Carson Design Associates Blog

Our Reading List for 2018

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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

Transforming Workspaces With the GSA Team in Atlanta

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In April 2015, the General Services Administration (GSA) team in Atlanta approached Carson Design Associates with an interesting challenge: Reduce 275,000 square foot office space to 110,000 square feet — lowering their utilization rate to 136 square feet per person. The project came in response to GSA’s Total Workplace Furniture & Information Technology (FIT) program,

Top Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2018

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We are living in a time of incredible technological advancements, allowing for interior designers to flex their creativity to a wide range of possibilities. New design innovations will allow us to disrupt traditional workplace trends and introduce more dynamic and engaging spaces. Below, we’ve outlined the top five design trends to look for in 2018:

When Collisions in the Workplace are a Positive Experience + How to Create More of Them

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When we talk about collisions in the workplace, we aren’t talking about interpersonal accidents or physical damage. We’re referring to an unexpected collision of ideas and people. We’re talking about chance meetings that encourage team members to connect in ways that wouldn’t happen on a normal work day. These types of collisions often result in

A Quick Look at Real Estate in 2018 and Beyond

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Several Carson Design employees attended the recent Cushman Wakefield State of the Real Estate event — held online for the first time — to hear several market experts share their thoughts on the present and future outlook on local and national sectors. Here were a few key findings: According to Kevin Thorpe, Cushman & Wakefield’s

How to Bring Your Brand to Life When Creating a Workplace Environment

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Here at Carson Design Associates, we have seen that organizations big and small are beginning to understand the importance of culture and physical experience of your workplace environment. Your workplace environment is now far more than walls, desks and computers. Instead, it serves as a second home for some employees, a recruitment tool for hiring

How Your Office Environment Affects Your Employees and Ways to Make it Healthier

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Did you know that creating a positive, safe and healthy office space can increase morale, improve work-life balance, and make an overall positive impact on your business? Here are just a few of the benefits of a healthy office environment. Attract + Retain Good Talent By striving to make the work experience healthier for employees,

Designing Your Office Space for the Mobile Workforce

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The ability to use technology to work from virtually anywhere in the world continues to gain traction. In fact, it’s predicted that the global mobile workforce will increase to 1.87 billion people in 2022, accounting for 42.5% of the total global workforce. Imagine cutting two hours from your commute each day, taking your kids to

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