1959 - 2015

Peter Lindsay Schaudt

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Schaudt earned his B.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1982, and his M.L.A. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1984.  While still a graduate student, he sought summer work in the office of Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley in Vermont, and worked full-time as an associate for Kiley from 1984 to 1987, collaborating with him on the NationsBank Plaza (later called the Kiley Garden) in Tampa, Florida, which was completed in 1988. 

In 1991, Schaudt founded Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture. The firm’s work included (along with Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates) the campus landscape at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT); the Midway Plaisance, part of Chicago’s South Park system designed by Olmsted and Vaux; and the renovation of Daley Center Plaza in Chicago. Schaudt enhanced the city’s lakefront in 2003 with seventeen acres of new parkland designed for the North Burnham Park-Soldier Field Redevelopment Project, one of the three NFL-stadium projects he completed. In 2008, Schaudt became a partner in Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, whose many projects included the revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto (with PLANT Architect) and the McGovern Centennial Gardens, located in Hermann Park, in Houston, Texas. In 1990, Schaudt won the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. His firm received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2005 for work at IIT. Schaudt became a Fellow of the ASLA in 2006. Suffering a heart attack, he died unexpectedly at the age of 56.

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