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About Hive Developments

Hive Developments is an urban planning and community outreach consultancy based in Calgary, Alberta.

We work with clients through the planning process to help achieve successful outcomes for the client and communities. Our team offers expertise in land use redesignations, facilitating permits and community outreach. We are strategists and we are organizers, helping clients and communities through what can be a complicated planning process. We are always enthusiastic to begin our next project and are particularity interested in ensuring all stakeholders collectively work together to incrementally create a better city.


Lourdes Juan, BGS, M.E.Des


Lourdes Juan is an urban planner and entrepreneur and an alumnus of the University of Calgary with a masters in environmental design. She shares her time as the the director of Hive Developments and of Soma Hammam and Spa. She also works with three non-profits that she founded: the Leftovers Foundation, Fresh Routes, and Moonlight Market Foundation. She sits on the board of directors of HomeSpace Society, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Calgary Planning Commission. Her work and career accomplishments have received multiple accolades, including being part of Avenue’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2013 and being featured on the cover of Business in Calgary Magazine in 2014, CBC’s Top 10 Changemakers in 2017, L’Oreal Paris’ Women of Worth award in 2018 and as a Distinguished Graduate from the University of Calgary in 2018. She continues to be involved with community work and give back to her profession.

Alfred Gomez, BA

Project Coordinator

Alfred holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Calgary. He is also pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Calgary.

His interest in a multi-disciplinary approach in urban design and architecture is matched by his ability to ensure projects are completed in a collaborative manner. As a Project Coordinator with Hive Developments, he offers clients great experience and knowledge in municipal land development and permit applications.

Samantha Reyes, BAID

Interior Designer

Samantha is a graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Interior Design Program at Mount Royal University. She enjoys meeting and collaborating with professionals from different disciplines to cater to client’s needs. She has been active in the design industry in Calgary and brings her attention to detail and light-hearted attitude into all aspects of our projects.

Srimal Ranasinghe, BA, M.E.Des.

Community Engagement Specialist

Srimal holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. His graduate research involved proposing a framework for trust-building engagement processes that effectively connect with marginalized communities. Working alongside diverse groups, he has experience with facilitating engagement processes as part of larger community development efforts in various communities around Canada. Srimal is also Sustainable Calgary’s community lead, and a researcher with the University of Calgary’s makeCalgary initiative.