S. Leonard Auerbach

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As founder, chairman and director of design of Auerbach Glasow and Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Len Auerbach brings over 45 years of professional experience and international expertise in theatre consulting to his practice.  With hundreds of projects to his credit, his experienced leadership and personal involvement assures the highest level of design and quality of work.

His approach to theatre, architectural lighting, audio-video and multi-media consulting combines a background in architecture with his scenic and theatrical lighting design experience gained in New York and at leading regional theatres.

In 1968, he left his position as resident lighting designer at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and joined the consulting firm of Bolt, Beranek, and Newman in New York, ultimately becoming director of their theatre consulting services in San Francisco.  In 1972, he formed, Piacentini/Auerbach which became S. Leonard Auerbach & Associates, Inc. in 1973.  In 2002 the growth of the firm culminated in its reorganization into Auerbach Pollock Friedlander and Auerbach Glasow.


• Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta, Georgia

• Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts District Core Area, Beijing, China

• Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, California

• Carnegie Hall, Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall, New York, New York

• Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Salt Lake City, Utah

• Cyprus Cultural Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

• Esplanade Phase Two Planning Study, Singapore

• Griffith Observatory, Samuel Oschin Planetarium, Los Angeles, California

• Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

• Hayden Planetarium, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

• Macau Studio City Entertainment Center, Macau, China

• Mandalay Bay, Michael Jackson ONE™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

• MGM CityCenter, Cirque du Soleil Viva ELVIS™ Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada

• MGM CityCenter, Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

• MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, KÀ™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

• MGM Mirage, Cirque du Soleil LOVE™ Theatre, Las Vegas, Nevada

• New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Zumanity™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

• Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota

• San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California

• San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California

• SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California

• Sonoma State University, The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, California

• The Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• The Santa Fe Opera Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico

• The Venetian Macao, ZAIA™ for Cirque du Soleil, Macau, China

• Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

• Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California


• Master of Fine Arts., Carnegie Institute of Technology, Theatre Architecture with a Heinz Fellowship for the Fine Arts

• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Drama


• Allied Member of AIA San Francisco

• American Society of Theatre Consultants, President 1983 - 1987, Founding Member

• International Association of Lighting Designers

• Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

• International Society for the Performing Arts, Board of Directors

• Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

• United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Fellow


• Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture,

   • Visiting Lecturer

   • 2001 FitzGibbon Chair

   • Led development of curriculum for Theatre Architecture

• Architecture Department of the University of California at Berkeley, Instructor

• Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Continuing Education, Lecturer

• Numerous lectures, articles and publications world wide

Patricia Glasow

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Patricia Glasow 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. Her 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, Ms. Glasow 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.

Ms. Glasow 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.  In 2013 she was awarded the Sol Cohn Award by the San Francisco Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society presented for service to the lighting field. 


• 1155 Market Street, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California

• Apple Town Hall Renovation, Cupertino, California

• California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Salon Dore Historic Room Renovation, San Francisco, California

• Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Interior Renovation, San Francisco, California

• Cliff House Rehabilitation and Expansion, San Francisco, California

• Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California

• Curran Theater Renovation, San Francisco, California

• David Brower Center, Berkeley, California

• Intuit Cook Campus Center, Mountain View, California

• 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

• San Jose Greater Downtown Master Plan, San Jose, California

• Sansome and Broadway Family Housing, San Francisco, California

• Soka University, Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, California

• Stanford University, Windhover Contemplative Center, Palo Alto, California

• Sun City Kobe, Tachikawa and Takarazuka, Senor Living Centers, Japan

• University of California Berkeley, Tolman Hall Replacement, Berkeley Way

• University of California, Berkeley, School of Law South Addition

• University of California, San Francisco, Mission Hall: Global Health and Clinical Sciences Building


Bachelors of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, Theatre Arts



Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions


• Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers

• Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

• International Dark Sky Association



Trustee: Robert Bruce Thompson Light Fixture Design Competition


• 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