When clients and guests enter your reception area they should immediately feel welcomed. They should easily be able to talk to the people behind the desk and relax while they wait for someone to come and meet them.
A welcoming space often has large windows, a lot of other hard surfaces and a high soffit. At any given time there will be people walking by and conversations by phone and in person at the counter.
To absorb sound and hinder echoes, improve speech clarity and keep conversations at the reception desk from spreading throughout the space.
A sound-absorbing ceiling with good absorption qualities, lowered sound absorbing free-hanging units directly above the reception desk, and wall absorbers on the wall behind the desk.
Echoes and speech clarity over the reception desk and phone