Privacy Is Not Dead: How Specialty Doors Help Create Private Conversation Spaces

Learn ways to design for acoustic privacy in health care, schools, and offices
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Sponsored by AD Systems
Presented by Tysen Gannon, LEED AP

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the key laws that govern privacy and what impact they have on facility design.
  2. Discuss research findings showing why quiet spaces are essential to occupant well-being in hospitals, schools, and offices.
  3. Articulate the amount of sound attenuation needed to ensure private conversations.
  4. Describe door options that ensure acoustic privacy while meeting your design vision.


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While some pundits and tech leaders claim the internet has destroyed privacy, the need for private conversations is greater than ever in public and commercial buildings ranging from healthcare to schools and offices. In this session, you’ll learn ways to design for acoustic privacy for health-care provider/patient conversations in medical offices, supervisor/employee conversations in offices, and private offices, conference rooms, and collaboration spaces in schools and other facilities.

Privacy is not Dead

Photo courtesy of WRA Architects Dallas


Tysen Gannon, LEED AP, is director of business development for AD Systems. She has more than 15 years of experience in the architectural products industry, including roles in sales, product management, research, and marketing with a focus on glass and glazing, fenestration, and facade systems.


AD Systems AD Systems is a supplier of high performance sliding door assemblies for healthcare and other commercial projects.