Kenneth R. Fause

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 professional theatre, education theatre, government, corporate and institutional applications, radio and television broadcasting facilities, media production and post production facilities, and cinema screening rooms, including new construction and complex renovations of existing operating facilities.

Before joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander as a principal in the San Francisco office, Kenneth spent 20 years as a principal and co-founder of a firm in San Francisco where he worked on more than 1,000 projects.

Prior to co-founding his previous firm, Kenneth served as president of Filmways Audio Services in North Hollywood, California, a leading provider of crewed production services, equipment rental and system installation contracting services to the motion picture, broadcast television, theme park and special event industries.  He also served as vice-president of engineering for the Filmways Audio Group, with management oversight responsibility for Wally Heider Recording, Heider Scoring Services, Heider Cutting Services and ACI retail professional sales.

Selected Project Experience
  • Bonita Unified School District, Bonita Center for the Arts, San Dimas, California
  • Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho
  • Chabot College, Planetarium and Lecture Halls, Oakland, California
  • Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI (The National Film Archive of the 21st Century), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Cowell Theatre, Pier Two, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
  • Epic Systems Corporation, Deep Space Auditorium, through early schematic design phase, Verona, Wisconsin
  • Huntington Library, Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center, San Marino, California
  • Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, San Diego, California
  • MGM CityCenter, Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Musical Instrument Museum, Auditorium, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Napa Valley College, Performing Arts Center, Napa, California
  • Nevada Museum of Art Sky Room and Donor Wall, Concepts, Reno, Nevada
  • Pechanga Event Center and Amphitheatre, Temecula, California
  • Pierce College, Digital Arts and Media Building, Los Angeles, California
  • Qualcomm Building Q, Lecture Hall, San Diego, California
  • Qualcomm Pacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building, San Diego, California
  • Rancho Campana High School, Oxnard, California
  • Santa Barbara City College, School of Media Arts, Santa Barbara, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Rooftop Garden, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Wattis Theatre Redesign, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Symphony, SoundBox, San Francisco, California
  • SAP Center at San Jose, formerly HP Pavilion at San Jose – On-Call Consulting, San Jose, California
  • SAP Center at San Jose, formerly HP Pavilion, Capital Improvements 2006-2008, San Jose, California
  • SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California
  • Studio City Event Center, Macau, China
  • Master of Arts, University of California – Los Angeles, Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Engineering
  • Federal Communications Commission, Radiotelephone Operator General Class, Lifetime
Professional Affiliations
  • Acoustical Society of America, Silver Member
  • Audio Engineering Society, Life Member
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
  • United States Institute for Theater Technology