Steve Pollock, ASTC

As a consulting principal in Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s San Francisco office, Steve plays a leading role in feasibility, programming and planning studies, as well as primary facility design.

He has worked on cultural needs assessments, master plans and programs for various educational institutions, municipalities and performing arts organizations.  Steve has also collaborated in the design of new and renovated projects of over 350 venues.

Before coming to Auerbach + Associates in 1985, he worked as a theatrical lighting designer, listing Off-Broadway and regional theatre credits at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre and Virginia Stage Company, among others.  He was production manager and technical director for the New York City Opera’s tour of “Barber of Seville” and for Abe Feder’s, “Dialogue with Light,” produced by Interior Design Magazine.  Steve was also technical director and lighting designer for Edward Albee’s international tour “Albee Directs Albee.”  Beyond traditional theatre, he has designed lighting for industrial and theme parks such as Hersheypark, the Paris Air Show and the Chicago Merchandise Mart’s NeoCon show.

Selected Project Experience
  • “2010: Building the Cultural Mosaic of Broward County”/Cultural Arts Master Plan, Broward County, Florida
  • Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho
  • Buckley School Performing Arts Center, Sherman Oaks, California
  • Cabrillo College, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Aptos, California
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Colburn Conservatory, Phase II Expansion, Los Angeles, California
  • Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Denver Art Museum, The Lewis I. Sharp Auditorium, Denver, Colorado
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • House of Blues, Concert Hall, Santa Clara, California
  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Silva Hall, Eugene, Oregon
  • Idaho State University, Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, Pocatello, Idaho
  • Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Arizona
  • Mount Royal University, Taylor Centre, Bella Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Allen Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland, Oregon
  • Palms Casino Resort, Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Wattis Theatre, San Francisco, California
  • Scripps College Music Facilities, Claremont, California
  • The Santa Fe Opera, Crosby Theatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C.
  • University of California, Davis, Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, California
  • University of California, San Diego, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, California
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • University of Denver, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Lamont School of Music, Denver, Colorado
  • University of Oklahoma, School of Music, Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Norman, Oklahoma
  • University of Southern California, Bovard Auditorium Renovation, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Southern California, Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, Los Angeles, California
  • University of Texas, Permian Basin, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Midland, Texas
  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale School of Drama, Theatre Design & Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants
  • United Scenic Artists Local #829
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Professional Activities
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Faculty 1976-1981
  • University of Michigan, Faculty, supervised M.F.A. program in Lighting and Sound Design for the Theatre, 1982-1984
  • TD&T (Theatre Design & Technology) magazine, Former Architecture Editor
  • Numerous articles in publications including Auditoria, Contract Design, Lighting Dimensions, and Rhode Island History