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Architecture is a field of enquiry that is characterized by a multi-disciplinary and holistic scope. It is influenced by knowledge and methodologies from the Humanities, as well as from the Exact Sciences. Soundscape of the built environment plays an important role in the users’ wellbeing. Sick building syndrome is a situation in which occupants of a built environment experience acute health effects that seem to be linked to time spent in a built environment, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone, or may be widespread throughout the built environment, whereas, specific cause of this syndrome is still a under researched area. Information technology (IT) offices were identified to understand the cause and a survey was conducted. Users were interviewed to evaluate the quality of the built environment they are working in. Users complaints’ of symptoms were associated with natural light and ventilation, routine work with mental stress and lack of sensory workstations areas and built environment of the IT park. Additional detailed investigations were made to understand the soundscape of the identified information technology parks and its relation on the emergence of the pattern of sick building syndrome. Soundscape performance evaluations were made to understand its correlation with sick building syndrome. It was observed that the soundscape of the built environment had a significant influence on human responses. Long-term isolation from the natural sounds and addition of typical sounds from the stressful work environment together have a unconstructive effect on human responses. Whereas, exposure of sounds from natural environment, outdoor views and natural light/ ventilation were observed as having constructive effect on the human responses to the space. Design of spaces to meet human needs will improve if better understanding is gained of the viewpoint and preferences of the users.
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