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Nic Kressmann

Associate | Manager, ArchitectureRaleigh, NCGo to“The outcome of a project is a reflection of all of those Involved. The result of strong coordination, determination, and positive teamwork is the creation of a masterpiece that everyone can take pride in.”
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Nic Kressmann has over 15 years experience as a project manager on a wide range of project types. He is adept at managing multiple projects simultaniously while maintaining strong relationships with project team members and clients alike. Nic specializes in the project management, design and construction administration of skilled nursing facilities, self storage facilities, restaurants and mixed use residential developments.

Melinda Tracey

Associate | Manager, Intelligent SystemsCalgary, ABGo to
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Melinda Tracey is an experienced Project Manager and leader with IBI Group’s Intelligence team and has provided support and guidance in the development of emerging and trans-formative technologies focused on Telecommunications and Intelligent Transportation programs for local, national and international clients.

Melinda has been engaged over the past 12 years in the business of telecommunication strategies, network deployments and the development and expansion of internet services to rural, remote and indigenous communities.

Matthias Olt

Associate Director | Principal, ArchitectureSeattle, WAGo to“My vision is to create spaces of sculptural lightness that inspire ideas, promote joy and elevate sustainable systems.”
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Matthias Olt works as a talented design leader and architect. His distinct use of softly swooping waves or crisp, clean lines can be found on culturally significant and sustainably designed buildings across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Notable examples of his work include Lotte Center Hanoi, Huarun Tower, Chengdu, China, and The Net, Seattle, USA.
Matthias, originally from Frankfurt, Germany, has worked in the industry for 30 years. It’s in sustainability where Matthias truly shines. Most recently, he has pitched bringing wood back into architecture in a big way. His vibrant, climate-aware designs for hybrid builds that include steel or carbon fiber wrapped with wood and cased in cement are a nod to minimalistic and forward-thinking design. In 2022, Matthias received a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award for his design of the unTower, aka Use-Neutral Tower. In 2017, Matthias received an AIA Seattle Honors Award for his innovative design of a 39-story Conceptual Mass Timber Tower in Seattle. Matthias is a registered architect and received the German architecture diploma from the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany, and he also holds an undergraduate degree in chemical science.

Tapas Dutta

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transportation EngineeringIrvine, CAGo to
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Tapas Dutta has over 30 years of experience in civil, transportation and traffic engineering, with a focus on the planning, design and management of major roadway and highway projects; as wells as rail/transit projects and site engineering. His diverse and extensive background working for both the public (Caltrans District 7 and Program Management for the City of Industry) and private sectors gives him solid knowledge of the design and management of a variety of projects from preliminary engineering through final plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) and design support during construction.

Y. E. Smith

Associate Director | Principal, ArchitectureRaleigh, NCGo to
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With over 35 years of global experience, Y.E. Smith is an award-winning veteran architect specializing in civic, university, retail, residential, and mixed-use building design. His previous work has gained him recognition for his use of innovative design, and in every project, he strives to harmoniously merge the vision of the client with the surrounding environment.

Michael Martinez

Associate | Manager, ArchitectureHouston, TX“I intrinsically challenge norms seeking uniquely successful solutions. Why just regurgitate, when you can be original, and pioneering”
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Michael’s career spans more than 30 years. He has enjoyed experience designing educational, institutional, religious, civic, recreational, commercial, corporate/administrative offices and residential projects. For the last 21 years, he has focused his passion on the K-12 market working for some of the largest school districts in Texas. With use of his extensive experience in client management, facility assessments, master planning, bond planning, programming, cost estimating, scheduling, production management, and construction administration, Michael passionately places the client’s needs first and has garnered a reputation for delivering high quality services and award winning designs within budget and on time.

Heather Hayes

Associate Principal | Interior Design, BuildingsSeattle, WAGo to“At the core of my design process is empathy for the human experience. All my work begins by seeking out an understanding those who will engage with the places we create. It is only once we gain an understanding for the people and their motivations that we can be successful in creating an impactful and successful environment.”
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In her nearly two decades as an Interior Designer, Heather has worked on a diverse range of project types and scales. She utilizes this broad range of experience to bring the best ideas to each new project. As a leader she has focused on award winning projects in hospitality, multi-family housing, and workplace.

Rachel Nason

Senior Sales ManagerHalifax, NS
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Rachel Nason is a Senior Sales Manager with HotSpot Parking, specializing in digital transportation solutions for Municipalities, Educational Institutions, Healthcare and Private Operators across North America. Rachel brings over 15+ years in B2C and B2G sales, with a strong passion for customer service, delivering clear communication and creative solutions. HotSpot Parking helps agencies adapt to the digital commuter of today with a wide range of products including:

  • Mobile Pay,
  • QR Code Technology,
  • Digital Parking Permits,
  • License Plate Recognition,
  • Citation Management,
  • Transit and more.

HotSpot Parking provides value in continuous improvement of automating manual processes, minimizing hardware requirements, and promoting an economical and sustainable digital first approach to paid parking.

Maria Henriques Lopes

Associate | Manager, Interior DesignVancouver, BCGo to
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Maria specializes in bespoke high-end residential and hospitality design, her experience spans over 14 years across different continents and markets such as North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
She has worked with some of the most iconic interior design practices in the world, such as HBA-Hirsch Bedner Associates, Broadway Malyan Architects and CHIL Interior Design on their different studios, London-UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vancouver.
Maria started as a Lighting Designer and she quickly moved to become a residential and hospitality Interior Designer, where she has Lead multiple teams and projects across the globe. Having had the opportunity to travel across the world and work with some of the most remarkable designers, allows her to bring and share with her teams a unique and inspirational input to the projects. For Maria each project and its client are unique as well as its needs, time, place and cultural context.

Phi Kim Ho

Associate Director, Practice Lead | Technology Systems ArchitectVancouver, BC“Technology is the enabler, not the outcome; And when designed with human centricity, can enable transformative outcomes.”
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Phi Kim Ho received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering with a second major in Computer Science in 1999. Since then, he has been focused on technology consulting and engineering; receiving his specialty Professional Engineer registration in 2003. Now with over 20 years of industry experience, he brings international perspective to his work, with project experience from Canada, USA, Mexico and UK.
As a Practice Lead, Phi is responsible to lead the technology consulting team in designing unified technology solutions involving: ICT, AV, Security, IoT and smart buildings in sectors such as Health Care, higher education, Justice, Corrections, Civic and Workplace. As a Technology Systems Architect, Phi is focused on human experience (HX) centric technology strategic planning and digital transformation. Some of his recent engagements include developing technology strategies for the $1.9 Billion St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment in Vancouver CAN, and Michigan Central District’s 30-acre mobility innovation district in Detroit USA.
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