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.

Our People

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Todd Hensley

Partner
Chicago

Jim Baney

Partner
Chicago

Robert Shook

Director
Chicago

Jim Hultquist

Director
Melbourne

Nicolò Brambilla

Senior Lighting Designer
Melbourne

Simon Austin

AV & Technical Systems Consultant
Melbourne

Michael DiBlasi

Partner
Minneapolis

Jack Hagler

Partner
Dallas

Michael Burgoyne

Partner
Minneapolis

Duane Schuler

Director
Seattle

Emily Klingensmith

Principal
Chicago

Michael Cohen

Principal
Minneapolis

Giulio Pedota

Principal
Chicago

Joshua Grossman

Principal
Chicago

Heather McAvoy

Principal
San Francisco Bay

Paul Whitaker

Principal
Minneapolis

Michael D. White

Senior Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

Jefferey Knox

Senior Lighting Designer
Dallas

Jody Kovalick

Senior Theatre Consultant
Minneapolis

Christopher Sprague

Senior Theatre Consultant
Chicago

Harold "Chip" Ulich

Senior Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

Kent Conrad

Senior Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

John Jacobsen

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

Laura Roman

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

Jess Goings

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

Alex Robertson

Theatre Consultant
Dallas

Brian Wiley

Lighting Designer
Chicago

Kevin Greene

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

Keith Friedlander

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

Jason Burton

Theatre Specialist
Minneapolis

Eric Meinzer

Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

Milan Anich II

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

Jackson Pattermann

Lighting Specialist
Chicago

Robert Jenista

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

Jean Gonzalez

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

Lorna Luebbers

Principal, Marketing and Business Development
Chicago

Jan Bachman

Marketing Director
Minneapolis

Molllie Prince

Marketing Director
Dallas

Mark Glochowsky

Controller / Accounting Manager
Chicago

Cindy Smothers

Office Manager
Chicago

Philippa Kending

Office Manager
Minneapolis

Mark Hale

IT Operations Manager
Chicago

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).​

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