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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, including open office workspaces for group collaboration and private booths for focused work.

From the onset of this project, the client posed a challenging assignment to preserve the atrium’s integration within the building, while also increasing the usability of the space. In response, the Carson Design Indianapolis and Texas offices collaborated cross-functionally to value engineer elements from phase one into phase two — including the utilization of exterior ceilings from the former project — to reduce the cost of labor, trim material, finishing of ceiling and tidying of cables. Specific design additions included the implementation of:

  • Cascading lights to connect the first and second floors.
  • Agile working environment through the addition of various collaborative spaces and limited assigned workspaces, along with no designated offices.
  • Pedestrian path from an exterior entry point to define a clear path of travel for those walking through the building.
  • Two-story mural to bring the entire space to life, add more light and brightness.
  • Optically-illusioned floating conference room that allows people to experience the atrium from the second floor.

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