptive listening allow her to develop long-term client relationships, while her focus on design team and contractor relationships promotes a collaborative atmosphere and enables the success of her projects.
#North America# #Southeast#
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Sam Hickey

Associate - Manager, Transit Data
Seattle, WA

Sam Hickey
#Associate - Manager, Transit Data# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelhickey
Sam has over eight years of experience working with transit real-time passenger information systems and CAD/AVL systems. Sam leads the implementation and operations and maintenance of IBI Group’s transit data suite of software for clients including TransLink (Vancouver), Los Angeles Metro, and RTD (Denver). This suite of software includes TRANSIT-alerts, which is used to enter, manage, and disseminate service alerts, and TRANSIT-realtime, which aggregates, manages, and disseminates real-time locations and predictions. Sam also has a focus on real-time passenger information systems for rail and has designed and developed light rail and commuter rail real-time passenger information systems for RTD (Denver), SunRail (Orlando), and NFTA (Buffalo). Prior to joining IBI Group in 2015, Sam worked for the MBTA (Boston) for over four years. At the MBTA he designed and developed software that generated real-time arrival predictions for the subway lines and published the predictions on countdown signs and for app developers, served as system administrator for the bus CAD/AVL system, and managed the MBTA’s GTFS data. Sam has a Master’s degree in Transportation and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Milena Radakovic

Deputy Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Milena Radakovic
#Deputy Regional Director, Canada East# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milena-radakovic-67105848/
Milena Radakovic believes today’s designer must embrace all facets of the design process and provides an in-depth knowledge of corporate design strategies, furniture, design and specification, scheduling and construction administration. She sees her role as crucial in overseeing her team from start to finish, inviting all the new, progressive measures of design today. Her forward thinking nature and positive approach are immediately recognizable; her professionalism and attention to business goals and strategy is her number one priority. Milena fuses her design education with technical and construction knowledge. Her work is streamlined, efficient, multi-disciplined, dynamic and process oriented.
#North America#
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Samuel Alatorre

Associate | Manager, Planning
Calgary, AB

Samuel Alatorre
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #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#
Ana-Francisca de la Mora C.

Director | Office Lead
Markham, ON

Ana-Francisca de la Mora C.
#Director | Office Lead# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Green# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation#
Markham, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-francisca-de-la-mora-c-03a85365/
Ana-Francisca de la Mora C., LEED AP, is a licensed architect in both Ontario and Mexico with almost 20 years of experience. Her work is characterized by its innovative, high-quality architectural design with a deep commitment to making healthy places that are accessible and inclusive. Over the last decade, she has focused on large scale transit stations and facilities. She has played an integral role in the successful design and execution of the following projects: Toronto’s Finch West Station, CN Tower Plaza, Stoney Bus Facility and currently is the lead architect for Keelesdale Station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. She has also collaborated on international projects, such as design guidelines for the Mobility Hubs (CETRAM) in Mexico City and technical review of the new BRT in Puebla, Mexico on behalf of the World Bank. Ana-Francisca has served in various committees including the ULI, Harbourfront Centre and UWC alumni and is an active member of the Toronto Society of Architects. Her speaking engagements include talks and workshops at IIDEX, Ryerson University, York University, McMaster University, National University of Mexico (UNAM) and National Arts Centre (CNA) in Mexico
#North America#
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Rod Schebesch

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Infrastructure
Calgary, AB

Rod Schebesch
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Infrastructure# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Healthy New Towns# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #P3# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Strategic Planning# #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Calgary, Alberta,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-schebesch/
I see tremendous infrastructure opportunities and problem-solving capabilities through fully leveraging technology.
I love finding solutions. I really enjoy building teams for solving client’s problems through ingenuity, creativity, experience, technology, listening and leveraging future forward digital tools and services. I enjoy the challenge of creating solutions with business cases that self-fund, add value and/or create advancement. I am a transportation engineer with fantastic people skills who sees the world through the lens of technology, sustainability and innovation. Focus areas include connected automated vehicles, mass transit and multi modal transportation. My career has spanned all roles in transportation from being an Owner to a Consultant, from working on small projects to billion-dollar P3s and from being a Project Manager to a Senior Vice President responsible for 2,500 employees. I see huge opportunities in fully leveraging digital tools to create better infrastructure projects through data analytics, user friendly app-based interfaces and new revenue streams.
#North America#
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Brad Kimball

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Edmonton, AB

Brad Kimball
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Brad Kimball has 25 years of experience in various aspects of facilities, facility design, interior design, and building infrastructure evaluations for both public and private sector clients. Brad specializes in user group facilitation and concept planning. Some of Brad’s recent projects of note include the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, Habitat for Humanity Neufeld Landing, and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital. Brad is a Registered Architect in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. He is also a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brad is a volunteer member of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Architectural Academic Advisory Committee. He is currently working with the Grande Prairie Regional College on a new purpose built laboratory and office facility for the National Bee Diagnostic Centre, a shared research Centre of Excellence between the College, Alberta Government, and Agriculture Canada.
#North America#
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Cristina Martinez

Transportation Planner
Irvine, CA

Cristina Martinez
#Transportation Planner# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Design Technology# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Spatial Intelligence# #GIS# #Geographic Information System# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Irvine, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-cristina-martinez-11500777/
Cristina Martinez is a Transportation Planner with experience ranging from large-scale freeway and transit impact projects to local active transportation projects, transit-oriented development, master and specific plans, and parking/traffic management studies. Her work in public, private, and non-profit sector planning has shaped her passion for creating community-inclusive solutions to issues that affect our urban and social environments. As Regional GIS Lead for the United States, Cristina helps coordinate IBI’s global network of GIS professionals and is involved with internal initiatives to further integrate geospatial technology into IBI’s project work. Her expertise in GIS includes data management and analysis, data visualization, geospatial analysis, and interactive map development.
#North America# #Pacific West#
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Neil Mackenzie

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Calgary, AB

Neil Mackenzie
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Commercial# #Healthcare# #Industrial# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Neil Mackenzie is a motivated and energetic professional with 35 years experience in consulting, project management and related industries. As a result of Neil’s public and private work, he is effectively able to manage projects under a variety of delivery models. His past experience includes residential, institutional, commercial and health care projects. His key strengths include team and relationship building. Neil is a registered architect in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and is also LEED AP.
#North America#
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Xin Chen

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Xin Chen
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Leader# #Operations# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/xin-chen-b3758557/
Xin is a project lead with the Systems Engineering and Management group based in Toronto and has been working with IBI Group since 2012. His experience spans between the systems practice and the infrastructures practice at IBI Group. Xin’s systems experience includes both design and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Advanced Traffic Information Systems, and toll systems. He has been involved at various stages in the systems project lifecycle, including concept of operations, stakeholder engagement, design & requirement tracing, QA/QC, documentation, and client training. His traffic operations experience includes traffic analysis, micro-simulation, highway operations and incident management. Xin has extensive experience in large scale Private-Public-Partnerships, both from the owner’s and the bidder’s side. His P3 experience includes the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, as the lead technical manager during the design phase, and as the project manager during the construction phase services, for IBI Group’s design disciplines.
#North America#