Peoria-Born Doug Hoerr Has Helped To Launch Something Of A Green Revolution In America’s Major Cities
He’s the man who brought nature to Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. He’s the guy who helped make the Magnificent Mile magnificent. He’s the one who looked at empty, desolate urban roofs and saw a place to add sport, leisure and beauty to an unused space.
He’s Doug Hoerr, senior partner at the renowned Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects of Chicago, and former landscape designer and builder at Peoria’s Hoerr Nursery.
Born in Peoria 66 years ago, Hoerr’s family moved on his first birthday to a farm in Millford, Indiana, where he grew up.
After graduation from Purdue University with a degree in landscape architecture, Hoerr returned to Peoria to work with his second cousins Rudy, Jim and John Hoerr at DA Hoerr, the landscape design/build firm now known as Hoerr Nursery.