## Auditorium Dimensions

Preliminary estimate» may be baaed upon the "Rule of Thumb" which is sufficiently accurate (or rough sketches. Tablet. For such purposes as financing, working drawings, etc., follow method outlined in Examples A, B, C and D, Variations between the two methods are to be expected.

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RULE of THUMB for SEATING AREA:

Allow 7sq. ffc per Seat, including Aisles and Cross-overs.

This is sufficiently accurate for preliminary planning.

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EXAMPLE A: Given auditorium area = B7'-0" x Si'-5" or 4900 -f iq. H., how many 20" leati, 36" back - to - back?

1. Row*: In labia I, 34" eoL, at 87'-0" depth, No. rows lest cross-overs (1 row at front.

2. Aisles: Table II, increase in aisle width per raw — 0,75"; 0.75 * 24 =

Total increase = Min. aisle r: Max. aisle —"

3. Seating Scheme: Select tentative scheme: 2 aisles, 2 dead-end seat banks, I center bank. From typical code, dead-end rows may be 7 seats long, center rows 14

seats. In Table IV 14—20" seats = 13'- 7" 7—20" seats = I I'-t I" 7—20" seats = 11'—l.l" from (2) above, 2 aides = 9'- 0"

EXAMPLE B: Given capacity of ¿72 itati, what are auditorium dimensions?

This problem Is the converse of "A".

EXAMPLE C: What li radiui of any row7

To radius of back of first-row seats add desired value from Table I,

EXAMPLE D: How many and what tliei of leatf can be mtd In row* ihortened by curved or radial allies? See Table IV.

RULE of THUMB for SEATING AREA:

Allow 7sq. ffc per Seat, including Aisles and Cross-overs.

This is sufficiently accurate for preliminary planning.

Preliminary estimate» may be baaed upon the "Rule of Thumb" which is sufficiently accurate (or rough sketches. Tablet. For such purposes as financing, working drawings, etc., follow method outlined in Examples A, B, C and D, Variations between the two methods are to be expected.

EXAMPLE B: Given capacity of ¿72 itati, what are auditorium dimensions?

This problem Is the converse of "A".

EXAMPLE C: What li radiui of any row7

To radius of back of first-row seats add desired value from Table I,

EXAMPLE D: How many and what tliei of leatf can be mtd In row* ihortened by curved or radial allies? See Table IV.

 Table 1 - Depth Dimensions (Ft.-In.) for Various Spacing* No. Rows Overall Depth for Seat Spacing t Back-to-back ) of: 32" 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38" 39" 40" 41" 42"

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