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Putting good design first in Southern Ontario since 1994

ThinkGiraffe was created by Marina Lombard Fensham in 1994. Marina Lombard Fensham began her career with a degree in Environmental Psychology (University of South Africa 1986) and worked as a researcher in Environmental Psychology and Urban Design Renewal. She then went on to pursue specialized studies in Environmental Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design (Graduated 1992). After 10 years as the owner of her own design/build firm, she expanded the design component of her practice to allow her to focus on Green Design and new building technologies. Her design firm, thinkGiraffe, provides full design services, with a special focus on environmentally friendly and sustainable design, innovative construction methods and materials. In 2010 she expanded her scope of practice once again to include Commercial building design (Certification by Ministry of Municipal Affairs BCIN). thinkGiraffe focuses on both residential and commercial design.

She has served on the Continuing Education Committee of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), and served as an examiner of final design projects for students in the Interior Design Program at Ryerson University. She contributes to ARIDO and other industry publications on sustainable design. Marina Was a Board Member of Charlton Hall 2008 – 2011, Lynnwood Charlton 2011- 2012 and became a Board Member of the Hamilton Social Planning Research Council in 2015.


Our Special Features

Expertise in Sustainable Design:

Harnessing decades of experience, we specialize in creating environmentally friendly and sustainable design solutions that prioritize both aesthetics and ecological responsibility.

Proven Track Record of Excellence:

With a portfolio spanning numerous successful projects, we have earned a reputation for excellence in design, consistently exceeding client expectations and delivering results that stand the test of time.

Innovative Approach to Green Living:

Our innovative design strategies integrate cutting-edge technologies and eco-conscious materials, ensuring that every project reflects our commitment to green living and sustainability.

Community Engagement and Advocacy:

Actively engaged in our community and professional organizations, we advocate for sustainable design practices and contribute our expertise to initiatives aimed at promoting positive change in the design industry.

Comprehensive Design Services:

From residential homes to commercial spaces, we offer a full spectrum of design services tailored to meet the unique needs and aspirations of each client, bringing visions to life with creativity and precision.

Client-Centric Approach to Design:

At ThinkGiraffe, we prioritize the client experience, fostering open communication, collaboration, and transparency throughout the design process, ensuring that every project is tailored to our clients' unique vision and needs.