Auerbach + Associates, theatre and media facilities designers with offices in San Francisco and New York, named a new senior associate and two new associates recently.

The new senior associate is Adam Shalleck, AIA, who began working at Auerbach + Associates in 1987. His project involvement includes design consultation and project management for the Center for the Arts Galleries and Forum at Yerba Buena Gardens, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Santa Fe Opera, the American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts, the Mexican Cultural Heritage Gardens Theatre, the Port Theatre, the California Fox Theatre renovation in San Jose, the Sonoma Music Center, the Center for the Arts at UC-Davis, and other academic facilities around the US.

The two new associates are Tom Neville, based in San Francisco, and Grace Gavin, ASTC, based in New York. Neville joined Auerbach + Associates in 1996 as senior project manager. His current responsibilities at Auerbach + Associates include the Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a 21,000-seat assembly hall, and a 900-seat legitimate theatre, scheduled for completion this summer. Gavin's recent projects as a theatre consultant for Auerbach + Associates include the Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; the Aspen Music Festival; Hard Rock Cafes in New York, Memphis, and Orlando; Petrosains Discovery Center in Malaysia; NikeTown in London; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall; Purnell Center for the Arts at Carnegie Mellon; and the Juilliard School of Music Theatre.

In other Auerbach news, Len Auerbach, president of the firm, was honored with an Alumni Merit Award at the official unveiling of Carnegie Mellon University's new School of Drama facility, the Verner A. Purnell Center, which Auerbach + Associates San Francisco and New York served as theatre design consultants on. Auerbach received his BFA in Drama and his MFA in Theatre Architecture with a Heinz Fellowship for the Fine Arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now known as Carnegie Mellon University.