Buncombe County Schools is North Carolina’s 11th largest school system. BCS Minitorium received a grant totaling $1 million for the development of a new science, technology, engineering and math-themed high school.
The architecture for the project was inspired by the hi-tech, cutting edge offices of Google, Microsoft, the Idea Center and Facebook. Unfortunately, the project budget didn’t compare to those highly successful corporations. So, the challenge was to present an “edgy” environment. Which, therefore, needed to be inspirational and supportive of students and staff. Yet also hi-tech in feel and function.
The building design incorporated a multipurpose minitorium. This enabled the facility to house lectures, meetings, workshops and performances. Working closely with the North Carolina dealer Learning Environments, we produced a solution that accommodated 207 seats over 11 rows of telescopic seating. These were all on power operated Seatway TP platforms. The flush rear deck also included a walkway against the back wall. This had to be custom engineered to fit around two exposed support columns. The nose mount Arts chair was the specified seating type. Chosen because of its outstanding levels of comfort and high specification finish. The end result is a spectacular space that can accommodate a host of events and functions.
Platform: Seatway TP