Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist

After gaining a breadth of experience working as the head of electrics for a multi-venue public school system and in varying lighting and electrics roles with regional theatres, Sam spent several years in architectural lighting as a designer, distributor, and application engineer. From his work in the architectural lighting field, Sam gained in-depth knowledge of the collaborative architectural process from multiple viewpoints. He values clear and detailed communication of specifications and designs to help pave a smooth path to successful project completion.

Significant Projects

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bowmer Theatre

    Ashland, OR

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Space Shuttle Pavilion at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    New York, NY

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea

    Wailea, HI

  • TAO Downtown

    New York, NY

  • Gato Restaurant

    New York, NY


  • BFA - North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Kenan Fellow at the Kennedy Center


  • Andaz Maui at Wailea

    • IES Award of Merit, 2014
  • TAO Downtown

    • IES Award of Merit – TAO Downtown, 2014
  • Space Shuttle Pavilion

    • GE Edison Award of Excellence - Space Shuttle Pavilion, 2012