Sony Metreon, San Francisco, CA

Architect: Perkins+Will, San Francisco, CA

Located at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, this development includes 15 cinemas, an IMAX theater, restaurants, retail stores, interactive children's play areas, and a venue for live performances. Charles M. Salter Associates provided acoustical consulting services for this 370,000 square foot entertainment facility. Important design concerns for Loews Cinemas and the IMAX theater were sound isolation and mechanical equipment noise and vibration control. Above the theaters, an outdoor dining terrace and a "Wild Things" themed play area presented the challenge of mitigating impact noise, and our firm addressed the issue successfully.