reception wall

retention wall

A thin wall or barrier which forms a gap between it and the external wall of a building (the space between being filled with a waterproofing material).
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"I noticed again recently that the Banff Springs Hotel has a large framed photograph of a beautiful hotel in Banff, Canada, on their reception wall."
The light box doubles as a reception wall, and serves as both a focal point and educational introduction to the concepts of back lighting and color blending.
The reception wall is back-lit Venetian glass tiles, made by Fabbian of Italy.
The colors and pattern in the backlit reception wall are definitely eye-catching and draw you in.
Hello Kitty brand is only in the backdrop, on the main reception wall, door knobs, cushions and mirror mashrabiya.
The artist's statement on the reception wall hardly sufficed the amusing spectacle I was plunged into.
* Make sure that the mission statement and values are not confined to the meeting room or reception wall. The message they deliver should be enough to fire up the enthusiasm of your people and provide them an organisation that has a strong positive cultural identity.
Failing that, we need to geta copy of Moore's law back on Intel's reception wall!
Radio and TV presenter and ex-rugby star Rupert Moon revealed a seven-foot-wide by four-foot-high mural of farmyard animals which runs over the main reception wall.
In terms of recruitment and attracting people, I'm not talking about hanging a security commitment on a reception wall or stating an attitude about security in a recruitment advertisement or other media--it's simply something that needs to be planned for and addressed when recruiting new employees and executives.
Gissings, an employment benefit agency in London, has a life-sized horse sculpture running down its reception wall; design blue, a design agency based in the Oxo Tower in London, makes all its staff work on chairs two metres high; and SiebertHead, a brand design consultancy in London, has a staff cafe shaped like a swimming pool.
There's a sign on the reception wall that says: "The manager has personally passed all the water served here."