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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, MCIP, RPP


Lourdes is a Calgary-based entrepreneur and Urban Planner, with a Masters in Environmental Design, who has founded a diverse array of organizations including Hive Developments, Soma Spa, Knead Technologies, Leftovers and Fresh Routes. Lourdes’ community advocacy is vast and also includes serving on numerous local and national boards related to urban planning and design, development appeals, affordable housing, impact investment and business leadership. You can view Lourdes’ website by clicking here.

Alfred Gomez, BA

Design Consultant

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.

Srimal Ranasinghe, BA, M.E.Des.


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.

Aamani Sidhu

Intern, Urban Planning Student

Aamani is working towards a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Planning from the University of Waterloo. With a wide range of specializations to choose from, she has found her interests lie in the fields of Urban Design and Land Development. In the role of Intern at Hive Developments, she has been able to apply her academic knowledge in the professional field, helping conduct community engagement, conducting research on the current urban planning climate, and fulfilling planning applications.

Juan Escobedo

Senior Designer, Bach. Arch.

Juan has over three decades of experience as an Architectural Designer and Architectural Technologist. His focus is drafting, schematic and landscape design for multi-family and commercial developments.

Bernadine Montero

Junior Planner

Bernadine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with a Minor in Architecture, and a Master of Planning from the University of Calgary. Her passion lies within urban planning and design, along with community building and engagement. As a Junior Planner at Hive Developments, she offers her design skills to produce maps and other visual content, and assists with community engagement, master planning and bylaw review.