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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

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

Designing Your Office Space for the Mobile Workforce

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

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

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

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

AUTHOR: Kelly Lea   POST DATE:

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

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