Ed Babin

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
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge