WE ARE A DESIGN + BUILD TEAM FOCUSED ON SMALL BUILDINGS WITH A BIG VISION

PROJECTS

CUSTOM HOMES
INFILL DEVELOPMENTS
COMMERCIAL RENOVATIONS
SUBDIVISION HOUSING
MAJOR HOME RENOVATIONS 100K+

CLIENTELE

HOMEOWNERS
SMALL & MID-SIZE DEVELOPERS
HOMEBUILDERS
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

DESIGN SERVICES

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Let us synthesize your requirements and vision into sketches, 3D models, and renderings that show a clear picture of the final design intent.

PERMITS & APPROVALS

Highly knowledgeable in the municipal process. With our detailed drawings and documents, we will obtain all the necessary permits and approvals from authorities.

INTERIOR DESIGN

We can help you visualize the interior space design, materiality, and scale using pictures, illustrations, material boards, sketches, 3D models and renderings.

DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

With expertise in zoning and design, we can help small & mid-size developers make financial and project decisions to find the best use of land, or help acquire land that best fits their intended purpose or business occupancy.

MODULAR + PREFABRICATED

As an alternative to the traditional construction process, we have experience designing prefabricated modules that are constructed off-site that are later transferred to the property for a controlled and efficient build.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

If you want to work a builder other than us, no problem! We will inspect, verify and report the quality and accuracy of the construction progress and ensure that it meets all requirements that our design demands.

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DESIGN PARTNERS SERVICES

COORDINATED WORKFLOW

When you work with us, you get comprehensive service coverage. No need to scout and screen various designers and coordinate all the workflow. Instead, you can work with our team, who has established working relationships and together, we can provide consistent results.

URBAN PLANNING
Urban planning is necessary to elevate the effectiveness of your property’s land use and infrastructure.
STRUCTURAL DESIGN

The structure is commonly thought as being “behind the scenes”, but in reality, building composition, size, and features are heavily dependent on the structure.

ELECTRICAL DESIGN

Energy efficient design is becoming more critical than ever, having the right power source, systems and controls make all the difference.

MECHANICAL DESIGN

Energy modeling is a cost-effective way to ensure you will get the performance that you need out of your building.

INTERIOR DESIGN

For small projects, we can facilitate any interior requirements. For large commercial projects, we recommend our specialized Interior Design partners.

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CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

DESIGN + BUILD

Control your projects quality, schedule and budget. We can oversee all of the construction of your project to ensure everything goes as planned.

PRELIMINARY ESTIMATING

Using preliminary or final construction drawings we estimate the qualntities of matirials, labour and equipent to help you make better informed design decisions.

BIDDING + TENDERING

Let us scout and screen professional, qualified, and reputable contractors. We manage thier bids to reflect the scope of work and ensure equal and fair bidding to select the best fit.

ABOUT US

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Jeff Hannah’s eye for design, combined with his passion for architectural design & real estate development, has allowed every customer’s vision come to life. This is far more than just a career, but a desire to build and inspire. Throughout his career, Jeff has played a vital role within various teams, in the pre-construction development of over five hundred thousand (500K) square feet of combined building area; and construction management of over three million (3M) square feet of combined building area.
Jeff is an affiliate member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), a certified member of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) and a certified designer in multiple disciplines with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH). Jeff also has an Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technoloy.

Typically, most designers skills are developed in a cubical of an architectural firm and is rarely grounded with practical construction knowledge. On the contrary, Jeff’s experience has provided him the opportunity to work with some of the most progressive companies in the industry, including VanMar Constructors Inc., PCL Constructors Inc., Peto MacCallum Ltd., where he diversified his experience in various positions as a project manager, assistant superintendent, field engineer, construction estimator, and building science inspector on projects throughout southern Ontario. During this time, Jeff was reviewing all disciplines of construction drawings and developed an aptitude for constructibility that now enables him to rectify drawing errors ahead of construction and truly conceptualize any building in three dimensions.

Jeff’s ability to communicate through preliminary sketches and renderings is second to none. Jeff has personally designed over 30,000 square feet of total combined building area, in the form of professional architectural design drawings for small residential and commercial buildings, most of which also included interior design and other design and construction services.
Jeff’s ability to conceptualize the future construction of architectural concepts and designs enables him to estimate construction with accuracy in the pre-construction phase. In his role as a construction estimator he has participated in the creation of over 750 residential units spanning southern Ontario.
As a former project manager for a mid-size construction management company, Jeff believes that project management skills are vital to the successful completion of a construction project. He implements this skill set to both the design and construction phases in order to keep communication flowing, meet objectives, target deadlines and control costs.
Jeff’s unique skill-set and background enables him to effortlessly form part of a development team to coordinate and consult on various real estate development operations such as: acquisition, entitlements, government legislations, design, construction, sales and marketing – for small buildings, infill and subdivisions.

OUR TEAM STRUCTURE

DESIGN TEAM

Jeff is responsible for all design concepts, schematic design, design management, and coordination. Our design team is comprised of Architectural/Interior/Engineering Designers and Technical draftsmen.

CONSTRUCTION TEAM

For small projects, Jeff directs the construction and assigns responsibility to Trade Foremen on-site. Large projects may be comprised of a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Site Superintendent, and Trade Forman.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Small and mid-sized land and real estate developers can benefit from leveraging our planning, design and construction team and resources. We can facilitate your needs and fill in the gaps of your development venture.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Next Era Design Studio has truly wowed me. I put my trust in Next Era Design in the Fall of 2016 after finding them on Houzz to re-design and re-think my 1890's Victorian which required a full interior gut job due to an extensive fire. Having never done an extensive re-build project such as the one I was about to venture into, the team at Next Era were great at ensuring that I was delighted at each step along the way. Whether it be the preliminary sketches, the architectural and engineering drawings, the City of Hamilton variance review and permitting process, or the attention to the detail of the overall design into to the execution of the build, I highly recommend the team at Next Era Design and if ever I do another design project they'll be first on my list of people to call.

Ralph Meiers

As a custom home builder and renovator, we know that good plans are vital to the success of a project. Jeff provided clear and detailed drawings and made himself available for any questions that arose. We look forward to working with Next Era again.

Nancy Cochren

Thomas Cochren Homes

Great Working with Jeff!  Their ideas are easy to follow and resulted in incredibly functional and well utilised spaces. Also very timely and easy to get a hold of for answering questions.

Alex Pal

Real Estate Investor & Developer, Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Jeff has been a great resource for my husband and I as we have embarked on a major renovation project on our 60 year-old home. Jeff has been available and responsive. He is very creative and talented. Both of us would highly recommend Jeff.

Kathleen + Peter

We absolutely love the design you came up with for our kitchen. You understood what we envisioned and made it into a reality for us. With such attention to detail and a concise plan we’re able to execute construction efficiently. We can’t wait to have you designing future spaces in our home!

Danielle + Justin

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?

Get in touch with us and tell us about your project. We would love to hear from you!

Next Era Design Studio

#201 41 King William Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 1A2

NEXT ERA DESIGN STUDIO

41 King William Street, Suite 201

Hamilton, ON L8R 1A2

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9O5 9O6 63O6

info[at]nextera.design

Office Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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