SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, MINNEAPOLIS – Principals S. Leonard Auerbach and Steven Friedlander of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Performing Arts/Media Facilities Planning and Design, are part of panel discussions for the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2010. Held in London this year, the Conference begins on Sunday, June 13 and runs through June 15 with architects, acousticians, theatre designers, owners and venue technicians in attendance. This year's conference theme is “Are Performing Arts Buildings Fit for Purpose and What Does This Involve?”.
Mr. Auerbach, the founding principal at Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, will be facilitating The Development of Theatre Forms panel. He will introduce Flip Tanner, project coordinator for the Royal Shakespeare Company and theatre consultants Josh Dachs and Gavin Green. The panel will discuss proscenium, thrust and courtyard venues. Mr. Auerbach is also facilitating the panel New International Projects which features theatre consultant John Coyne, acoustic consultant Jeremy Newton and client representative/theatre consultant Craig Gamble. The panel will describe projects that they helped design in Dallas, Melbourne and Ireland.
The Procurement Process panel will be chaired by Mr. Friedlander, principal in charge of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander's New York office. The panel of Alan Lynch from JASPERS/European Investment Bank, Jan Bering Sorensen from COWI and Sean Egan from Bates Wells & Braithwaite will discuss sources of funding within the EU and the various ways projects can be procured.