Newport Beach Civic Center, Newport Beach, CA

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, CA

The Newport Beach Civic Center's new LEED Gold-certified design will improve and expand the building and the surrounding grounds, making it visually appealing as well as functional.

Charles M. Salter Associates provided the following acoustical services during the expansion: environmental noise insulation, HVAC noise and vibration reduction, MEP noise mitigation for compliance with the Noise Ordinance, interior sound insulation, and room acoustics.

Our audiovisual consultants designed systems for the City Council Chambers, an emergency operations center, a multi-purpose venue, a public access television operations center (NBTV), several videoconference rooms, 8 break-out rooms, and the entire open plan office area on both floors. Our scope also includes background audio in several public passageways as well as digital signage and distributed video to allow guests to stay informed about upcoming events.

The American Institute of Architects Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture, National Chapter, 2015