The firms of Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander and Auerbach, Glasow, have named two new principals, three new senior associates and two new associates. The firm’s founder, S. Leonard Auerbach said, "We celebrate the depth of our talent and capabilities with our senior leaders and are pleased to welcome our newly promoted principals and associates as members of an outstanding leadership team." Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander specializes in performing arts/media facilities planning and design, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis, whie Auerbach, Glasow is an, architectural lighting design and consulting firm.
The new appointments are:
Michael McMackin, ASTC, principal, Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander
Michael McMackin brings a diverse production background with hands-on experience in theatre operations and film to his work in the technical design of audio-visual and theatrical systems. Since joining the firm in 1983, McMackin has provided expertise in project management and the design of theatrical, audio/visual and media facilities for a wide range of projects. His project management benefits from his expertise and sensitivity to complex technical theatre systems and their accommodation in architecturally sensitive performance environments.
He currently serves as project manager and technical designer for new Cirque du Soleil venues at the New York New York Hotel and Casino and MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona; the Stephens Center for the Arts at Idaho State University; and new music facilities at Scripps College in Claremont, California. McMackin’s inventiveness has been most recently exhibited in the cutting edge media presentation development for the California Nanosystems Institute at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Other significant projects include renovation of the historic Philadelphia Academy of Music; the new Purnell Center for the Arts at Carnegie-Mellon University; the SandCastle Showroom in Guam; the Clarke County Classic Center in Athens, Georgia; and Universal Studios’ "A Day in the Park with Barney."
Adam Shalleck, AIA, principal, Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander
Since he began work at the firm in 1987, Adam Shalleck has closely focused on the connection between architecture and the theatre. As a registered architect, he combines his experience and knowledge of the complete building process with theatre design. His architectural and technical design talent is aptly and respectfully applied in a collaborative manner with our clients.
His most recent project involvement includes design consultation and project management for the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis; Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts; the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University; the renovation of the California Fox Theatre in San Jose; the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the New De Young Museum. Other significant projects include the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Galleries and Forum; the Wattis Auditorium at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the renovation of the Santa Fe Opera; the Mexican Cultural Heritage Gardens Theatre in San Jose, and the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Shalleck’s work on facilities for secondary and undergraduate education ranges from the Bay Area throughout the United States and abroad.
Tom Neville, ASTC, senior associate, Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander
Tom Neville brings a diverse background in theatre technology and production management to his work. With over ten years of experience at professional theatre companies in management positions, Neville’s perspective and understanding of facility user operations is of critical importance to our projects. Upon joining the firm in 1996, Neville became fully immersed in the project management of the recently completed 21,000-seat Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Neville is now the associate-in-charge of the firm’s Minneapolis project office where he provides hands-on response to many of our projects in the central United States. His recent project work includes the new Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which marked his transition from client to consultant; the Omaha Sports Arena; Heartland High School in Grand Rapids; the Newman Center for the Arts at Denver University; and planning for the technical renovation of the Historic Pillsbury Flour Museum in Minneapolis.
Daniel Mei, associate, Auerbach, Pollock, Friedlander
With over twelve years experience as a sound, communications and A/V systems design consultant and as a systems installation/integration contractor, Daniel Mei brings a unique, field-tested approach to his design and consulting work for the firm. His systems design projects cover a wide range of facilities including multi-room performing arts centers, university theatres, and houses of worship. Mei’s design and installation experience includes sound reinforcement systems, assistive listening systems for the hearing impaired, background music and paging systems, production communication systems, low voltage control systems, CCTV and modulated video systems, video projection, teleconferencing and videoconferencing systems. His project experience since joining the firm in 1996 includes renovations of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland and the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey. New project work includes sound, video and communication systems for the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History; A/V systems for the IBM "Solutions for a Small Planet" Exhibit at EPCOT Center; and the AT&T Corporate Exhibit at Disney’s Tomorrowland. Mr. Mei’s current projects include the Carnegie Hall - Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall; the US Capitol Visitors Center; the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey; the Performance and Production Center at Emerson College; and the Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.
Richard Osborn, senior associate, Auerbach, Glasow
Richard Osborn has designed lighting for a great variety of projects including casinos, churches, retail stores, libraries, offices, historic hotels, and video productions since joining the firm in 1993. His recent work includes lighting for the 303-acre site of Mission Bay in San Francisco, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis, the new Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Petrosains exhibit in the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Washoe County Courts Complex in Reno, Nevada, the AMC Hakata Theaters in Fukuoka, Japan, and the Olympic Club renovation in San Francisco, California.
Osborn's interest in lighting and daylighting developed during several years of work in an architectural firm where he gained experience in urban design, sun/shadow studies and CAD 3-D modeling. He has provided analysis and design recommendations for daylighting in such diverse spaces as the atrium of San Francisco Centre, a major urban shopping mall, and the corporate headquarters for computer chip manufacturer AMD.
Leslie Davis, LC, senior associate, Auerbach, Glasow
Leslie Davis brings to the firm an extensive background in lighting design, engineering and management. Her more than 20 years in the lighting profession encompass the fields of consulting, manufacturing and education.
Her projects since joining the firm in the year 2000, include Cirque du Soleil venues at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino and MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Vancouver International Airport Expansion, Stanford University Global Learning Center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Law Offices, Citadel Investment Group, numerous projects for Catellus Development Corporation within the Mission Bay Streetscape and the University of Cincinnati Medical Science Building project.
Susan Porter, LC, sssociate, Auerbach, Glasow
Susan Porter’s diverse project work with the firm ranges from art museums to concert halls, planetariums and office space. Since joining Auerbach, Glasow in 1997 she has managed and designed numerous significant projects including the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Mary Stuart Rogers Concert Hall at Willamette University and Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California.
Porter’s interest in architectural lighting design began with her studies in Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She began her lighting career in 1992 with a summer internship in San Francisco through the International Association of Lighting Designers.