Design Guide: Recreation Centers - Individual Space Criteria - January 1976
4-4 SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES (continued)
f. TELEPHONE LOUNGE.
(1) Function. This lounge houses a twenty-
Locate the telephone
four-hour telephone facility for use by all
lounge adjacent to and immediately accessible
personnel. Activities are generally limited to
to the main entrance and the ITT office. The
telephone lounge should have access to the
telephoning, involving either short or prolonged
conversation, and waiting for calls or for friends
e x t e r i o r for twenty-four-hour service, but
to complete calls.
should be secured from the remainder of the
facility after hours.
accompanied by friends waiting; 5 to 15
(5) Design Considerations. Integrate several
telephones with seating to create a living room
atmosphere in facilities larger than 12,700 SF.
Telephone booths should be provided to
accommodate private conversations. At least
one phone booth should be planned to permit
use by an individual in a wheelchair.
12,700 SF Center
19,800 SF Center
The area should be planned to facilitate visual
27,800 SF Center
supervision of the activity both from inside and
Figure 4-18 Telephone Lounge