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Carson Design Takes a Look at the Future of Sustainability With Shaw Contract

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Earlier this month, a small group of Carson Design Associates team members traveled down to Dalton, Georgia to visit Shaw Contract, a global brand of Shaw Industries specializing in floor coverings. Following is what three of those staff members — Abbey Kochert, Andrea Cole and Cynthia Rumas — discovered after touring the mill and meeting

Rightsizing, Redefining and Refreshing Kroger Gardis & Regas in Downtown Indianapolis

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INTERIOR DESIGN CLIENT: Kroger Gardis & Regas, LLP 111 Monument Circle Suite 900 Indianapolis, IN 46204 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 13,367 square feet COMPLETION DATE: April 2017 PROJECT SUMMARY: Overlooking Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, the law offices of Kroger Gardis & Regas (KGR) always boasted an epic view of Lady Victory; however, its outdated layout

Preparing the Future of Interior Design

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(Pictured From Right: Julie Berry, Kelly Lea, and Stacy Kennelly) We all want to feel loved and noticed in this world. We want to know that who we are and what we do really matters. We want personal attention from someone else. Regardless of our age or stage, we all want some form of a

Carson Design Associates Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0

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“You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a whole lot more of who you already are.” — Tom Rath In our most recent Business Book Club, we explored StrengthsFinder 2.0, written by Tom Rath—the former head of research and consulting for employee engagement at Gallup where he wrote eight

Creating Office Space for the Working Mom: An Interview With Alison McCully

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In April 2017, Alison McCully entered the Carson Design Indianapolis office for the first time as a mother—12 weeks after the birth of her son, Myles. It was a familiar territory, but an unfamiliar role. Whereas she used to work 40-50 hours a week and manage all the nuances of client communications, she now works

NeoCon 2017: A Look Back at the Look Forward in Commercial Design

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Last week, several Carson Design team members ventured to The Mart in Chicago, Illinois to explore the latest commercial design and business trends at the NeoCon 2017. Following is a list of our top product and design finds from this year’s event. Flooring Across the Showrooms by Abbey Kochert This year, I was completely blown

Taking Your Work Outside

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What if there was a free way to reduce stress, increase brain function, and improve mental and physical health. And what if it was accessible to absolutely everyone? What if we told you it already exists…in the great outdoors. There are numerous reasons to spend more time outside, especially if you work in an indoor

WORKTECH 17: Learning From Industry Leaders in Technology, Innovation and Design


Image above courtesy of WORKTECH One of our lead interior designers, Kelly Lea, recently attended the WORKTECH 17 conference in New York City. The conference serves as a forum for all those involved in the workplace, as well as real estate, technology and innovation. WORKTECH 17 brought in some of the brightest names in the

New Interior Design Solutions for Healthcare Spaces

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As designers, we are required to record a certain number of CEUs (continued education units) each year. These could be events, online courses, meetings, certifications, etc. We do this to stay up-to-date on industry news, educated on changes, and learn from the experts. I recently attended an event put on by Steelcase Health titled, “Time

Confidentiality in an Open Office Environment

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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