The company I work for is going to be moving offices soon, and the new space is completely lacking in power or ethernet cabling right now. About 1/2 of the total office space is a 30'x30' open room, where the engineering team (about 10 people) will sit. Our prior layout was pods of 4 desks facing each other; we'll probably do something similar in this setup (I don't have the exact measurements yet to know how it'll all fit.)
Specifying power and drops for the remaining office space is easy - pick a spot on the wall. But I'm not sure what the best strategy is for a big open room. Slightly raised cable raceways with power and ethernet? Recessed floor jacks? Power poles running down from the ceiling? Also, does it make sense to home-run all the networking to a central wiring closet, or to simply run 1-2 connections for the entire room and use a good switch for all the systems in that room?