Presents specifications and operation of Boulder City's divisible auditorium. The planners designed a wedge-shaped seating area divided first by an audiovisual core bisecting the wide end of the wedge, and then by two moveable partitions separating the rear alcoves on either side of the audiovisual core from the main seating area at the front of the auditorium. The partial subdivisions created by a permanent spilt-level core with audiovisual workshop above and lobby below is completed by two operable walls, which block sound so effectively that all three subdivisions can be used at the same time. The resulting flexibility boosts the utilization of the building from the 10 percent which is usual for a high school auditorium, to a potential approaching 100 percent.
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