Eric Schuchardt

Position title: Teaching Faculty, Chair Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program


Phone: (608) 263-7300

1D Agricultural Hall

Photo of Eric Schuchardt


Eric Schuchardt is a licensed landscape architect with over 10 years of experience working on projects throughout the world. His professional experience has involved a variety of scales across the design and planning spectrum, from small intricate plazas and community parks, to large comprehensive waterfront and campus framework plans. He recently started POPLAND Studio, LLC as a small design firm based in Madison, WI. Much of his professional work and teaching focuses on integrating topics of experiential design, equity, sustainability, and beauty into the design process.

Eric received his MLA in Urban Design degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He also has a BS in Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the faculty Eric worked at SmithGroup, OLIN, and SWA Group.

Academic Interests

  • Park and Open Space Design
  • Waterfront Design
  • Community and Urban Design
  • Digital Design Technology


Land Arc 562: Open Space Planning and Design Studio

Land Arc 563: Designing Sustainable and Resilient Regions Studio

Land Arc 610: Landscape Architecture Seminar – Capstone Part 01

Land Arc 611: Senior Project in Landscape Architecture – Capstone Part 02

URPL 791: Visual Communication for Planners


2018  Landscapes for Learning, WI ASLA Conference Presentation, Madison, WI

2017  Raising the Bar for Integrated Landscape Master Planning, SCUP North Central Conference Presentation, Minneapolis, MN

2017  Landscape and Green Infrastructure Master Plan, WI ASLA Conference Presentation, Milwaukee, WI

2015  20×20 Design Inspiration, WI ASLA Conference Presentation, Milwaukee, WI

2015  Transitioning from 2D to 3D Design and Planning, WI APA Conference Presentation, Milwaukee, WI

2015  Contour, Department of Landscape Architecture Publication, University of Wisconsin – Madison

2014  Young Professionals Panel, National LABASH Conference Presentation, Madison, WI

2014  Contour, Department of Landscape Architecture Publication, University of Wisconsin – Madison

2013  Contour, Department of Landscape Architecture Publication, University of Wisconsin – Madison

2011  Common Ground, A View on Harvard GSD: Volume 3, Harvard University

2011  Common Ground, GSD Platform 4, Harvard University


Notable Projects:

Ayia Napa Mixed Use Development– Planner and Designer – Nicosia, Cyprus

Euclid Waterfront Master Plan – Planner and Designer – Euclid, OH

Indiana University Landscape Master Plan – Planner – Bloomington, IN

Larsen Park Riverfront Redevelopment – Planner and Designer – Sioux City, IA

Madison Yards at Hill Farms – Planner and Designer – Madison, WI

Marquette University Campus Master Plan – Planner – Milwaukee, WI

Mill River Park and Greenway – Designer – Stamford, CT

Rodin Museum Site Design – Designer – Philadelphia, PA

Scott County Landfill End Use Plan – Designer – Scott County, IA

South Lakefront Framework Plan, Jackson Park – Planner – Chicago, IL

United States Embassy Design Competition – Designer – London, UK

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Garfield Waterfront Plan – Designer – Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Park – Designer – Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Master Plan – Planner – Madison, WI

Wisconsin State Office Building Headquarters – Designer – Madison, WI

World War II Museum Site Design – Designer – New Orleans, LA

Xiamen Huxindao Community Development – Designer and Planner – Xiamen, China

Yale University Franklin and Murray Colleges – Designer – New Haven, CT

69th Street Center Park – Designer – Wauwatosa, WI