Giulio Pedota IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP


Giulio Pedota began his career as a lighting designer at the national theatre of Caracas, Venezuela. This experience led him to the architectural scene, where he worked in the electrical engineering field on commercial and institutional projects. At Schuler Shook, he applies his theatrical and engineering experience to a wide variety of projects. He is committed to a collaborative, creative, and intuitive design approach that integrates aesthetics, sustainable strategies, and modern technologies.

Giulio has served as President of the Illuminating Engineering Society - Chicago Section and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Significant Projects


  • BFA - The University of North Carolina School of the Arts


  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • LC-Lighting Certified by the NCQLP
  • US Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional

Presentations & Panels

  • "Chicago Riverwalk" – IES Rocky Mountain Section, 2018
  • "LED Hindsight: Lessons Learned from Looking Back" – LED Specifier Summit, 2016
  • “IP68 LED Lighting: Lighting the Chicago Riverwalk” – LED Specifier Summit, 2015
  • “Green Room Redefined” – USITT National Conference, 2010
  • “Enlightening Interiors: Chicago Board of Trade” – AIA Chicago, 2007
  • “Lighting Historic Buildings” – IES National Conference, 2003


  • Chicago Board of Trade
    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Excel­lence, 2007
    • IALD Spe­cial Cita­tion for Use of Mod­ern Tech­nol­o­gy, 2007
    • Chica­go Land­marks Preser­va­tion Excel­lence Award, 2007
  • The First Presbyterian Church
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 2003
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2003
  • CTA Dan Ryan Sox/35th St. Station and Pedestrian Bridge

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2004
  • Loyola University, Institute of Environmental Sustainability
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
    • GE Edi­son Award for Envi­ron­men­tal Design, 2013
  • Loyola University- Madonna della Strada Chapel

    • IES Region­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2008
    • GE Edi­son Award of Mer­it, 2007
    • Coop­er Light­ing Source Award – Hon­or­able Men­tion, 2008
  • Chicago Riverwalk
    • IALD Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • A|L Light & Archi­tec­ture Design Award: Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment, Exte­ri­or Light­ing, 2017
    • IES Inter­na­tion­al Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Excel­lence, Out­door Light­ing Design, 2016
    • 2018 AIA Insti­tute Hon­or Award for Region­al and Urban Design
    • Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Land­scape Archi­tects Hon­or Award, 2018
    • Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excel­lence, Sil­ver Medal, 2017
    • ULI Glob­al Awards for Excel­lence, 2017
    • AIA Chica­go Dis­tin­guished Build­ing Award, 2016
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • AIA Chica­go Cita­tion of Mer­it, 2015
  • The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2017
    • AIA/AAH Health­care Design Award, 2016
  • Loyola University Quinlan School of Business

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2018