S. Leonard Auerbach

S. Leonard Auerbach

Founder & Director of Design

Patricia Glasow

Patricia Glasow

Executive Vice-President

Steven Friedlander

Steven Friedlander

President

E. Sara McBarnette

E. Sara McBarnette

Associate Principal

Yukiko Yoshida

Yukiko Yoshida

Associate Principal

Sabra Zacharias

Sabra Zacharias

Associate Principal

Yue Zhao

Yue Zhao

Associate

Christopher L. Morris

Christopher L. Morris

Technical Designer

S. Leonard Auerbach

FASTC, MIES, IALD
Founder & Director of Design

Len is the Founder and Director of Design of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow. With more than 50 years of experience, Len has countless theatre consulting and lighting design projects on his resume. His unique qualifications combine a background in architecture with his practical knowledge gained as scenic and theatrical lighting designer. He has designed venues all over the world working with high-profile architects and clients, often developing the next technological standard for the industry. Len’s projects include the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California in Davis, The Dai Show Theatre at the Xishuangbanna International Resort in China, SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in California and six permanent venues for Cirque du Soleil. Educated in the fine arts, Len earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Architecture with a Heinz Fellowship for the Fine Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology.

lauerbach@auerbachconsultants.com

 

Patricia Glasow

MIES, LC, FIALD
Executive Vice President

Patty is the Executive Vice President of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow and leads the architectural lighting design studio. Her strength lies in the blending of design and technical expertise particularly for specialized installations. She was formally trained in theatrical lighting design at UCLA and worked for Walt Disney Enterprises early in her career. These experiences deepened her passion for the profession and influenced her work for her arts, commercial and educational clients. Patty’s recent project work includes the Salesforce Tower Executive Floors in San Francisco, the renovation of the historic Curran Theatre, Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford University and Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired headquarter offices. Her lighting has been recognized with awards from numerous industry organizations. She is a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers and was awarded the Sol Cohn Award for service to the lighting field by the San Francisco Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

pglasow@auerbachconsultants.com

Steven Friedlander

ASTC
President

Steven Friedlander is the President of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander | Auerbach Glasow and leads many of the firm’s prominent projects in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Before becoming a consultant, he was a successful theatre production lighting designer and production manager, working extensively with ballet, opera and theatre companies nationally and internationally. During his 30-plus year consulting career, Steve’s emphasis has been on programming and planning work. He frequently collaborates with architects, owners, technicians and faculty to realize superior arts facilities that support specific client needs. Recent notable project work includes Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center, Virgin Voyages first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, La Perle Theatre for Franco Dragone at Al Habtoor City in Dubai, MCC Theater, Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois and the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre and Lighting Design from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and has lectured at Yale University.

sfriedlander@auerbachconsultants.com

E. Sara McBarnette

LEED AP BD+C, MIES, LC, IALD
Associate Principal

Sara joined the lighting design team at Auerbach Glasow in 1999 with a solid background in lighting design acquired over a five-year period while engaged with other prestigious lighting design firms.  She has been involved in the design and management of many significant lighting projects with Auerbach Glasow including exterior site master plans, city streetlighting design, commercial office facilities, fine arts museums, retail and worship spaces.

Sara developed an interest in lighting during her undergraduate years at Stanford University.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Product Design Engineering, she chose to concentrate on lighting and enrolled in the Parsons School of Design program in architectural lighting where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree.  She has a LEED AP BD+C certification which represents specialization in green building practices for commercial design and construction.

Selected Project Experience
  • AT&T Foundry Innovation Center, Palo Alto, California
  • Auto Desk Design Center, San Francisco, California
  • Christ the King Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Cisco Showcase Suites, Telepresence, San Jose, California
  • City of Vallejo, Waterfront, Vallejo, California
  • Confidential Client , Building 47, Cupertino, California
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
  • Curran Theater Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Foundry Square, San Francisco, California
  • Hitachi GST Campus Core Master Plan, San Jose, California
  • James Richardson International Airport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Levi’s Stores, Nationwide Locations
  • Lockheed Martin Building 157, Sunnyvale, California
  • Marin Community Foundation Offices, Novato, California
  • Network Appliance, Executive Briefing Center, Sunnyvale, California
  • New Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, Mammoth Lakes, California
  • Oakland Museum of California Renovation, Oakland, California
  • Poly International Plaza, Guangzhou, China
  • Rex Phebus Veterans Memorial District Center, Clovis, California
  • Robson Square Ice Rink Expansion, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • San Francisco City Streetlighting – Dolores Street and Liberty Heights, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Street Light Plan, San Francisco, California
  • San Jose Greater Downtown Exterior Streetscape Lighting Master Plan, San Jose, California
  • Stanford University, Windhover Contemplative Center, Palo Alto, California
  • The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Interior Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Wrightsman Galleries, New York, New York
  • Toledo Museum of Art Campus, Toledo, Ohio
  • University of California, Davis, Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, California
  • University of California, Davis, Lecture Hall, , Davis, California
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, Architectural Lighting
  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University, Product Design Engineering
Certifications
  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, Lighting Certification (LC)
  • United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional, LEED® AP BD + C
Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
  •  Department of Energy Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium
  •  Illuminating Engineering Society
  •  National Organization of Minority Architects – Affiliate Member
Professional Activities
  • Judge: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Illumination Awards, 2017-2019
  • Judge: A|L Magazine Light & Architecture Design Awards, 2018
  • Judge: SF-Lux Awards, 2018
  • Subject Expert: LEED AP BD+C exam development, 2017
  • Judge: Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Design Competition, 2015
  • Speaker: National Association of Minority Architects, San Francisco Chapter, Things to Know About Lighting When Designing for Sustainability, 2010
  • Instructor: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, San Francisco, Introduction to Lighting Calculations, 2009 and 2010
  • Speaker: National Association of Minority Architects, San Francisco Chapter, Introduction to Lighting and Sustainability, 2008

smcbarnette@auerbachconsultants.com

Yukiko Yoshida

MIES, LC, IALD
Associate Principal

Yukiko has been in the field of lighting design since joining Auerbach Glasow in 1995.  Her responsibilities encompass all aspects of lighting design and project management for projects ranging from small high school theaters to a transportation facility spanning four city blocks. She is a collaborator committed to design solutions where lighting is integrated seamlessly with architecture while being comfortable to end users.

Yukiko’s interest in lighting design that supports well-being developed while she was pursuing a graduate degree and working as a research assistant at the Human Factor’s Lab in the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  She frequently enjoys attending conferences in both the US and overseas in order to learn about emerging technologies and gain insight into the latest research in the field of lighting.

Prior to becoming a lighting designer she worked in Japan as a designer for a design and construction management firm specializing in restaurants and retail.

Selected Project Experience
  • Apple Town Hall Renovation, Cupertino, California
  • Banana Republic Stores, various locations in the United States
  • Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho
  • California Theatre, San Jose, California
  • Cisco 5.1, Building 30, Milpitas, California
  • Coldstream Master Plan Report, Truckee, California
  • eBAY, Main Street, San Jose, California
  • First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, California
  • Griffith Observatory, Samuel Oschin Planetarium, Los Angeles, California
  • Intuit Cook Campus Center, Mountain View, California
  • Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California
  • Lotte Hotel, Royal Suites Renovation, Seoul, Korea
  • Main Street Plaza, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Marin Horizon School, Mill Valley, California
  • Mission Bay Streetscape, San Francisco, California
  • Moffett Gateway, Mountain View, California
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, Open Bay Water Exhibit, Monterey, California
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California
  • Smith & Hawken, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, California
  • Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millard, Nebraska
  • Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, California
  • Soka University, Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, California
  • Sun City Kobe, Kobe, Japan
  • Sun City Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tokyo Conference Centers, Ariake and Shinagawa, Japan
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Way West
  • University of California, San Diego, Conrad Prebys Music Center
  • University of California, San Francisco, Mission Hall: Global Health and Clinical Sciences Building
  • US 101/Holly Street Pedestrian Overcrossing, San Carlos, California
  • WKYC TV Station and Headquarters, Cleveland, Ohio
Education
  • Master of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, Lighting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York School of Interior Design, Interior Design
  • Specialized Professional Program, Tokai Polytechnic College, Nagoya, Japan, Architectural Engineering
Certification
  • Lighting Certification (LC), National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
Professional Activities
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Lighting Design Committee
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Energy Management Committee: Control Narrative RP Task Group
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Quality of Visual Environment Committee, 2005-2008
Speaking & Industry Engagements
  • Light! 2017: Co-speaker: RP-28 update: Lighting and the visual environment for seniors and the low vision population
  • LightFair International 2016: LFI Innovation Awards presenter

yyoshida@auerbachconsultants.com

Sabra Zacharias

IALD, CLD, MIES
Associate Principal

Sabra joined Auerbach Glasow as a project manager and designer in 2006.  She has been involved in numerous projects including commercial office spaces, theatres, museums, educational facilities, restaurants and wineries. Sabra has extensive experience working in the United States and internationally, utilizing her comprehensive design and management skills.

Prior to joining Auerbach Glasow, Sabra was a lighting designer at a distinguished MEP firm in San Francisco. Before moving to San Francisco in 2005, she was a lighting designer with a prominent lighting design firm in London, England where she was a project manager for many international projects including airports, city master plans, high-end hotels and residences, office spaces, shopping centers and casinos located in countries such as Cyprus, Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Selected Project Experience
  • 500 Pine Street, Corporate Offices, San Francisco, California
  • 901 Market Street Façade, San Francisco, California
  • 1500 Page Street, Low Income Housing, San Francisco, California
  • 1880 Pine Street, Senior Housing, San Francisco, California
  • Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Exhibition Lighting, Stanford, California
  • Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • Boston University, Production Center and Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
  • California Academy of Sciences, Academy Café and The Moss Room Restaurant, San Francisco, California
  • Coldstream Master Plan Report, Schematic Design, Truckee, California
  • Confidential Client, Building 20 Executive Center, Palo Alto, California
  • Confidential Client, EC + EBC Annex, Palo Alto, California
  • DreamWorks Animation, Redwood City, California
  • Ericsson Mediaroom and Ericsson Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, California
  • Hunters View Redevelopment Parcels 4, 5 and 6, San Francisco, California
  • La Jota Winery, Angwin, California
  • Musical Instrument Museum, through Construction Documentation, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Park City Historical Society and Museum, Park City, Utah
  • Pixar Animation Studios, Brooklyn Building, Emeryville, California
  • Resolute Wine Bar, San Francisco, California
  • Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, California
  • Samsung Secho Boardroom, Seoul, Korea
  • Sansome and Broadway Family Housing, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Redesign, Wattis Theatre and Retail Store, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco, California
  • The Presidio Theater, San Francisco, California
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum Site and Administration Building, San Francisco, California
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law South Addition, Berkeley, California
Education
  • Master of Arts, Parsons School of Design, Architectural Lighting
  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington State University, Interior Design with a minor in Fine Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Institution of Lighting Engineers, United Kingdom
Professional Activities
  • Lecturer – San Jose State University, 2013 to present
  • Head of the IESNA San Francisco Chapter Illumination Awards Committee, 2007 – 2015
  • Board of Managers – Illuminating Engineering Society of North America San Francisco Chapter, 2006 – 2014
  • Visiting Lecturer – Fashion Institute of Technology, 1999 – 2001
  • Visiting Lecturer -Parsons School of Design, 1999 – 2001
  • Guest Juror- Parsons School of Design, 1999 – 2001

szacharias@auerbachconsultants.com

 

Yue Zhao

LEED AP BD+C, MIES, LC,  IALD
Associate

Yue joined Auerbach Glasow in 2014 and brought with her broad lighting design experience in diverse cultural environments.  She is an associate and project manager with the firm and her recent project experience includes designs for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at 200 Van Ness, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Center for Education and Leadership and 700 Santana Row in San Jose.

Yue started her lighting career at an award-winning lighting design firm in Bonn, Germany where she was involved in the design of many significant domestic and international projects.  After that, she moved to a prestigious lighting design firm in Stuttgart, Germany as a lighting designer and project manager.  Her project experience includes lighting master plans for streetscapes, exterior lighting of urban spaces, historic buildings, museums, theatres, retail, hospitality buildings, commercial office facilities as well as the design and development of lighting fixtures.  She has also participated in multiple research projects and lighting design workshops.

Selected Project Experience
  • 700 Santana Row, San Jose, California
  • Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Exhibition Lighting, Stanford, California
  • Boston University, Theatre Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Confidential Residence, San Francisco, California
  • Haskins Biotech Campus, South San Francisco, California
  • HGST Campus, Master Site Lighting Program, San Jose, California
  • Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California
  • Metreon City View, Interior Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Mission Bay South Block 6W, San Francisco, California
  • Moffett Gateway, Mountain View, California
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium,  Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, Monterey, California
  • Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 200 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Redesign, Wattis Theatre and Retail Store, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco, California
  • Stanford University, Windhover Contemplative Center, California
  • Sun City, Kobe, Japan
  • Sun City, Tachikawa, Japan
  • The Hamlin School, Middle Building Improvements, San Francisco, California
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Way West
Education
  • Master of Architectural Lighting Design, Hochschule Wismar, Germany
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Certifications
  • Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
  • United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional, LEED® AP BD + C
Professional Affiliations
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
Professional Activities
  • Guest Reviewer- California College of the Arts, 2017
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Lighting Design Committee
Award
  • Lighting Design Awards, 40under40, North America, 2018

yzhao@auerbachconsultants.com

 

Christina Lu Jin

MIES, Junior Associate IALD
Lighting Designer

Christina joined Auerbach Glasow in 2017 as a technical designer. Before becoming a full time member of the staff, she worked for the firm as an intern in 2016. In her current role as a designer, Christina collaborates on all aspects of the design process for a wide range of significant projects. Her responsibilities include fixture research and specification, document management, graphic presentation, 3D modeling, daylighting studies and photometric calculations.

Prior to her internship at Auerbach Glasow, Christina also completed internships for a multidisciplinary engineering firm located in Pennsylvania and the China Northeast Architectural Design & Research Institute Company.  Christina participated in various design and planning exercises as part of her rigorous Architectural Engineering education at Pennsylvania State University.  She is exceptionally proficient in computer aided design software programs and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Selected Project Experience
  • 700 Santana Row, San Jose, California
  • Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Menlo Gateway, Menlo Park, California
  • Salesforce East, Executive Floors, San Francisco, California
  • Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco State University, Creative Arts Replacement Building, San Francisco, California
  • Sun City, Kanagawa, Japan
Education
  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a concentration in Lighting and Electrical, Pennsylvania State University
Professional Affiliations
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Junior Associate, International Association of Lighting Designers
Professional Activities
  • Howard Brandston Lighting Design Competition, Participant

cjin@auerbachconsultants.com

Christopher L. Morris

Technical Designer

Christopher joined Auerbach Glasow as a technical designer in 2016 after previously working on a contract basis for the firm.  In this role, he works in joint collaboration with the lighting design team providing CAD management, graphic presentation design, lighting control design and lighting calculations.  Christopher also provides technical support in a similar capacity to Auerbach Pollock Friedlander and is a valuable member of the studio team.

His background includes nine years with the San Jose Repertory Theatre, most recently as the theatre’s production manager.  Christopher’s strong technical foundation was established in his previous positions as a theatrical technical director, assistant technical director and an automation consultant.

Christopher holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Milikin University.

Selected Project Experience
  • Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Exhibition Lighting, Stanford, California
  • Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • Confidential Client, Customer Welcome Center, Palo Alto, California
  • Presidio of San Francisco, William Penn Mott Jr. Visitor Center, San Francisco, California
  • University of California, Davis, New Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Exhibition Lighting, Davis, California
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, Technical Design and Production
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Millikin University, Design/Technical Theatre

cmorris@auerbachconsultants.com

Nicholas Lee Taylor

Lighting Designer

Nicholas joined Auerbach Glasow in 2017 bringing with him previous industry experience and a solid technical foundation.  In his role as lighting designer with the firm, he collaborates on all aspects of the design process including CAD management, graphic presentations, computer lighting calculations, fixture research and specifications.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas worked at a well-known San Francisco lighting design firm.  His undergraduate experience at California Polytechnic State University included hands-on architectural experience in professional studio environments through the Cal Poly Satellite Studio program and the Cal Poly Co-Op program.

Selected Project Experience
  • Menlo Gateway, Menlo Park, California
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 200 Van Ness, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco State University, Creative Arts Replacement Building, San Francisco, California
  • The Presidio Theater, San Francisco, California
Education
  • Bachelor of Architecture with a concentration in Digital Fabrication and Electronics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Professional Activities
  • Embodied Evolution Design Competition, Participant
Award
  • The HMC Award For Best And Most Comprehensive Design, L.A. Metro, Special Mention

ntaylor@auerbachconsultants.com