Emily Klingensmith IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP

Principal

Emily is a talented designer who has the unique ability to create lighting that both inspires and performs. Her strong design sensibilities, coupled with her background in architectural engineering, ensure that her work is compelling both visually and technically.

Emily is a keen listener and collaborator who works closely with clients to ensure she understands their goals. She is a critical-thinker and enjoys seeing a challenge through from inception through completion. Since she joined Schuler Shook in 1996, she has designed lighting systems for hundreds of projects, many winning IALD, IES, and GE lighting awards.

Significant Projects

Education

  • BAE - The Pennsylvania State University

Organizations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • LC-Lighting Certified by NCQLP
  • US Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional

Presentations & Panels

  • “Leading with Light – A Case Study of the IALD’s Headquarters Office” – NeoCon, 2013
  • “LED's - Getting Beyond the Hype to What Works” – AIA Chicago, 2011
  • “Designing with LEDs” – DOE Voices for SSL Efficiency Workshop, 2009
  • “The Process of Lighting Design” – AIA Chicago, 2008
  • "Lighting for Lobbies & Large Public Spaces” – NeoCon, 2007
  • “Lighting Design for Brazzaz” – IES Chicago, 2006
  • “Shedd Aquarium Wild Reef” – IES National Convention, 2003
  • “Façade Lighting” – IES Chicago, 2005

Awards

  • Calder Flamingo Sculpture
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 1999
    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award, 1999
  • DeVos Performance Hall
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 2005
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2005
    • IES Chica­go Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award, 2005
  • Shedd Aquarium Wild Reef Exhibit
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2004
  • Shedd Aquarium Caribbean Reef Exhibit
    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Award of Dis­tinc­tion, 2000
    • Gen­er­al Elec­tric Light­ing Award of Mer­it, 2000
    • AIA Chica­go Hon­or Award, 2000
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library
    • Illum­ni Sil­ver Infin­i­ty Award — Civic Light­ing, 2012
    • GE Edi­son Award of Mer­it, 2011
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2012
    • AIA Chica­go Dis­tin­guished Build­ing Cita­tion of Mer­it, 2012
    • AIA Chica­go Inte­ri­or Archi­tec­ture Cita­tion of Mer­it, 2012
  • Three First National Plaza

    • Coop­er Light­ing SOURCE Award, Hon­or­able Men­tion — Com­mer­cial Cat­e­go­ry, 2010
    • IES Region­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2010
  • International Association of Lighting Designers Headquarters
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2013
  • 333 West Wacker Drive Lobby
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2012
  • Chicago Avenue Pumping Station

    • IES Region­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2007
    • AIA Chica­go Design Excel­lence Award, 2005
    • Chica­go Build­ing Con­gress Mer­it Award, 2004
    • Chica­go Land­mark Award for Preser­va­tion Excel­lence, 2003
  • Confidential Company
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2012
  • Dentons US LLP
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2016
  • Gelber Group

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2010
  • Large International Law Firm
    • AIA Chica­go Hon­or Award, 2011
  • Second Street Bridge

    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Excel­lence, 1999
  • Shedd Aquarium Amazon Rising

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Merit 
  • The University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics
    • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Mer­it Award for Excel­lence in Archi­tec­ture, 2017
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2015
    • AIA Illi­nois Frank Lloyd Wright Hon­or Award, 2016 
    • Build­ing Design + Con­struc­tion – Plat­inum Award for Recon­struc­tion, 2015
    • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Hon­or Award for Excel­lence in Plan­ning, 2014
    • Boston Soci­ety of Archi­tects Hon­or Award for Design Excel­lence, 2014
  • Valparaiso University, Christopher Center
    • IES Design Award of Mer­it, 2004
    • AIA Chica­go Cita­tion of Mer­it, 2005
  • Wrigley Building Exterior Plaza and Lobby
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
    • Chica­go AIA Dis­tin­guished Build­ing Award, 2014
    • Build­ing Design + Con­struc­tion Recon­struc­tion Bronze Award, 2013
  • John Hancock Center Lobby Upgrade

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2017
  • Wintrust Financial Corporation
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • A|L Light & Archi­tec­ture Design Award: Com­mend­able Achieve­ment, Inte­ri­or Light­ing, 2017
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2017
  • Hyatt Global Headquarters
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2018