Sam Kitchel

Theatre Specialist

After gaining a breadth of experience working as the head of electrics for a multi-venue public school system and in varying lighting and electrics roles with regional theatres, Sam spent several years in architectural lighting as a designer, distributor, and application engineer. From his work in the architectural lighting field, Sam gained in-depth knowledge of the collaborative architectural process from multiple viewpoints. He values clear and detailed communication of specifications and designs to help pave a smooth path to successful project completion.

Significant Projects

  • Center of Creative Arts

    St. Louis, MO

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bowmer Theatre, Theatre Lighting Renovation

    Ashland, OR

  • Champaign Central High School

    Champaign, IL

  • Francis Xavier Warde School

    Chicago, IL

  • Moline Coal Valley High School – Bartlett Performing Arts Center

    Moline, IL

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Space Shuttle Pavilion at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

    New York, NY

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea

    Wailea, HI

  • TAO Downtown

    New York, NY

  • Gato Restaurant

    New York, NY


  • BFA - North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Kenan Fellow at the Kennedy Center


  • Andaz Maui at Wailea

    • IES Award of Mer­it, 2014
  • TAO Downtown

    • IES Award of Mer­it – TAO Down­town, 2014
  • Space Shuttle Pavilion

    • GE Edi­son Award of Excel­lence — Space Shut­tle Pavil­ion, 2012