Benjamin Strange

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, Addition/Renovation Fine Arts Complex, 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