Carson Design Associates Blog

How Technology is Enhancing the Design Process

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The following content originated from an April 2019 presentation by Jack Carson, president of the Carson Design Associates Texas office, at the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series. . . . We pride ourselves on our technology here at Carson Design Associates. It not only acts as a tool to

Whistle While You Work – Music for the Office

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Most would agree that music is an incredibly powerful form of communication. It even has the ability to shape and reflect the larger culture. (Think Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” for example.) But did you know that music can also shape the culture of your office or workspace? Merriam Saunders, a psychotherapist, explains that

Building Long-Term Client Relationship From the Ground Up

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Here at Carson Design Associates, we pride ourselves on pairing creative thinking with sound business strategies to help our clients become more productive. Successful interior design requires skillful balance of business savvy and artistry, as well as a keen listening ear to ensure clients’ needs are met. This was certainly the case for our redesign

Your Office Redesign: How to Strike a Balance Between Democracy and Autocracy

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Early next year, we’re moving the Carson Design Associates team to a new office, which calls for the opportunity for a redesign and move management strategy. As a team of designers, we have a unique opportunity to engage our employees in the office redesign process. Below, we discuss the risk and reward of making the

Hope and Healing through Purposeful Living

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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

Carson Design Associates Book Club: On the Edge

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The Carson Design team finished reading On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments for our most recent business book club. On the Edge is an engaging leadership guide by Alison Levine, in which she proposes that the leadership principles she learned on her various personal expeditions — from the South

How Design of Your Meeting Space Impacts Social Dynamics, A Personal Story

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Here at Carson Design Associates, we host a quarterly all-staff meeting in which we invite our entire team to meet in the same room at the same time – both in-house and remote employees — and engage together as a team. We use these quarterly team meetings as our avenue for transparency as a company,

How Artwork Can Affect Your Workplace

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These days, more and more artwork dresses the walls of corporate offices, adding greater beauty and sophistication to the corporate landscape. But more than that, the addition of artwork offers businesses the proven power to boost productivity, lower stress and increase wellbeing in the workplace. The Power of Art A batch of research indicates enriching

Using Test Fits to Reduce the Risk of Relocation

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For many businesses, signing a lease agreement can be an intimidating process. Is the space too big? Too small? Will it fit the requirements? At Carson Design Associates, we prepare test fits, helping to put our clients at ease by ensuring a potential space will effectively serve their needs and their budget. Last year, we began

Reframing the Gender-Neutral Restroom Conversation

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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