Creative Collaboration with Carson Design

March 9th, 2023/Architecture, Interior/

This week’s blog covers two different projects for the same wonderful client. Carson Design Associates is a big client of ours and these projects were both large in scale! The spaces our client wanted us to photograph were both expansive, which takes time and skill to capture properly.

First, some gratitude! We at Studio 13 are thankful for the business relationship we have with Julie Berry, Owner and President of Carson Design Associates. Our contact, Susan Szydlowski, did all the coordinating and scheduling with us and the building owners, which made our lives easier. We were also grateful that the lead interior designer of these spaces staged all the furniture for us, so it photographed as beautifully as it was designed.

The first building we photographed is the One America building in downtown Indianapolis. The recently renovated Atrium Market at the tower serves as a food hall and event space with an adjacent market and redesigned Atrium Café. This area had a huge wall of windows that made for beautiful architecture, but a difficult space to light–natural and artificial light can cause tone contrast or shadows. The cafe/market/coffee shop was a large, open concept room separated into restaurant areas—like a food court. To accurately photograph the space, we had to break it down into smaller spaces and showcase each type of different seating area. Some had cafeteria-style tables and chairs, whereas others had breakout areas with couches and coffee tables for meetings or collaboration.

The other facility we captured for this client was a large corporate client’s headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. This building had multiple large spaces that needed to be photographed such as a lecture hall, a grand entrance with vaulted ceilings, and lots of collaboration spaces. For this shoot, we took along two assistants who were incredibly helpful for moving furniture to capture the perfect shot and streamlining the process to obtain a large number of shots in the space. Both locations had to be shot on two different Saturdays so no employees, clients, or staff would be there, making it more straightforward to spotlight the design.

We look forward to more big projects and big results with Carson Design Associates!

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