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Crate & Barrel Michigan Avenue: Flower Fame

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We love urban horticulture fans! This week we got a call from Kate who wanted an ID on one of the bulbs in the parkway planter in front of the… Read More >

Rooftop Garden Design: Tips for Creating Your Own

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When spring is in the air your underutilized real estate atop a garage suddenly looks like a great place for a rooftop garden.  Rooftop terraces can be so much –… Read More >

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Breaks Ground

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The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden broke ground on their $11.6 million improvement plan this month. Iowa’s state capitol has a number of citizens committed to public horticulture and we’ve been fortunate enough… Read More >

Outdoor Living Trends 2013: Design Tips & Inspiration

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The ASLA asked landscape architects across the country to identify the top outdoor living trends of 2013—and published the survey results on their blog earlier this month. Outdoor living spaces,… Read More >

World Food Prize Hall & Garden Achieve LEED Platinum

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In the good news category: The World Food Prize announced this week that the  Hall of Laureates and Garden has received LEED Platinum certification. The platinum rating is the  highest… Read More >

Midwest Garden Design & Challenges

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No one can argue with the radiance of a Midwest garden in the spring and summer—but as you know winter is the truest test. When Hoerr Schaudt designs for this… Read More >

Luxe Magazine: Beyond the Cover

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This month’s Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine tells the story of how a century-old home in Lake Forest, IL was carefully restored to its original glory. Hoerr Schaudt had the… Read More >

Hoerr Schaudt is Hiring!

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We are an exceptional team of talented professionals working on complex, exciting, and rewarding projects. We collaborate with the best architecture firms in the country and offer the opportunity to… Read More >

Landscape Design at SandRidge Energy Commons

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Last month, Architectural Record wrote briefly about the SandRidge Energy Commons project in Oklahoma City, the new corporate headquarters of an oil and natural gas company, in its move downtown,… Read More >

Gather Around the Table – Alfresco Dining Spaces

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In honor of the Thanksgiving tradition of gathering around a generous table, I thought I post some (zero calorie!) eye candy of our favorite outdoor rooms designed for alfresco dining.… Read More >

Chicago Landscapes in Autumn

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Chicago’s civic landscapes attract people from all over the country. One of our landscape architects was out and about recently and took photos of how autumn was expressed this year… Read More >

Urban Parkway: Tips & Considerations

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  We often point out the value of planting and maintaining the city-owned parkways in front of their homes when clients redesign their residential landscape.  Aside from the obvious improvement… Read More >

Polling all Kids!: Landscape for Play

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This week one of our design teams had an opportunity to brainstorm about what makes a really great play space. We design many play areas in private gardens – ranging… Read More >

Garden Fence – Favorite Landscape Design Detail of the Week

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A beautiful residential landscape we photographed this Spring includes one of my favorite examples of a functional element that is transformed by good design. A fence running along the length… Read More >

Garden Landscape Details

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Eye-candy time!  A few of my favorite ‘detail’ shots from a variety of projects:     Many of the hardscape details on this project, like this iron fence and concrete… Read More >

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