Jim Baney IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP

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Jim’s prominence in the lighting design world stems from his passion for melding light and architecture. A patient leader and true collaborator, Jim enjoys the challenge of crafting sustainable lighting solutions. His goal is to meet client requirements by designing lighting that suits the architectural character of each project.

Jim is responsible for ensuring the high quality design standards that have become synonymous with Schuler Shook. His award-winning electric lighting and daylighting designs can be experienced across a wide range of project types – hospitality, retail, corporate offices, museums, houses of worship, building facades, city streetscapes, and transportation facilities. 

Jim has addressed multiple professional organizations and trade shows including the AIA, ASLA, IES, IALD, Greenbuild, Lightfair, and Neocon. He has also guest lectured at numerous universities.

Significant Projects

Education

  • BAE - The Pennsylvania State University

Organizations

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

Presentations & Panels

  • “Enhancing the Community: Practical Practices in Streetscape Design”- American Planning Association, Chicago Metro Chapter, 2016
  • “High Performance or Healthy Occupant: Do We Have to Choose?” – Facades+, 2015
  • "Light in the Public Realm”– ASLA Expo, 2013
  • “Do Our Clients Have Faith in LEDs” – LED Specifier Summit, 2013
  • “LED's - Getting Beyond the Hype to What Works” – AIA Chicago, 2011
  • “Light & Glass - Bringing Some Clarity” – AIA Chicago, 2009
  • “Efficiency is in the Details” – NeoCon, 2009
  • “Lighting for Lobbies & Large Public Spaces” – NeoCon, 2007
  • “Millennium Park After Dark” – IES Chicago, 2005
  • “Lighting Historic Buildings” – IES National Conference, 2003
  • “The Lighting Design Process” – AIA Chicago, 2003
  • “The Role of Lighting on Urban Planning” – IALD Enlighten Americas, 2002

Awards

  • Millennium Park
    • IALD Award of Excellence, 2005
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2005
    • AIA National Honor Award, 2006
    • AIA Chicago Honor Award, 2005
  • Calder Flamingo Sculpture
    • IALD Award of Merit, 1999
    • IES International Illumination Design Award, 1999
  • The University of Chicago-Midway Crossings
    • Architectural Lighting's Light & Architecture Design Awards, Special Citation, 2012
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2012
    • Society for College and University Planning Honor Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture, 2012
    • Engineering News-Record – Best Project of 2011
  • Chicago Riverwalk
    • IALD Award of Merit, 2017
    • Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Silver Medal, 2017
    • IES International Illumination Design Award of Excellence, Outdoor Lighting Design, 2016
    • AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award, 2016
  • Hyde Park Bank
    • GE Edison Award of Excellence, 2005
    • AIA National Award, 2004
    • VM+SD Retail Renovation Competition Winner, 2005
  • 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
  • Confidential Trading Company
    • GE Edison Award of Merit, 2011
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2012
    • Illumni Gold Infinity Award - Workplace Lighting, 2012
  • Chicago Water Tower Restoration
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 1999
  • Dentons US LLP
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2016
  • Loyola University, Damen Student Center
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2014
    • GE Award of Merit, 2013
  • Wrigley Building Exterior Plaza and Lobby
    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2014
    • Chicago AIA Distinguished Building Award, 2014
    • Building Design + Construction Reconstruction Bronze Award, 2013