At Hoerr Schaudt, Aldo is involved with projects that span public parks, golf courses, farms, mixed-use developments, private gardens and estates. Internally, he works with a small and dedicated group of his HSLA colleagues to promote a regional landscape agenda through research, speculation and visualization. The wide range of scales at which the firm operates exercises Aldo’s technical and theoretical knowledge and satisfies his need to problem-solve and work within teams.
Prior to joining Hoerr Schaudt, Aldo was an integral member of an urban landscape design/build firm where he developed an intimate knowledge of how design decisions effect construction processes for private gardens and rooftops. Using his background in horticulture, he was also responsible for leading the firm’s commercial design studio, where he orchestrated the design, procurement and layout of seasonal planting programs and successional strategies at many of Chicago’s iconic civic institutions and infrastructural hubs including: Navy Pier, O’Hare Airport, Midway Airport, McCormick Place and Soldier Field.
Teaching remains integral to Aldo’s growth. He is an active promoter of landscape architecture discourse in Chicago and is an Adjunct Professor and design critic at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture, where he has taught courses in theory, urbanism, representation and earthworks/infrastructure.