Valued internationally as creative and insightful design partners, Schuler Shook consistently creates exceptional design solutions in theatre planning and architectural lighting design. We design for today and for the future. With over 30 years of experience, we are fully engaged in understanding and elevating the project vision.


Great projects are the result of great teams – teams of users, planners, designers, engineers, builders. When all of the team members are listening and engaged, innovative ideas can become practical reality. We are consummate listeners, and we work hard to ensure that every new idea has a chance to breathe.

We gladly step up to address project challenges with an innovative spirit that is grounded in practical experience. 

Client partners appreciate our process, built on a genuine openness and curiosity about every project and each stakeholder. We believe in happy clients and spaces that make a difference.

Our People

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Michael DiBlasi

Partner
Minneapolis

Todd Hensley

Partner
Chicago

Jim Baney

Partner
Chicago

Jack Hagler

Partner
Dallas

Michael Burgoyne

Partner
Minneapolis

Duane Schuler

Director
Seattle

Robert Shook

Director
Chicago

Emily Klingensmith

Principal
Chicago

Michael Cohen

Principal
Minneapolis

Giulio Pedota

Principal
Chicago

Joshua Grossman

Principal
Chicago

Heather McAvoy

Principal
San Francisco Bay

Jim Hultquist

Principal
Melbourne

Paul Whitaker

Principal
Minneapolis

Michael D. White

Senior Lighting Designer
Minneapolis

Jefferey Knox

Senior Lighting Designer
Dallas

Jody Kovalick

Senior Theatre Consultant
Minneapolis

Kimberly Corbett Oates

Senior Theatre Consultant
Dallas

Christopher Sprague

Senior Theatre Consultant
Chicago

Nicolò Brambilla

Senior Lighting Designer
Melbourne

Robert McVay

Project Theatre Consultant
Dallas

Harold "Chip" Ulich

Project Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

John Jacobsen

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

Kent Conrad

Project Theatre Consultant
San Francisco Bay

Laura Román

Project Lighting Designer
Chicago

Alex Robertson

Theatre Consultant
Dallas

Jess Goings

Lighting Designer
Chicago

Brian Wiley

Lighting Designer
Chicago

Simon Austin

AV & Technical Systems Consultant
Melbourne

Kevin Greene

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

Keith Friedlander

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

Jason Burton

Theatre Specialist
Minneapolis

Eric Meinzer

Lighting Specialist
Minneapolis

Milan Anich II

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist
Chicago

Jackson Pattermann

Lighting Specialist
Chicago

Robert Jenista

Theatre Specialist
Dallas

Lorna Luebbers

Principal, Marketing and Business Development
Chicago

Jan Bachman

Marketing Director
Minneapolis

Molllie Prince

Marketing Director
Dallas

Mark Glochowsky

Controller / Accounting Manager
Chicago

Cindy Smothers

Office Manager
Chicago

Philippa Kending

Office Manager
Minneapolis

Mark Hale

IT Operations Manager
Chicago

Down by the River

16 Aug 2017 / News

mondo*arc calls Chicago Riverwalk "vibrant, playful and welcoming."

Schuler Shook is pleased to announce the promotion of two talented, dedicated staff members to Principal.

Schuler Shook announces Nicolò Brambilla, IALD, has joined our Melbourne office as Senior Lighting Designer, expanding the firm's lighting services in Australia.