Philip N. Sanders, LEED® AP | Vice President

Architectural acoustics, as a career, combines Philip's interests in language, architecture, and music. His background as a musician, combined with his advanced knowledge of speech and quantifying speech intelligibility in lecture spaces, gives him a broad perspective for encouraging the full integration of acoustics into building design. He urges design teams to consider addressing acoustical issues by constructing layouts and energy efficient HVAC systems that are inherently quiet.

In 2000, Philip opened Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.'s South Bay office in San Jose, California. He has extensive consulting experience with educational facilities, performing arts facilities, community centers, corporate facilities, and environmental noise assessments. Projects Philip has worked on include the Fox California Theater, Symphony Silicon Valley (adjusting their on-stage configuration and orchestra shell), and the Sony Metreon. As a LEED® accredited professional, he is pleased to have been involved in a large percentage of the City's new branch libraries, many of which are LEED® certified.

Education

Stanford University, M.A. Linguistics
Stanford University, B.A. Linguistics

Presentations

Acoustics in K-12 Educational Facilities: A Practical Guide to ANSI and CHPS Acoustical Goals for AIA Santa Clara Valley and several architecture firms

Acoustics and Energy Efficiency in HVAC Systems for AIA Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco, and East Bay Chapters

Introduction to Environmental Acoustics for San Jose Planning Staff and Commission

Acoustics in the Built Environment for AIA Santa Clara Valley and Stanford University School of Engineering CEE 255

Achieving Acoustical Excellence in Facilities for International Facilities Management Association

Affiliations

Acoustical Society of America
Professional Affiliate Member of AIA Santa Clara Valley
Institute of Noise Control Engineering
United States Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter

Publications