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.

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE

• 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

EDUCATION

• 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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• 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

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

• 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. 

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE

• 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

EDUCATION

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

 

CERTIFICATION

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers

• Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

• International Dark Sky Association

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Trustee: Robert Bruce Thompson Light Fixture Design Competition

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

• 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

Larry French

 
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Larry French has extensive experience in the design and management of architectural lighting projects.  His work includes many large public space interiors, commercial offices, exhibit and retail spaces, residences and restaurants. 

 

Prior to joining Auerbach Glasow French in 1988, Mr. French had gathered comprehensive experience as a theatrical lighting designer.  Accumulated over a 15 year period, his design work included affiliations with the San Francisco Opera Company, Seattle Opera Company, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Washington Opera Company, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, to name a few.  He has also toured in Europe for the Netherlands Opera and in China for the Washington Ballet.

 

Mr. French has received numerous lighting design awards, including top honors from the IESNA International Illumination Design Awards and International Association of Lighting Designers awards program.  He is among the first individuals to have been awarded the National Opera Institute's Grant for Design.   

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE

- Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California

- Autodesk Design Center, San Francisco, California

- Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho

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

- Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, California

- Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Gates Planetarium, Denver, Colorado

- Epic Systems Corporation Conference Center, Verona, Wisconsin

- Fisherman’s Wharf in Exterior Renovation, San Francisco, California 

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

- Johnson County Community College, Cultural Education Facility, Overland Park, Kansas

- MGM Grand, ™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

- New York New York, Zumanity, Another Side of Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

- Occidental College, Belle Thorne Hall Renovation, Los Angeles, California

- Philadelphia Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Texas

- Robson Square Ice Rink Expansion, Vancouver, British Columbia

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

- Space Center Houston NASA Visitor's Center, Houston, Texas

- Stanford University, Wallenberg Global Learning Center, Stanford, California

- Sun Valley Music Pavilion, Sun Valley, Idaho

- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Wrightsman Galleries, New York, New York

- The Walt Disney Family Museum and Library, San Francisco, California

- Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

- Vancouver International Airport, International Wing, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

- Vancouver International Airport, West Chevron Expansion, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

- Watts Learning Center, Watts, California

- Williams-Sonoma Post Street, San Francisco, California

- Winnipeg International Airport, Manitoba, Canada

EDUCATION

- University of California, Davis

- Southern Methodist University

- Banff School of Fine Arts

- Master's seminars with noted Czech scenographer Josef Svoboda

CERTIFICATION

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

- American Association of Museums

- Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers, Former Director of Membership – Board of Directors

- Illuminating Engineering Society

- United States Institute for Theatre Technology

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Frequent guest speaker at industry conferences and seminars