Emily Brainerd

Emily Brainerd joined Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in June of 2011 as a technical designer. She brings practical hands-on experience as a theater professional to her work on a wide range of projects, assisting on the design of performing arts venues, theatrical systems and documentation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Brainerd received her master’s degree at the University of Illinois and completed an internship with another prominent theater consulting firm. Before attending graduate school, she spent four years as the technical director for the theater program at Iowa State University and worked in various local venues as a stagehand on touring shows. Prior to this she was the assistant technical director at Simpson College in Iowa. Ms. Brainerd has also spent summers working as a scenic carpenter with the American Players Theatre in Wisconsin and the Des Moines Metro Opera.

Selected Project Experience
  • Al Habtoor City, Franco Dragone Theatre, Al Habtoor City, Franco Dragone Theatre
  • Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI (The National Film Archive of the 21st Century), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, San Francisco, California
  • Gonzaga University, Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Lake Nokomis Community School – Keewaydin Campus, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Marcy Elementary School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Edison High School Upgrade, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Olympic College, College Instruction Center, Bremerton, Washington
  • Presidio Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Ramsey Middle School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rancho Campagna High School, Oxnard, California
  • Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Croix Central High School, Hammond, Wisconsin
  • Qualcomm, Building AZ, San Diego, California
  • Qualcomm, Pacific Center Building Q, Lecture Hall, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Center, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center and Veterans Building, San Francisco, California
  • Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Scenic Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Music