Douglas Hoerr FASLA
Senior Partner

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Horticulture Sabbatical with John Brookes, Beth Chatto, Adrian + Alan Bloom

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture

Architecture & Design Society, Art Institute of Chicago

The Leaders of Design Council

Design Leadership Network

Design Leadership Network

Office

Chicago

Douglas Hoerr FASLA
Senior Partner

Douglas Hoerr, an ASLA Fellow and senior partner of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, has worked on projects across nearly every design sector both nationally and internationally, including award-winning residential gardens, botanical gardens, commercial and corporate projects, civic spaces, campuses, and streetscapes. His studio is known for its inspirational use of horticulture as a transformative element.

Doug’s approach to design is rooted in craftsmanship, a hard-earned knowledge of plants, and an instinctual understanding of the land. Raised on a farm in Indiana, Doug’s upbringing nurtured a love for both the landscape and of building things. After earning a degree in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University (Distinguished Alumni Award 2010), Doug worked for a decade in Peoria at a design-build studio before taking a 2-yr sabbatical in England. There he worked in the gardens of some of Britain’s greatest plantsmen, immersing himself in centuries of accumulated English horticultural traditions. Shortly after returning to the States, Doug designed the ground-breaking median planters down the center of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue providing two-miles of wonderment for 20 years.

In 2008, he merged with Peter Schaudt to create Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. With studios in Chicago, Los Angeles and Kansas City, Doug’s projects have won numerous national and local design awards and have been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Veranda, Traditional Home, Better Home & Gardens, and in the book "Movement and Meaning: The Landscapes of Hoerr Schaudt" published by Monicelli Press/Random House.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Horticulture Sabbatical with John Brookes, Beth Chatto, Adrian + Alan Bloom

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture

Architecture & Design Society, Art Institute of Chicago

The Leaders of Design Council

Design Leadership Network

Design Leadership Network

Office

Chicago