Michael Cohen IES


Michael Cohen has distinguished himself by bringing light to the built environment through innovative architectural lighting and illuminated sculpture. Since joining Schuler Shook, Michael has contributed to a broad variety of lighting solutions. His work is reflected in the interior and exterior lighting of restaurants, themed environments, casinos, retail spaces, municipal and convention facilities, residences, historic building renovation, theater renovation, and special event productions. He provides project design and coordination which has resulted in award winning projects nationwide.


  • BS Engineering - Florida Atlantic University


  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Presentations & Panels


  • Radisson Blu Mall of America

    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2014
  • Rainforest Café
    • IES International Illumination Design Award
    • IIDA Award
  • St. Anthony Falls Office Building
    • LEED Gold
    • Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Historic Restoration Award, 2008
    • Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Adaptive Reuse Award, 2008
    • Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design, 2008
  • Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2014