Laura Román Assoc. IALD, IES, LEED AP

Senior Lighting Designer

While working on her architectural thesis, Laura discovered a passion for lighting. She moved into the field of lighting design and focused on sustainable lighting projects as a way to contribute to a better future for our planet. Her education in architecture and years of lighting design experience help her achieve lighting solutions that are well-integrated and energy conscious. Laura’s clients benefit from her experience working in North and South America, as well as her fluency in English, Spanish and Italian. She applies an international perspective to her work.

Significant Projects

  • McDonald's Chicago Flagship


  • McDonald’s Project Ray Times Square

    New York, NY

  • 505 Nashville Building Facade

    Nashville, TN

  • Ravinia Business District Streetscape Improvements

    Highland Park, IL

  • American University of Beirut Medical Center

    Beirut, Lebanon

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • eBay Corporate Headquarters

    San Jose, CA

  • Exelon Corporate Headquarters

    Chicago, IL

  • Adobe Field Offices

    New York, NY

  • The Kresge Foundation

    Troy, MI

  • Bank One/Chase Plaza Lobby Renovation

    Chicago, IL

  • McCormick Place West Expansion

    Chicago, IL

  • Al Ghurair Centre Hotel and Serviced Apartments

    Dubai, UAE

  • The Ritz Carlton Residences

    Chicago, IL

  • Garmin’s Flagship Store

    Chicago, IL

  • Whirlpool Showcase Center

    Chicago, IL

  • Ermenegildo Zegna’s Store renovation

    Chicago, IL

  • Flashpoint Media School

    Chicago, IL

  • Kitchen Academy and Le Cordon Bleu Schools

    Multiple US locations

  • UC San Diego Student Housing

    San Diego, CA

  • Walsh College

    Troy, MI


  • BArch – Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil
  • MBA – Strayer University


  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Associate
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • US Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Professional Ecuadorian Architects Association