On Sunday, July 19th, Peter Lindsay Schaudt unexpectedly passed away at his home in Villa Park, Illinois. The sudden loss of our dear friend and esteemed colleague will leave a perpetual void in our hearts and lives.


Peter’s dedication, generosity, integrity, and kindness were evident in everything he touched, and he held himself – and the profession – to the highest ideals. He was a master of his craft; a leader, a visionary, and a giant within our profession. But, most importantly, Peter was a loving husband, a proud father, and a wonderful friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Janet, his children Elaine and Elliot, and his entire family.

Born in La Grange and raised in Villa Park, Peter was trained first as an architect, receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 1982 and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University in 1984. After 15 years as a Design Principal at his own firm, Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, he joined forces with Douglas Hoerr in 2008 to form Hoerr Schaudt.