John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, CA

Architect: Ratcliff Architects, Emeryville, CA

The only trauma center for Contra Costa County, John Muir Medical Center offers definitive care for trauma patients. John Muir specializes in obstetrics, orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiac care, and cancer care. Charles M. Salter Associates provided acoustical input to the design of a medical center tower at the existing campus. Acoustical issues included noise and vibration control, a central utility plant, interior sound isolation, environmental noise intrusion from helicopter flyovers, and room acoustics.