We are pleased to announce the promotions of Shawn Weidner to Senior Associate and Kelly Murphy to Associate.

Shawn and Kelly both play a crucial role in the vision and vitality of Hoerr Schaudt, and we are excited to recognize their accomplishments, dedication and pursuit of design excellence to our clients and with our firm.

As Senior Associate, Shawn coordinates the design process through all phases of development, handling day-to-day communication and working with the design teams. With more than 12 years experience, Shawn received a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and joined Hoerr Schaudt in 2012. His recent work includes North Park University, Northmoor Country Club, Lambeau Field, Nathan Philip Square, and Knox College and many private residences throughout the region.

For Shawn, the more detailed the better – he loves projects that involve intricate masonry, wood, and metal work. Discovering his passion for landscape architecture during high school, Shawn is inspired daily by his collaborations with clients where he helps them achieve their vision from design through construction. When he’s not at the office, Shawn can be found with his wife and son exploring the Chicago Botanic Garden or taking in a food or music festival. But this Ohio native’s talents go beyond horticulture facts and visions of landscapes; he took home second prize in his third grade spelling bee, and has spelled ‘a-r-c-h-i-t-e-c-t’ correctly ever since.

As an Associate, Kelly brings her design expertise to a diverse range of complex projects. Since joining Hoerr Schaudt in 2014, her projects include the new Riverline Development in Chicago and Fifth + Broadway in Nashville. Kelly received her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Kelly is passionate about landscape design because it offers a multitude of opportunities to give back to the world. She takes pride in being part of a profession where ecological and cultural contributions can be made with each project. Kelly believes Chicago is one of the most exciting places to be a landscape architect because of the value the city places on great design and clients who place value in what designers create.

A botanical mixologist and mid-century furniture rescuer by hobby, this Harvard graduate is tickled to be back in Chicago after leaving to complete her Master’s Degree. Returning with new perspectives and great enthusiasm, she can be found reconnecting with the city by bicycle in her spare time.

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