We let our work speak for itself.
You may have encountered our work before you ever heard our name. Four decades ago, we built a reputation on achievements like Lucasfilm Skywalker Ranch and Dolby Studios. Since then, we’ve consulted on the design for thousands of buildings in the residential, corporate, media arts, healthcare, and community sectors. When the technology works, it goes unnoticed. That’s when we know we’ve done our job.
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150 Powell Street, H&MSan Francisco, CA
150 Powell Street is a mixed-use building comprised of H&M’s flagship clothing store and residential units.
235 Berry StreetSan Francisco, CA
Located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay Waterfront District, these townhomes are made up of 98 residential flats.
A.C.T. Strand TheaterSan Francisco, CA
The modern performing arts center features a three-story lobby, cafe, and proscenium theater seating up to 175 in cabaret format and 283 in traditional format.
Abundant Life Christian Fellowship ChurchMountain View, CA
In 2004, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Church moved into its new home: a renovated warehouse building that includes a 2,100-seat sanctuary.
Armand Hammer Museum Billy Wilder TheaterLos Angeles, CA
The Billy Wilder Theater is a 295-seat screening room and performance venue at UCLA’s Armand Hammer Museum.
Autodesk Gallery at One MarketSan Francisco, CA
This 16,500 square foot, LEED CI Platinum-certified space offers a comprehensive look into the creative design process.
Bacara Resort and SpaSanta Barbara, CA
Completed in 2000, Salter provided acoustical design recommendations for this five-star resort.
Bankhead TheaterLivermore, CA
Construction of the new Bankhead Theater presented a challenge in the form of a railway line just 200 yards from the proposed 507-seat theater’s stage.
Cal Poly Cerro Vista Student HousingSan Luis Obispo, CA
Salter provided recommendations on room acoustics, sound isolation, vibration isolation, and structure-borne vibration control.
Cal State Stanislaus Naraghi Hall of ScienceTurlock, CA
This 3-story, 110,000 square foot building was designed for The College of Natural Sciences at CSU. It includes new classrooms, offices, laboratories, and an observatory.
Caldecott Improvement ProjectContra Costa County, CA
For two years, our firm conducted a construction noise impact assessment to assist with the development of the Environmental Document for the proposed fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel.
Caltrain Centralized Equipment Maintenance and Operations FacilitySan Jose, CA
As directed by Caltrain, we conducted long-term noise monitoring at locations around the facility to determine the noise levels of train passbys and to determine which trains and/or tracks generated wheel squeaks.
ClimateWorks FoundationSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided acoustical and audiovisual consulting for the LEED Platinum tenant improvement of a 15,000 square foot office – the highest-scoring LEED for Commercial Interiors project in California at the time of its completion.
Colburn School of Performing ArtsLos Angeles, CA
This School of Performing Arts and Conservatory of Music attracts high school and college-aged students who are passionate about developing their talents in music, dance, and drama.
Community School of Music and ArtsMountain View, CA
Created in 1968, The Community School found its first permanent home in this 25,000 square foot building, where a top design goal was creating a superior acoustical environment for the 204-seat recital hall.
Congregation Beth Sholom SynagogueSan Francisco, CA
The 632-seat sanctuary features rows of arch-like seating facing inward and placed opposite each other to promote a sense of community, with space for the service leaders in the middle.
Contra Costa County Ambulatory Care BuildingMartinez, CA
This 65,000 square foot ambulatory care building supports specialty clinics including imaging, an outpatient pharmacy, satellite lab, cardiopulmonary clinic, and cancer center.
De Young MuseumSan Francisco, CA
San Francisco’s landmark museum showcases a diverse art collection from 17th to 20th century America, Africa, and the Pacific.
DeTurk Round BarnSanta Rosa, CA
Technology was integrated in a way that would not detract from the rustic look and feel of the venue.
Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen InstituteAspen, CO
The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for the exchange of ideas. On the Aspen Meadows campus, the Doerr-Hosier Center is known for being a LEED Gold-certified building nestled in the forest landscape.
Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal BuildingPortland, OR
The 510,000 square foot LEED Platinum certified facility is one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country, housing 16 federal agencies and 1,200 federal employees.
ExploratoriumSan Francisco, CA
We provided acoustical consulting for the $300 million dollar renovation covering 230,000 square feet and meeting rigorous LEED Platinum certification standards.
Ferry Building Port Commission ChambersSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided audiovisual and acoustic consulting for the Commission’s Hearing Room, incorporating a movable dais, display systems, and Internet broadcasting capabilities.
Fox Theater RenovationOakland, CA
A former movie palace, The Fox is a 2,800-seat concert hall in the cultural center of downtown Oakland.
Freight & Salvage Coffee HouseBerkeley, CA
Freight & Salvage Coffee House is a Bay Area icon dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of traditional music from regions, ethnicities, and cultures worldwide.
Grammy MuseumLos Angeles, CA
This 30,000 square foot, 4-story structure offers live performances in its 200-seat theater as well as ever-evolving interactive exhibits, music classes, and film screenings.
Grand Theatre Center for the ArtsTracy, CA
Salter contributed to a major renovation of the space that included acoustic finishes and improved sound design in both the 560- seat proscenium and new 100-seat black box theaters.
HakkasanSan Francisco, CA
The 12,000 square foot space, located near Union Square, includes private dining rooms, two kitchens, expansive dining areas, and a central bar lounge.
Hamel Family WinesSonoma, CA
The 25,000 square foot building, constructed from wood and rammed earth, opened in 2014 to local press acclaim and multiple industry awards.
Hilton Union Square BallroomSan Francisco, CA
Our firm consulted on the technology and acoustical design for the renovation of 35 meeting rooms as well as the Continental Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square.
Jessie Street ApartmentsSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided architectural and mechanical sound isolation design for the renovation of these existing buildings into residential apartment units.
John Muir Medical CenterWalnut Creek, CA
Salter provided acoustical input to the design of a medical center tower at the existing campus.
Kaiser Antioch Central Utility PlantAntioch, CA
The Kaiser Antioch Central Utility Plant is part of a 637,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical complex.
Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center ReplacementSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided acoustical consulting for the new hospital tower and medical building. The 500,000 square foot project increased the bed capacity to 1,200 from 1,062.
Lucasfilm Skywalker Ranch Technical BuildingNicasio, CA
Salter provided acoustical consulting services and design for this film, sound-recording, and post-production building.
Marin Country Day SchoolCorte Madera, CA
Situated on 35 acres in Marin County, the Marin Country Day School completed a 34,000 square foot, multi-building addition and major remodel in 2009.
Mineta San Jose International AirportSan Jose, CA
Salter conducted measurements in over 1,200 homes adjacent to the airport to quantify aircraft noise levels inside of the homes to determine whether the homes were eligible for sound insulation.
Monterey Bay AquariumMonterey, CA
Well-known and loved, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been providing conservation and education around marine life for over 30 years.
Morgan Hill County CourtsMorgan Hill, CA
The Morgan Hill County Courthouse is a long-awaited, two-story facility with six courtrooms, jury deliberation rooms, judicial and administration offices, and a sheriff’s department.
Music Box (formerly Anthology) Music Venue, San Diego, CASan Diego, CA
Salter designed the state-of-the-art audiovisual and digital sound systems for this acclaimed live music venue and fine dining restaurant in San Diego.
NextGen Climate ActionSan Francisco, CA
When NextGen started the full-floor buildout of its new 11,000 square foot space, Salter consulted on the acoustical and audiovisual systems.
Nob Hill SpaSan Francisco, CA
This 11,000 square foot luxury spa, located in the existing Huntington Hotel, overlooks the San Francisco skyline with breathtaking views from floor to ceiling.
North Beach PoolSan Francisco, CA
Our firm recommended alternative sound-absorbing materials for a public pool renovation and expansion project off Lombard Street.
One HawthorneSan Francisco, CA
Completed in 2010, the new 290,000 square foot luxury condominium tower features 165 residences, a fitness center, and a rooftop garden with dining areas.
Palomar Medical CenterEscondido, CA
This new $956 million medical center was completed in 2012 in Southern California.
PG&E Headquarters, 77 Beale Street, Floors 8 & 27San Francisco, CA
For this two-floor renovation of PG&E’s headquarters, Salter helped with the acoustics for the new office layouts, including HVAC noise analyses, room acoustics, and sound isolation.
Pinterest HeadquartersSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided core-and-shell acoustical consulting for this new six-story concrete building in San Francisco’s SOMA district.
Private Music StudioSonoma County, CA
This private music recording studio was converted from a reassembled 1840s barn. Our team provided acoustical consulting for this high-end facility in rural Sonoma County, CA.
Private Residence Spa and ObservatorySonoma, CA
Salter provided acoustical and audiovisual consulting for this residential Zen spa retreat and observatory, including the design of a rear projection home theater and display system.
Redding School of the ArtsRedding, CA
We provided acoustical, audiovisual, and telecommunications consulting for the new 77,000 square foot, K-8 charter school focusing on arts and music.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School TheaterSan Francisco, CA
Named in honor of Sister Caroline Collins, DC, this new 11,000 square foot performing arts center was built in the heart of the school’s De Paul Campus for the Arts.
San Diego Central LibrarySan Diego, CA
The heart of the city’s library system, this 9-story structure contains 5.4 million books and serves 1.4 million local residents.
San Francisco Recycling CenterSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided acoustical consulting services for an urban waste recycling center expansion near a residential neighborhood.
San Luis Obispo County Government CenterSan Luis Obispo, CA
Salter provided acoustical and audiovisual consulting for the new 140,000 square foot, $31 million government center.
Santana RowSan Jose, CA
Salter’s acoustical consulting services focused on sound isolation between buildings, environmental noise isolation, and mechanical noise and vibration reduction for the residential units.
SFSU Downtown Campus Music FacilitiesSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided acoustical recommendations for three music practice rooms and operable partitions for SFSU’s two floors, including finish details, HVAC analysis, and sound isolation.
StageOne Sound Dubbing StudioSydney, Australia
StageOne Sound, located in Syndey, was designed specifically to accommodate director Baz Luhrmann’s requirements for the movie Australia.
Stanford Children's Hospital Specialty ServicesSunnyvale, CA
Salter provided acoustical and vibration consulting for this 80,000 square foot outpatient specialty pediatric clinic housing 25 clinical subspecialties, expansive clinical space, exam rooms, and therapeutic technologies.
Technicolor at ParamountLos Angeles, CA
This 92,000 square foot post-production facility opened in 2011 on the site of the former Crosby Building in Hollywoodâ€™s Paramount Pictures studio lot.
Terrazzo Mixed-UseNashville, TN
Terrazo is a LEED-certified, 14-story, mixed-use building overlooking Interstate 40 and other major thoroughfares in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood.
The BatterySan Francisco, CA
The Battery is outfitted with the newest technology, including concealed video screens and mobile touchscreen room controls.
The Commonwealth Club of CaliforniaSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided acoustics, audiovisual, telecommunications, and security consulting for the chosen 1910 historic building along the San Francisco Embarcadero.
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) ConservatoryNew Orleans, LA
NOCCA renovated a historic industrial building in the Bywater District and hired Salter for acoustical design consulting on sound insulation, room acoustics, and HVAC noise and vibration reduction.
The Vi (Formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt)Palo Alto, CA
This luxury senior living complex, surrounded by heritage oak trees, is located adjacent to the Stanford University campus.
Thompson HotelNashville, TN
Thompson Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the vibrant Gulch district of Nashville.
TOHO Studios Post-Production Center 1Tokyo, Japan
TOHO Studios has achieved worldwide fame as the creator of Godzilla and home of director Akira Kurosawa, best known for his influential film The Seven Samurai.
Tom Lantos TunnelsMontara, CA
Located on Montara Mountain between Pacifica and Montara, Devil’s Slide was a treacherous section of coastal highway subject to landslides.
U.S. Post Office Processing + Distribution CenterOakland, CA
Before working with Salter, the occupants of the Administrative Tower at the Oakland Processing and Distribution Center had their meetings and telephone conversations interrupted by the loud noise of nearby trains.
UC San Francisco Parnassus Central Utilities PlantSan Francisco, CA
Salter provided acoustical consulting for the design of a new 760,000 square foot medical center comprised of a new tower, hospital services buildings, and a central utilities plant.
UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research CenterSanta Cruz, CA
This new facility focuses on emerging media with a place for students to collaborate in academic disciplines such as electronics, programming, media production, and web design.
ValueAct CapitalSan Francisco, CA
Salter helped this San Francisco-based investment company with acoustic, audiovisual, telecommunications, and security consulting.
Walt Disney Concert HallLos Angeles, CA
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, seats 2,260 in its main hall and offers an array of specialized performance and practice spaces.