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Schuler Shook Expands Practice, Announces New Office image
15 Nov 2016
Schuler Shook announces the opening of its San Francisco Bay office and additions to its California team. The office is the natural product of Schuler Shook’s active presence and ongoing work in California and will help provide local expertise to our clients in the region. >>>
Six Schuler Shook Projects Receive IES Illumination Awards image
23 Oct 2016
Schuler Shook’s lighting designers are pleased to receive recognition from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for their recent lighting designs, including an Award of Excellence for Outdoor Lighting Design for Chicago Riverwalk. The IES bestowed on Schuler Shook six Awards of Merit for lighting desi >>>
From Los Angeles to Sydney, Duane Schuler Lights the World image
19 May 2016
Duane Schuler’s lighting for opera productions and for architectural environments spans the globe. LA Opera interviews Duane in this article about how he got his start and how he approaches production lighting. >>>
The Theatre School at DePaul University Garners USITT Honor Award image
22 Mar 2016
USITT’s Architecture Commission has bestowed a USITT Honor Award to The Theatre School at DePaul University, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli. Our theatre consultants are pleased to have been a part of the team that created this new home for theatre at DePaul. >>>
Robert Shook Made an ASTC Fellow image
21 Mar 2016
The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) named Robert Shook a Fellow of the ASTC at its Annual Meeting this past weekend. The Fellow status recognizes Bob’s contributions to the body of knowledge of theatre consulting, and his service to the ASTC. >>>
Christopher Sprague Promoted to Senior Theatre Consultant image
21 Mar 2016
As part of Schuler Shook’s continued recognition of excellence within our team, Christopher Sprague is promoted to Senior Theatre Consultant. A practicing theatre consultant for 9.5 years, Christopher has numerous theatre consulting projects to his credit. He also remains active in designing production li >>>
The Effects of Evidence-Based Lighting Design image
14 Mar 2016
The effects of light and darkness on senior care residents and the link to the circadian thythm are explored in CALA NEWS & VIEWS, Winter 2016 issue. The article is co-authored by Emily Tragish, Project Manager at Douglas Pancake Architects and Michael White, Senior Lighting Designer at Schuler Shook.  Re >>>
USITT Honor Award for The Theatre School at DePaul University image
4 Jan 2016
USITT’s Architecture Commission has bestowed a USITT Honor Award to The Theatre School at DePaul University, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli. Our theatre consultants are pleased to have been a part of the team that created this new home for theatre at DePaul. >>>
Duane Schuler's Lighting Expresses the Many Moods of Bel Canto image
16 Dec 2015
The Wall Street Journal recently reviewed Bel Canto, the new opera by Jimmy Lopez and librettist Nilo Cruz. Duane Schuler's lighting for the first new opera by Lyric Opera Chicago in 10 years received a positive review: >>>
Schuler Shook Collaborates on AIA Chicago Award Winning Work image
5 Nov 2015
Five of Schuler Shook’s theatre and lighting projects have been honored with AIA Chicago Chapter Awards. Our lighting designers and theatre consultants are pleased to have been a part of the teams that created award-worthy designs. >>>
Jim Baney to Discuss Daylighting at Facades+ Conference image
2 Nov 2015
Jim Baney, IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP, will participate in a workshop session at the Facades+ Conference in Chicago, Friday, November 6th. He will join Helen Sanders, Steve Fronek, and Soyoung Hwang for “High Performance or Healthy Occupant: Do we have to choose?” >>>
Giulio Pedota Presents LED Lighting of Chicago Riverwalk at Specifier Summit image
19 Oct 2015
How do you design lighting for a river in an urban setting, and that is an intentional flood zone? Giulio Pedota, IALD, IES, LC, LEED AP, will be presenting a session on IP68 LED Lighting for the Chicago Riverwalk at the LED Specifier Summit, Tuesday, November 17th. >>>
Two Platinum Reconstruction Awards for Schuler Shook Projects image
7 Oct 2015
Kings Theatre and The University of Chicago Saieh Hall for Economics were named recipients of Building Design + Construction's PLATINUM Reconstruction Award.  This award celebrates the best in renovation, preservation and adaptive reuse work and is awarded to three projects annually.  Read more about each p >>>
Schuler Shook Selected for Sydney Opera House Upgrades image
9 Sep 2015
Schuler Shook is honored to have been selected by Sydney Opera House as the successful Theatre Planner to develop concept and schematic designs for the upgrade of the Opera House’s largest venue, the Concert Hall. >>>
Jim Hultquist Helps Design Ulumbarra Theatre image
6 Aug 2015
Jim Hultquist, ASTC, was pleased to be a part of the team that created the largest new regional theatre in Australia. Wrapped around an old gaol (jail), the recently opened new Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, NSW, continues to receive accolades for its accomplishments as a regional theatre and a ... >>>
Duane Schuler Lights Bel Canto, New Opera for Lyric Opera, Jimmy Lopez image
30 Jul 2015
Composer Jimmy Lopez is just months away from seeing his new work, "Bel Canto," performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Duane Schuler is lighting the production, and he appears in this excellent interview of Mr. Lopez by John von Rhein for the Chicago Tribune. >>>
Turandot Opens Expo Milano 2015, with Lighting by Duane Schuler image
15 May 2015
Duane Schuler’s lighting for "Turandot" at La Scala was on display as the Puccini opera helped mark the opening of Expo Milano 2015 in Milan, Italy. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attended the opening at La Scala, along with several other high-ranking government officials. >>>
Joshua Grossman Mentors Theatre Students in ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge image
5 May 2015
Joshua Grossman, ASTC, served as a design mentor for USITT student members in the annual ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge. Josh worked with students on the DePaul University team who created solutions to improve the Merle Reskin Theatre in Chicago. >>>
Michael DiBlasi presented 'Historic Theatre Renovation 101' at Regional LHAT Conference image
1 May 2015
Michael shared insights about the pitfalls and challenges of renovating a historic theatre during LHAT’s recent regional conference in Des Moines. The conference allows professionals dedicated to sustaining America’s historic theatres to connect and work together. Save the date for LHAT’s annual con >>>
What is Behind the Glow of Chicago’s Skyline? image
24 Apr 2015
Why Chicago’s tell-tale orange skyline is becoming history, plus a look at whether the city will choose to go darker or light up like Disney World. Jim Baney spoke with Curious City’s Logan Jaffe to help answer a listener's question. >>>
Chip Ulich Elected Vice President of American Society of Theatre Consultants image
22 Apr 2015
Chip Ulich, ASTC, was elected Vice President of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) during the professional organization’s March meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ASTC is a professional organization dedicated to informing performing arts venue owners, users and planners about the value of thea >>>
University of Minnesota Honors Todd Hensley for His Work in Theatre image
31 Mar 2015
Todd Hensley was recently honored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts as an Alumnus of Notable Achievement. Todd and seven other alumni joined CLA Dean John Coleman for an induction ceremony on campus. This honor has been bestowed on fewer than 1% of CLA graduates. >>>
What Does It Take to Design a Theatre? image
13 Feb 2015
What do architects and theatre planners need to know in order to design a theatre building? And who is teaching the next generation of designers? Todd Hensley joins colleagues at the 2015 USITT conference to discuss the core elements of good theatre design. >>>
Robert Shook to Chair Modern Concert Hall Session at USITT Conference image
10 Feb 2015
Concert halls are now presenting less than half of their performances as classical music. Robert Shook, ASTC, will be moderating a discussion at the 2015 USITT conference about how the integration of high technology in today’s venues is allowing them to present a wider range of performance types. >>>