The Cultural Landscape Foundation
November 13, 2009: Shaping America’s Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest


Peter Schaudt, FASLA, FAAR

Mr. Schaudt has achieved numerous design awards and honors, highlighted by the coveted Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture and Fellowship with the American Society of Landscape Architects. His career is marked with strong credentials in the art of design, stewardship, and social responsibility. With ideals of restraint, elegance, and simplicity, Peter strives to achieve a timeless design quality for each project. During his tenure as principal of Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Peter designed award-winning and iconic Chicago public spaces, including the campus landscape at Illinois Institute of Technology and the renovation of Daley Center Plaza. He enhanced Chicago’s lakefront green spaces by adding 17 new acres of parkland and by using innovative green roof techniques over a parking garage at Chicago’s Soldier Field. In January 2008, Schaudt merged his firm to become Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Volunteering his time generously, Peter currently serves on two Chicago mayoral design committees and lends his experience to the U.S. General Services Administration as a National Peer. As a member of the team for Chicago’s 2016 Chicago Olympic Design Committee, Peter designed several alternatives for the Olympic stadium in Washington Park. Peter was profoundly influenced by his mentor, internationally known landscape architect, Daniel Urban Kiley. Peter was his associate for three years after graduate school. Kiley’s design approach and philosophy is imbedded in Peter’s work to this day.


South Garden at the Chicago Art Institute, designed by Dan Kiley in 1962.