Los Angeles, CA
The Grammy Museum opened its doors in downtown Los Angeles in 2008 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Music Awards. 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. Salter consulted on sound isolation solutions for the museum’s various spaces, including a concrete floating floor, a ceiling supported on springs, and double walls separated by an air space. Ventilation and plumbing equipment were isolated to reduce structure-borne noise. Ducts were treated to reduce fan discharge noise and to eliminate duct crosstalk. At many locations, sound-absorbing materials were concealed with perforated metal and wood grills. Since its opening as part of the LA Live Sports and Entertainment district, the museum has hosted hundreds of presentations, often with award winning musicians such as Ben Harper and John Legend.
Gallagher & Associates, San Francisco, CA