The Hive Design Co.

Architectural Design AND Drafting Services

We simplify the design and permit process for your residential construction projects.

Our goal is to make your dream (project) a reality! By allowing The Hive Design Co. to take care of your next construction project, you will feel a sense of calm and ease. Whether you want to focus on sustainable building materials, or finish your basement as a secondary suite, our team of professionals will guide you through the steps required to have a building permit in hand.

Architectural Design AND Drafting Services

We simplify the design and permit process for your residential construction projects.

Our goal is to make your dream (project) a reality! By allowing The Hive Design Co. to take care of your next construction project, you will feel a sense of calm and ease. Whether you want to focus on sustainable building materials, or finish your basement as a secondary suite, our team of professionals will guide you through the steps required to have a building permit in hand.

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Here is where the fun starts!

Initial Consultation & As-Built Conditions

We offer a complimentary initial consultation over the phone, or video chat, to determine if we will be a good fit for one another. Relationships are everything. It’s important for you to have trust in your designer. Once we make a connection, we’ll set up a date to visit the site and measure existing conditions.

BOOK NOW
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Here is where the fun starts!

Initial Consultation & As-Built Conditions

We offer a complimentary initial consultation over the phone, or video chat, to determine if we will be a good fit for one another. Relationships are everything. It’s important for you to have trust in your designer. Once we make a connection, we’ll set up a date to visit the site and measure existing conditions.

BOOK NOW
BOOK NOW
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Design

Here is where the magic happens!

Our designers will work directly with you to provide a streamlined, efficient set of design drawings for your dream to begin moving into reality. 3-D renderings can be offered at this stage, if you wish. Typically included in a design set of drawings is floor plans, elevations, and a building section (where required).

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Design

Here is where the magic happens!

Our designers will work directly with you to provide a streamlined, efficient set of design drawings for your dream to begin moving into reality. 3-D renderings can be offered at this stage, if you wish. Typically included in a design set of drawings is floor plans, elevations, and a building section (where required).

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PERMIT

At this stage we like to consult with your General Contractor in order to build a team of professionals to develop clear communication and ensure your project is built with ease and using the best building practices and materials available to us. All permit drawings are sealed by a licensed BCIN designer. Any structural engineering, mechanical, or additional consultants required to join the team will be included at this time as well.
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PERMIT

At this stage we like to consult with your General Contractor in order to build a team of professionals to develop clear communication and ensure your project is built with ease and using the best building practices and materials available to us. All permit drawings are sealed by a licensed BCIN designer. Any structural engineering, mechanical, or additional consultants required to join the team will be included at this time as well.
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Construction

Typically our clients and/or Contractors take over the project after they have a building permit in hand. We will always be available to answer any questions, revise drawings, or review any site conditions that are exposed once construction starts.
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Construction

Typically our clients and/or Contractors take over the project after they have a building permit in hand. We will always be available to answer any questions, revise drawings, or review any site conditions that are exposed once construction starts.
Justine Nigro - The Hive Design Co.Justine Nigro - The Hive Design Co.

Justine Nigro - Owner & Principal Designer

Adv. Diploma Architectural Technology, Fanshawe College
Certificate, Interior Design: International Academy of Design & Technology

The Hive Design Co. was created from one woman’s dream to stir up the conventional construction industry.

Justine Nigro is a Licensed BCIN designer in the province of Ontario. She is passionate about creating a brighter future for the next seven generations by designing better buildings. Her mission is to serve clients with intention in order to achieve their dreams. Justine promotes off grid living, self-sufficiency, and passive income.

Finding freedom . . .
whatever that means for you!

Justine Nigro - The Hive Design Co.Justine Nigro - The Hive Design Co.

Justine Nigro - Owner & Principal Designer

Adv. Diploma Architectural Technology, Fanshawe College
Certificate, Interior Design: International Academy of Design & Technology

The Hive Design Co. was created from one woman’s dream to stir up the conventional construction industry.

Justine Nigro is a Licensed BCIN designer in the province of Ontario. She is passionate about creating a brighter future for the next seven generations by designing better buildings. Her mission is to serve clients with intention in order to achieve their dreams. Justine promotes off grid living, self-sufficiency, and passive income.

Finding freedom . . .
whatever that means for you!

MEET THE TEAM

Nicollo Abe

Nicollo Abe
Architectural Designer

BA Architectural Studies (2022); University of Toronto
Adv. Diploma Architectural Technology (2017); Sheridan College

Despite his rich academic background in architecture, some people may also know him for his digital art content with an ingrained 'anime' art style. Some things he has learned from architecture school bleed into his art (and vice versa) to the point that some have noted the angular and linearity from the digital art works. 
 
Foot traffic and lifestyles are his top priorities when it comes to designing a space. He likes to imagine how people use the space and navigate around architecture in order to design a structure that is both convenient and comfortable. Although he is a fan of neo-futurist buildings (such as Santiago Calatrava's Quadracci Pavilion), he is more of a "Hygge" person who resonates with warmer tones and comfortable conviviality. 
Seham Shehryar
Seham Shehryar
Architectural Designer

Intern Architect; OAA 
Bachelor of Architecture; Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Pakistan

Seham is a seasoned designer with international experience in design and construction. Her design style is focused on creating spaces which are simple and modern yet sustainable and contextual. She believes honesty in space, design and materials are an integral part of any project to be a success.

Seham is a devoted mom of two doting daughters and enjoys open skies and nature. She is a strong believer that nothing is impossible!
Delano Nelson

Delano O. Nelson
Architectural Designer

Dipl. In Draughting & Building Technology; Jamaica
Adv. Diploma Architectural Technology; Fanshawe College

Delano Nelson is an ambitious and fun-loving island boy whose passion is his family. While he works hard to achieve his goals he tries his best to enjoy attaining each goal set. He likes to spend time playing sports, namely soccer and volleyball, and also enjoys spending time outdoors with friends; camping, hiking, and road trips.

He loves the modern contemporary style of architecture due to its sleek nature especially when wood is involved; which is his favourite material to work with. He enjoys developing renderings  and always feels most accomplished to see his projects go from the design phase to completion.

His favorite quote is - "God is in the Details" - by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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OUR CONSULTANTS

We employ various designers, draftspeople and consultants where required for each project. We pride ourselves in working closely with our consultants and stand behind all of the people we work with.
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OUR CONSULTANTS

We employ various designers, draftspeople and consultants where required for each project. We pride ourselves in working closely with our consultants and stand behind all of the people we work with.
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OUR CONSULTANTS

We employ various designers, draftspeople and consultants where required for each project. We pride ourselves in working closely with our consultants and stand behind all of the people we work with.
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OUR CLIENTS

Our scope of work branches into two main streams of clients. First, we pride ourselves in working directly with General Contractors to provide budget-friendly, efficient drawings for the residential addition, new build, or renovation.
Second, we love clients who come to us with a vision for their off-grid hideaway, garden suite, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), tiny house, straw bale addition, and more. Allow us to bring your dream to reality. Whatever that looks like to you!
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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OUR CLIENTS

Our scope of work branches into two main streams of clients. First, we pride ourselves in working directly with General Contractors to provide budget-friendly, efficient drawings for the residential addition, new build, or renovation.
Second, we love clients who come to us with a vision for their off-grid hideaway, garden suite, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), tiny house, straw bale addition, and more. Allow us to bring your dream to reality. Whatever that looks like to you!

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OUR CLIENTS

Our scope of work branches into two main streams of clients. First, we pride ourselves in working directly with General Contractors to provide budget-friendly, efficient drawings for the residential addition, new build, or renovation.
Second, we love clients who come to us with a vision for their off-grid hideaway, garden suite, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), tiny house, straw bale addition, and more. Allow us to bring your dream to reality. Whatever that looks like to you!
TESTIMONIALS
“It is our responsibility as professionals in the construction industry to lead the way towards a better future for the next seven generations.”

How to get started . . .

Send us an email, or give Justine a call today to talk about your next project! All we need is an initial consultation to learn what the next steps are for your project!
justine@thehivedesignco.com
BOOK NOW
519.859.4200
Our service area is generally in the Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Guelph, Toronto areas. However, nothing is off limits within Ontario - if your project excites us!
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“It is our responsibility as professionals in the construction industry to lead the way towards a better future for the next seven generations.”

How to get started

Send us an email, or give Justine a call today to talk about your next project! All we need is an initial consultation to learn what the next steps are for your project!
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519.859.4200
BOOK NOW
justine@thehivedesignco.com
Our service area is generally in the Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Guelph, Toronto areas. However, nothing is off limits within Ontario - if your project excites us!