Carson Design Associates Blog

Creating an Office Space That Encourages Mindfulness

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

We live in a world inundated with distraction and inauthentic connection. The digital space of emails, social media, text messages and the internet makes it nearly impossible to stay present throughout the day to a single task or moment, especially at work. With near constant stimulation and an overwhelming access to information, it’s no surprise

Bringing New Life to Two-Story Atrium

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

With a need to implement new standards and update their space, this corporate client engaged Carson Design Associates to reimagine 86,000 square feet of space — bringing new life to a two-story atrium and incorporating administrative space, social hub, and open-collaboration spaces. The finished social hub now infuses a variety of seating and meeting spaces,

What Traditional Workplaces Can Learn From Co-working Spaces

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Co-working spaces aren’t just a new, fleeting trend. Rather, they are a response to the growing demand for collaborative spaces that give remote employees a place to work and feel a part of a larger community. People love co-working spaces because of the well-designed work environment and well-curated work experiences they offer. Those two things

Designing a Work Cafe Employees Will Actually Use

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

The current workforce is increasingly demanding a healthier workplace environment where they feel safe, positive and motivated to do good work. Minor improvements within the workplace can produce employees who are highly engaged and more productive, resulting in greater loyalty, retention and overall company profits. One trend we continue to see on the rise is

How to Create a Workplace That Supports New Ideas

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As the workplace continues to evolve, flexibility and mobile workplaces are becoming more and more popular among the growing workforce. Fixed hours and static office environments with little room for collaboration are phasing out of workplace trends. Here are several ways to be more intentional about creating opportunities and spaces that foster new ideas. Create

The Power of Natural Light in the Workplace

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Studies continue to show that sunshine and natural light in the workplace are vital to the overall health and well-being of employees. Artificial light and lack of windows increase stress levels, negatively impact sleep and heighten the chance of depression, and research shows that physical work environment leads the way to employees feeling happy at

Mentoring the Next Generation of Carson Designers

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Curiosity stands as one of the core values at Carson Design. To us, it’s the endless desire to know and learn more; to always be asking questions and determining if there is a “better way.” And it’s something we encourage our staff to live out. Two of our interior designers — Hilary Jensen and Cynthia

How to Bring the Human Touch Into the Workplace

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It’s no secret that today’s employees are seeking workplaces that are open, collaborative and flexible. Happiness in the workplace is strongly affected by the office environment. Creating a positive, safe and healthy office space increases morale, improves work-life balance, enhances talent attraction and retention, and has an overall positive impact on your business. Employees are

Exploring Wireless Lighting Technology in Your Office Space

AUTHOR: Branden Songer   POST DATE:

In May 2018, ESL Spectrum graciously hosted me as their guest for the LIGHTFAIR International show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event welcomes designers, architects, engineers, and lighting representatives and showcases the latest interior, exterior, decorative, and wireless lighting designs by lighting manufacturers. While exploring the many artistic and tech-advanced lighting designs showcased at

Our Reading List for 2018

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

It’s our annual goal to take on reading that galvanizes us in our designs. As we settle into 2018, we’re focusing in on two titles. We believe they can motivate your team and inspire your work as well – feel free to read along with us! Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done In this