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About US

We are Calgary based 818 studio, a unique landscape architecture planning and design firm offering our clients a full complement of site planning, design, contract documents, and project management services. Focusing on functional, economical & elegant site solutions we promote a collaborative problem solving approach with our clients, design members, and contractors to ensure an effective design process and complete product.

Rick Gendron


Rick is the founder of the firm, and has a diverse background in planning, site design, and project management. He really wants to write something humorous, but is trying to be professional.

Carlos Mier y Ponce Arzani


Carlos is an integral part of the management team, with a unique perspective on design. Carlos has an extensive portfolio of successful projects in Mexico, British Columbia, China and Alberta.

Jamie Johnson

senior landscape designer

Jamie’s background in Industrial Design and Masters in Landscape Architecture have given him keen problem solving skills and attention to detail. In his free time he goes on tour playing a mean lead guitar for international rock stars.

Heather Connor

The Mighty Organizer

Heather’s extensive experience, meticulous accuracy and keen eye for detail allow her to effectively manage the most complex projects with ease; all while keeping our team organized and sane. Heather strongly believes “obsessive organization is not a disease”

Sara De Korte

landscape designer

Michelle Glavic

landscape designer

Michelle has an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and completed a graduate certificate in urban land regeneration. Her passion is to integrate beautiful, interesting and functional spaces into the landscape

Caylee Dyck


Caylee completed her undergraduate degree in environmental science and worked in environmental consulting for several years before returning to university to pursue a Masters in Landscape Architecture. Her background in ecology, years of consulting experience and keen interest in design have given her extreme superpowers


Security System Specialist

Mya says… the office security code is


Part Time Courier

Matilda is our part time Courier/ Retriever and thoroughly enjoys a crisp cool baby carrot

Not for Construction

our semi-regular thoughts and rantings

  • Rewarding….

    Hey Kids!  We’re giving away stuff for free here! If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for our services, pro-bono, check out the link below.  We’ve teamed with the good folks at Manasc Isaac to help Alberta not-for-profits realize their project goals this year.  We’re keen to help, so please pass this […]
  • that’s valuable

    When you start to think of things by their cost instead of their value, it’s time for a holiday.
  • details, details

    When I was a kid, about a thousand years ago it seems, my folks would drill into my head the mantra of “look both ways before you cross the street”.  Although, maybe it’s not so much a mantra as it is a set of urban operating instructions.  Which is odd because I grew up in […]
  • building blocks

    Our provincial association, the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects, has an internship program where senior practitioners act as mentors to the interns coming up in the profession.  It’s a good program and a way of passing on knowledge and insight to these emerging professionals. If you look up what a mentor is, it boils down […]

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info@818studio.ca 403.244.8188

1812 14a Street SW; Calgary, Alberta, T2T 3W6

landscape architecture, planning + design collaborative