Giulio Pedota IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP


Giulio Pedota began his career as a lighting designer at the national theatre of Caracas, Venezuela. This experience led him to the architectural scene, where he worked in the electrical engineering field on commercial and institutional projects. At Schuler Shook, he applies his theatrical and engineering experience to a wide variety of projects. He is committed to a collaborative, creative, and intuitive design approach that integrates aesthetics, sustainable strategies, and modern technologies.

Giulio has served as President of the Illuminating Engineering Society - Chicago Section and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Significant Projects


  • BFA - The University of North Carolina School of the Arts


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

Presentations & Panels

  • “IP68 LED Lighting: Lighting the Chicago Riverwalk” – LED Specifier Summit, 2015
  • “Green Room Redefined” - USITT National Conference, 2010
  • “Enlightening Interiors: Chicago Board of Trade” - AIA Chicago, 2007
  • “Lighting Historic Buildings” - IES National Conference, 2003


  • Chicago Board of Trade
    • IES International Illumination Design Award of Excellence, 2007
    • IALD Special Citation for Use of Modern Technology, 2007
    • Chicago Landmarks Preservation Excellence Award, 2007
  • The First Presbyterian Church
    • IALD Award of Merit, 2003
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2003
  • CTA Dan Ryan Sox/35th St. Station and Pedestrian Bridge

    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2004
  • Loyola University, Institute of Environmental Sustainability
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2014
    • GE Edison Award for Environmental Design, 2013
  • Loyola University- Madonna della Strada Chapel

    • IES Regional Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2008
    • GE Edison Award of Merit, 2007
    • Cooper Lighting Source Award – Honorable Mention, 2008
  • Chicago Riverwalk
    • 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
    • IALD Award of Merit, 2017
    • A|L Light & Architecture Design Award: Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting, 2017
    • Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Silver Medal, 2017
    • ULI Global Awards for Excellence, 2017
    • IES International Illumination Design Award of Excellence, Outdoor Lighting Design, 2016
    • AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award, 2016
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2017
    • AIA Chicago Citation of Merit, 2015
  • The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2017
    • AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award, 2016