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Chicago Skyline

Curious City, which airs on WBEZ in Chicago, recently fielded a question about Chicago’s famous skyline and perceived changes in the light.

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Chip is a Project Theatre Consultant for Schuler Shook’s Dallas office.

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Todd Hensley, ASTC, Partner at Schuler Shook, was recently honored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts as an Alumnus of Notable Achievement.

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Todd Hensley, ASTC, will join colleagues at the 2015 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo to discuss the core elements of good theatre design.

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Robert Shook, ASTC, will moderate a discussion about how the integration of high technology allows today's venues to present a wider range of performance types.

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Robert Shook recently sat down with LUCE magazine to discuss his view of lighting and culture, as well as some of his favorite buildings throughout history.

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Schuler Shook is proud to announce that Dallas City Performance Hall and Saenger Theatre each received an International Illumination Design Award of Excellence from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The…

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Schuler Shook's own Paul Whitaker was nominated for a Connecticut Critics Circle award for his lighting design for Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of These Paper Bullets!

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Jefferey Knox, IES, in-demand speaker and Senior Lighting Designer at Schuler Shook, continues to educate the design community about light and human health connections. Jeff’s highly popular presentation, “Light, Can…

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Black Ensemble Theater received a Community Vision Award from The Urban Land Institute Chicago during the ULI’s annual gala. The award was bestowed for positive impact and development of the Uptown neighborhood where…

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Schuler Shook is proud to announce that its lighting design teams received nine Awards of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their lighting work on project types that include hospitality, higher…

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At the 2014 National AIA Convention Michael White presented a session titled Evidence-based Lighting: The Intersection of Light, Architecture, Circadian Rhythms, and Human Health.

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Baby Boomers, the largest age cohort in memory, are expected to live longer than any generation before. What role will lighting play in design for Senior Living to help meet the needs of this aging population as many…

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Last night in Las Vegas, Dallas City Performance Hall received the GE Edison Award, the top award given by GE for architectural lighting design internationally. The award capped a night of recognition for Schuler…

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What will the concert hall of the future require, how will the patronage change, and what technology can be utilized to expand its function? Jim Hultquist, Senior Theatre Consultant at Schuler Shook, will be delving…

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Todd Hensley, Partner at Schuler Shook, will speak about the demands for more flexibility in theatres at the 2014 International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference in London, 8-10 June. With the planning…

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Schuler Shook is proud to see the design team’s work on Dallas City Performance Hall honored with a 2014 design award from the Texas Society of Architects. Our lighting designers and theatre consultants are pleased to…

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Jefferey Knox, IES, Senior Lighting Designer at Schuler Shook, will be presenting “Light – Can It Affect Your Health?” at the inaugural LightShow Southwest tradeshow. Jeff’s continuing education seminar is AIA CES…

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Duane Schuler designed the lighting for the highly successful production of The Sound of Music currently playing at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune’s review has this to say: “Scenes in those cloisters…

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Kevin Greene returned to Eckerd College to light Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Based in Schuler Shook’s Chicago office, Kevin jumped at the chance to light a show in Florida in March!

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Christopher Sprague continues to play an active role in the performing arts. He recently designed the lighting for several dance pieces performed at Ohio Northern University.

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Mark Glochowsky, Controller/Accounting Manager with Schuler Shook, has accepted the appointment to serve on the Ethics Committee of the Illinois CPA Society.

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Christopher Sprague, a Project Theatre Consultant with Schuler Shook, was promoted to full membership with the American Society of Theatre Consultants at the organization’s Annual Business Meeting held March 29th in…

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Joshua Grossman, ASTC, was elected President of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) during the professional organization’s March meeting in Fort Worth, TX. The ASTC is a professional organization…


The new Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater recently completed its second phase of expansion and had its first performance on March 12, 2014, featuring Flipside: The Patti…

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Todd Hensley recently designed the production lighting for the world premiere of "The Tale of Lady Thị Kính", produced by the noted Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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Mark Hale, Schuler Shook’s IT Operations Manager, is featured in a Citrix Success Story. Mark supports Schuler Shook’s designers wherever in the world our projects take us.

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An eight-member independent jury has selected Melbourne's ARM Architecture as the winner of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct design competition.

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Schuler Shook Project Theatre Consultant, Harold “Chip” Ulich, ASTC, was accepted as a full member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants at the organization’s forum held September 20-22 in Miami Beach, FL.…

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WTTW Channel 11 interviewed Robert Shook about Schuler Shook’s theatre planning role in the PBS station’s coverage of the new theatre building for DePaul University’s nationally-recognized theatre school. The building…

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Schuler Shook is pleased to announce that Robert Shook, FIALD, LC, has been accepted as a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers' College of Fellows. A founding Partner of architectural lighting…

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Jefferey Knox IES, Senior Lighting Designer at Schuler Shook, will be presenting two continuing education courses at the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA (LRGV-AIA) Building Communities Conference 2013: LEDs, Getting Beyond…

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Are some light sources “healthier” than others? What is a non-visual photoreceptor doing in our eyes? Jefferey Knox, IES, Senior Lighting Designer at Schuler Shook, will shed light on these topics and more during his…

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It is not every day that theatre consultants don Tyvek suits and respirators as part of the job. Jody Kovalick, ASTC, did just that as part of the design team that helped restore the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids,…

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The design skills and creativity of Schuler Shook’s lighting designers were recognized with multiple awards this year from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and Illumni. The IES bestowed awards on two Schuler…

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Kim Corbett, along with eight other task group members, received PLASA’s 2012 Frank Stewart Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Jack Hagler was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Food Bank 2011

Schuler Shook's Dallas office recently completed a "Give Back" community service day of volunteering.

Michael Cohen

Lighting designer, Michael Cohen, is also a busy artist in the Minneapolis scene. One of his public works was commissioned by the University of Minnesota this month.

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