One of the places I had the pleasure to visit this past year was the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as part of a comprehensive library study.  These studies include a review of all the facilities and an evaluation of whether they are study spaces or spaces devoted to research; collections are also considered in the mix with a focus on understanding the shelving devoted to monographs vs serials, the latter being more useful to researchers in research libraries.  These comprehensive studies also include a study of the electronic collections as well but the facilities assessments are so much fun especially when visiting newly renovated buildings like the business library at UCLA!