When a Large room is filled with work cubicles, so as, to isolate office workers from the sights and noises of an open workspace. With the theory being that this allows workers more privacy and helps them to concentrate without distractions. This is a way to maximize the effeciency of open space in the cheapest way possible.
Raptor - "Hey Casey, I heard you had a sweet office over in Knox Hall."
Casey - " Hell no bro, I only have one tiny cubicle of many in a huge room that has been Cubicalized!"