RiverEdge Park, Dunham Pavilion

The City of Aurora desired a gathering place downtown in a natural setting, complete with an outdoor venue for performing arts. RiverEdge Park sited along the Fox River is the compelling answer.

Schuler Shook provided theatre consulting and architectural lighting design services for the new John Dunham Pavilion located in the 30-acre festival park. Designed for amplified music and live theatre, the pavilion accommodates up to 6,000.

Schuler Shook’s theatre consultants provided stage planning and production and performer planning to ensure a smoothly functioning production house where quick turnaround is necessary to support multiple touring acts. We also designed the stage rigging and stage lighting systems for the pavilion.

Schuler Shook designed the general lighting for the theatre, as well as pedestrian walkway lighting, and the curved screen wall.


Aurora, IL


Muller + Muller


  • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2014
  • GE Special Citation, 2013