Emily Brainerd, ASTC

Emily is a project manager in Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s San Francisco office.  She joined the firm in 2011, bringing 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, Emily 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 theatre 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.  Emily 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, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • American Preparatory Academy, Draper 3 Auditorium, Draper, Utah
  • American Preparatory Academy, West Valley Auditorium, West Valley City, Utah
  • Chatfield Center for the Arts, Auditorium Remodel, Chatfield, Minnesota
  • Cineteca Nacional Siglo XXI (The National Film Archive of the 21st Century), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Cooper High School Theatrical Equipment Update, New Hope, Minnesota
  • Delano High School, New Auditorium, Delano, Minnesota
  • Edison High School, Study and Retrofit, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Geneva Car Barn and Powerhouse, San Francisco, California
  • Gonzaga University, Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, Spokane, Washington
  • Hastings High School, New Performance Space, Hastings, Michigan
  • Irondale High School, New Performance Space, New Brighton, Minnesota
  • Lake Nokomis Community School, Keewaydin Campus, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Minneapolis Public Schools, Performance Space Assessment Report for 52 Performance Spaces, Minnesota
  • Monticello High School, Theatre Systems Upgrade, Monticello, Minnesota
  • Monticello Middle School, Theatre Systems Upgrade, Monticello, Minnesota
  • Olympic College, College Instruction Center and William D. Harvey Theatre, Bremerton, Washington
  • Patrick Henry High School, Study and Retrofit, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Piedmont High School, Piedmont, California
  • Presidio Theater Renovation, San Francisco, California
  • Qualcomm Building Q, Lecture Hall, San Diego, California
  • Qualcomm Pacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building, San Diego, California
  • Ramsey Middle School and Marcy Open School, Retrofit of Theatrical Equipment, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rancho Campana High School, Oxnard, California
  • Rogers High School, Auditorium Addition, Elk River, Minnesota
  • Roosevelt High School, Auditorium Remodel, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • San Diego State University, Site Assessment, 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
  • Shakopee High School, Auditorium, Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Croix Central High School, Hammond, Wisconsin
  • Francis School District, Theatrical Equipment Upgrade, St. Francis, Minnesota
  • The Hamlin School, New Performance Space, San Francisco, California
  • Valley View Middle School, Theatrical Equipment Upgrade, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Waseca High School, Auditorium, Waseca, Minnesota
  • Westonka High School, New Auditorium, Mound, Minnesota
  • Xishuangbanna International Resort, The Dai Show Theatre, China
  • Zimmerman Middle School/ High School, Auditorium, Elk River, Minnesota
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Scenic Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Music
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants