Longevity Builds Credibility
I joined Salter in 1989 and have since consulted on dozens of high-profile projects, initially as a project consultant, and eventually as the project manager. My primary specialty is multi-family housing, but I also have extensive experience managing and designing healthcare, entertainment, office, and educational projects. I have served as an expert witness on many occasions, and my experience with forensic destructive testing informs my input for cost effective and constructible design solutions. I also teach AIA continuing-education courses and acoustical seminars across the country, and had the opportunity to do so in Tokyo for AIA Japan.
The Personal Reward
It’s hard to choose a favorite moment at Salter, but one in particular was the opening ceremony for the new post-production facility that we designed for TOHO Studios in Tokyo. The studio president called the project “blessed by the gods” because they were not expecting their American consultant to speak Japanese. The TOHO team noted that this made the design and construction process – including post-work socializing! – more effortless and enjoyable than anticipated. Today, my favorite parts of being at Salter are the personal interaction with clients – many of whom have become friends over the years – and being able to show my wife and daughter the San Francisco skyline and point out the many projects that dad helped to make quiet.