Lobby (room)


Lobby (room)

A lobby is a room in a building which is used for entry from the outside. Sometimes referred to as a foyer or an entrance hall.

Many office buildings, hotels and skyscrapers go to great lengths to decorate their lobbies to create the right impression [ [http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2006-02-13-lobbies-usat_x.htm USATODAY.com - Hotels hope visitors check out livelier, upgraded lobby ] ] [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_48_23/ai_88698813 Lobbying for space: renovated and revived office building lobbies seek to make the segue from garages and the street inviting to office workers and pedestrians alike - Style - Brief Article | Los Angeles Business Journal | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] [ [http://www.wayofdesign.com/ebook/prestige.htm A Building Lobby, "Way of Design, Book One" ] ] .

Since the mid 1980s there has been a growing trend to think of lobbies as more than just ways to get from the door to the elevator, but instead as social spaces and places of commerce. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D05E1D81339F930A25756C0A962948260 Lobbies Coming Back Into Their Own - New York Times ] ] [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4189/is_20051111/ai_n15842507 Office lobbies become new battleground in landlords' fight to boost | Long Island Business News | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] Some research has even been done to develop scales to measure lobby atmosphere in order to improve hotel lobby design [ [http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dissertations/AAI3075649/ An atmospheric scale for the evaluation of hotel lobbies ] ] .

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ee also

*Atrium
*Door

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