Patricia Glasow, MIES, LC, FIALD

Patty has designed and managed hundreds of lighting projects. Her strength and success lies in the blending of design and technical expertise.  She is collaborative and proactive. Her work is unique to each project and her signature is the quality and care she brings to each design.  Patty’s project work includes designs for interior and exterior environments in North America, Asia and Europe.

Trained as a theatrical lighting designer, she began her professional career with Strand Century, Inc., a theatrical and video lighting manufacturer.  Returning to design, Patty worked for WED Enterprises, the design subsidiary of Walt Disney Productions.  Her project work included theatrical and architectural lighting design for Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center and field supervision at Disneyland’s Fantasyland.

She joined the firm of S. Leonard Auerbach & Associates in 1984.  In 1994, the lighting division of the firm became Auerbach Glasow.

Patty has received numerous lighting design awards from industry organizations, including the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the General Electric Edison Awards.  She was awarded the Sol Cohn Award by the San Francisco Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society presented for service to the lighting field.

Selected Project Experience
  • 1155 Market Street, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California
  • Adobe Systems, San Francisco, California
  • Apple Town Hall Renovation, Cupertino, California
  • AT&T Foundry Innovation Center, Palo Alto, California
  • Banana Republic Stores, various locations in the United States and Canada
  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Salon Dore Historic Room Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • California Theatre, San Jose, California
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Interior Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Cliff House Rehabilitation and Expansion, San Francisco, California
  • Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
  • Curran Theater Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • David Brower Center, Berkeley, California
  • Disneyland Paris/Lake District site, Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • DreamWorks Animation, Redwood City, California
  • Four Seasons Madison Resort, Carmelo, Uruguay
  • Hyatt Regency Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Intuit Cook Campus Center, Mountain View, California
  • King Abdullah Financial District Science Museum and Geo-Climate Centre, Planetarium and IMAX Theatre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California
  • Lotte Hotel, Royal Suites Renovation, Seoul, Korea
  • MGM CityCenter Viva ELVIS™ Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mission Bay Streetscape, San Francisco, California
  • Moffett Gateway, Mountain View, California
  • Pixar Animation Studios, The Steve Jobs Building and Brooklyn Building, Emeryville, California
  • Planet Hollywood, The AXIS Theatre Renovation (now Zappos Theater), Las Vegas, Nevada
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California
  • San Jose Greater Downtown Master Plan, San Jose, California
  • Soka University, Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, California
  • Stanford University, Anderson Collection Inaugural Exhibition Lighting, Stanford, California
  • Stanford University, Windhover Contemplative Center, Palo Alto, California
  • Sun City Kobe, Tachikawa and Takarazuka, Senor Living Centers, Japan
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Way West
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law South Addition
  • University of California, San Francisco, Mission Hall: Global Health and Clinical Sciences Building
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, Theatre Arts
  • Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
Professional Affiliations
  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Fellow
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • International Dark Sky Association
Professional Activities
  • Trustee: Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Design Competition
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker: Light! Conference, All The World’s a Stage, Lighting the Audience, 2019
  • Panelist: AIA Annual Conference, Blind Spots: Multi-sensory Place Making, 2017
  • Light Affair, Lighting 18th and 21st Century Art and Architecture, 2015
  • Judge: A|L Light & Architecture Design Awards, 2013
  • Panelist: Lightfair International, Creating a Vision for OLED Lighting, 2011
  • Key Note Speaker: Strategies in Light Conference, LEDs in the Real World, 2011
  • Panelist: Department of Energy Solid State Lighting in Higher Education Workshop, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2010
  • Speaker: International Association of Museum Facility Administrators Conference, Solid State Lighting in Museums, 2010
  • Panelist: Swissnex, Light and Design, 2009
  • Speaker: Simplicity in Lighting Design, Illuminating Engineering Society NA Golden Gate Section, 2008
  • Moderator: Digital Projection: Illuminating and Defining Architecture in the New Century, Pacific Energy Center, 2006
  • Speaker: Lighting tour California Fox Theatre, Illuminating Engineering Society NA Golden Gate Section, 2006
  • Speaker: Mission Bay: An Adventure in Urban Lighting Design, Pacific Energy Center, 2004