There is a growing trend in college/university football teams and pro football teams. It involves how and where the teams meet. Football teams are divided into two sections, offense and defense. Both the offensive side and defensive side of the team often meet separately with their respective coaches, but also meet as a whole team with the head coach. In the past, this has been achieved through multiple meetings at different times or by relocating half the team. Recently, however, several teams have installed vertically folding walls into these meeting rooms. This allows the space to accommodate an entire football team, but also allow for separation into two smaller meeting rooms at the push of a button.
Below you will find various examples of installations just like this. All utilize Skyfold’s vertically folding partitions. You will notice that each meeting room has stairs due to their auditorium style layout. The great thing about these Skyfold walls is that they can seamlessly contour to every individual stair. Additionally, once the wall meets the ground, seals deploy around the stair riser to stop sound and provide spectacular acoustic benefits. These universities, including my alma mater UMass, choose Skyfold because their walls work great, move quickly, have excellent acoustics, are reliable, and just look cool!
“The program for the Team Auditorium required we create flexible meeting space that could be converted into two different size meeting rooms in minutes; SKYFOLD offered the best solution for the team to meet our client’s requirements.” – Michael Bongiorni, Architect for UMass Football Performance Center, Perkins+Will
Enjoy the video and photo slideshows of a few of these types of projects below. Let us know if you have any questions about how walls such as these could apply to your project.
Skyfold at the UMass Amherst Football Performance Center
University of Oklahoma – Memorial Stadium
Northern Illinois U – Academic & Athletic Performance Center
Georgia State University
Indiana University – Memorial Stadium
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