We are pleased to announce the promotions of Nicholas Fobes to Principal and Michael Skowlund to Associate Principal.

Nicholas and Michael 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 Principal, Nick will lead complex projects through each phase of the design process, from concept and budgeting to coordinating the design team and consultants. Deeply inspired by the process and creating order out of chaos, he thrives on seeing a project through from beginning to end and experiencing that journey alongside the client. Since joining Hoerr Schaudt in 2008, Nick has led significant projects at the firm, including the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, World Food Prize Foundation Garden, a 60-acre residential property in Rhode Island, and a 16-acre landscape restoration at a historic residence by Howard van Doren Shaw. Nick holds a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

With more than 12 years experience with site and landscape planning, Michael is highly skilled at coordinating between public and private entities and multidisciplinary teams. As Associate Principal, Michael will guide projects through every phase, handling day-to-day client communication, and managing design teams. His deep interest in the relationship between landscape and architecture is evident in a portfolio of large-scale urban projects that frequently involve landscape on structure including the expansive roof deck at Buckhead Atlanta and the urban campus and public park in downtown Oklahoma City for SandRidge Energy. Michael holds a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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