Schuler Shook is pleased to announce the addition of three new theatre consultants to the firm. Harold “Chip” Ulich joins Schuler Shook’s Dallas office. Ulich hails from the Phoenix area where he has been working in lighting systems design and sales. Prior to that, he served as director of operations at Herberger Theater Center and special projects director for Scottsdale Cultural Council. Ulich is currently working on the new Charlotte County, FL Event Center, a new showroom at the Paramount Las Vegas, and on Gaylord Hall at the University of Oklahoma.

Christopher Sprague joins the firm’s Chicago office, moving from his position as assistant technical director for Houston Grand Opera. Sprague’s involvement with both productions and operations at Houston Grand Opera will complement his work as a theatre consultant. He will draw from his background in stage design, production management, and safety operations when working with Schuler Shook’s clients.

Paul Whitaker joins the firm’s Minneapolis office with experience in architectural lighting design, theatre planning, and theatre lighting design. He was a former theatre planner for Schuler Shook from 1997 to 1999. While away from Schuler Shook, Whitaker received his Masters of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama in design. Whitaker’s theatrical lighting design credits include work for the Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Long Wharf Theater, and many others. He has also taught theatrical design at Amherst College.

“We are very fortunate to have three outstanding individuals join our team. They bring such a depth of professional experience, and we look forward to their contributions in the planning and equipping of theatre facilities,” notes Schuler Shook partner Robert Shook, ASTC.