Gregoire Lake Estates Community Placemaking

Client – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Location – Gregoire Lake Estates, AB

Date – Completed in 2016

The site was part of RMWB’s Rural Placemaking program in four communities and is 45 minutes south of Fort McMurray, in the community of Gregoire Lake. Two main areas were improved, along with other small-scale improvements within Gregoire Lake Estates.


  • 818 studio led the design process, including community engagement, conceptual design, 3D modelling, construction drawings, and contract administration.
  • Community engagement was thorough and available to all community members.
  • Additional improvements include a mailbox shelter; pergola and gathering area added to  existing park, enhanced existing PULs and trail system; and a horseshoe and picnic area.