Schuler Shook

325 North St. Paul
Suite 3250
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-747-8300

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Firm Description

Firm Overview

Schuler Shook is an internationally recognized theatre consulting and architectural lighting design firm founded in 1986 by Duane Schuler and Robert Shook, with offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and Melbourne, Australia.  We have extensive experience in the planning of performing arts facilities and the crafting of lighting designs. 

From initial planning studies to full services for new construction or renovation projects, we are known for our inclusive and comprehensive approach to design.

Our architectural lighting designers create daylighting and electric lighting schemes for virtually every project type, including parks, exterior landscaping, facades, transportation, offices, healthcare, restaurants, hotels, museums, theatres, and places of worship.  Our experience as theatre planners is appreciated in theatres, concert halls, amphitheatres, recital and studio spaces, rehearsal rooms and support spaces.  We work with architects, engineers, owners, and facility operators to design spaces that balance artistry with efficiency. 

Our theatre planners strive to inform the design process in the most positive ways possible to reinforce the architectural concepts and to assure that the building supports the art to be performed there.

Our lighting designers are experts in providing sustainable lighting solutions that do not compromise design creativity or lighting quality. We give strong consideration to maintenance, constructability, and budget.

We consider every assignment a unique opportunity to collaborate and develop theatre and lighting concepts that are compelling, innovative, and sensitive to the specific needs of the project.  We take great care in developing detailed, thorough documentation that ensures the successful integration, installation, and long-term maintenance of the theatre and lighting designs.  Our approach has resulted in numerous award-winning projects that have been recognized by the AIA, IALD, IESNA, USITT and other organizations.

Schuler Shook is a corporate member of the US Green Building Council with eight LEED Accredited Professionals among our designers.  We have been involved in the design of numerous LEED projects under several different classifications including LEED for Schools, LEED NC (New Construction), LEED CS (Core & Shell), and LEED CI (Commercial Interiors). 

Our work takes us to nearly every continent and our projects range from intimate to epic. We enjoy challenges, we work hard, and we laugh a lot. We take pride in our work, and we value the relationships that we build as we create.


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