Avoid asymmetric bracing!
Asymmetric bracing is a frequent cause of building collapses during earthquakes.
Column should also be able to withstand horizontal displacements of the structure without loosing load bearing capacity.
Therefore the center of resistance should coincide with , or be close to, the center of mass, and sufficient torsional resistance should be available.
This can be achieved by symmetrical arrangement of the lateral bracing elements.These should be placed, along the edges of building, or in any case sufficiently far away from the center of mass.