(6) Adult/Young Adult Areas
d. Outdoor Areas
(a) Description. Adult/young adult areas should provide
(1) Outdoor Worship Areas and Courtyards
space for study, work, instruction, and discussions. Part
(a) Description. Outdoor worship areas and courtyards
of the adult area may be designed as a lounge with a
should take advantage of existing trees and favorable
residential quality. A work space for crafts and hobbies
views. Worship areas should be well defined but easily
is also recommended. Spatial flexibility should be a
accessible from other outdoor public areas. Courtyards
major consideration, permitting usage by a variety of age
(for meditation) should be more intimate and confined.
groups, and group sizes, with the average being 15 to 25
(b) Space Allocation. Outdoor worship areas and court-
yards are optional, and should be based on projected
(b) Space Allocation. Use same space as Junior
use and local climate conditions.
High/High School Age area.
(c) Relationships. Outdoor worship areas should be
(c) Relationships. Classrooms should be convenient to
directly accessible from the building and convenient to
REF entry and restrooms.
other outdoor public areas. Distance from noise sources
(7) Resource Center
such as streets is desirable. Courtyards are useful near
(a) Description. The resource center should have
the chaplains office, teaching and assembly areas.
space for activities including: individual and small group
(2) Outdoor Activity Areas
study, informal gatherings of small groups, browsing,
reading, casual conversation, and use of resource mater-
(a) Description. These areas include a plaza (at the
main entrance) for outdoor gatherings before and after
ials. In most cases, the resource center is not super-
center activities, and outdoor activity area for the activity
vised by a full-time resource librarian. The secre-
room and assembly/classroom, and play areas for pre-
tary/receptionist is generally responsible for visual
school and elementary children.
(b) Space Allocation. See Table 7 - 24.
(b) Space Allocations. The plaza should be 5% to 10%
of the gross area of the building. The activity area
(c) Relationships. The resource center should be adja-
should be approximately the same size as the activity
cent to, and visually monitored by, the REF's secre-
room and assembly/classroom. Play areas should allow
tary/receptionist. Convenient access to classrooms,
150 sq. ft. per child.
administration, and the building entry is highly desirable.
(c) Relationships. The plaza should be adjacent to the
main building entrance and drop-off area. The activity
area should be adjacent to the activity room or assem-
bly/classroom with convenient access to restrooms and
public circulation. Play areas should be directly accessi-
ble from preschool and elementary areas, and isolated
from streets and other public areas.
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