From Building Acoustics
Privacy between individual offices is often overlooked but is a vital ingredient in a well designed office building. The larger open plan office areas must incorporate all the architectural acoustic elements which lead to reasonable privacy between work stations. Conference rooms and lecture theatres must be designed so that acoustical confidentiality and speech intelligibility are excellent.
Add to these common situations the myriad of special requirements that accompany the use of advanced telecommunications and electronic data processing equipment and the case for proper architectural acoustics is proven.