Agree completely, and would add the warmth in the colour scheme and lighting in the lobby adds positively to this effect such that the reflected light conveys a certain warmth, one that might not be expected from an institutional space.
I felt the law books art sculpture and message was appropriate, so I included it here, although it is not on site. It is by the existing law courts to the south. I kind of used those photos as bookends, pun intended.
Is that fence part of the books installation? I mean, one never knows in this city the fine line between temporary and permanent. Maybe artists/designers/architects should just start incorporating fences, jersey barriers and whatnot into their plans.