Carson Design Associates Blog

Confidentiality in an Open Office Environment

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Here at Carson Design Associates, we’ve worked with several clients who have transitioned their workspaces into an “open office environment.” (See Rolls-Royce and Officeworks as just a couple examples.) Many organizations do this to strategically enhance the flexibility of their workspace, support collaboration, or reduce hierarchy. And while there are definite benefits to this move, it also begs the

An Encouraging Look at the Indianapolis Real Estate Market

AUTHOR: Julie Berry   POST DATE:

In February, Cushman & Wakefield — a leading commercial real estate services firm in Indianapolis and around the world — held its 2017 State of Real Estate event, providing property owners, occupiers, and investors a look back at the previous year and a glance into the future. My colleague, Leah Stanton, and I attended with

What We’re Working On Today: Jones Lang LaSalle – Precedent Office Park

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INTERIOR DESIGN CLIENT: Jones Lang LaSalle – Precedent Office Park 9449 Priority Way West Drive Suite 105 Indianapolis, IN 46240 CARSON DESIGN PROJECT LEAD: Alison McCully, Interior Designer + Project Manager TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,000+ Rentable Square Feet COMPLETION DATE: January 2017 PROJECT SUMMARY: Carson Design Associates regularly works alongside Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) —

What the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year Means for Interior Design

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After scouring the world for trends in fashion, interior design, and technology and analyzing global consumer dispositions, Pantone Color Institute announced its Color of the Year for 2017:  Greenery (15-0343 TCX), stating that the shade: “[provides] us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire

What We’re Working On Today:  Elanco Office Renovation

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INTERIOR DESIGN CLIENT: Elanco 2500 Innovation Way Greenfield, IN 46140 CARSON DESIGN PROJECT LEAD: Alison McCully Interior Designer + Project Manager TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 55,500 SCHEDULED COMPLETION DATE: February 2017 PROJECT SUMMARY: With a need for increased occupancy and employee efficiency, Elanco—a division of Eli Lilly and Company—engaged Carson Design Associates in 2016 to redesign

Designing a Better Community: Being the Hands and Feet at Midwest Food Bank for a Day

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For the past three years, the Carson Design Associates team has tried to embrace this season of giving by volunteering at the Midwest Food Bank. And this past November, we were grateful to again leave the office for several hours and lend a hand in tangible ways at the food pantry’s downtown Indianapolis location. Founded

Carson Design Associates Turns 25: A Conversation With Jack Carson + Julie Berry

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The year was 1991. George Herbert Walker Bush was in the third year of his presidency. Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls won the first of their six NBA Championships in July. Nirvana released Nevermind—an eventual gold and platinum album. In that same year, Jack Carson founded Carson Design Associates in Indianapolis. Over the next quarter century, he and

Carson Design Associates Book Review: Creativity Inc.

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“For thirteen years we had a table in the large conference room at Pixar that we call West One. Though it was beautiful, I grew to hate this table. It was long and skinny, like one of those things you’d see in a comedy sketch about an old wealthy couple that sits down for dinner—­one

Designing a Better Community: The Ability to Move and Be Moved Through Easter Seals

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For nearly 100 years, Easter Seals has been assisting those with disabilities and special needs through child development centers, physical rehabilitation, job training. And this past week, Tara Schneider, an interior designer at Carson Design Associates, selected the group’s Easter Seals Crossroads organization to donate her time and talents—as part of Carson Design’s community service

Designing a Better Community … One Girl Scout at a Time

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Being an interior design firm, it can be easy to assume that the Carson Design team only dreams about life inside four walls. But the reality is that we believe some of the best ideas can be found while exploring life and serving needs outside the office. In fact, we strongly encourage our staff to