I would recommend Hoerr Schaudt to anyone who wants to push themselves to grow professionally and is after a fast-paced learning environment with plenty of opportunities to grow. What'll keep you here is working on projects that are second to none!
I’m proud to be part of Hoerr Schaudt for our beautiful and accessible work that people have heard of and can go enjoy: Michigan Avenue and streetscapes, botanic gardens, sports parks, and university campuses.
If you are looking for a hands-on, fast-paced experience taking projects from conception to construction, Hoerr Schaudt is your place.
Hoerr Schaudt applies measurable checkpoints for promotions, alleviating concern for bias or stagnation that could come from a more subjective process.
I’m proud to work at Hoerr Schaudt for the people and the projects (in that order).
I’d recommend Hoerr Schaudt for the great projects, weekly internal presentations, and lots of knowledgeable people to ask questions and learn new things.
Being part of Hoerr Schaudt comes with great benefits, abundant learning and development opportunities, and some fun bonus perks. From holiday break to our travel fellowship program to plant nursery discounts, we're proud to offer perks that go above and beyond the norm.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
24/7 confidential expert counselor access for advice and support regarding family, health, financial, legal, work, and other life issues.
401(k) + matching plan
Paid Time Off
Cell Phone Stipend
Monthly cell phone stipend to assist with business related use.
Travel Fellowship Program
We value the importance of exploring and experiencing the world of landscape architecture in person and beyond what our projects provide. Our Travel Fellowship Program encourages professional growth and exploration while you share your learned experiences with our team. Each year, employees (with 3+ years at Hoerr Schaudt) can apply to the program; selected individuals spend a week at their destination of choice with stipends for airfare, hotel, and meals.
Continuing Education & Professional Fees
Hoerr Schaudt encourages your professional development by paying for one attempt at the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. We also have study materials available and allow you time off to take test exams.
Upon passing the licensing exam and obtaining your license, you’ll receive a bonus.
We pay for ASLA dues, CLARB, and license fees that require yearly maintenance.
Utilize our US Green Building Council account to create personal accounts and receive benefits, including LEED courses, credential webinars, and access to research, case studies, and publications.
We host frequent gatherings in the office and virtual webinars for employees to earn CEUs for licensure.
Hoerr Schaudt University (HSU) Professors
Our HSU Professors help train employees on various programs we use. This role includes monthly bonus payments for a one-year commitment.
A designated person from each studio will help organize and be our interns’ primary point of contact. Those who participate receive a monthly bonus.
Work From Home
We support a flexible workplace, allowing you to work from home one day per week.
Get matched up with another Hoerr Schaudt employee to help you get acclimated and meet others outside your studio during your first two months.
We host Town Hall meetings quarterly to update everyone on company goals, initiatives, and team members’ accomplishments.
Culture Committee Events
We plan events and celebrations throughout the year to give you a break in the day. These include flower arrangement workshops, holiday lunches, and sports-related gatherings.
Snacks and Lunches
Our kitchen is always stocked with a variety of healthy snacks. We also regularly provide free lunches for educational seminars and holiday celebrations.
Chicago Office Library
Our library includes 1,300+ books on gardens, planting design, architecture, and more for you to reference and check out any time.
Garden and Museum Memberships
We have company memberships with the Chicago Botanical Garden, Powell Gardens in Kansas City, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago that provide free admission, store discounts, and other benefits. Our CBG membership also gives you special admission privileges and discounts at 345+ gardens throughout North America!
Local Nursery Discount
Employees can enjoy trade discounts at all nurseries where our company is registered.
Farm Vacation House
Team members are welcome to book and stay at our founder’s Michigan farm vacation house, located about two hours from Chicago.