Dawn SchuetteBack To Performers
Dawn’s childhood home was full of music – the family had a tendency to wear out its LPs – and an unattended piano has ever been an open invitation. She sang in middle school and church choirs, but latent and very subtle leadership abilities led her to the pipe organ, which she played for church services and choral performances until leaving home to study architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. She stayed on for a Master of City and Regional Planning, but the lifelong interest in music reasserted itself shortly after college upon her discovery of architectural acoustics. Now twenty years into the specialty, she has amassed a portfolio of profoundly successful projects for a devoted following of clients.
Dawn serves as Treasurer of the AIA Chicago Chapter Board and is a past Chair of the National AIA Advisory Group for the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (IFRAA). She taught as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a member of IIT’s Alumni Board of Directors. She authored an invited chapter for Wiley & Sons’ Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities and is a contributing writer to the Journal of American Organbuilding and other publications. She has presented her work at national conventions for the American Institute of Organbuilders, the American Institute of Architects, and the Acoustical Society of America, most recently at a 2012 international meeting in Nantes, France.