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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Robert Shook

Founder
Chicago

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Jim Hultquist

Director
Melbourne

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Nicolò Brambilla

Senior Lighting Designer
Melbourne

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Graeme Trott

Project AV Consultant
Melbourne

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Jack Dahlqvist

Project AV Consultant
Melbourne

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Josie White

Lighting Designer
Melbourne

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Samuel Butler

Theatre 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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Duane Schuler

Founder
Seattle

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Michael Cohen

Principal
Minneapolis

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Heather McAvoy

Principal
San Francisco Bay

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Ted Ohl

Principal
New York

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Paul Whitaker

Principal
Minneapolis, New York

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Jody Kovalick

Principal
Minneapolis, New York

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Christopher Sprague

Principal
Chicago

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Beth Turomsha

Senior Lighting Designer, Studio Leader
New York

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Jefferey Knox

Senior Lighting Designer
Dallas

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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 Román

Senior Lighting Designer
Chicago

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John Jacobsen

Senior Lighting Designer, Technical Coordinator
Chicago

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Jess Baker

Senior Lighting Designer, Studio Leader
San Francisco Bay

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Alex Robertson

Project Theatre Consultant, Visualization Leader
Dallas

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Brian Wiley

Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Jean Gonzalez-Hill

Project Theatre Consultant
Dallas

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Kevin Greene

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

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Jason Burton

Theatre Consultant
Minneapolis

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Eric Meinzer

Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

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Bradley Fritz

Theatre Consultant
Dallas

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Mike Libby

Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

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Jackson Pattermann

Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Keith Friedlander

Theatre Consultant
Chicago

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Travis Shupe

Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Samantha Komber

Lighting Designer
Chicago

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Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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Alex Peck

Lighting / Theatre Specialist
Minneapolis

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Grace Gallagher

Lighting Specialist
Dallas

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Zachary Briscoe

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Angela McMahon

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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Jackson Lasseter

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

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John P. Munoz

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

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Brianne Inselman

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, New York

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Molllie Brackeen

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

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Emily Cohen

Accounting & Operations 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 delighted to announce that Jess Baker has made the move to California! Jess is the new Lighting Design Studio Leader for our San Francisco Bay office and will now bring her architectural lighting…

Buddy Holly stair ballet

We are proud to have been a part of this phenomenal new performing arts center in Lubbock, Texas.

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Todd Hensley of Schuler Shook and Payam Ashtiani of Aercoustics Engineering examine design considerations as the entertainment industry looks to a pandemic-informed future.