Careers

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Together, we all have one common passion in mind: to create gardens that delight.

Who We Are

Hoerr Schaudt is a team of landscape architects, urban designers, and horticulturists who create innovative landscapes that delight on every scale — from intimate private gardens to vast public parks. Our devotion to craft and attention to detail help clients discover the unseen potential of their outdoor spaces.

We regularly collaborate with top architecture firms on urban public spaces, institutional campuses, private residences, commercial developments, and recreational destinations. We complement a solid foundation in design with innovative horticulture and particular attention to seasonality. Our work is recognized frequently through press coverage, award recognition, requests for our designers to share their knowledge, and—most importantly—by the people who use and are inspired by the spaces we have created.

We are a mid-size and mighty group of 70+ people. Large enough to take on transformative, complex projects with the attention to detail and responsiveness of a close-knit team. We are proud to have leadership and an overall firm that includes 50% women and 50% men. And we're made up of people from 20+ states across the country and a 9+ countries around the globe, including Canada, China, France, Georgia, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Together, we all have one common passion in mind: to create gardens that delight.

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Where We Work

Our Chicago headquarters is in the bustling Fulton Market neighborhood at 1101 W Lake Street. We love that we’re located in a walker’s paradise close to cafes, restaurants, shops, parks, and public transportation. The office is close to lunch spots on Randolph, Fulton, and Madison Streets—there’s no shortage of places to explore! We’re also a short walk from Union and Skinner Parks, which offer the perfect green spaces to enjoy lunch and unwind during the day. Nearby public transportation options include the CTA station at Morgan Street and bus lines on many streets surrounding the office.

We’re also excited to share that we will move into our brand-new HQ, that’s close to our current space, in 2023. A new chapter is coming, and we can’t wait to share more of what’s ahead!

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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.

Health Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision
  • Health savings account 
  • Flex care spending card

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


24/7 confidential expert counselor access for advice and support regarding family, health, financial, legal, work, and other life issues.

Financial Protection

  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance

Retirement Planning


401(k) + matching plan

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation days
  • Sick and personal days
  • Holiday break — we typically close the office between Christmas and New Year’s Day with full pay
  • Birthdays
  • 1/2 day summer Fridays
  • Flex time
  • Minimum of 8 paid holidays

Rewards

  • Performance bonuses 2x/year
  • Travel fellowship — anywhere in the world!
  • Employee referral bonuses

Commute Stipend

  • Public transit reimbursement
  • Paid parking passes

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.

Licensing Bonus

Upon passing the licensing exam and obtaining your license, you’ll receive a bonus.

Professional Dues

We pay for ASLA dues, CLARB, and license fees that require yearly maintenance.

USGBC Membership

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.

CEU Opportunities

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.

Studio Leads

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.

Team Outings

  • Annual give-back charity outing
  • Summer and holiday parties
  • Monthly happy hours

Buddy Program

Get matched up with another Hoerr Schaudt employee to help you get acclimated and meet others outside your studio during your first two months.

Recognition

We host Town Hall meetings quarterly to update everyone on company goals, initiatives, and team members’ accomplishments.

Birthday Celebrations

  • Employees get their birthday as a paid day off each year
  • We also celebrate birthdays monthly with special treats in the office.

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.

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Internship Program

Hoerr Schaudt has a long-standing commitment to linking education and practice. We believe the best way to prepare you for your future in landscape architecture is to expose you to a broad spectrum of office practices and procedures related to the profession.

Thanks to all who applied in 2022! If you are interested in a summer internship in 2023, applications will be available in January 2023. If you have any questions, reach out to us at intern@hoerrschaudt.com.

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