Whether you’re renovating a school gymnasium or starting a new build from scratch, you'll face many challenges while planning a space that is a source of pride. During your project, you'll be partnering with professionals from different trades, who will guide and inform you. Let's take a look at some seating layout terms you'll frequently hear.
A gymnasium can showcase school spirit with colors and logos, but it is much more than just a home for sporting events. It also provides a place for the community to gather. As such, it needs to be a quickly adaptable space, to accommodate a range of needs.
Depending on the school size and the overall need of the community, the amount of seating needed will vary. Your seat count should take into account the types of events, size of competitions, and attendance history for the facility. Additionally, all seats need to be easily accessible to all guests, and your design should provide for easy traffic flow between all areas.
Welcome to the beginning of a challenging process that will take your school and community to a new level! We've started with the basics. The glossary below provides a quick reference of some common, important gymnasium seating terms you will encounter as you begin your project.