This blog has passed on thoughts from time to time about the architecture of law departments
(See my post of Sept. 16, 2008: physical layout of offices with 10 references.). It is a rare general counsel who has any significant say in how the overall physical footprint of the department is laid out. Most aspects of infrastructure – hallways, walls, columns, and plumbing – are set in stone, so to speak (See my post of Feb. 7, 2008: infrastructure does not move.).
Despite those constraints, this blog has views on such components as conference rooms (See my post of April 8, 2005: rules for use of conference rooms; May 7, 2006: Computer Associates; and March 1, 2008: reservation systems.) and libraries (See my post of Feb. 24, 2009: libraries with 8 references.).
This blog has comments on other immovables, such as filing shelves (See my post of April 23, 2008: environmental impact of filing cabinets; May 4, 2007: most lawyers prefer piles to files; April 23, 2006: electronic filing obviates paper storage; and Oct. 18, 2006: RFID devices for filing.) and video-conference facilities (See my post of April 27, 2008: video conferencing; Aug. 28, 2008: telepresence; June 22, 2008: as a preferred method to communicate, at 5%; Oct. 3, 2008: ethics training at Lockheed Martin by videoconference; and April 27, 2009: benefits of video-conferences beyond cost control.).