Joshua Grossman ASTC


Joshua is a creative planner and consultant with strong connections to the professional theatre community. He joined Schuler Shook in 2000, after ten years of working as a scenic designer, production manager and technical director in an array of fields, from theatre and special events to television and architectural restoration.

Passionate about graceful, sustainable and efficient design, Joshua brings to every project the ability to think laterally to find solutions, drawing on his considerable working knowledge of the multitude of systems that comprise a contemporary performance facility.

Significant Projects


  • BFA - Emerson College


  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre

Presentations & Panels

  • “Making Space: Creating an Accessible Future at Your Theatre” – TCG Conference, 2019
  • “All Gender Accommodation in Performing Arts Venues” – TCG Conference, 2018
  • “All Gender Accommodation in Performing Arts Venues” – USITT National Conference, 2018


  • DePaul University, The Theatre School
    • USITT Hon­or Award, 2016
    • AIA Chica­go Hon­or Award, 2015
    • Chica­go Build­ing Con­gress CBC/COAA Own­ers’ Choice Award, 2014
  • Lookingglass Theatre Company
    • USITT Mer­it Award, 2005
    • AIA Chica­go Design Excel­lence Award, 2004
    • Chica­go Build­ing Con­gress Mer­it Award, 2004
    • Friends of Down­town Adap­tive Reuse Award, 2004
    • Chica­go Land­mark Award for Preser­va­tion Excel­lence, 2003
  • Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2015
    • AIA Cal­i­for­nia Coun­cil Mer­it Award in Adap­tive Reuse/​Renovation/​Historic Preser­va­tion, 2018
    • ENR Mag­a­zine, Nation­al Best of The Best Award, Cul­tur­al Cat­e­go­ry, 2014
    • Los Ange­les Busi­ness Coun­cil Archi­tec­tur­al Awards, Civic Award, 2014
    • Cal­i­for­nia Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion Design Award, Reha­bil­i­ta­tion, 2014