14 July 2014| Second Annual Tom Tolen Golf Tournament


The Illuminating Engineering Society, San Francisco Section is pleased to announce our Second Annual Tournament in honor of Tom Tolen who was taken from us all too soon.  Tom was a Lighting Designer in our community and a teacher of lighting and energy for our up and coming professionals.  He was also past President of our Local IES Section, and IES Board Member, and a regional VP for IES as well.  First and foremost he was a golfer, growing up on the Monterey peninsula and playing as young man at Spyglass Hill.  We would like to honor his memory with this Tournament and have the proceeds from the event go towards a new Scholarship, just established by the IES, for those wanting to be part of the Lighting industry.

Please join us for a round of Golf and a great time at the Richmond Country Club on July 14th.  Registration begins at 10:30am, with a shotgun tee off at 12:30pm.  The day will include a box lunch and banquet dinner following the tournament.  There will be awards for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin, and of course winners of the event.  The game will be an individual stroke play, with a blind bogey scoring at the end.  The cost per golfer is $145.00.  For those Non-Golfers who want to join us for social time and dinner there will be a $35.00 cost.

We are looking for Sponsors for the event as well to help make this event a real success.  All Sponsors will be acknowledged with signs on the course and acknowledged during the award ceremonies.  If you are interested in sponsorship please contact Dan Thompson.


Where:  Richmond Country Club
             1 Markovich Lane

             Richmond, CA 94806

When:  July 14, 2014
            Registration: 10:30 am

            Shotgun Tee-Off: 12:30 pm

How Much:  Cost per golfer $145
                     Dinner Only $35
Dinner Only – Emerging Professionals $25



15 July 2014 | Dialogs on Professional Practice


The San Francisco Section IES Emerging Professionals Committee announces a new series “Dialogs on Professional Practice,” designed to give emerging lighting professionals a broad perspective on the art, technology, and business of the practice of lighting design. Prominent Bay Area and national lighting designers, specifiers, artists, manufacturers, and others involved in lighting will share their knowledge, stories, advice, inspiration, and ideas with those entering and moving up in the lighting field. The format is informal, focuses on open dialog and discussion, and addresses key concerns: how do you find inspiration, get clients, figure out the new lighting technology, run a business, assess the future of lighting design, or even just find a job?

Our first Lighting Professional Practice Dialog will be with internationally recognized San Francisco designer Patricia Glasow. Patricia recently assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Auerbach, Glasow French in San Francisco, where she has been a principal since 1994.

Patricia has been involved in the design and management of hundreds of lighting projects, including commercial offices, theatres, exhibit and retail spaces, schools, showrooms, churches, large public spaces, hotels, residences and exteriors 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. She worked for WED Enterprises, the design subsidiary of Walt Disney Productions, where she did theatrical and architectural lighting design for Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center and field supervision at Disneyland’s new Fantasyland. She joined the firm of S. Leonard Auerbach & Associates in 1984.  In 1994 the lighting division of the firm became Auerbach Glasow, now Auerbach Glasow French. Ms. Glasow has received many lighting design awards from industry organizations, including the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and the General Electric Edison Awards.  She holds a Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions.

July 15, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
Offices of Auerbach Glasow French
225 Green Street, San Francisco, CA

Register Here!

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