roles can be performed by support staff, who are also
serving other functions in the center. The various pro-
gram facilities of the CAC should be designed so that the
areas which require stringent supervision and controls
are kept to a minimum, while the more flexible and less
dangerous areas and support spaces are consolidated
with the accessible nonspecialized spaces. The effect is
to create a Community Activity Center of mostly open
spaces, operated and supervised primarily by support
staff, with occasional interruptions of more closed spaces
where supervised specialized activities occur.
ing each function into zones, which define those areas
that must be kept separate and supervised - like locked
storage or spaces with expensive, technical equipment -
and those which can be shared and open - like the read-
ing room/lounge. Design for consolidated activities uses
four zones of varying degrees of openness and need for
specialist supervision, as illustrated in figure 5 - 9.
Always Open. This zone includes areas open and
accessible at all times when the center is open. No pro-
gram specialist supervision is needed.
Usable With Support Staff. This zone includes
areas that are accessible to users without supervision by
program specialists. Control of use by support staff, not
necessarily within the same space, is sufficient.
(3) Usable Only With Program Specialists. This
includes areas which can only be used with the presence
and supervision of program specialists.
(4) Staff Only. This zone is for spaces to be used by
staff only, never for users.
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