Phillip Waite is an associate professor in Landscape Architecture at Washington State University. Prior to joining the faculty ranks at WSU in 2000, he served for 14 years as the assistant director of capital planning and capital budgets, campus planner, and campus landscape architect at the University of Idaho.

While at Idaho, he created a formalized process for project planning and architectural programming to ensure coordination between program needs, institutional strategic plan, academic plan, capital budgets & strategy, and the Long Range Campus Development Plan. This planning process resulted in documents called Project Planning Guides (“PPGs”) for all major capital projects on campus. He was responsible to lead the planning process and prepare Project Planning Guides for nearly $100 million in major capital projects over a six-year period. Two of those facilities, the Idaho Commons—a new student center/classroom facility in the core of campus—and the UI Student Recreation Center, have won architectural awards.

As a faculty member, he teaches courses in landscape architectural design, construction, and graphic communication. He frequently mentors graduate students in landscape architecture, horticulture, and architecture. His current research is directed at the affective power of place and how the landscape of campus affects student recruitment, retention, and learning performance.

An active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), he has published numerous articles, book chapters, and a book on subjects related to campus planning. His book, “The Non-Architect’s Guide to Major Capital Projects” was published by SCUP in 2005. As a gifted communicator, he is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops for SCUP and other organizations. He has degrees in both landscape architecture and architecture, and is a licensed landscape architect.

Peter Lindsay Schaudt has achieved numerous design awards and honors, highlighted by the coveted Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture and Fellowship with the American Society of Landscape Architects. During his tenure as principal of Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, Schaudt designed award-winning and iconic Chicago public spaces, including the campus landscape at Illinois Institute of Technology and the renovation of Daley Center Plaza. He enhanced Chicago’s lakefront green spaces by adding 17 new acres of parkland and by using innovative green roof techniques over a parking garage at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

As a member of the design team that won first place in an international design competition for the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization in Toronto, Peter is currently designing a 100,000 square foot green roof for the city’s premiere events landmark. He is also designing a Historic Landscape Preservation Master Plan for the oldest public university in the country, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Landscape Master Plan in collaboration with Ayers Saint Gross for Carolina North, a new, 250-acre campus development at UNC.

Schaudt currently serves on two Chicago mayoral design committees and lends his experience to the US General Services Administration as a National Peer. As a member of the team for Chicago’s 2016 Chicago Olympic Design Committee, Schaudt designed several alternatives for the Olympic stadium in Washington Park.

Schaudt was profoundly influenced by his mentor, internationally known landscape architect, Daniel Urban Kiley. Schaudt received a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University after completing a five-year professional Bachelor of Architecture in Design at University of Illinois Chicago.