Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
Circulation should provide reasonably direct, compre-
hensible access to all parts of facility, without intrud-
Circulation should vary in dimension and character as
ing upon function-spaces. It should help to keep separate
appropriate to adjacent function-spaces and movement
the "public" and "private" zones of the facility (see
requirements. Circulation should not consist of straight,
3-4.B). It must accommodate movement of large instru-
ments and equipment throughout the facility.
All circulation must be without steps and preferably at
a single level, without ramps, for ease of equipment
Size and Critical Dimensions
Lobby: 600 NSF for a 45 person band; 900 NSF for a
65 person band.
Circulation area, together with walls and other non-
(see also Paragraph 3-4).
allocated spaces, should be about 25% of the Net
q Lobby and layout of circulation should permit direct obser-
Square Footage of the building.
vation of Main Rehearsal, Group Practice and Library
Circulation to and from Loading Dock, Unit Supply/
spaces upon entry.
Storage, Main Rehearsal and all Practice Rooms should
Main Entrance and Lobby layout must permit access
accommodate large instruments and equipment.
and overview relationships for CQ desk and administra-
Dimensions at corners and turns into entrance doors
tive offices, as described in 4-7.D.
should be checked against largest instrument
dimensions. Minimum corridor width: 7'-0" at major music
and storage spaces; 4'-0" at Individual Practice
E. Furnishings and Equipment
Rooms. (see Figures 4-13 A & B)
Lobby should provide limited lounge seating, for use by
visitors and sometimes by band-members between
Co Spatial Character and Organization
rehearsals and/or performances.
Trophy and memorabilia display case, in lobby.
Lobby should be an attractive, open area that over-
Tackboard for information display, possibly in Lobby near--
looks the main functions of the building. Natural light,
perhaps through use of skylights or clerestories, is