Jon Brooke, PLA, LEED AP
Site Design Practice Leader
Jon leads our site design practice in Chicago. His goals are to promote design excellence, grow the Chicago studio, and diversify its offerings. With more than 27 years of industry tenure, Jon has experience in all facets of landscape architecture, planning and design. Prior to joining HDR in 2019, he opened and grew the Chicago office of Design Workshop. He also served as Principal at Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects.
Committed to a collaborative work culture, Jon says “I believe HDR is a place where I can grow professionally because of our collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. I’ve enjoyed working within diverse, integrated design teams. Collaboration and an understanding of others’ priorities makes good design, better.”
Jon is a former instructor of landscape architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture in Chicago, and at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom, and continues to mentor colleagues. A member of the Society for College and University Planning and the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, he was inducted into the honorary land economics society, Lambda Alpha International, in 2019.