In June 2009 our interiors team redesigned our reception, resulting in a larger entry space and more welcoming environment for our clients. The brief was to create a stronger visual connection for guests on arrival and to make the reception multi-functional so that informal meetings could be held there. This was achieved by repositioning the reception counter to a more central location, adjacent to the stairwell and using the remaining area as a seating/ meeting point, with the addition of a new corner sofa. The reception counter is a bespoke piece, designed by DMA and built by joiners Vellacot’s and we have, for added comfort, installed under floor heating across the entire ground area. The reception is also used to strengthen the DMA brand and functions as a gallery space featuring a changing selection of our most recent projects.