light in the assembly space and a good system of projector controls are
important for effective visual aids. Because empty screens are generally
disagreeable, rear projection screens should have a method of being veiled
when not in use.
(2) Brides' Rooms. These are not programmed as separate spaces, but
weddings are frequent in military chapels, so some convenient room should be
well equipped with dressing table, mirrors and make-up lighting. A lavatory is
appropriate unless a women's room is close by.
(3) Infants' Room. The pattern of building "cry rooms" is being
abandoned because it is not consistent with the concept of participatory
worship. A better solution is the attended nursery for children under 3,
equipped with cribs and the other needs for infant care.
PROVISION FOR ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF.
Accessibility. The spaces assigned to chaplains and their staff
should be so located as to be easily found by visitors. In small facilities
this implies a location near the main entrance; in larger facilities a weekday
entrance, easily identified, may be appropriate. Visitors should find a
receptionist and a waiting space, in character. This waiting space should have
a measure of privacy, being separate both from the office where staff are
working and from passing traffic.
Staff Offices. The work spaces for the enlisted and civilian
personnel assigned to the facility are assembled together. Personnel assigned
to chapels perform normal clerical duties, but they also work in the religious
education program, and supply leadership and administrative services for many
other activities. Characteristically they work in an open office arrangement.
Exceptions to this are made for directors of music, obviously, and if
possible, the leader of the religious education program. Provision for an
enclosed workroom where noisy machinery or messy activity may be contained is
reasonable in larger facilities. Storage provisions are important but may not
require separate rooms.
Chaplains' Offices. Access to the chaplains' offices is through the
receptionist, which implies contiguity to the staff office space. However, it
is desirable that persons who enter or depart the chaplain's offices should be
able to do so without passing receptionist and waiting space if they wish.
Chaplains' offices are used for study, for administrative work,