Who We Are
Hoerr Schaudt is a team of landscape architects, urban planners, and horticulturists who craft innovative outdoor spaces that delight on every scale, from city streets to vast public parks. Our hands-on approach to design and attention to detail help our civic clients discover the unseen potential of their site.
Whether it’s a bustling urban plaza or the coziest family garden, our mission is to ensure that your landscape comes to life the way you dreamed it. We design with you by asking questions and listening closely to your answers, letting the earth and buildings tell us what they want to be. Our approach works anywhere and everywhere – in multiple regions across America and countries around the world.
Our ability to successfully implement our innovative approaches to the design of urban environments has been recognized with numerous state and national design awards including five National American Society of Landscape Architects Awards and 15 Illinois ASLA Awards. The Hoerr Schaudt team combines dimensional thinkers with innovative horticultural experts to produce landscapes that are delightful at first glance and grow richer, season after season.
From a divergent collection of design backgrounds and perspectives comes the strong identity that grounds Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Douglas Hoerr and Peter Lindsay Schaudt (1959-2015) founded the studio in Chicago in 2008 after merging their two independent practices. The context and design style of the firm’s work vary widely, but currents of Doug’s Midwestern roots, Peter’s “less is more” Modernist approach, and the studio’s vibrant talent run through all of our projects.