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All of us at Schuler Shook mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Cindy Smothers. Cindy passed away suddenly on October 7, 2020. In her 16 years at Schuler Shook, Cindy was at the center of our Chicago office as…

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Alex Robertson, a Project Theatre Consultant with Schuler Shook, has been promoted to full membership with the American Society of Theatre Consultants

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Schuler Shook’s lighting designers are pleased to receive recognition from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their recent lighting designs.

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We are pleased to celebrate the progress and contributions of several members of our Schuler Shook family.

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The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) named Todd Hensley and Jack Hagler as Fellows of the ASTC at its Annual Meeting.

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Schuler Shook and Richard Stuart announce new strategic relationship.

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Project Lighting Designer Jess Baker has been selected for the 2020 Class of 40Under40 by Lighting Magazine. This recognition places Jess among the top lighting designers selected from countries around the world…

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Commitment to sustainability made this project a golden opportunity for our lighting design team.

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We are celebrating two recent promotions among our designers and introducing our newest team members.

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The new McKnight Center elevates Oklahoma State University’s arts facilities on par with the school’s national reputation for arts instruction.

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Get to know Ted Ohl in Schuler Shook's New York office a little better! Read Lighting Sound & America's interview with Ted to learn more.

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What's behind the increased demand for flexible theatre spaces?

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Ted Ohl joins Schuler Shook as a Principal and leader of the New York City office.

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Hyatt's headquarters meets vacation destination with some help from concealed and decorative fixtures.

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Every designer has a story of the project that stopped - for years - and then came back to life. Sometimes, it's for the better. John Jacobsen shares an anecdote in LD+A's Roundtable.

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Alley Theatre captured this video interview describing how one designer feels lighting is the icing on the cake.

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

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Performing arts venues need not only programming but design to prepare for future generations of patrons. Bradley Fritz, AIA, describes some successful design solutions in use now...

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New Trier High School wanted to stage more complicated, more advanced performing arts productions. That meant getting the right spaces for rehearsal and performance.

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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's Jody Kovalick discusses the past, present and future of rigging systems.

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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.

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How is the latest LED technology changing stage lighting? Paul Whitaker talks with designers and lighting supervisors about everything from design process to tape light.

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David Barbour with Lighting & Sound America fondly recalls attending shows at Emerson Colonial in Boston and is thrilled with the last-minute rescue of this Broadway jewel.

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We are proud to recognize and celebrate three recent promotions among our designers and introduce our newest team members.

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Tour this community and civic centre that has something for everyone.

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Duane Schuler joins "unusual and highly creative" design team in co-production of Faust with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Portland Opera.

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Michael White, IESNA, LC, EDAC, LEED AP, Senior Lighting Designer retires from Schuler Shook after nearly 15 years in the Minneapolis office and 42 years in the lighting industry.

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Schuler Shook’s lighting designers are pleased to receive recognition from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their recent lighting designs.

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce the promotion of theatre consultant, Jody Kovalick, ASTC, to Principal.

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Lighting & Sound America's David Barbour captures the vintage remake of Cincinnati Music Hall.

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VenuesNow reviews McAllen Performing Arts Center's first year in operation, serving the Rio Grande Valley.

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Jack Hagler, ASTC, Partner at Schuler Shook and IAVM Allied Member is the first performing arts Allied Member to be awarded the Joseph J. Anzivino Distinguished Allied Award.

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Schuler Shook Project Lighting Designer, John Jacobsen, is recognized as one of North America’s brightest young lighting designers by Lighting magazine.


​First Gold Coast Cultural Precinct project opens under new name “Home of the Arts” (HOTA).​

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce the promotion of theatre planner and consultant, Kimberly Corbett Oates, ASTC, to Principal.

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A new arts, civic and community facility designed by FJMT for the City of Casey has opened in the outer Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren.

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We proudly announce three recent promotions and the addition of our newest designer.

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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College in Holland, MI, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, is a world-class facility for music

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The Performing Arts Complex at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

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"Not your typical urban park," says AZURE magazine.

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Schuler Shook Lighting Specialist, Jackson Pattermann, received the IES Chicago Emerging Professionals' Luminaire Design Award for his latest design, Eclipse.

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The lighting designers for Chicago Riverwalk received a special honor – recognition from their peers – via the UK-based darc awards program.

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Schuler Shook’s lighting designers are pleased to receive recognition from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their recent lighting designs.

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mondo*arc calls Chicago Riverwalk "vibrant, playful and welcoming."

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Lighting of "Banks" Reaps AL Awards for Schuler Shook

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Schuler Shook sees a bright future enhanced by the addition of four designers in Chicago and Dallas, and recognizes excellence with a promotion

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Auditoria Magazine reaches out to Schuler Shook and other industry leaders to discuss virtual reality and the increasingly sophisticated modeling tools used in the industry.

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Robert Shook's article about the lobby as a "third place" appears in the Spring issue of USITT's TD&T magazine.

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