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Provide well designed, tasteful signage. Avoid typical vendor-supplied menu boards
and illuminated signage.
Provide circulation space in the serving counter area, at least six feet wide so that
patrons accessing the counter do not interfere with dining activities.
Provide easy, sequential patron traffic flow to and from the service point and tables.
Provide 15 square feet per seat (net seating area) in the caf for casual dining activity.
Maintain adequate aisle width between seating elements to comply with egress and
Provide a mix of movable tables, primarily for four seats, allowing them to be
reconfigured for different events. Rectangular tables are recommended for greatest
flexibility. "Glow" type furnishings are not appropriate.
Carpet is the recommended flooring, with resilient flooring at the service area. Carpet
should be consistent with and support the theme and character of the space. It
should be commercial grade, low maintenance with stain-hiding patterns, in
compliance with USAF Interior Design Guide (as cited in Appendix A).
Provide durable, attractive wall finishes, such as brick, wood, or painted or vinyl-
covered gypsum wall board (do not use pre-finished wall panels).
Provide incandescent lighting, utilizing adjustable accent lighting for dramatic effect.
Consider indirect fluorescent lighting in coves. Avoid conventional exposed
fluorescent lighting. An average lighting level of 30 FC is recommended.
See Chapter 6 for other specialized requirements.
4-6.2 Activity Rooms
Activity or party rooms are available for private parties as an additional revenue
source for the Center. At other times they can be opened to the caf for an expanded
Circulation to enter the activity rooms can move through the caf space, but they
should each be capable of independent use. The activity rooms may also be
combined with each other and/or with the caf area into larger spaces by opening
Direct access to an outdoor dining patio is useful, if this feature is provided.
Consider skylights or windows for ambient light and to reinforce the welcoming
character of these spaces.
Each room should accommodate about 12 to 20 occupants seated at tables.
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