Carson Design Associates Blog

Archive for the ‘CDA Life + Culture’ Category

Carson Design Associates a Proud Women-Owned Business Enterprise

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Many of you may know Carson Design Associates as a commercial design firm. However, you may not know that — thanks to the leadership of our President and Owner Julie Berry — we are also a proud certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). Get to Know Our President and Owner For over 20 years, Julie has

How to Select Practical Seating Options for Your Workspace

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Selecting office seating seems simple enough, right? While chairs themselves might not be complicated, there are many factors to consider when selecting the right fit for employees. We here at Carson Design Associates regularly work with clients to select the best and most practical seating options for their needs — helping them consider multiple elements

From Indiana to Our Community

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

A MESSAGE to the Carson Design Associates Community: We value the health of our talent and our community. And so, we have implemented the temporary closure of our physical office in Indianapolis through April 3, 2020. Rest assured, while our doors may be closed as we practice the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing to minimize the

Whistle While You Work – Music for the Office

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

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

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

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

Carson Design Associates Book Club: On the Edge

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

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,

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 —

Mentoring the Next Generation of Carson Designers

AUTHOR: Carson Design Associates - Indy   POST DATE:

Curiosity stands as one of the core values at Carson Design. To us, it’s the endless desire to know and learn more; to always be asking questions and determining if there is a “better way.” And it’s something we encourage our staff to live out. Two of our interior designers — Hilary Jensen and Cynthia