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Reframing the Gender-Neutral Restroom Conversation

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Last summer at the AIA Conference on Architecture, the initiative Stalled! officially launched, with a mission to create safe, sustainable and inclusive public restrooms for everyone regardless of age, gender, race religion and disability. Architect Joel Sanders, transgender historian Susan Stryker and legal scholar Terry Kogan created a specific set of guidelines, with the intent

Designing for the Introverts and Extroverts in Your Office

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

As commercial interior designers, it’s our job to stay up-to-date on workplace trends. We cherish highly functional, great looking, professional environments – with client satisfaction as our highest priority. With the emergence of the open office environment and shared workspace model, it’s crucial for us to be considerate of the various job descriptions that exist

6 Quick Notes on the Real Estate Market in 2019

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

On January 24, the Urban Land Institute of Indiana held Real Estate Trends 2019: Getting to the Next Level at the Indiana State Museum, exploring the present landscape of the real estate market in the Hoosier State. The event included a keynote presentation by Mitch Roschelle, partner and business development leader at PwC, in which

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Generation Z

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From Boomers to GenXers to Millennials and Gen Zers, each new generation enters the workforce with their own set of workplace design and cultural expectations — based on their unique opportunities and challenges. Today, Generation Z steps into the workforce, bringing a whole new way of thinking about the design of an office environment. How

A Look at the Workplace of Tomorrow

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The future of work is a hot topic for industries across the board. Our own Julie Berry and Reagan Long went to NYC this year for WORKTECH18 — a leading international workplace conference — to explore the present and future state of work for the people and technology involved. Below, we reflect on the top

7 Things to Consider When Creating a Mobile Office Environment

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

More and more, today’s workforce yearns for mobile office environments. And so, employers have responded by creating a flexible office space that, among other things, lets their employees know they value a balance between life and work, inspire greater creativity, and improve productivity. But what is a flexible office environment? With the rise of remote

Bringing New Life to Two-Story Atrium

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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

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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