Kurt J. Schmidt

Kurt J. Schmidt
Assistant Designer

Kurt is involved in creating multi-layered storytelling maps and graphics that help capture complex analysis findings, illuminate opportunities, and communicate unique project visions. His work encompasses detailed site inventory, analysis and research as well as conceptual design input throughout the design and planning process. A few of the diverse projects he has been involved with include the Manitowoc River Walk, East Central Indiana Region, MGE Campus, MGE Health of the Service Area, Capitol East District, Middleton Urban Plaza, Middleton Pheasant Branch, Amsterdam New York Casino Master Plan, The Village at Autumn Lake, as well as many other Veridian residential neighborhood designs.

Prior to working at Vandewalle & Associates, Kurt practiced as a landscape architectural designer with Judith Stark and Associates of Delafield WI, and served as an Arboretum Restoration and Gardening Assistant at the U.W. Madison Arboretum. Kurt has also volunteered his time at the Arboretum, Smithgroup JJR’s Parking Day, and at Terrace Town’s children workshop. You can contact Kurt here.



The University of Wisconsin, Madison 2009-2013
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
Environmental Studies Certificate

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2008-2009


Awards and Scholarships

Design Winner — Minnesota Corrugated Box | Think Outside the Box Design Competition,2013

Honorable Mention Award — Design 2012, Interior Design, 2012

Scholarship Recipient — Wisconsin Garden Club Federation, 2012

Scholarship Recipient — Port Washington Garden Club, 2012

Honor Society Member — Sigma Lambda Alpha, 2012-2013


Volunteer Work and Memberships

Parking Day Volunteer — Smithgroup JJR, 2013

Terrace Town Volunteer –Monona Terrace, Madison WI, 2010-2011

Gardening Volunteer — The U.W. Madison Arboretum, 2010-2011

Member — U.W. A.S.L.A. Student Chapter, 2010-2012