Jim Baney IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP

Partner

Jim’s prominence in the lighting design world stems from his passion for melding light and architecture. A patient leader and true collaborator, Jim enjoys the challenge of crafting sustainable lighting solutions. His goal is to meet client requirements by designing lighting that suits the architectural character of each project.

Jim is responsible for ensuring the high quality design standards that have become synonymous with Schuler Shook. His award-winning electric lighting and daylighting designs can be experienced across a wide range of project types – hospitality, retail, corporate offices, museums, houses of worship, building facades, city streetscapes, and transportation facilities.

Jim has addressed multiple professional organizations and trade shows including the AIA, ASLA, IES, IALD, Greenbuild, Lightfair, and Neocon. He has also guest lectured at numerous universities.

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

  • “Enhancing the Community: Practical Practices in Streetscape Design”- American Planning Association, Chicago Metro Chapter, 2016
  • “High Performance or Healthy Occupant: Do We Have to Choose?” – Facades+, 2015
  • "Light in the Public Realm”– ASLA Expo, 2013
  • “Do Our Clients Have Faith in LEDs” – LED Specifier Summit, 2013
  • “LED's - Getting Beyond the Hype to What Works” – AIA Chicago, 2011
  • “Light & Glass - Bringing Some Clarity” – AIA Chicago, 2009
  • “Efficiency is in the Details” – NeoCon, 2009
  • “Lighting for Lobbies & Large Public Spaces” – NeoCon, 2007
  • “Millennium Park After Dark” – IES Chicago, 2005
  • “Lighting Historic Buildings” – IES National Conference, 2003
  • “The Lighting Design Process” – AIA Chicago, 2003
  • “The Role of Lighting on Urban Planning” – IALD Enlighten Americas, 2002

Awards

  • Millennium Park
    • IALD Award of Excel­lence, 2005
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2005
    • AIA Nation­al Hon­or Award, 2006
    • AIA Chica­go Hon­or Award, 2005
  • Calder Flamingo Sculpture
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 1999
    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award, 1999
  • The University of Chicago-Midway Crossings
    • Archi­tec­tur­al Lighting’s Light & Archi­tec­ture Design Awards, Spe­cial Cita­tion, 2012
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2012
    • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Hon­or Award for Excel­lence in Land­scape Archi­tec­ture, 2012
    • Engi­neer­ing News-Record – Best Project of 2011
  • Chicago Riverwalk
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • A|L Light & Archi­tec­ture Design Award: Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment, Exte­ri­or Light­ing, 2017
    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Excel­lence, Out­door Light­ing Design, 2016
    • 2018 AIA Insti­tute Hon­or Award for Region­al and Urban Design
    • Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Land­scape Archi­tects Hon­or Award, 2018
    • Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excel­lence, Sil­ver Medal, 2017
    • ULI Glob­al Awards for Excel­lence, 2017
    • AIA Chica­go Dis­tin­guished Build­ing Award, 2016
  • 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
  • Confidential Trading Company
    • GE Edi­son Award of Mer­it, 2011
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2012
    • Illum­ni Gold Infin­i­ty Award — Work­place Light­ing, 2012
  • Chicago Water Tower Restoration
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 1999
  • Dentons US LLP
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2016
  • Loyola University, Damen Student Center
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
    • GE Award of Mer­it, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • AIA/AAH Health­care Design Award, 2016
  • Morningstar Chicago
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • AIA Chica­go Design Excel­lence: Inte­ri­or Archi­tec­ture Award, 2017
  • Loyola University Quinlan School of Business

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2018