Schott’s Lake Resort

Client – Schott’s Lake RV and Guest Ranch

Location Schott’s Lake, AB

Date – Completed in 2022

818 studio was engaged to provide masterplanning, concept, engagement, detailed design, building permit submission, and construction administration oversight for the renovation of the Schott’s Lake Resort, a 160 acre site near Sundre, AB. 


  • The masterplan was a phased approach with 2 campsite build outs. 818 studio provided costing information and detailed design for both phases. An extensive planting plan was developed to screen campsites and provide privacy.
  • Transformed the ageing exterior of the log lodge into a rustic but modern centre for the resort. The lake-facing back deck was completely replaced to provide comfortable seating for the restaurant in the lodge. The design prioritized views of the lake and includes heating elements and lighting in the open air pergola.
  • Special consideration was taken to reduce watering and maintenance requirements, using native, drought tolerant species in plant communities that resemble the natural landscape surrounding the lake.
  • Designed several custom structures including the front entry gate and guard house, a storage shed, and the lodge renovations.
  • A challenge we overcame was the construction of a cantilevered deck, with 60’ screw piles, in an area with a very high water table