Learn More About Mike Loalbo
Hailing from East Hartford, Connecticut, Mike Loalbo serves on the Carson Design Associates team as a Tenant Improvement Team Leader, Senior Designer and Project Manager. He received his bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University in 1999, and began working at Carson Design Associates right away. Since then, Mike has worked in every aspect of design for multiple companies during his tenure in the field. From interior designer, to account development manager, to professor, to a VP of Architecture + Design for a major Steelcase furniture dealership.
Now back at Carson Design Associates, Mike’s role involves seeking out new projects for the team, developing relationships with brokers and property managers, defining the scope of projects, mentoring junior designers, collaborating on growth and development and much more. Mike is most excited about the fast-paced nature of his work, which includes problem solving, strategizing, collaborating with the team, and helping clients and colleagues achieve their goals.
A highlight of Mike’s career has been teaching Interior Design at Indiana University, specifically impacting many students’ lives in positive ways. He takes pride in seeing so many of his students working in the profession in Indianapolis. Another highlight for Mike includes working on Finish Line’s corporate headquarters for over 1.5 years while working at Maregatti Interiors, which went on to win two major design awards.
When not at the office, you can find Mike exploring new restaurants with friends, enjoying the vibrant Indianapolis arts and culture scene, or reading a book in a quiet independent coffeehouse. Mike is personally passionate about social injustice and promoting equality among different races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations and identities.
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