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Ravenswood Studio, Inc.

Ravenswood Studio Inc. is a custom fabrication company driven by passionate artisans who take pride in every aspect of each project. Founded in 1988 with two employees, including current President and Owner, Michael Shapiro, Ravenswood became the premier builder of sets and scenery for Chicago theaters. Now, over 30 years later, Ravenswood is nationally recognized as a leading resource for building exhibits and immersive experiences for museums and corporations; and for creating striking interiors and environments for clients in a variety of industries. Our team continues to construct sets and scenery for theatre, television, and film.

As one of the nation’s most talented builders, we fabricate projects of all scales and complexities. We are creative, detail oriented, deadline sensitive, and budget conscious, making us a perfect match to bring your vision into a physical reality. Our team of innovators includes carpenters, metalworkers, scenic painters, sculptors, and engineers who collaborate with designers, architects, and clients. We use state-of-the-art fabrication technologies and materials to produce award-winning projects that set our clients apart time and time again.

As a multidimensional team with both creative and technical backgrounds, Ravenswood Studio offers a wide variety of services. We are cognizant of current global health-safety related issues, and for all projects, we use easy-to-clean and durable materials that withstand new common-practice sanitation protocols. We are a leader in the application of green technologies, routinely utilizing environmentally-sound materials and fabrication techniques.

  • Metal, Carpentry, Scenic Art & Specialty Fabrication
  • Pre-Construction Consulting
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Design & Engineering
  • Scheduling & Budgeting
  • CAD Drafting & 3D Modeling
  • Engineering & Construction Drawings
  • Graphic and 3D File Preparation & Printing
  • Value Engineering
  • Prototyping & Sample Preperation
  • Electronics & Lighting
  • Mechanics & Automation
  • Interactive Engineering
  • LEED & Sustainability Assurance
  • Material & Other Resource Sourcing
  • Shop Set-Up & Testing
  • Installation & Shipping
  • Equipment & Maintenance
  • Staff Training

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