S. Leonard Auerbach

S. Leonard Auerbach

Founder & Director of Design

Steven Friedlander

Steven Friedlander

President

Patricia Glasow

Patricia Glasow

Executive Vice-President

Tom Neville

Tom Neville

Principal

Robert Hill

Robert Hill

Principal

Kevin Auses

Kevin Auses

Senior Associate

Ed Babin

Ed Babin

Senior Associate

Emily Brainerd

Emily Brainerd

Senior Associate

Kenneth R. Fause

Kenneth R. Fause

Consulting Principal for Audio-Video Design

Paul Garrity

Paul Garrity

Consulting Principal for Audio-Video Design

Howard B. Glickman

Howard B. Glickman

Associate Principal

Don Guyton

Don Guyton

Associate Principal

Lorna Hampson

Lorna Hampson

Office Manager, New York

Joy Hou

Joy Hou

Architecture/Technical Designer

Brad Kisicki

Brad Kisicki

Associate Principal

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Associate Principal

Kevin Macpherson

Kevin Macpherson

Senior Associate

E. Sara McBarnette

E. Sara McBarnette

Associate Principal

Daniel Mei

Daniel Mei

Associate Principal

Christopher L. Morris

Christopher L. Morris

Technical Designer

Kayla Quinn

Kayla Quinn

Technical Designer

Niles Ray

Niles Ray

Senior Associate

Grace Gavin Rhodes

Grace Gavin Rhodes

Associate Principal

Benjamin Strange

Benjamin Strange

Associate

Brad Ward

Brad Ward

Senior Associate

Barbara J. Wohlsen

Barbara J. Wohlsen

Senior Consultant

Yukiko Yoshida

Yukiko Yoshida

Associate Principal

Xiang Yu

Xiang Yu

Architecture/Technical Designer

Sabra Zacharias

Sabra Zacharias

Associate Principal

Yue Zhao

Yue Zhao

Associate

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

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

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

Tom Neville

ASTC
Principal

Tom brings a diverse background in theatre technology and production management to his work for Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. With more than ten years of experience at professional theatre companies in management positions, Tom’s perspective and understanding of facility user operations is of critical importance to the firm’s projects. He is the Principal-in-Charge of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s Minneapolis project office. Tom has completed work on seven permanent show venues for Cirque du Soleil, the Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI (The National Film Archive of the 21st Century) in Mexico City, Sunac’s Taihu Theatre for Splendor by Franco Dragone in Wuxi China and the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona. He has been with the firm for more than 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa and his Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.

tneville@auerbachconsultants.com

Robert Hill

ASTC
Principal

Rob joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s San Francisco office in 2006 and in his 14 years with the firm he has served as project manager, senior consultant, designer and San Francisco office studio manager. In 2017 Rob was named a Principal of the firm. He brings more than 15 years of technical theatre and theatrical lighting design knowledge to the firm, including work on more than 100 operas. During his tenure at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander he has served as Project Manager and Principal in Charge for numerous projects in China. His project experience has included numerous higher education facilities, renovation projects, custom built showrooms and secondary education arts facilities. His portfolio includes Cirque du Soleil X Theatre in China, the Sunac’s Taihu Theatre for Splendor by Franco Dragone in Wuxi China, SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco and Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center at the University of Texas, Permian Basin. Rob graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre design from the University of Illinois with highest honors and has completed masters studies in theatre design in production at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

rhill@auerbachconsultants.com

Kevin Auses

Senior Associate

Kevin joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in 2003 for a ten-year period and returned in 2017 to continue his consulting career.  In the interim, he worked as a project manager for a theatrical equipment manufacturer where he oversaw numerous projects, including the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater, Rogers Place Arena, and The City University of New York, New York City College of Technology, Academic Building.  His background in theatrical production and a thorough knowledge of structural design for the theatre inform his work as a project manager and the design and implementation of automated rigging, machinery and scenery handling systems.

Prior to joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Kevin was the Master Carpenter/Assistant Technical Director at Meadow Brook Theatre in Michigan.  His live theatre experience has given him a deep understanding of the requirements of a functional theatre. While enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, Kevin worked as both an assistant technical director and a technical director on many of the theatrical productions presented by the school of drama.

Selected Project Experience
  • Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho
  • California Polytechnic State University, Harman Hall Renovation, San Luis Obispo, California
  • California Shakespeare Theatre, Renovation Master Plan, Orinda, California
  • California State University, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Northridge, California
  • Colburn Conservatory, Phase II Expansion, Los Angeles, California
  • Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Drew School, Samuel M. Cuddeback III Assembly Wing, San Francisco, California
  • Epic Systems Corporation, Corporate Auditorium, Verona, Wisconsin
  • Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, San Diego, California
  • Menlo School, Atherton, California
  • Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
  • Mount Royal University, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Olympus High School Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Prospect Sierra School, El Cerrito, California
  • Rex Phebus Veterans Memorial Building, Clovis, California
  • Robert F. Kennedy Community High School, Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
  • Sonoma Academy, Sonoma, California
  • Sonoma State University, Green Music Center, Sonoma, California
  • The Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • University of California, San Diego, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, California
  • University of Washington, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Renovation, Seattle, Washington
  • Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama
Certification
  • ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre

kauses@auerbachconsultants.com

Ed Babin

Senior Associate

Ed joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s San Francisco office in 1997 where he currently works as an architectural designer on room configurations and technical design.  He developed the firm’s audience seating and sightline programs that have been responsible for dozens of audience environments.  Ed has worked with principals and project managers on design solutions for a wide range of projects including educational and research facilities, opera houses, performing arts centers, planetariums, and worship spaces.

Before joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Ed worked for architecture and engineering firms in San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Washington, D.C. where he collaborated on a variety of projects ranging from institutional and medical construction to residential and tenant improvement renovations.

Selected Project Experience
  • Agua Caliente Casino, The Show Concert Theatre, Rancho Mirage, California
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Roda Theatre, Berkeley, California
  • Bonita Unified School District, Performing Arts Center, San Dimas, California
  • Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho
  • California State University, Northridge, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Northridge, California
  • California Theatre, San Jose, California
  • Carnegie Hall, Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall, New York, New York
  • Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California
  • Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
  • Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, New York, New York
  • Epic Systems Corporation, Epicenter, Verona, Wisconsin
  • Esplanade Phase Two Planning Study, Singapore
  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Huntington Library, Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center, San Marino, California
  • Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, San Diego, California
  • Mandalay Bay, Michael Jackson ONE™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
  • MGM CityCenter, Viva ELVIS™ Cirque du Soleil Theatre, Convention Center and HAZE Nightclub, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, ™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • MGM Mirage, Cirque du Soleil LOVE™ Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mount Royal University, The Conservatory, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Palms Casino Resort, Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California
  • Soka University of America, Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, California
  • Sonoma State University, Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, California
  • Sun Valley Music Pavilion, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • The Venetian Macau, ZAIA™ for Cirque du Soleil, Macao, China
  • Trollwood Performing Arts School, Bluestem Center for the Arts, Moorhead, Minnesota
  • United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C.
  • University of California, Davis, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, California
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California Nanosystems Institute, Santa Barbara, California
  • University of Texas, Permian Basin, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Midland, Texas
Education
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

ebabin@auerbachconsultants.com

Emily Brainerd

ASTC
Senior Associate

Emily is a project manager in Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s San Francisco office.  She joined the firm in 2011, bringing hands-on experience as a theater professional to her work on a wide range of projects, assisting on the design of performing arts venues, theatrical systems and documentation.

Prior to joining the firm, Emily received her master’s degree at the University of Illinois and completed an internship with another prominent theater consulting firm.  Before attending graduate school, she spent four years as the technical director for the theatre program at Iowa State University and worked in various local venues as a stagehand on touring shows.  Prior to this she was the assistant technical director at Simpson College in Iowa.  Emily has also spent summers working as a scenic carpenter with the American Players Theatre in Wisconsin and the Des Moines Metro Opera.

Selected Project Experience
  • Al Habtoor City, Franco Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • American Preparatory Academy, Draper 3 Auditorium, Draper, Utah
  • American Preparatory Academy, West Valley Auditorium, West Valley City, Utah
  • Chatfield Center for the Arts, Auditorium Remodel, Chatfield, Minnesota
  • Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI (The National Film Archive of the 21st Century), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Cooper High School Theatrical Equipment Update, New Hope, Minnesota
  • Delano High School, New Auditorium, Delano, Minnesota
  • Edison High School, Study and Retrofit, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, San Francisco, California
  • Gonzaga University, Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Hastings High School, New Performance Space, Hastings, Michigan
  • Irondale High School, New Performance Space, New Brighton, Minnesota
  • Lake Nokomis Community School, Keewaydin Campus, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Performance Space Assessment Report for 52 Performance Spaces, Minnesota
  • Monticello High School, Theatre Systems Upgrade, Monticello, Minnesota
  • Monticello Middle School, Theatre Systems Upgrade, Monticello, Minnesota
  • Olympic College, College Instruction Center and William D. Harvey Theatre, Bremerton, Washington
  • Patrick Henry High School, Study and Retrofit, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Piedmont High School, Piedmont, California
  • Presidio Theater Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Qualcomm Building Q, Lecture Hall, San Diego, California
  • Qualcomm Pacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building, San Diego, California
  • Ramsey Middle School and Marcy Open School, Retrofit of Theatrical Equipment, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rancho Campana High School, Oxnard, California
  • Rogers High School, Auditorium Addition, Elk River, Minnesota
  • Roosevelt High School, Auditorium Remodel, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • San Diego State University, Site Assessment, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center and Veterans Building, San Francisco, California
  • Shakopee High School, Auditorium, Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Croix Central High School, Hammond, Wisconsin
  • Francis School District, Theatrical Equipment Upgrade, St. Francis, Minnesota
  • The Hamlin School, New Performance Space, San Francisco, California
  • Valley View Middle School, Theatrical Equipment Upgrade, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Waseca High School, Auditorium, Waseca, Minnesota
  • Westonka High School, New Auditorium, Mound, Minnesota
  • Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre, China
  • Zimmerman Middle School/ High School, Auditorium, Elk River, Minnesota
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Scenic Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Music
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants

ebrainerd@auerbachconsultants.com

Kenneth R. Fause

Consulting Principal for Audio-Video Design

Kenneth brings more than 50 years of theatre background and more than 40 years of professional experience to the firm in planning and design of performing arts and media facilities, including education theatre, professional theatre, government, corporate and institutional applications, radio and television broadcasting facilities, media production and post production facilities, and cinema screening rooms, encompassing new construction and complex renovations of existing operating facilities. Kenneth leads Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s audio-video consulting group in San Francisco. His project experience includes Young University’s BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, on-call consulting, master planning and capital improvements for the SAP Center at San Jose and multiple corporate auditoriums for Qualcomm Corporation. Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Theater Arts from UCLA.

kfause@auerbachconsultants.com

Paul Garrity

Consulting Principal for Audio-Video Design

As APF’s lead principal audio-video and multimedia systems specialist, Paul brings over 40 years of international consulting experience and theatrical sound design credits. His projects range from modest sound systems for community college theatres to multi-million-dollar sound, video and production systems. Paul has designed systems for theatres, casino/hotel showrooms, conference centers, sports arenas, planetariums, virtual reality environments and other special performance venues. His expertise encompasses sound reinforcement systems, video projection and distribution, production communication and paging, infrared assistive-listening, simultaneous interpretation, show control, data distribution and recording and broadcast systems design and infrastructure.

pgarrity@auerbachconsultants.com

 

Howard B. Glickman

ASTC
Associate Principal

Howard has worked in almost all aspects of the theatre industry including technical, administration, education, construction and equipment sales.  He joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in 2004 as a project manager.

Before joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Howard worked first as technical director and then as event services and planning coordinator for Kingsborough Community College of The City University of New York.  He has been a project manager for Productions Arts and Production Resource Group, and a manufacturer’s representative for Electronic Theatre Controls and Intelligent Lighting Controls.  Howard also provided project management and installation services for fiber optic lighting systems while working for Optic Arts.

Selected Project Experience
  • Agua Caliente Casino, The Show Concert Theatre, Rancho Mirage, California
  • Aptos High School, Aptos, California
  • Argyros Performing Arts Center, Ketchum, Idaho
  • Bonita Unified School District, Performing Arts Center, San Dimas, California
  • Cabrillo College, Visual and Performing Arts Village, Aptos, California
  • California State University, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Northridge, California
  • Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Hall, San Francisco, California
  • Cowell Theatre, Pier Two, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
  • Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California
  • Foothill College, Los Altos, California
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Ballroom, San Francisco, California
  • Huntington Library, Entrance Complex Auditorium, San Marino, California
  • Idaho State University, The L.E. & Thelma Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello, Idaho
  • Los Angeles Southwest College, Cox Little Theatre Renovation, Los Angeles, California
  • Lower Columbia Community College, Rose Center for the Arts, Longview, Washington
  • MGM CityCenter, Viva ELVIS™ Cirque du Soleil Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • MGM Mirage, Cirque du Soleil LOVE™ Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mills College, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Oakland, California
  • Mount Royal University, The Conservatory, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • North Peninsula Jewish Community Cultural Arts Center, through design development, Foster City, California
  • Palms Casino Resort, The Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco State University, Creative Arts Replacement Building, San Francisco, California
  • San Joaquin Delta Community College, Warren Atherton Auditorium, Tillie Lewis Theatre and Studio Theatre, Stockton, California
  • SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California
  • Sonoma State University, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, California
  • The Venetian Macau Cirque du Soleil ZAIA™ Theatre, Macau, China
  • Tracy Theatre and Cultural Center, Tracy, California
  • University of California, Berkeley, Zellerbach Auditorium Seating Renovation, Berkeley, California
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media, Santa Barbara, California
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, Theatre
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • United States Institute of Theatre Technology
Award
  • Commendation for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association, 2000

hglickman@auerbachconsultants.com

 

Don Guyton

ASTC
Associate Principal

Don has more 35 years of experience working as a theatre professional, 26 of them as a theatre consultant. Prior to becoming a theatre consultant, he worked as a freelance lighting designer and stage manager for opera, ballet, and modern dance. Over the course of his career at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Don has contributed to projects ranging from college and university performance spaces to major facilities designed by world-class architectural firms. His project work includes La Perle Theatre for Franco Dragone at Al Habtoor City in Dubai, Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center, the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Washington, D.C. and The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Opera and Musical Theatre Production from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music

dguyton@auerbachconsultants.com

Lorna Hampson

ASTC
Office Manager, New York

Andrew Han

Architecture/Technical Designe

Andrew joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s New York office recently bringing several years of architectural design experience gained in Seoul, Toronto and New York.  Andrew is a self-motivated designer with proven problem solving skills and excellent 3D modeling software experience.  His previous project work includes educational projects, theatres, residential buildings and job-related research.

Before arriving at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Andrew experienced various design and planning exercises through his Master’s studies in Architecture and Planning, as well as chances to study performing arts and music in his final year. Upon graduation, he worked as an assistant architect in New York City, where he worked on various local and international projects, including arts-focused educational institutions. With Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, he is a key participant in the firm’s innovative design process by incorporating his experiences and design philosophy with his interest in performing arts and music.

Selected Project Experience
  • Boston University School of Theatre Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fulton Street Development, Brooklyn, New York
  • Colonial Theatre Renovation, Laconia, New Hampshire
  • Dwight-Englewood Village Auditorium, Englewood, New Jersey
  • Princeton University, Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton, New Jersey
Education
  • Master of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Master in Infrastructure Planning, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

ahan@auerbachconsultants.com

Jenny Ho

Marketing Assistant

Joy Hou

Architecture/Technical Designer

Joy recently joined the New York office of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.  She comes to the firm after earning her Master of Science degree in Architectural Acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Her role with the Auerbach Pollock Friedlander involves architectural design and technical support for a variety of projects.  Her architectural education and training is enhanced by her intense interest in and understanding of design and acoustics for performance spaces.

Joy brings architectural experience from her previous employment as a design coordinator with a top hospitality and entertainment design firm in Las Vegas.  Her experience there encompassed producing Revit and AutoCAD drawings, coordination with consultants and clients, site visits, creating sketches and diagrams and document translation.  She is fluent in English and Chinese.

Before returning to school for her master’s degree, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Project Experience
  • College of William and Mary, Performing Arts Complex, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • FM Global, Asia Center for Risk Management Excellence, Singapore, China
  • South Hongqiao Theatre District, Shanghai, China
Education
  • Master of Science in Architectural Acoustics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Professional Activities
  • Recipient, INTER-NOISE 2017 YP Grant, 2017
  • Recipient, National Council of Acoustical Consultants Student Travel Award, 2017
  • Presenter, Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and European Acoustical Association, Boston 2017
  • Attendee, UNLV US Department of Energy the Solar Decathlon, Second Place, 2013

jhou@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

Ed Johnson

Associate Principal

Ed has been focused on technical theatre for more than thirteen years and brings a dynamic background in technical theatre production to Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. Since joining the firm in 2005, he has specialized in the technical design of stage machinery including stage lifts, rigging systems and other unique mechanized equipment. His production experience primarily consists of technical direction and production management for opera. Ed’s notable projects include Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady, Cirque du Soleil X Theatre, in Guangzhou, China, La Perle Theatre for Franco Dragone at Al Habtoor City in Dubai, University of Colorado, Ent Center and USC – Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. Ed has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Theatre Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Technical Theatre.

ejohnson@auerbachconsultants.com

Brad Kisicki

Associate Principal

Brad brings a solid and diverse background in technical production to his work at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. With more than 15 years of professional experience, He offers expertise to a wide range of areas including audio-video systems, stage machinery and rigging design. Educated in architecture, he also specializes in program layout and backstage/support space design. Prior to his work at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Brad worked primarily as a theatrical production manager and technical director. Some of his notable project work with the firm includes La Perle Theatre for Franco Dragone at Al Habtoor City in Dubai at Al Habtoor City in Dubai, where he was the firm’s full-time site representative, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Houston’s Jesse Jones Hall, and BAM Harvey Theater. Brad earned a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

bkisicki@auerbachconsultants.com

Henry Lee

Senior Associate, Controller

Brad brings a solid and diverse background in technical production to his work at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.  With more than 15 years of professional experience, He offers expertise to a wide range of areas including audio-video systems, stage machinery and rigging design.  Educated in architecture, he also specializes in program layout and backstage/support space design.

Prior to his work at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Brad worked primarily as a theatrical production manager and technical director.  Notable engagements include ten years as the production manager of the Aspen Music Festival and five years as the technical director of Dance Theater Workshop in New York.  He has worked as technical consultant for dozens of dance and theater productions in New York and with domestic and international tours.  He is an active scenic designer and continues to work closely with the New York dance and theater community.

Selected Project Experience
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville, Facility Assessment and Planning Study,  Kentucky
  • Al Habtoor City, La Perle by Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Eisenhower National Memorial, Washington D.C.
  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center clubs, Various Locations
  • Mandalay Bay, Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Theater, New York, New York
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Renovation and Expansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University, Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton, New Jersey
  • South Hongqiao Theatre District, Shanghai, China
  • The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, New York
  • Writers Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
Education
  • Master of Architecture – Rhode Island School of Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – North Carolina School of the Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 635

bkisicki@auerbachconsultants.com

Kevin Macpherson

ASTC, LEED AP
Senior Associate

Kevin joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in 2013, bringing a diverse career in both architecture and theatre.  His background in theatre began with set and lighting design around the New York City area and during the next 15 years turned to technical and production management for Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, and regional theatres in multiple locations including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, and California. This broad experience has given Kevin an intimate understanding of the requirements of a working theatre.

After taking time off from theatre to study architecture, he was employed with EMBT (Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue) in Barcelona where his projects included historic restorations, port renovations, urban rehabilitations, and modern skyscrapers. Upon returning to the United States, Kevin worked as one of the client representatives at La Jolla Playhouse in California during the construction of the Potiker Theatre, their new flexible space, and the addition of the new administrative wing.

After his arrival in San Francisco, Kevin continued his career in both architecture and theatre. Working at Anshen + Allen Architects as a project coordinator, his focus was on large scale healthcare projects. Immediately prior to joining Auerbach he was the scenic design associate at American Conservatory Theater for three seasons while overseeing all scenery for the historic Geary Theatre’s main stage.

Selected Project Experience
  • Al Habtoor City, Franco Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bonita Unified School District, Performing Arts Center, San Dimas, California
  • Foro Boca, Concert Hall, Boca del Rio, Mexico
  • Hoover High School, Performing Arts Center, San Diego, California
  • Pinole Valley High School, Performing Arts Center, Pinole, California
  • Qualcomm Building AZ, Conference Center, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis Wattis Theatre Renovation, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Semiahmoo Performing and Contemporary Arts Centre, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Studio City Event Center, Macau, China
  • The Buckley School, Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, California
  • University of California, Davis, Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, California
  • University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center Programming, Los Angeles, California
  • SFMOMA Wattis Theatre, Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
Education
  • Master of Architecture, University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Architecture Study, Centre d’Etude d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, Saintes, France
Certification
  • United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional, LEED® AP
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • I.A.T.S.E. Local 534
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Member

 

kmacpherson@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

Daniel Mei

Associate Principal

With more than 20 years of experience as an audio-video, multimedia consultant and systems installation/integration contractor, Dan brings a unique, field-tested approach to his design and consulting work for Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. His systems design projects cover a wide range of facilities including multi-room performing arts centers, university theatres, digital projection venues and houses of worship. His project experience includes the Studio Tower Renovation at Carnegie Hall, the Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University, the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Dan’s design and installation experience encompasses sound reinforcement and playback systems, assistive listening systems for the hearing impaired, background music and paging systems, theatrical production communication systems, low voltage control systems, closed circuit television and modulated video systems, large format video projection, film projection, teleconferencing, videoconferencing systems and master control systems. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Hartford, majoring in Acoustics and Music.

dmei@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

Kayla Quinn

Technical Designer

Kayla joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander after completing her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is working in the firm’s New York office as a technical designer.  In this role, she provides support to the studio team utilizing her training in architecture, theatre and sound design and her exceptional proficiency with computer aided design programs.

Before joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Kayla interned with architecture firms in Pittsburgh and New York where she participated in all aspects of the design and construction process including reviewing drawings, performing building code analysis, creating site analysis diagrams, evaluating the results of feasibility studies and providing construction administration support.

During her education at Carnegie Mellon University, she had the opportunity to study abroad in New Zealand and Switzerland and participated in an Advanced Architecture Studio in France.  Her Thesis, “Aberrant: The Psychoacoustics of Sonic Space” focused on sound design in architecture and explores how room acoustics play an important role in a person’s movement through space.

Selected Project Experience
  • Argyros Performing Arts Center, Ketchum, Idaho
  • City of Lake Forest Council Chamber and Theatre, California
  • Cooper High School, Theatrical Equipment Update, New Hope, Minnesota
  • Fairmont Century Plaza, Ballroom, Los Angeles, California
  • Gonzaga University, Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Spokane, Washington
  • John Adams Middle School, Santa Monica, California
  • Patrick Henry High School, Study and Retrofit, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rubidoux High School, Concert Hall Schematic Design, Riverside, California
  • San Francisco State University, Liberal and Creative Arts Building, San Francisco, California
  • The Hamlin School, San Francisco, California
  • Urban School of San Francisco, Feasibility Study, San Francisco, California
  • Waseca High School, Auditorium, Waseca, Minnesota
  • Westonka High School, New Auditorium, Mound, Minnesota
Education
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Architecture with minors in Sound Design and Drama
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Architect Students Member, CMU Chapter, 2012-2017
Professional Affiliations
  • AIAS Imagine, 60 for 60 Competition Co-hosted by Disney Imagineering 2017 Winner
  • The Education Abroad Network Global Ambassador, 2015-2017
  • Thesis Abstract and Precis Accepted to Research in Sound Session at USITT 2017

kquinn@auerbachconsultants.com

Niles Ray

Senior Associate

Niles brings extensive experience in production and public assembly management to Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.  His responsibilities for the firm include the design of theatrical systems, as well as project management.

Prior to joining Auerbach, Niles worked in production and facility management for a wide range of public assembly facilities.  Most recently, he served as production manger for concert promoter Live Nation, supervising the operation of the 5,000- seat Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut and Live Nation events at other venues from theatres to football stadiums.  Niles previously worked for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he supervised production for their 20,000-seat arena, as well as at the team’s 10,000-seat minor league facility outside Fort Myers, Florida.  He has served as an owner’s representative during the construction of four facilities: the Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts in Bushkill, Pennsylvania; PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina; Halton Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina; and the TECO Arena in Estero, Florida.

Selected Project Experience
  • 14th Street Y of the Educational Alliance, New York, New York
  • Al Habtoor City, Franco Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn, New York
  • Boston Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Richard B. Fisher Building, Harvey Theatre Renovation and Infrastructure Upgrades 2007, Brooklyn, New York
  • Carnegie Hall Studio Tower Renovation, New York, New York
  • College of Charleston, Robinson Theatre Rigging Renovation, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, New York, New York
  • Cyprus Cultural Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • High School for Civil Rights, Rigging Renovation, Brooklyn, New York
  • Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater Renovation, New York, New York
  • Lycée Français de New York, Auditorium Utilization Study and Upgrade Study, New York, New York
  • Metrograph, Conceptual Design, New York, New York
  • MGM CityCenter, HAZE Nightclub at Aria, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • MGM CityCenter Viva ELVIS™ Cirque du Soleil Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Miami University of Ohio, Existing Conditions and Programming Study, Oxford, Ohio
  • Miller Center Auditorium Renovation, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • New Hampshire Music Festival, Center for Music, Center Harbor, New Hampshire
  • Park Tudor School, Ayers Auditorium Renovation/Expansion Planning Study, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, New York, New York
  • The Academy of Music, Seating Study, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, New York
  • The Public Theater Renovation, New York, New York
  • Washington College, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Chestertown, Maryland
  • Wayne State University, Hilberry Gateway, Detroit, Michigan
  • Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Communications Studies, Media Production and Analysis

 

 

nray@auerbachconsultants.com

Grace Gavin Rhodes

ASTC
Associate Principal

Grace brings international experience in professional theatre and fine arts to her consulting work. She has worked as a theatre consultant on a variety of projects ranging from historic renovations and regional multi-purpose rooms to large multi-venue performing arts complexes throughout the world. Grace spent 12 years with Auerbach Pollock Friedlander before departing in 2008 when her family relocated first to Europe and then to San Antonio, Texas. She rejoined the firm in 2017. As a theatre professional, Grace has worked at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Seoul Arts Centre, La Jolla Playhouse, Minneapolis New Theatre, Syracuse Stage and New York’s Henry Street Settlement Theatre. Her notable projects with Auerbach Pollock Friedlander include Sunac’s Taihu Theatre for Splendor by Franco Dragone in Wuxi, China, ZAIA Theatre at the Venetian Macao for Cirque du Soleil, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Borgata Hotel and Casino, Petrosains Discovery Center in Kuala Lumpur, US Capitol Visitor’s Center, the renovations of the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the University of Texas Bass Concert Hall Renovation. Grace received a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, graduating with departmental honors from both institutions.

ggrhodes@auerbachconsultants.com

Benjamin Strange

Associate

Ben brings two decades of experience with sound, video and communications technology, theatrical systems design, and architectural consulting to Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.  Prior to joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Ben worked as a consultant at a leading integrated MEP and architecture firm, specializing in theatrical systems specifications for performing arts centers, cinemas, production studios, museums and institutions of higher education.  He has consulted on a number of AIA and USITT award-winning facilities, including the development of internationally-recognized green buildings and sustainable design projects.

Ben’s professional credits in performing arts and multimedia production make him exceptionally qualified to consult on integrated sound, video and communications systems for entertainment facilities.  His passion for technology, design, and client satisfaction has resulted in the successful completion of numerous projects, from modest infrastructure-only designs to unique immersive experiences and fully integrated performing arts centers.  Ben’s past work as a sound designer, composer and engineer include nationally recognized productions and performing artists, as well as an international collaboration funded by the NEH.

Selected Project Experience
  • Al Habtoor City, Franco Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Argyros Performing Arts Center, Ketchum, Idaho
  • Bohemian Venue, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Bonita Unified School District, Bonita Center for the Arts, San Dimas, California
  • Chatfield Center for the Arts, Chatfield, Minnesota
  • Curran Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, Concert Venue, San Francisco, California
  • Gonzaga University Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Hamlin School Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Hastings High School, Hastings, Michigan
  • Hoover High School, Performing Arts Center, San Diego, California
  • Huntington Library, Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center, San Marino, California
  • John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica, California
  • Lake Nokomis Community School, Keewaydin Campus Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Los Angeles Southwest College, Cox Little Theatre Renovation, Los Angeles, California
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Edison High School Upgrade, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Motiongate Theatre Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Olympic College, Performing Arts Instructional Building, Bremerton, Washington
  • Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena, California
  • Pinole Valley High School, Performing Arts Center, Pinole, California
  • Pioneer Valley High School, Performing Arts Center, Santa Maria, California
  • Presidio Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Qualcomm, Building N, San Diego, California
  • Qualcomm Pacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building, San Diego, California
  • Ramsey Middle School, Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rancho Campana High School, Oxnard, California
  • Roosevelt High School, Auditorium Renovation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Sands Coati Central, The Pacifica Theatre, Macau, China
  • SAP Center at San Jose, On Call Consulting, San Jose, California
  • Sonoma State University, Mastercard Pavilion of The Green Music Center through Construction Documents phase, Rohnert Park, California
  • Tannery Arts Center, Hide House Theatre, Santa Cruz, California
  • Utah State University, Daryl Chase Fine Arts Center, Logan, Utah
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, School of Drama (CT), Sound Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Bates College Music
Professional Affiliations
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Speaking Engagements
  • Key Note Speaker: Digital Audio Networks USITT-Ohio Valley, 2012
  • Key Note Speaker: Qlab Programming USITT-Ohio Valley, 2012

bstrange@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

Brad Ward

CTS-D
Senior Associate

Brad is an award-winning theatrical sound designer and composer with more than 25 years of professional theatre and consulting experience.  He joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in September 2019 while remaining an active freelance sound designer, composer and Broadway associate.  His deep knowledge of sound reinforcement systems, playback software, digital editing and recording, as well as modeling software is supported by his familiarity with all facets of theatre production.

Prior to joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, he was an audio-video and theatrical systems designer for audio-video and acoustics consulting firms.  Brad’s background also includes two years as lead audio-technician for LOVE by Cirque du Soleil where he became acquainted with Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s work.  He has also served as an assistant professor of audio engineering technology at Belmont University in Nashville and a project manager for Blitz Communications in London.

Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, Sound Design – Yale School of Drama
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science/Business – Lipscomb University
Certification
  • AVIXA (InfoComm), Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS–D)
Professional Affiliations
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Vice Commissioner of Sound Commission 2017 – present
  • Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (US), founding member, Education Committee 2016 – present
  • Association of Sound Designers (UK), founding member
Professional Activities
  • Prague QA, featured design, US exhibit (2019), prior exhibitor, Sound Kitchen curator (2016, 2019)
  • World Stage Design, exhibit designer/curator for Sound Kitchen 2021 and 2017, award recipient
  • OISTAT, theatre sound working group
  • Lipscomb University Faculty/Staff Member of the Semester award (2000)
  • Opryland All Star Award for the mixing of The Big Broadcast (1987)

bward@auerbachconsultants.com

Barbara J. Wohlsen

Senior Consultant

Barbara joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s New York office in 2015 as a technical designer.  Her background includes extensive production management and technical production experience in opera, dance, theater, and classical music.

Prior to joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Barbara served as the Director of Production for New York City Opera, both while at Lincoln Center and at a variety of venues across New York City.  She has also held production management positions at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Her technical experience comes primarily as a Master Electrician and includes six seasons with Glimmerglass Opera.  She also served on the production staff at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College during the facility’s final construction and inaugural season.  In addition to her performing arts experience, Barbara is also active in museum exhibition lighting design.

Selected Project Experience
  • Boston University, School of Theatre Design and Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music Fulton Street Development, Brooklyn, New York
  • College of William and Mary, Performing Arts Complex, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Colonial Theatre Renovation, Laconia, New Hampshire
  • New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Renovation and Expansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University, Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton, New Jersey
  • The Marvelwood School, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Phase 1, Kent, Connecticut
  • Trinity Church, Renovation, New York, New York
Education
  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale School of Drama, Technical Design and Production
  • Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, Drama with a Minor in Art History

bwohlsen@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

Xiang Yu

Architecture/Technical Designer

Xiang joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s San Francisco office in 2016 bringing architectural studio experience gained through internships with firms in Beijing and on the East Coast.  In his role as technical designer with the firm, he supports the theatre consulting team on the design of concept space adjacency and building massing plans, space programming, as well as theatrical systems design and documentation including seating and room configuration.  He is proficient in Rhino, BIM software, and AutoCAD.

While completing his Masters of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Xiang developed an interest in theatre design.  He worked in the University’s Theatre Department as a scene shop teaching assistant. His thesis, “The Spatiality in Storytelling” focused on theatre architecture and explores how the architectural space contributes to the theatre experience.  Xiang has a Bachelor of Construction Management from Chongqing University.  He is fluent in Chinese and English.

Selected Project Experience
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  • Haikou Stunt Show, Haikou, China
  • Legend Cultural Development, Various Locations, China
  • Salesforce East, 350 Mission Street, Conference Room, San Francisco, California
  • South Hongqiao Theatre District, Shanghai, China
  • The Urban School of San Francisco, California
Education
  • Master of Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Bachelor of Construction Management, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

xyu@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, Associate 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