Yue Zhao, LEED AP BD+C, MIES, LC, Associate IALD

Yue joined Auerbach Glasow in 2014 and brought with her broad lighting design experience in diverse cultural environments.  She is an associate and project manager with the firm and her recent project experience includes designs for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at 200 Van Ness, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Center for Education and Leadership and 700 Santana Row in San Jose.

Yue started her lighting career at an award-winning lighting design firm in Bonn, Germany where she was involved in the design of many significant domestic and international projects.  After that, she moved to a prestigious lighting design firm in Stuttgart, Germany as a lighting designer and project manager.  Her project experience includes lighting master plans for streetscapes, exterior lighting of urban spaces, historic buildings, museums, theatres, retail, hospitality buildings, commercial office facilities as well as the design and development of lighting fixtures.  She has also participated in multiple research projects and lighting design workshops.

Selected Project Experience
  • 700 Santana Row, San Jose, California
  • Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Exhibition Lighting, Stanford, California
  • Boston University, Theatre Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Confidential Residence, San Francisco, California
  • Haskins Biotech Campus, South San Francisco, California
  • HGST Campus, Master Site Lighting Program, San Jose, California
  • Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California
  • Metreon City View, Interior Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Mission Bay South Block 6W, San Francisco, California
  • Moffett Gateway, Mountain View, California
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium,  Bechtel Family Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, Monterey, California
  • Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 200 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Redesign, Wattis Theatre and Retail Store, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, San Francisco, California
  • Stanford University, Windhover Contemplative Center, California
  • Sun City, Kobe, Japan
  • Sun City, Tachikawa, Japan
  • The Hamlin School, Middle Building Improvements, San Francisco, California
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Way West
  • Master of Architectural Lighting Design, Hochschule Wismar, Germany
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
  • United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional, LEED® AP BD + C
Professional Affiliations
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
Professional Activities
  • Guest Reviewer- California College of the Arts, 2017
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Lighting Design Committee
  • Lighting Design Awards, 40under40, North America, 2018