Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach, CA

Architect: Perkins+Will, San Francisco, CA

The Newport Beach Public Library, the civic landmark of its community, is the end result of almost a century-long community effort. Completed in 1994, this 54,000 square foot library utilizes natural day light from large windows as a way to conserve energy. Charles M. Salter Associates provided recommendations for sound isolation, room acoustics design, mechanical equipment noise reduction, and vibration control. The project also involved speech reinforcement recommendations for a 1,500 square foot lecture room.