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An extensive renovation of the existing Broadway theatre and an addition of a five-story, 20,000 SF annex - no mean feat with the interior and exterior landmarked by New York City!

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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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We are proud to recognize and celebrate our latest promotions and introduce our newest team members!

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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.

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Storytelling remains the core element of performance, but audiences have different expectations for a transformative, immersive performing arts experience. Consider these trends...

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'An experience in and of itself': Chicago savors The Salt Shed's adaptive reuse

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We are pleased to announce three new promotions and a new team member in lighting design!

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We are happy to celebrate continued growth with promotions and new team members!

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‘Better than we dared imagine’: Sydney Opera House unveils its ‘miracle’ new concert hall

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Garth Hemphill wants owners and architects of the facilities we create to speak their vision - whole and uncensored. Big dreams and big ideas are welcomed by the audio video team!

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We are pleased to recognize professional growth and celebrate new additions at Schuler Shook!

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The Limits of a "Standard Observer" - Painting vision with a broad brush can be problematic.

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce Garth Hemphill, CTS-D, has joined our team as Principal.

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce Jim Hultquist, ASTC, as a Partner.

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We are pleased to announce a well-deserved promotion and three new team members!

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce a leadership transition many years in the making. Our Founders, Duane Schuler and Robert Shook, began a transition plan in 2016 to guide the firm’s leadership to its next…


LDA Magazine - Pre-Pandemic Research Article on Circadian Design.

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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…

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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.

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Venue Now shares with you the new Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

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We are pleased to announce two new team members!

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Every seat is the best seat! New seating, new configuration and increased accessibility.


The next time you attend a virtual call, change things up with one of our striking background images. Free to download and enjoy!

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We celebrate the continued professional growth of our team members through well-deserved promotions, and we happily introduce a new team member!

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Schuler Shook's lighting design for The Leonardian Auditorium at St. Leonard's College takes home "Best Medium Indoor Lighting Control Project" at the DALI Lighting Awards.

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Schuler Shook congratulates Kimberly Corbett Oates, ASTC, as the firm’s newest Partner.

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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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