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

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Jim Baney

Partner
Chicago

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Jim Hultquist

Partner
Melbourne

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Robert Shook

Founder
Chicago

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Nicolò Brambilla

Senior Lighting Designer, Studio Leader
Melbourne

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Jack Dahlqvist

Senior Consultant, Venues and Technical Services
Melbourne

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Josie White

Project Lighting Designer
Melbourne

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Samuel Butler

Project Theatre Consultant
Melbourne

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Jonathan Cook

Audio Video Consultant
Melbourne

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Michael DiBlasi

Partner
Minneapolis, New York

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Jack Hagler

Partner
Dallas

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Michael Burgoyne

Partner
Minneapolis, New York

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Emily Klingensmith

Partner
Chicago

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Giulio Pedota

Partner
Chicago

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Joshua Grossman

Partner
Chicago

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Paul Whitaker

Partner
Minneapolis, New York

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Duane Schuler

Founder
Seattle

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Michael Cohen

Principal
Minneapolis

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Ted Ohl

Principal
New York

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Jody Kovalick

Principal
Minneapolis, New York

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Christopher Sprague

Principal
Chicago

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Garth Hemphill

Principal
Dallas

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Jefferey Knox

Senior Lighting Designer, Studio Leader
Dallas

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Chris Kusek

Senior Audio Video Consultant
Chicago

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Kent Conrad

Senior Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

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John Jacobsen

Senior Lighting Designer, Technical Coordinator
Chicago

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Travis Shupe

Senior Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Kevin Greene

Project Theatre Consultant
Chicago

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Mike Libby

Project Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

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Zachary Briscoe

Project Theatre Consultant
Dallas

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Samantha Komber

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Jason Burton

Project Theatre Consultant
Minneapolis

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Patrick Knee

Project Theatre Consultant
Dallas

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Keith Friedlander

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

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Sten Severson

Audio Video Consultant
Minneapolis

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Scott Tobin

Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Angela McMahon

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

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Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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Alex Peck

Lighting / Theatre / Audio Video Consultant
Minneapolis

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Peter W. Mitchell

Lighting Specialist
Minneapolis

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Jackson Lasseter

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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John P. Munoz

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Benjamin Grohs

Theatre Audio Video Specialist
Dallas

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Kelly Murphey

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Katelyn Le-Thompson

Lighting Specialist
Chicago

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Matt Valerio

Lighting Specialist
Chicago

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Caitlin Coffin

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Ben Schultz

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Karen Wallace

Intern Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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Emily Rosdahl

Intern Lighting Specialist
Minneapolis

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Lorna Luebbers

Principal, Marketing and Business Development
Chicago

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Jan Bachman

Marketing Director
Minneapolis, New York

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Mollie Brackeen

Marketing Director
Dallas

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Mark Glochowsky

Controller / Accounting 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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Ksenia Oquist

Administrative & HR Coordinator
Chicago

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Henry Golden-Starr

Marketing Coordinator
Chicago


At Schuler Shook, we believe that our designs contribute to a better world. We hold Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as essential values in our practice.

Growth in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion creates a wide span of thought, breadth of participation, and shared rewards among our team. We want to recognize and engage with people of all identities, abilities, and socioeconomic positions. Read about equity in our practice here.

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce Paul Whitaker, LEED AP, WELL AP, as a Partner. Paul’s talents as a designer, consultant, and educator are appreciated across our services.

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Thunder Valley Casino Resort boasts a multilevel entertainment venue, with high-performing BOH spaces. The Eagles, Bruno Mars, and Santana fully vetted The Venue on opening weekend!

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce Chris Kusek, CTS-D, CTS-I, has joined our team as Senior Audio Video Consultant.