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Hope and Healing through Purposeful Living

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Here at Carson Design, we provide many opportunities for our employees to get involved with serving in our community. There is a profound belief that we can make a difference in our world when serving together. We have team members who have been well connected with organizations for some time, and in other instances, we

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

5 Ways to Create an Instagram Friendly Office Space

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

As interior designers and architects, we constantly think about balancing creativity with workplace productivity. And recently, we had the idea of incorporating a corner of the office for business promotion on Instagram in a fun and approachable way for both employees and visitors. We see these backdrops in Indy all the time on social media —

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

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Generation Z

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

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

What Traditional Workplaces Can Learn From Co-working Spaces

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

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