“Our reception area has been swapped out with a welcome zone,” said Scott Spector, principal of Spectorgroup. “The receptionist is gone from the forefront.”
Instead of the reception, visitors and staff walk through a lounge-type area with rows of free food and beverages and different types of comfortable seating – similar to what you would see in a hotel lobby or upscale airport lounge. In December, the company used the area to host its holiday party, and it has also been used for panel discussions and is a perfect area for client meetings, according to Spector. “It needs to be designed cleanly because it’s still our front door,” he added.
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