Valued internationally as creative and insightful design partners, Schuler Shook consistently create exceptional design solutions in theatre consulting, audio-visual consulting and specialist lighting design. We gladly step up to address project challenges with an innovative spirit that is grounded in practical experience. We design for today and for the future.


Great projects are the result of great teams – teams of users, planners, designers, engineers, builders. When all of the team members are listening and engaged, innovative ideas can become practical reality. We are consummate listeners, and we work hard to ensure that every new idea has a chance to breathe.

Client partners appreciate our process, built on a genuine openness and curiosity about every project and each stakeholder. We believe in happy clients and spaces that make a difference.

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Todd Hensley

Partner
Chicago

Jim Baney

Jim Baney

Partner
Chicago

Robert Shook

Robert Shook

Director
Chicago

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Jim Hultquist

Director
Melbourne

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Nicolò Brambilla

Senior Lighting Designer
Melbourne

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Simon Austin

AV & Technical Systems Consultant
Melbourne

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Samuel Butler

Specialist
Melbourne

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Michael DiBlasi

Partner
Minneapolis

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Jack Hagler

Partner
Dallas

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Michael Burgoyne

Partner
Minneapolis

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Emily Klingensmith

Partner
Chicago

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Giulio Pedota

Partner
Chicago

Josh Grossman

Joshua Grossman

Partner
Chicago

Duane Schuler

Duane Schuler

Director
Seattle

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Michael Cohen

Principal
Minneapolis

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Heather McAvoy

Principal
San Francisco Bay

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Paul Whitaker

Principal
Minneapolis

Jody Kovalick

Jody Kovalick

Principal
Minneapolis

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Jefferey Knox

Senior Lighting Designer
Dallas

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Christopher Sprague

Senior Theatre Consultant
Chicago

Chip Ulich

Harold "Chip" Ulich

Senior Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

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Kent Conrad

Senior Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

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Laura Roman

Senior Lighting Designer
Chicago

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John Jacobsen

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Jess Baker

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Alex Robertson

Project Theatre Consultant
Dallas

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Brian Wiley

Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Kevin Greene

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

Jason Burton Bw 300

Jason Burton

Theatre Consultant
Minneapolis

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Eric Meinzer

Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

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Bradley Fritz

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

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Jeremy Lazzara

Theatre Consultant
Dallas

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Mike Libby

Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

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Keith Friedlander

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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Jackson Pattermann

Lighting Specialist
Chicago

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Robert Jenista

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Jean Gonzalez

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Alex Peck

Lighting / Theatre Specialist
Minneapolis

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Grace Gallagher

Lighting Specialist
Dallas

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Peter Lee

Lighting Design Intern
Chicago

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Lorna Luebbers

Principal, Marketing and Business Development
Chicago

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Jan Bachman

Marketing Director
Minneapolis

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Molllie Prince

Marketing Director
Dallas

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Mark Glochowsky

Controller / Accounting Manager
Chicago

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Cindy Smothers

Office Manager
Chicago

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Philippa Kending

Office Manager
Minneapolis

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Mark Hale

IT Operations Manager
Chicago

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Kim Denovan

Office Manager
Melbourne

Carleton College Lda

The school's new Music and Performance Commons is a mecca for students, with Kracum Performance Hall at the heart.

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Why do mothers leave design, and what can be done to keep them? These questions had never been formally asked of the lighting design world. Until now.

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Schuler Shook congratulates Emily Klingensmith, IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP, Giulio Pedota, IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP, and Joshua Grossman, ASTC, as the firm’s newest Partners.