Flowing, tiered areas are an increasingly popular feature of today’s atria, as they create an open and welcoming feel, inviting people to linger. At Arizona State University’s Beus Center for Law and Society, New York City-based Ennead Architects were looking to take this trend a step further. Their aim was to create a space which also could double as a more formal auditorium. Through the application of an adaptable system, the Ennead design team was able to create a multi-use space, now known as the Armstrong Great Hall.
Audience Systems collaborated with engineers from local seating experts Titan Carter who brought together the Recital chair with a highly engineered tiering structure by Performance Solutions. The removable auditorium chairs fold down flat, and are powered, to easily slide back into the housing inside the tiering.