Chris Kusek CTS-D, CTS-I

Senior Audio Video Consultant

Chris practices building open communication and collaborative relationships with his clients and other design team members. Chris has honed this approach throughout his 20 years in the industry, resulting in successful projects and long-standing professional relationships. His experience spans design and installation management from performing arts centers to stadiums and arenas to recording studios and corporate board rooms – and everywhere in between. He understands the end user perspective, having worked in live sound, theatre sound design, recording, and broadcast. Chris has had the pleasure of working with artists and companies including Music Theater Works, Samuel Ramey, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Howard Levy, and Reggie Watts.

Chris is an active mentor, serving as adjunct faculty with Columbia College Chicago and with AVIXA, the international professional AV organization. At Columbia College, he helped develop the Systems Integration degree program – one of the few such programs in the world. He currently serves on the AVIXA Certification Steering Committee.

Significant Projects

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

    New Orleans, LA

  • University of Manitoba – Tache Hall

    Winnipeg, Canada

  • Minnesota Masterpiece Hall

    Winona, MN

  • Black Ensemble Theater

    Chicago, IL

  • University of Wisconsin, Kohl Center

    Madison, WI

  • Goshen College, Sauder Concert Hall

    Goshen, IN

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • World Equestrian Center

    Ocala, FL

  • National Association of Realtors Corporate Headquarters

    Chicago, IL

  • Aurora Riveredge Park

    Aurora, IL

  • Playhouse on the Square

    Memphis, TN


  • BA - Columbia College Chicago


  • Certified Technology Specialist-Design by AVIXA
  • Certified Technology Specialist-Installation by AVIXA

Presentations & Panels

  • “Immersive Audio - A Primer,” Presenter, Infocomm, 2023
  • “Designing for the Acoustic Experience” CEU Instructor, AIA, 2022
  • “Setup and Verification,” Three-Day Course, Infocomm, 2019
  • “Intro to Acoustics,” CEU Instructor, AIA, 2019
  • “Setup and Verification,” Three-Day Course, Infocomm, 2018


  • SCN Magazine 40 Under 40, 2016