An article in today's Nature.com addresses the concerns of the users of MIT's Stata Center by Frank Gehry. In case you've been under a rock for the last couple months, MIT is suing Gehry because the Stata Center is leaking (previously - 1/2/3). According to the scientists and staff at the Stata Center there are other problems with the building's design which are effecting their work.
One irritation is the building's internal openness. According to Gil Alterovitz, a researcher affiliate working in bioinformatics: “It was picked to be a design showcase, but for the researchers, maybe they don't want to be on display. Everyone can see what you're doing, and there is a sign that has been up for a year or two that says 'don't tap on the glass, we feel like fish'.”