2-2 PLANNING THE CLUB.
The functional requirements for officers
N C O clubs are similar and the planning problems
e n c o u n t e r e d in both are identical.
More dining area relative to bar
i s provided in the officers club than in the NCO club.
T h i s program variation is detailed in the program
d e v e l o p m e n t section (Section 2-2.3).
Officers clubs will generally have
a more formal design image, both exterior and interior,
than the NCO club.
The officers club will generally be
used for important visitors to the instalIation, and plays
a n important role in expressing the desired character of
The joint club facility refers to a
f a c i l i t y designed to accommodate both the officers
This type of facility has been developed
r e s p o n s e to escalating costs of construction and
E c o n o m i c s are realized by facilities sharing one
a n d administration space can be reduced.
The joint club facility must be planned so that
p r i v a c y is maintained between officers and NCO facilities.
E n t r a n c e s should be separated and planning should be
a r r a n g e d so that, w i t h i n the buiIding, officers and NCOs
d o not cross paths.
Increasing construction costs will
tend to result in increased use of remodeled facilities for
clubs. The same programming and planning requirements
a p p l y as to a new facility; however, more specialized
d e s i g n skills may be necessary to provide attractive and
A remodeled facility may provide spaces
a n d an atmosphere that, utiIized imaginatively, can be
superior to that of a new facility.