Katelyn Le-Thompson

Lighting Specialist

Katelyn is a multifaceted lighting designer who is inspired to design lighting that supports everyone’s ability to use and enjoy spaces equally, confidently, and independently. Her design roots started in theatre which led her to lighting design for themed environments and live events. Discovering the more permanent design of the architecture world, she particularly enjoys lighting for hospitality. Katelyn is passionate about sustainable lighting design practices and strives to elevate everyday experiences through lighting.

Significant Projects

  • 525 West Monroe

    Chicago, IL

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Christmas Pageant, Hot Kitchen Collective, Lighting Designer

    Chicago, IL

  • KISS, Haven Theatre, Associate Lighting Designer

    Chicago, IL

  • Water By the Spoonful, The Healy at DePaul University, Lighting Designer

    Chicago, IL


  • BFA – DePaul University


  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Junior Associate
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, EP


  • IES 2022 Emerging Professional Luminaire Design, Third Place

  • USITT 2019 Midwest Regional Design, First Place (Lighting Design for The Wong Kids)