Steven Friedlander, ASTC, MIES

Steven Friedlander’s background in theatre production and design and his theatre consulting experience are brought together in his role as President of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. Mr. Friedlander’s thirty-five years of theatre consulting experience includes a wide range of projects in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He leads many of the firm’s projects from programming through construction and oversees corporate administration.

Prior to joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Mr. Friedlander operated SFA, Inc., the theatre consulting firm he founded in New York. Collaboration between the two firms on the design of a showroom for Celebrity Cruise Lines marked the beginning of the relationship which led to Mr. Friedlander joining Auerbach + Associates as the principal-in-charge of the New York office in 1996. He was named president in 2014.

Before entering the theatre consulting profession, Mr. Friedlander spent more than twenty years as a lighting designer and production manager, working extensively with ballet, opera and theatre companies nationally and internationally.

Selected Project Experience
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville, Facility Assessment and Planning Study, Kentucky
  • Al Habtoor City, La Perle by Dragone Theatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Hayden Planetarium, New York, New York
  • Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado
  • Atlanta Ballet, Programming and Concept Design, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Borgata Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Boston Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston University, Production Center and Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fulton Street Development, Brooklyn, New York
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, Richard B. Fisher Building, Harvey Theatre and Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York
  • Carnegie Hall, Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall, New York, New York
  • Cyprus Cultural Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Emerson College, The Paramount Center, Cutler Majestic Theatre, and Tufte Performance and Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, Kamikaze Show, New York, New York
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Clubs, Various Locations
  • Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Maryland
  • MGM CityCenter, HAZE Nightclub at Aria, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New Brunswick Cultural Center New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Purdue University, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Saenger Theatre, Renovation and Expansion, Pensacola, Florida
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • South Hongqiao Theatre District, Shanghai, China
  • Sun Valley Music Pavilion, Sun Valley, Idaho
  • The Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Juilliard School, Drama Division Studio, New York, New York
  • The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, New York
  • The Public Theater, New York, New York
  • Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Woodruff Arts Center Renovation, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Writers Theatre, Glencoe, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston University, College of Fine Arts, Technical Theatre and Lighting Design
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • United Scenic Artists Local #829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • League of Historic American Theatres
Professional Activities
  • Boston University, College of Fine Arts, Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Lecturer for a variety of organizations including the British Society of Theatre Consultants
  • Yale University’s School of Drama, Lecturer