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Florence Gould Hall

New York, NY
Architectural and Structural Design

DRPILLA provided full design services for the renovation of Florence Gould Hall, operated by the French Institute Alliance Francaise. The 5,370 sf theatre will now offer visitors new ergonomic seating from renowned French manufacturers Quinette Gallay, as well as added legroom and improved sightlines. The total number of seats was reduced from 398 to 361 in order to achieve the client’s goals of both comfort and accessibility. The doors in the rear of the auditorium were centered to create a grand entrance with a dramatic overall perspective, and a new cross aisle and entry doors in the rear provide unobstructed views from handicapped-accessible seating areas.