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Ken Graven,

Senior Vice President

California Polytechnic State University, B.S. Electronic Engineering Technology, Minor: Music

  • California: EE 015135
  • RCDD
  • CTS-D
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • International Communications Industries Association

Sustainable Design for All

In over 25 years with Salter, I have overseen our audiovisual group’s growth into multi-discipline offerings including telecommunications and security consulting. I have managed over 400 building technology projects including notable offices spaces, university buildings, courthouses, performance halls, and other venues of all types. As a LEED Accredited Professional, I am dedicated to bridging the gap between sustainable design and building technology. I am known for my ability to understand the diverse needs of stakeholders and offer solutions that foster collaboration. Technology increasingly plays a large role in our lives, and my work aspires to make it a positive one.

Keeping the Music Alive

Like many of us at Salter, I came to the industry through a love of music. I worked my way through college as a jazz musician and music instructor. My passion for music and acoustics was rewarded when legendary jazz pianist, Chick Corea, proclaimed a music venue I helped design as having the best acoustics of any on his world tour. Today, I sing as well as play guitar and saxophone with local bands. Other favorite pastimes include surfing, hiking, and adding sustainability features to my home. Every day starts and ends with a scenic ferry ride from Larkspur to San Francisco.