Lecture room tables aren’t something you often consider as an extensive market. After all, there just aren’t very many choices when it comes to tables for a lecture room, right? Try again. There are far more choices than you can imagine in lecture room table choices today, and if you’re redesigning the lecture halls on your campus, checking in with us is a great first start.

The right workspace in a lecture room can really be placed in two different categories – tables and chairs. Tables are those with separate chairs or swing away setting, but they’re shared spaces that are used by many students. If you don’t have quite enough space for tables or the room itself isn’t quite laid out correctly to support fixed tables, you may want to consider seating with tablet arms so every student still has the space necessary to learn.

Fixed Tables

Wondering what your options are with fixed tables? It’s a fairly big group. Start by thinking about size. Do you want one long table in each row? Do you need an aisle up the middle? After you decide on the right size to meet your needs, it’s time to think about finish. Paint and polymer finishes are a fairly safe, traditional choice, but you could also consider a wood or laminate finish. There are even great custom fabric finishes that work well in certain settings. One other note you may want to think about while you’re considering the surface – think about adding power and data ports to your space. The perfect way for students to plug in during a lecture, you can either add pop up spaces or under the table spaces designed for laptops, tablets, and smartphones so students can interact during class sessions. Your final consideration in this arena is the type of seating that might work for you. From swing away choices to simple rolled chairs, look at how the room will be used to decide on the chair that might work well for your tables.

Fixed Seating

Tables, though, aren’t the only way to go in a lecture hall. Often fixed seating is also a good option. From beam seating to individual spaces, there are as many choices here as there are in the world of tables. Perhaps you want the tablet arm to swing away. Maybe you’d prefer that it stays in one position. From the color of the chairs and tablet arms to the covering itself, you have options here to make certain you’re meeting both the physical needs of students as well as the aesthetic needs of the space.

Ready to learn more about what you can do with your lecture hall? Take a moment to contact us today by calling 816-471-2929 to get started or visit us online.

 

 

 

 

 

In many situations, a solid lecture hall is a must. From educational institutions like schools and universities to large company campuses across the nation, lecture halls are critical. The best lecture halls, though, have unique seating choices that meet both the needs of those listening as well as the speakers themselves. Before you simply go with the first lecture hall seating provider listed in a directory, it’s best to carefully consider every aspect of your seating needs. 

Tiers – Within most lecture halls, tiers are quite common to allow everyone in the room to have a good view of the instructor as well as the front of the room. One key aspect of choosing the best lecture hall seating style to meet your needs is the number of rows per tier you wish to include. Talk to your designer to see what might fit best within your space.

Seating Styles – There are actually a variety of different seating styles available in the world of lecture hall seating, no matter how many rows per tier you want. Perhaps most traditional is fixed style seating. There are many options here, though. If space is tight, you may want to go with something that allows for maximum comfort while playing to your space needs. You could also go with swivel style seating to allow listeners to interact with those behind them. Portable seating is another option. Folding chairs, stacking chairs, stools and more are all options in a lecture hall. Each, however, tends to work best in conjunction with fixed tables. 

Other Options to Consider – Lecture halls are changing these days, and there are so many different options to consider when you think about seating. Don’t forget to factor in ideas like whether you need modesty panels, space for instructors to move about the room, and even space for laptops, coats, bags, and the like.

As you design the ideal seating to meet your needs in a lecture hall, don’t forget to include concerns like handicapped seating options to help you remain ADA compliant. Talk with your project manager about your space, your goals, and your needs to come up with the best possible solution.

Tim Haggerty
Sales

“When I am not working, I like to enjoy time with my family living an active life style that includes, live music, sporting events, golfing, fishing, and skiing.” 

 
Evan Carroll
Sales & Special Projects

Evan Carroll

Evan Patrick Carroll, following an internship from 2003- 2005, joined as full-time sales in 2008.

Tom Madura
Controller

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my wife, 3 kids and our dog!  My hobbies include playing golf and practicing guitar which I keep working at. 

Meredith Pollard (Carroll)
General Manager

When I am not at the office, I enjoy my life in Roscoe Village, downtown, with my husband Mike, son Cameron and our dog Addy!

Patrick J. Carroll
President

PJ Carroll

Patrick Carroll, Jr. assumed the positions as President, in 1998.