Matt Valerio

Lighting Specialist

Matt is inspired to find the story of each space and offer ways to express that aesthetic through lighting design. He prefers a thoughtful, intentional approach to fixture placement, the impact of lighting, and how lighting design affects everyone’s daily life. Matt’s background in event and production lighting design led him to explore the more permanent and impactful work of architectural lighting design.

A natural problem-solver, he believes in effective communication and collaboration to achieve innovative, meaningful, and inspiring designs.

Significant Projects

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Dothan Opera House Renovation

    Dothan, AL

  • Palmer College Events Center

    Davenport, IA

  • Kearney Sports Complex

    Kearney, NE

  • Project Heaven

    Dyersville, IA

  • YSS Ember

    Cambridge, IA


  • BFA - DePaul University


  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Junior Associate
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, EP


  • Kennedy Center for the Arts Certificate of Merit for Production Lighting, Meeting Points, 2022