The medal recognizes Bob’s achievements as an award-winning
professional theatrical designer and founding partner of Schuler Shook,
an internationally-recognized theatre planning and architectural
lighting design firm.
Bob’s lighting designs include several Chicago landmarks: Millennium
Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Calder “Flamingo” sculpture in
Federal Plaza, and the Palmolive Building. His theatre planning
projects include the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago, IL;
Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; David H. Koch Theater
at Lincoln Center, New York, NY; Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas,
TX; University of Chicago’s Logan Center, Chicago, IL; and DePaul
University’s new building for The Theatre School, Chicago, IL.
A highly regarded theatre consultant and designer, Bob is also
committed to educating others in the fields of theatre planning and
architectural lighting design. He teaches master classes on the Athens
Campus of OU and regularly presents at professional conferences. He is
featured in the stage lighting textbooks, Scene Design and Stage Lighting and also Stage Lighting: Foundations and Applications.
While on campus, Bob participated in two discussion sessions with
theatre students about trends in theatre design and technology. Bob
received his MFA in Theatre Production Design from Ohio University.