I've worked in office buildings across this country, and there's something that can always be said, without fail. The bathrooms are always poorly designed.
In the building I'm currently working in, for instance, there's a narrow lane between the side of a stall and the sinks, which, in and of itself, isn't a big deal ... except that the paper towel dispenser and trash receptacle are positioned at the closed end of that narrow lane, so anyone washing their hands in any but the leftmost sink must get paper towels by crossing anyone to his left, dripping water on the floor and, possibly, his impediment's clothes. Also, the door is on the opposite side. Which means that those people who like to open the door with a paper towel protecting their hands (not that any of you fail to wash your hands thoroughly, you vectors) will frequently just throw the used paper towel on the floor. How tidy.
I have no idea why this would be the case. My only guess is that bathrooms are boring, so the job of designing bathrooms is given to the most junior people in the architect's office. Probably fresh out of school, rarely having worked in office buildings, not yet having trained themselves (or been trained) to design for practical use. Form follows function, but function includes actual use, not just theoretical, ideal use.
What's the equivalent of designing bathrooms on your project? Who's got the job, and what instruction did you give them?