Niles Ray

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
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Communications Studies, Media Production and Analysis