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Project Experience

Green Gables Heritage Place


As the inspiration and setting for the popular Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Green Gables Heritage Place is an iconic Canadian literary landmark. It forms part of the L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site and is also one of the linchpins of the Parks Canada Prince Edward Island Field Unit.

Last updated in 1998, Parks Canada recognizes the importance of a high quality visitor experience and services, and has called for a new concept for the site that addresses site circulation issues, updates the visitor experience to meet the expectations of contemporary audiences, as well as for operational, facility and business planning to be developed.

Lord Cultural Resources in association with Architecture49 was engaged to develop a Site Redevelopment Plan in July of 2015. The scope of work included a visioning workshop with the client group, an on-site observational study to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the visitor experience, an interview process with key stakeholders, a market and contextual analysis, and a site operations and facility assessment, as well as outline architectural plans, capital and exhibition cost estimates, and attendance, revenue and expense projections.