Entries by Eddie Layton

Bridging Visions and Strategies: Insights from Schmidt Associates’ Owner Roundtable

As part of our ongoing professional development offerings through Schmidt Academy, the firm recently hosted a captivating owner roundtable spotlighting influential community leaders. The event, hosted by CEO and Principal Sarah Hempstead and me, featured Alan Witchey, President and CEO of The Damien Center, James Johnson, CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Adam Parsons, […]

Empowering Children with Special Needs: The Journey of Children’s TherAplay Foundation

The Children’s TherAplay Foundation is a remarkable nonprofit pediatric outpatient clinic dedicated to serving children with disabilities. Driven by the noble mission of enabling these children to live life to their fullest potential, the Foundation provides a warm and supportive environment for both children and their families. TherAplay is home to the largest clinic in […]

Ask an Architect: COVID-19 Office Changes

Watch the Video Playlist:    Watch on YouTube   Now that many industries have spent several months working from home, business leaders have new questions about office needs and design. Do we even need a physical office anymore? Should we transition from an open office plan back to cubicles or walled offices? What changes can […]

Designing & Building Successful Co-Working Spaces

Like mentioned in my previous blog, co-working spaces are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Although Europe has been ahead of the game when it comes to fostering a healthy work environment for individuals who don’t work a standard in-office, 9-to-5 type of job, the United States is in no way behind in terms […]

Co-Working: The Future of Small Business Workspace

The concept of co-working spaces originally started on the West Coast in the mid-2000’s, driven by tech-focused start-ups. Breaking through the traditional, cubicle, 9-5 mindset has started to spread geographically and across industries. We now see a wide variety of professionals sitting alongside the traditional coders, web developers, and freelance designers within a co-working space. […]

Eat Your Frog First

It is true in many of life’s situations, it is often wise to plan for more than you may need. Take pizza for example. You may plan to have five friends join you for dinner, or you may end up having ten friends show up. It’s best to order enough for ten people and have […]

The Evolution of a Meeting

Since the beginning of social civilization, people have held meetings in some form or another. One could argue the first “meetings” were held around a campfire, discussing a tribes’ plans for the next season and where they would move. Over time, as humans settled and formed cities, these meetings moved into a room. The technological […]