Bradley Fritz AIA, LEED AP

Theatre Consultant

Guided by his life-long passions for architecture, theatre, and music, Bradley is devoted to achieving excellence in performing arts design. His years of experience as an architect and acoustics consultant, combined with theatrical experience on stage, backstage, and in the orchestra pit for dozens of productions, provide him with unique and comprehensive insights. He has also designed scenery and acted as creative consultant for stage plays and musicals.  Bradley maintains his connections with the stage as Chairperson of a major non-profit music organization and continues to perform in venues throughout Chicago as a jazz pianist.

Significant Projects

  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Momentary

    Bentonville, AR

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Writers Theatre*

    Glencoe, IL

  • Walton Arts Center*

    Fayetteville, AR

  • Paramount Theatre**

    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Theatre Cedar Rapids**

    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Harvard Business School Klarman Hall*

    Cambridge, MA

  • Macalester College Theatre Building*

    St. Paul, MN

  • Northwestern University Audiology Clinic*

    Evanston, IL

  • University of Arkansas Kimpel Hall Student Media Center*

    Fayetteville, AR

  • University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium**

    Iowa City, IA

  • University of Iowa Medical Auditorium**

    Iowa City, IA

  • United States Federal Courthouse**

    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • John Deere Waterloo Works**

    Waterloo, IA

  • Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus*

    Joliet, IL

  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church*

    Arlington Heights, IL

  • Grinnell High School Auditorium**

    Grinnell, IA

  • Saint James School Pohanka Arts Center*

    Hagerstown, MD

  • Noble Charter Schools Mansueto High School*

    Chicago, IL

  • Richards High School Performing Arts Center*

    Oak Lawn, IL

  • Hastings High School Performing Arts Addition*

    Hastings, MI

  • * Acoustics Consultant

    Threshold Acoustics

  • ** Project Architect

    OPN Architects


  • BArch with Honors, Minor in Music - Drury University
  • MBA - University of Illinois at Chicago


  • American Institute of Architects
  • US Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • League of American Orchestras

Presentations & Panels

  • “Acoustics and LEED 4.0: Moving Past the Minimum,” AIA Conference Architecture, 2017
  • “Acoustics: Theory and Process,” Guest Lecturer, Drury University, 2017
  • “Acoustics for the Music Educator,” Guest Lecturer, VanderCook College of Music, 2017
  • “Introduction to Acoustics,” Guest Lecturer, Tribeca Flashpoint College, 2017 and 2015
  • “Seamless Integration of Acoustics in the Renovation of Historic Theatres,” AIA Conference on Architecture, 2016
  • “Leadership on Non-Profit Boards,” Reaching Out MBA Conference, 2015
  • Commencement Speaker, Drury University, 2004


  • AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Award

    • 6-time recipient
  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids

    • AIA Central States Region Merit Award, 2014
    • AIA Iowa Honor Award, 2013
    • Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Outstanding Preservation Project, 2013
    • Building Design + Construction Silver Award for Reconstruction, 2013
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids

    • Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Excellences in Innovation Award, 2010
  • Liberal Arts in Architecture Award, Drury University, 2004