March 28, 2024 – The Hoerr Schaudt team was proud to represent and accept three exceptional awards from the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (PGASLA). PGASLA is committed to advancing the landscape architecture field in Kansas and Western Missouri and members are passionate about inspiring the community through projects that improve both natural and built environments.


We were honored to receive the Award for Excellence in Design (built) for Skylawn at POST Houston, Merit Award in Design (unbuilt) for Atlanta Botanical Garden, and a Merit Award in Design (unbuilt) for Exploration Place Destination Playscape + Riverside Park Master Plan.

Skylawn at POST Houston is Texas' largest rooftop park and the crowning jewel of the newly repositioned mixed-use community hub. Conceived as a collection of garden rooms, Skylawn celebrates the range of landscape typologies and ecologies endemic to the southeast Texas region. Skyfarm, the rooftop's organic farm, is a model for the possibilities of rooftop soil growing and urban, community-supported agriculture. Skylawn provides the public with a new home base to gather and partake in educational events, wellness classes, and entertainment throughout the year set against the backdrop of Houston's skyline.


Skylawn at POST Houston

The Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) is expanding with an 8.8-acre master plan garden featuring terraced garden rooms, water features, and unique horticultural experiences. Highlights include a sloping water labyrinth, sunken amphitheater, walled display garden with a braided water channel, and expansive terraced water garden. Intersecting spaces include a 14-foot ring waterfall, cavern, and terraced waterfalls. Woodland edges frame smaller water garden rooms, while proposed additions include an Orangerie, visitor's center, restaurant, and beer garden along the Atlanta BeltLine. Expected completion is in 2027, with connections to the BeltLine and adjacent neighborhoods.


Atlanta Botanical Garden

Exploration Place redesigns its outdoor playground for the 25th anniversary on its iconic twenty-acre site at the Arkansas River confluence, celebrating architectural prominence and historical significance. Its seven-acre riverfront playscape aspires to become a regional cultural and recreational catalyst and national attraction embodying science-centric and interpretive play while reflecting its unique ecologies and histories. The project vision celebrates inclusive and sensory-forward design, honoring diverse abilities and play experiences while serving as a conduit for site histories, local identity, and community. Ten unique playscape rooms are in the conceptualization phase, a collaborative effort with three renowned play providers.


Exploration Place

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