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Trout Lake School

A school that celebrates the Cree way of life

  • $25M

    Construction Value

  • 450

    Students

  • K-12

    Grades

  • Trout Lake, Alberta

    Trout Lake, Alberta

Incorporating Cree traditions into K-12 learning

Located near the Peerless and Trout Lakes, Peerless Trout First Nation (PTFN) is an Indigenous community in Northern Alberta. Trout Lake needed a new K-12 school that would reflect their culture while providing a place for students to learn and grow.

Stantec, as bridging consultant, provided full architecture, engineering, and community engagement services to bring this 450-student school to life. The school acts both as a place of learning and a community centre. Spaces can be adapted for traditional Cree lessons, community events, conferences, and sports tournaments. This school includes a clean lab to teach students how to render and prepare a moose, showcasing it as part of cultural ceremonies at the school. In addition to K-12 education, the school hosts classes for the Northern Lakes College and provides students a look at opportunities for post-secondary education.

The main entrance resembles an upside-down birch canoe—a traditional means of transportation and a reminder of the community’s roots. Now complete, Trout Lake School will help shape a bright future for the community and celebrate the enduring legacy of PTFN.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Alberta Infrastructure
Partners
  • Peerless and Trout First Nation
Meet Our Team

Heather Bretz, Principal, Architecture

For many of us, some of our first memories of buildings come from our schools—spaces that I believe should be welcoming, healthy, and inspiring.

Domenico Calabria, Principal

Positive energy and resilient leaders are the key to today’s business success. ‘Lead yourself,’ and the rest will follow.

Zoë Rezac, Communications & Aboriginal Engagement Specialist

Embedding local culture and community voices into school design allows traditional values and teachings to be part of everyday education.
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Micheal Williamson, Landscape Architect

Pay attention to the world around you; think about how to improve public life. As professionals, we increase quality of public life for all.

Heather Bretz

Principal, Architecture

Domenico Calabria

Principal

Zoë Rezac

Communications & Aboriginal Engagement Specialist

Micheal Williamson

Landscape Architect

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