Michael McMackin, FASTC

Mike brings a diverse production background with hands-on experience in theatre operations and film to his work in the technical design of audio-video and theatrical systems. Since joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in 1983, Mike has provided expertise in project management and the design of theatrical, audio-video and media facilities for a wide range of projects. His projects benefit from his experience and sensitivity to complex technical theatre systems and their accommodation in architecturally sensitive performance environments.

Mike’s work in the professional theatre includes technical design and execution of special projects at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, freelance work with IATSE Local 3 and film production work on George Romero’s feature films, Creepshow and Knightriders.  He also worked at Chicago Scenic Studios and the Indiana Repertory Theatre as master carpenter where he was responsible for the coordination of set construction and general theatrical system maintenance of the two-theatre facility. On his arrival in San Francisco, Mike worked for the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and FM Productions before joining Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.

Selected Project Experience
  • Agua Caliente Casino, The Show Concert Theatre, Rancho Mirage, California
  • California State University, Northridge, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Northridge, California
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, California
  • Electronic Arts, Redwood Shores, California
  • Foothill College, Los Altos, California
  • Idaho State University, L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Pocatello, Idaho
  • Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, San Diego, California
  • Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
  • MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, ™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Zumanity™ for Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Qualcomm, Pacific Center Building AZ, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco State University, Creative Arts Replacement Building, San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Center and Veterans Building, San Francisco, California
  • SandCastle Showroom, Tumon, Guam
  • Soka University of America, Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, California
  • Sonoma State University, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, California
  • Studio City Event Center, Macau, China
  • The Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California Nanosystems Institute, Santa Barbara, California
  • USS Midway Museum, San Diego, California
  • Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Woodside Elementary School, Sellman Auditorium, Woodside, California
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants, Fellow, Former President and Vice President
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology
Professional Activities
  • Lecturer: Carnegie Mellon University