Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape collection, 1999
Materials related to Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Inc. including, but not necessarily limited to, the following: Six photographic reproductions of drawings or models of landscaping design for the field north of Crown Hall on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago). Design by Peter Lindsay Schaudt was executed ca. 2001. Collection includes two color prints of model, one color transparency of site plan, and three 35 mm color slides: site plan; cross section looking at Crown Hall; model-plan view. American Society of Landscape Architects' 2005 Award of Honor to PLS for the IIT campus project.
- Schaudt, Peter Lindsay (Person)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
In 1996, a major redesign of the IIT campus landscape was recommended as part of the campus master plan developed by IIT trustee Dirk Lohan, Mies's grandson. Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Inc. of Chicago, and Michael van Valkenburgh Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts were contracted in 1997 to execute a landscape master plan for the main campus; the plan was adopted in 1998. Peter Lindsay Schaudt was then engaged to begin the execution of the plan. The first stages (now complete) included creating a new streetscape/landscape and forestation of parkways and medians along State St. and 33rd St. as they run through the campus (12 acres, completer 2000) (this work was funded by the City of Chicago) and a terraced field to the north of Crown Hall (2 acres, completed 2001). The Galvin Pritzker Grove at the SW corner of State and 33rd Streets was added to the project in early 2003. Later work completed by Peter Lindsay Schaudt includes the yard in front of Main Building, the park-like setting immediately to the east, and parking areas along Federal Street (2.25 acres, completed 2002). Landscaping around State Street Village (student housing) was completed in 2003 (1 acre). The next phase of work to be done by Schaudt (as of Nov. 2005) includes the grounds around S. R. Crown Hall, the IIT Tower building, and the IIT Research Park. A separate landscape design project for the areas surrounding the McCormick Tribune Campus Center, developed by Campus Center Architect Rem Koolhaas, was completed in 2003-2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Processed 11/6/2003 and 11/8/2005
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 11/6/2003 & 11/8/ 2005